Gram Slaton Gram Slaton
Executive Director

Gram comes to PCA after 37 years in the performing arts, starting at Houston’s Alley Theatre and at various times working as an actor, sound designer, carpenter, understudy director, and playwright in residence. As a playwright, he was a two-time winner of a Jerome Fellowship and was in residence at Minneapolis’ Playwrights’ Center from 1985 – 1990. Starting in 1990, Gram jumped to the other side of the proscenium, starting as Programs Manager for the Empire Center in Albany NY. In 1993, he became the first Executive Director for the Community Arts Center in Williamsport PA, where he stayed for twelve years before moving to Aspen CO as Executive Director of the Wheeler Opera House. At the Wheeler, Gram created the Aspen Laff Festival, the 7908 Aspen Songwriters Festival (co-produced with John Oates), and MountainSummit: Mountainfilm In Aspen, a documentary film and social issues festival. Gram is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Denison University and a passionate advocate for the arts and their ability to create and sustain vibrant, healthy communities.


Danielle Bricker

Danielle Bricker
Engagement Manager

A lifelong resident of Charlottesville, Danielle has kept close ties to the local arts community. She joined PCA’s staff in 2014, having previously spent several years in the publishing industry after earning her BA in English from the University of Mary Washington. She is also a freelance writer and content manager and regularly contributes to the Arts section of C-VILLE Weekly. Outside of work, she pursues fervent interests in literature, dance, travel, and food & wine.


Board of Directors

Bryan Wright, President
Bobbi Dunn, Vice President
Alex George, Secretary
James Carnes, Treasurer
Erica Goldfarb
Nina Ozbey
Susan Payne
Jean Wilhelm, Emeritus

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2030 Board

In 2015, PCA launched the 2030 Board, a way for community members in their 20s and 30s to provide the organization with new energy and ideas to fuel a long-term vision for the future of Charlottesville’s arts scene.

Amy Atticks
Elaine Butcher
Sarah Crossland
Elizabeth Derby
Anna Derewenda
Bremen Donovan
Brandi Duncan
Kristen Finn
Annie Galvin
Clarence Green
Whitney Grespin
Carly Griffith
Thomas Hendricks
Kisha Jarrett
Julia Kudravetz
Maya Kumazawa
Julia Kwolyk
Lauren Maupin
Joy Meyer
Ian Nathan
Katie Painter
Erinn Anne Scheibel
Natasha Solomon
Rebecca Taylor
William Taylor
Peter Traub
Mary Shea Valliant
Amie Whittemore
Amanda Wright