Contact & Staff

Contact & Staff

Contact & Staff

Contact Us

Gallery and Box Office Hours
Thursdays, 12:00-8:00 PM
Fridays and Saturdays, 12:00-6:00 PM
Our Gallery and Box Office is also open one hour prior to
and during public performances and events

Main Phone Number

Arts Education Office
617-926-ARTS (2787)

For arts education inquiries, please email

For ticketing inquires, please email

For fundraising, sponsorships, and membership please email

For rental inquiries, please email

For general inquiries, please email


Our Staff

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Darren Farrington
Executive Director
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Darren is an experienced and passionate arts administrator, educator, theater maker, and arts advocate. Darren came to MCA by way of New Britain Youth Theater in Connecticut, which he co-founded in 2010 for children and teens in under-resourced school districts. Darren also then worked as Administrator and State Arts Advocacy Captain for the Connecticut Arts Alliance, a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization for arts and culture. Currently, he serves as a Board Member for the Charles River Regional Chamber, and he's actively involved in the Watertown Square Cultural District Partnership and the Watertown Business Coalition.

Darren holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University School of the Arts and a JD from Fordham University with a focus on Media and Entertainment Law. He also attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. As a theater producer, Darren’s training and work experience include nonprofit and commercial venues on Broadway, Off Broadway, and in regional, community, and youth theaters. 

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Jeannette Belcher-Schepis
Director of Development
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Jeannette is a passionate arts advocate and fundraiser dedicated to inclusion and building community. Nearly two decades ago, she enrolled her son in a Watertown Children’s Theatre production and has been involved ever since. She served on the WCT Board of Trustees for seven years, and was Chair of the WCT Council 2013-2021, leading numerous fundraising initiatives while also a member of MCA’s Board of Directors.

Jeannette has an extensive background in sales, grant management, and social research, and is a graduate of Boston College (MS) and Boston University’s Questrom School of Business (BS/BA) where she also received a Certificate in Professional Fundraising.  When not fundraising, Jeannette can be found roaming Rockport’s beaches in search of sea glass, or planning her next adventure to experience the arts in a new place with her family.


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Evan Fonseca
Director of Theater Operations and Facilities
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Evan is a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, where he developed a passion for art that embraces all styles, genres, and mediums. After graduation, he honed his expertise as an operations director with institutions like Dick Clark Productions, The Hollywood Reporter, and Billboard Magazine. Besides watching everything on the AFI Top 100 List, Evan’s goal is for his contributions to the Mosesian Center for the Arts to cultivate a deep appreciation for arts and theater within the community.

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Matt Jatkola
Director of Creative Services and Design
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Matt Jatkola is an artist, designer, songwriter, and musician. He graduated from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School, focusing on Graphic Communications, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fitchburg State University in Interdisciplinary Humanities, focusing on art, music, and philosophy. Since joining the Mosesian Center for the Arts in 2007, he has installed every art exhibition and overseen branding and design for our organization and its programs. He's a touring musician and songwriter who can be seen and heard as the front person of his power-pop band JATK.

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Boriana Kantcheva
Director of Visual Arts
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Boriana Kantcheva, originally from Bulgaria, has lived and worked in the Boston area for over 20 years. She has received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University joint degree program. She has worked as an assistant teacher at the Carpenter Center for Visual and Environmental Studies where she has received several Harvard University Certificates of Distinction in Teaching awards. She previously managed Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts Center. Boriana has participated in numerous art shows in the Boston area and beyond. Currently, her work can be seen at 13 Forest Gallery.


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Peg O'Connell

Peg O'Connell
Director of Finance and Administration
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Peg has been an accountant for various nonprofit organizations for 20 years. She is passionate about the visual arts, a commissioner for the Brookline Commission for the Arts (local cultural council), and a working artist at Station Street Studios, an artist collaborative in the heart of Brookline Village.


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Deidre Purcell

Deidre Purcell
WCT Producing Director
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Deidre Purcell received her BA in Theatre Arts from Drew University, and her MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College. Since beginning in 2004 as the Stage Manager for Bye Bye Birdie, she has been a part of the WCT team as a stage manager, director, communications manager, and teaching artist in playwriting and technical theatre. She has also worked as a freelance stage manager and director in the Greater Boston area.


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Alexa Steele
Arts Education Assistant
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Alexa began working as a freelance costume designer in the Greater Boston area in 2015. She joined the Watertown Children’s Theatre team as assistant costume designer for 2019’s Mary Poppins and has continued to costume design shows in each season. Soon after she began taking on support staff and teaching roles. Her role as Arts Education Assistant sees her helping the Mosesian Center for the Arts and WCT to encourage children’s interest in art and theater.

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Sarah Winters
Director of Youth Education
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Sarah is an artist, designer and educator based in Somerville, MA. Her work spans many disciplines including costume design, visual arts, and floral design. She has a background in Expressive Arts Therapy through Lesley University. As Director of Youth Education at the Mosesian Center for the Arts she creates exploration based programming for participants Gr. K-12 throughout the greater Boston area.

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