AWB Staff

  • Christine Rouse, Founder and Executive Director

    Christine Rouse, Founder and Executive Director of AWB, created Acting Without Boundaries in 2004 because of her personal experiences growing up with Cerebral Palsy. Since 1991, Christine has been a source of inspiration and motivation for thousands of children through her disabled awareness educational workshop, Kids are Kids. Following her graduation from Saint Joseph’s University in 2002, Christine began to further develop her interest in theater and the performing arts. She has received extensive training at various acting programs across the country and is the recipient of a number of awards including the 1994 Presidential Award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Christine was recently featured on The Today Show’s “Everyone Has a Story” segment.

    Through AWB Christine is successfully paving the way to acceptance and inclusion for young people with disabilities by encouraging them to not let their disabilities stand in the way of achieving their goals and dreams.

-AWB’s Artistic Director, Neill Hartley and
Music Director, Maria Ceferatti
  • Neill Hartley, Artistic Director
    Neill Hartley is the Artistic Director of AWB. Neill has appeared in numerous regional productions, commercials and films and directed a number of local productions. He holds an MFA in Acting from Temple University and is an Assistant Professor of voice and speech at The University of the Arts.
  • Maria Ceferatti, Music Director
    Maria Ceferatti is the Music Director of AWB. A graduate of Catholic University with a degree in Music Education, she teaches violin and piano lessons at her private studio, general music classes at St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments, and directs the One Flock Choir for children with special needs.
  • Managing Director
    Christine Berrettini
    Program Coordinator
    Jennie Hardy
    Volunteer Assistant Director
    Barbara Whitson
    Volunteer Choreographer
    KC Boyle
    Graphic Artist
    Cindy Dolan