Board Meetings

All members are welcome to attend any of our board meetings. If you are interested in attending, please email the board secretary for more information.

Before attending, please review our Meeting Guidelines for Members.

Join the Board

Would you like to participate in building an artistic community that supports developing artists and new ideas? Would you like to share your unique voice and vision to this community? We would love to hear from you!

What do board members do?

  • Be a member of Cooperative Performance (financial assistance available)

  • Meet once a month (currently virtually)

  • Participate on committees (fostering community, member functions etc, website, social media)

  • Participate in planning performances, readings, fundraising

  • Project manage individual shows working directly with artists

  • Share your unique talents (tech savvy, graphic design, money genius, marketing, fundraising)

  • And most importantly, share a dedication to developing new ideas with a variety of artists

We believe our organization should reflect our community, and as such we are particularly interested in building a diverse and inclusive board. We especially encourage those who identify with historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Email us for more information.




The Annual Member Meeting originally scheduled for May 15th, 2022 is now A Final Farewell to Co-Op. Click here for more info.

Meet the Board

Learn more about our current board members. Click any name to contact directly by email.

Andrea Chastant Burkholder teaches, performs, and choreographs aerial and contemporary dance, focusing on collaborating with cross-disciplined artists since the 1990s. She is also a fully certified Pilates instructor and a Wisconsin Master Naturalist volunteer. With her husband and collaborative partner, Daniel, Andrea strives to find ways to allow for open access to the arts.

Kelly Coffey, Vice-Chair

Kelly, a founding member of Cooperative Performance, was born and raised in Milwaukee and is committed to collaborating within the local creative community to create new works and build relationships to help build a sustainable environment for all artists to explore and create. Kelly studied Acting and Theatre at Mason Gross School of the Arts - Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Joel Kopischke, Membership Director

Joel has been performing professionally for over 40 years, singing loudly and having fun on stage, TV, radio, and film. He is also a Cooperative Governance consultant, working with co-op boards and leaders across the country in various types of businesses. He loves combining his passion for the arts and cooperatives with the CP board of directors.

Alan Piotrowicz, Secretary

Alan is a stage director and designer who has worked with many of the fine theatre companies in Milwaukee, as well as designing a handful of shows off- and off-off- Broadway. In his other life, he serves as a guest relations specialist for one of the largest entertainment destinations in the Midwest.

Corrie Tritz, Treasurer

Corrie is a Milwaukee-born and Boston-bred theater artist and manager, working at the intersection of art and technology as a lighting designer, venue technician, and nonprofit IT administrator. Corrie holds a BA in Theater from Emerson College and a professional certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Former Board Members

  • Abbey Bobzin (2017-2019)

  • Mark Corkins (2012-2014)

  • Neal Easterling (2012-2016)

  • Chris Goode (2016-2019)

  • Nina Jones (2012-2017)

  • Michael Kroeker (2012-2015)

  • Betsy Meinecke (2012-2016)

  • Anna Lee Murray (2018-2020)

  • Don Russell (2012-2020)

  • Eric Scherrer (2015-2021)

  • Kevin Wleklinski (2016-2018)

  • Ashlea Woodley (2015-2018)