About Us

Our Commitment To Our Community

Our Mission

The mission of Gemini Theater Company is to cultivate creativity, imagination and originality through the performing arts.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see that all of our programs promote creativity, imagination and originality, and have a positive effect on the individuals who participate. Reduced funding for arts programs in our schools makes it more and more difficult for children to engage in activities that develop their creativity and imagination at an early age.  Gemini Children’s Theater fills this need by providing programming, discounted tickets to performances and events, scholarships for acting classes and summer camps and reduced educational outreach performances for elementary and pre-K children in our local community.

Gemini Children’s Theater conducts interactive, musical performances for children and their families, acting classes, summer camps, outreach performances to daycare, pre-schools as well as elementary schools in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

The Gemini Theater is a nonprofit organization which was established in 1996 by Lani Cataldi and Dennis Palko as an interactive, musical children’s theater company. Gemini Theater Company has grown over the past twenty plus years, developing numerous programs and activities for children and adults, reaching over 100,000 through its programming.

Our History

Gemini Theater Company was established in 1996 as an interactive children’s theater, and recognized as a non-profit organization on February 3, 1997. From 1997 to 2015 Gemini Theater Company occupied 6,385 square feet of The Factory at 7501 Penn Avenue; Pittsburgh, PA 15208. On May 31, 2015 Gemini relocated its administrative offices to 897 Route 910, Suite 102, Indianola, PA 15051. In January of 2016, Gemini Theater Company partnered with Focus on Renewal and found a new home at the Ryan Arts & Culture Center in McKees Rocks.

Gemini Children’s Theater conducts interactive, musical performances for children and their families, acting classes, summer camps, outreach performances to daycare, pre-schools as well as elementary schools in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

The Gemini Theater is a nonprofit organization which was established in 1996 by Lani Cataldi and Dennis Palko as an interactive, musical children’s theater company. Gemini Theater Company has grown over the past nineteen years, developing numerous programs and activities for children and adults, reaching over 75,000 through its programming.

Our Dedicated Team

Administrative Staff

Jill Jeffrey

Executive Director

BFA Theatre Denison University; MAT English Carlow University; Adjunct Faculty Duquesne University & Penn State University; 20 years experience acting, directing and teaching in the profession.

Lani Cerveris Cataldi

Creative Director

Founder Gemini Theater Company; Founder Creative Spirit Productions; Composer & Musician; over 30 years experience in Pittsburgh Theater Community as actor, teacher, agnes artist

Dennis Palko

Marketing & Development Director

Founder Gemini Theater Company; BA Theatre Point Park University;  Visual and Graphic Artist; Web Developer; Database Administrator

Gina Preciado

Administrative Assistant

Over 20 years working in stage, television, and film; member Amish Monkeys Improvisation

Marsha Mayhak

Education & Outreach Associate

BA Theater Duquesne University; SP Actor with University of Pittsburgh; Actor in Pittsburgh Community

Outreach and Teaching Staff

Savannah Bruno

Lani Cerveris Cataldi

Chris Collier

Stephanie Cryor-Gorski

Joe Jasek

Jill Jeffrey

Arwen Kozak

Jennifer Majetic

Marsha Mayhak

Erin McAuley

Randy Oliva

Gina Preciado

Jessica Savitz

Jacob Wadsworth

Ryan Westwood

Box Office & House Management

Jill Jeffrey

Ryan Westwood

Chris Collier

Gina Preciado

Joe Jasek

Jacob Wadsworth

Marsha Mayhak

Our Board of Directors

Caitlin Northup – President
Cindy Kroneberg – Vice President
Ryan Westwood – Secretary
Jim France – Treasurer

 

Tony Carra
Lani Cataldi
Eva Diodati
Cynthia Haines
John E. Lane Jr.
Kemi Ojelade
Dennis Palko
William Mark Snyder

If you have any questions about accessibility to our facility, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Jill Jeffrey at info@geminitheater.org.

Giving Back to Our Community

Discounted Tickets

Gemini Theater Company provides discounted and free tickets to local organizations and charities as well as to McKees Rocks residents.  For more information, please email us at tickets@geminitheater.org.

Scholarships & Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is made possible by a generous grant provided by Paige’s Promise, Kenny’s ClubMcSwigan Family Foundation and the Christoper Lynch Memorial Fund. We do our best to give every child an opportunity to participate in our assistance program.

Applications for Tuition Assistance for Acting Classes and Summer Camps are processed online during the registration process. To apply, register your child for the class you are interested in attending and select “Applying for Tuition Assistance” and complete the form. Please note that incomplete applications will delay your request.

Donations to Our Partners

Gemini Theater Company gives donations to a variety of local, Pittsburgh based non-profit organizations and partners.  Donations are limited and are granted on a first come first serve basis.  All requests for donations must be made in writing and sent to:

Gemini Children’s Theater
Ryan Arts & Culture Center
420 Chartiers Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136

or by email to info@geminitheater.org