About Us

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OUR MISSION

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To promote the outdoor performing arts as well as the development of a performing arts facility at Schenck’s Island.

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To provide funding for merit-based scholarship to be awarded annually to graduating HS students pursuing the performing arts in college.

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To provide a forum for other non-profits in Wilton to create awareness, drive membership, participation and support for their activities.

 
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To promote our local merchants and stimulate business activity.

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To enhance the image and reputation of Wilton as a fun place to visit and live as well as a recognized show stop between NYC and Boston for performing artists.

 

Our Founders

 
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ANDY DILORETO

Co-Founder / President

Andy DiLoreto and his wife Susan have been residents of Wilton since 1989, Andy a successful Reinsurance Executive and Business Entrepreneur has had a lifelong interest and appreciation for the performing arts. Live Music, Dance and Theatre is the most exciting and invigorating form of expressing life’s joys and sorrows.  We hope to bring the very best of the Performing Arts to our local community in Fairfield County and throughout the state of CT.  We also hope to make a difference through our scholarship program for those young people who are interested in pursuing a career in the Performing Arts.

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Ray Bryant

Co-Founder / Executive Director

Ray started studying music formally at age 7, but informally with mom and grandma right out of the nursery. “We were always required to dance with our mom at every family function… as children we were always playing musical games, singing, clapping, dancing, and enjoying music”. This makes a lot of sense if you've ever had the chance to share in the joy of music with him. Ray is also co-creator of Jay and Ray “Jams for Fams” which is a new style music education program.

 
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Eric J. Lobenfeld

Director

Eric is an intellectual property partner at a large international law firm. But singing is his favorite pastime. He has a program from a 1954 recital that featured “3-year old Eric Lobenfeld”. He did Elvis imitations as a 6 year old in the Catskills, and saw the Beatles and went to Woodstock as a teenager. When Andy and Ray told him about their idea to enhance and promote the performing arts in Fairfield County, he signed on immediately. He is excited and motivated to help in any way he can to bring the plans to fruition.

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Pam Kelley

Director

Pam Kelley is a 26 year resident of Wilton and has been involved in a number of town non profits. Currently, she is on the Board of the Wilton Y and is a commissioner on the Town of Wilton Social Services Commission.  Prior non profit involvement included, Wilton Youth Council, Zions Hill Pre School, and Wilton Newcomers.  Currently, Pam works as Content Manager for an event/calendar app start- up company, Burbio Inc.  Pam and her husband Chris have raised 3 sons while living in Wilton and feel very fortunate to be Wilton residents.

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Rich Nichol

Director

Richard Nichol spent 35+ years in the financial securities industry.  He is an arbitrator for FINRA, mentors middle school students in Bridgeport and is an active board member of the ABC, A Better Chance, program in Wilton.  He believes that music is one of the key elements to living a heavenly existence here on earth, and  we can find our happiness in music and the performing arts.  He is excited to help build a robust platform for the arts in Wilton and Connecticut.