Board of Directors

The Festival 56 current Board of Directors are:

  • Tracy Makransky, President
  • Aubrey Stiennen, Vice-President
  • Rita Hanna, Business Manager
  • Jane Knapp, Secretary
  • Shari Eklof
  • Joseph Ennebach
  • Amber Harper
  • Rachel Gorenz-Johnson
  • Kathy Missel
  • Tammy Tieman
  • Kurt Workman

Executive Director
Maureen Droessler

Recent News

Summer Youth Employment in The Arts 2024

Summer Youth Employment in The Arts 2024

Festival 56 has an exciting opportunity for high school students coming up this summer. We will offer up to three high school students and this year's graduates the opportunity to work as paid apprentices with the resident professional company with various aspects of...

Host Families Needed

Host Families Needed

As we gear up for an exciting summer of theatrical performances, we're reaching out to our incredible community for support.  Our theater is in need of host families for our talented actors and crew during their stay with us. Whether you have a spare room or can...


Box Office Hours
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For tickets, please leave a message at the Box Office phone 815-879-5656.

The Box Office opens one hour before performances


Festival 56
316 S. Main Street
Princeton, Illinois 61356