About Us

To engage and transform downtown Lynn through the experience of live theatre.


Arts After Hours aspires to be a destination theatre company for greater Boston in downtown Lynn, known for outstanding, innovative productions that impact our community. We will achieve this through ongoing leadership development, bold investment in facilities and staff, and a continued passion for artistic excellence.


Community Impact

Artistic excellence


Mike Crounse, President
Jon Niketh,  Vice-President
Sean McCarthy, Treasurer
Eileen Jonah-Daly, Secretary

Lauren Carr
Charlie Gallo
Roger Garcia
George Herrell
Kelley Martin
Jim Tarr
Jon Thibault


Corey Jackson (Managing Director & Producing Artistic Director)

Co-founder of Arts After Hours and Artistic Director for AAH's Stage Productions, Corey Jackson has run several programs including the Downtown Cabaret Series featuring Carolyn Cole, Jan Peters, Lynda D'Amour, and Shonna McEachern, the Downtown Jazz Series with Rusty Scott, Patrice Williamson, and Elephant Wrecking Ball, and directed Evil Dead: The Musical, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and last June's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Other directing credits include Last Five Years (Tortoise and Finch); The Scarlet Pimpernel and She Loves Me (Concord Players); The Full Monty and The Music Man (Theatre III); The Shape of Things (SAMM Entertainment); The Boys Next Door (Sudbury Savoyards); Camelot and The Secret Garden (SLOC). Corey was Assistant to the Director for Stoneham Theatre’s Sisters of Swing where he has performed many times including the 2012 production of The Full Monty as Dave.

Thomas Martin (Artistic Director)

Thomas is currently responsible for the Arts After Hours Summer Shakespeare series, which he co-created with AAH Artistic Director Corey Jackson in 2012.  Thomas directed the inaugural production of Twelfth Night in Lynn Woods in August 2012 and Henry V in 2014. Thomas is a Boston-based theatre artist.  His area credits include:  Dead White Males (The Theatre Cooperative), Death and You (AYTB Theatre), Noises Off (The Footlight Club), Blood Knot (BCAP).  He has also participated in several short play festivals and competitions.  These include several SLAMBoston evenings, produced by Another Country Productions and Company One; FeverFest, produced by the Small Theatre Alliance of Boston; and the Boston Theatre Marathon. Thomas has a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Wyoming, a Diploma in Directing from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), and an MFA in Directing from Boston University.

Carolyn Cole (Artistic Coordinator) 

SIGNATURE: Spin, Company, Gypsy, Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theatre co-production, 2014 Helen Hayes Award); Hairspray (2012 Helen Hayes Award), Tina Girlstar (Workshop). OFF-BROADWAY: The New Hopeville Comics; a rock opera. NATIONAL TOUR: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (with Donny Osmond), Martha Speaks. REGIONAL/DC AREA: The Mikado, The Stephen Schwartz Project, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Women of the Blues. CABARETS/CONCERTS/BENEFITS: Carolyn in the City, Monday Nights New Voices, An Evening with Carolyn Cole, Born to Take the BELTway, Carolyn Cole: The Farewell Tour (Live at Signature Theatre). RECORDINGS: Carolyn Cole: The Farewell Tour (Live at Signature Theatre).

Jane Kelley (Audience Services)

Jane Kelley is thrilled to be branching out beyond The Friends of Lynn Woods Presidency and wife and motherdom. Her husband, Dan Small and daughters, Lauren and Lindsey Walsh are happy she is embracing a new passion, DOWNTOWN LYNN. A lifelong Lynner, she got her BA in history from Lesley University, after a transfer from Providence College. She is thrilled to be a part of Arts After Hours.

Lisa Felix (Box Office)

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