Studio 570 utilizes the concept of found space theater on our mission to engage the local arts community. Our audiences experience theater in different environments to challenge the current expectation of attending live performances. We explore projects including modern, classic, and derived plays, as well as musical theatre and cabaret-style concerts. Together, the Studio 570 team, our sponsors, and local businesses collaborate to bring artistic opportunities to audiences, actors and volunteers alike.


To produce captivating musicals, plays, new works and experiences through innovative storytelling and purposeful design, with the use of found spaces and unique locations, while cultivating a meaningful understanding and appreciation of the artistic process with a community of all ages through education and engagement.


To become a theatre company that is respected locally, recognized regionally and known nationally, and to elevate central Pennsylvania to national prominence as a unique, viable destination for world-class professional theatre.

Artistic Director: Jared Whitford

Jared Whitford, is Studio 570’s founder and artistic director. Born and raised in Williamsport, Jared left town to study theater in Pittsburgh. After finishing school he wanted to return to his hometown, because he saw a need for this company in the region. Studio 570 will be drawing from his experiences working at theaters such as the historic Pittsburgh Playhouse, the Straz Center, and most Recently PARK Productions. “Daily I look toward my peers and mentors to challenge myself to grow as an artist. Never living inside the confinement of a box of right or wrong, but instead always looking for my next inspiration for a new adventure,”
Jared Whitford, Artistic Director.

President: Elizabeth Snow

Elizabeth Snow graduated from Lycoming College with a BA in French and a minor in Psychology. While at Lycoming, Elizabeth began to study performance, appeared regularly on the mainstage, and worked in the scene shop. Post-graduation, she has enjoyed performing with Williamsport’s Community Theatre League, and becoming a board member for Studio 570. She currently teaches French and theatre at Warrior Run High School, in addition to directing the high school’s productions

Treasurer: Nancy Reiff
Member: Stef Welty
Member: Rebekah Richardson
Member: Rachel Druckenmiller