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


Jon Niketh, President
Jon Thibault
Sean McCarthy
Eileen Jonah-Daly
George Herrell
Jessica Starbard

Brit Christopher
Jen Mageary

Interested in getting involved? Contact us at info@artsafterhours.com.


Samantha Gambaccini (Producing Artistic Director)
Alongside her work as Producing Artistic Director with Arts After Hours, Samantha is an actor, director and educator in the greater Boston area, and works as the Early Chlidhood Manager at the Community Music Center of Boston. Previously as the Youth Theatre Coordinator with North Shore Players in Danvers, Samantha brings years of expertise developing pre-professional programs for youth and teens. In her spare time, Samantha owns and operates her own performing arts school, including Boston Kids Party, a children’s interactive entertainment party business. www.sgperformingarts.com
Recent Productions: Bat Boy (Sherriff/Pan, Arts After Hours), Silence! The Musical (Clarice/Lamb, Arts After Hours), Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes, Theatre Company of Saugus), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit, Anthem Theatre Company), Medea (Creon/Aegeas, Emerson College). Opera roles: Ruggiero (Alcina), Madame de Croissy (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Puck (The Fairy Queen) and Juno (Dido & Aeneas).
Accolades: MA Theatre Education: Emerson College; MM Vocal Performance: University of Massachusetts, Amherst; BM Vocal Performance & Theatre: Millikin University.

Corey Jackson (Founder, Advisor)
Co-founder of Arts After Hours, 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 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. Most recently, Corey was back on the AAH stage as Dan in Next To Normal, a performance that audiences are still raving about.
Logo and Graphic Design by Iskra Alexieva of Lynn

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