Who We Are


Jennifer Carr is the Director of Development at Vermont Performance Lab. She moved to Vermont in 2006 and is originally from Washington, DC. She has over fifteen years of leadership experience in non-profit organizations, serving as Director of Development for the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, the Healthy Building Network, and Brattleboro Area Hospice. Most recently Jennifer worked as the Development Operations Manager at Marlboro College where she also earned a Certificate in Non-Profit Management.



saraSara Coffey is the Founder and Director of Vermont Performance Lab and she has been working in the performing arts field as a manager, programmer, producer and fundraiser for nearly 25 years. Prior to the founding of VPL in 2006, she worked with MASS MoCA on its inaugural performing arts seasons, 651 Arts managing its community and humanities programs, Arts International, the Queens Museum of Art and the Central Park Conservancy. She has managed the dance companies of David Rousseve and Bebe Miller, and performance projects for various artists. Sara currently serves on NEFA's National Dance Project as a Hub Site. Sara holds a M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU and a BA in Anthropology and International Studies from Marlboro College and the School for International Training. 

mattMatt Hall regularly works as a Production Technician for Vermont Performance Lab. He has been working as an Audio Engineer and Freelance Technical Advisor since 2010. He has extensive technical expertise both in recording, editing and producing many forms of acoustic and electronic music. His skills include Recording and Mixing Audio, Live Sound, Field Recording, Mobile Recording, Multimedia Production, Photography and Videography, Stage Craft, Production, and Technical Engineering. Matt graduated from Full Sail University in 2009 with a BA in Recording Arts and Sciences.


VPL0295 EditCynthia Larsen is the Office Manager at Vermont Performance Lab and at Guilford Sound. She lives in Westminster, VT with her husband and three daughters. She enjoys reading and writing and is involved with the Brattleboro Literary Festival.





jerryGerald Stockman is the Technical Director for Vermont Performance Lab. He is also the Associate Technical
 Director of the New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro, VT, of which he 
is a founding member. His work as a lighting designer, production 
manager and theater consultant spans over thirty years, and includes his 
longtime position as Lighting Director at the UMass Fine Arts Center.