Jump Cut Theater's mission is to help preserve and celebrate the independent neighborhood theater experience and provide a community space for diverse and innovative arts programming while contributing to the economic and artistic vitality of the greater Pittsburgh region.
Our Board of Directors
Susan Mazur, President/Treasurer
Susan specializes in nonprofit consulting and financial accounting. Her clients have been diverse, from budding nonprofits to thriving small businesses, and she cares deeply about providing Pittsburgh nonprofits with the support they need to fulfill their missions. Currently she works as Controller at Pathways Community Living and Accounting Services Coordinator at The Mansmann Foundation. She has also volunteered as a financial and management consultant with the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, working with nonprofits to develop sound financial and governance processes.
Jonathan DeBor, Vice President
Jonathan was raised "west of the city", and currently resides in the Borough of Oakdale, where he is also a Councilman. His "day job" is that of an English literature teacher and Director of Technology at an independent school in Pittsburgh. His love of film ranges from classic horror to comic book blockbusters to the latest independent, and is thrilled to help keep the independent theater experience alive and vibrant for years to come! In addition to his work in local government, he serves as the Communications Director for the state English council (PCTELA) and as the President of the West Allegheny Foundation. His social media profile fills in the rest: "Teacher. Student. Husband. Father of Two Beautiful Girls. Fan of Strong Writing in Film, TV, Theater, and Print. Tech Guy and yes, Magician." When you see him, know he is always ready to "talk film", hopefully over a craft beer!
Monique Fontaine, Secretary
Monique grew up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. She earned a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh and a certificate in accounting from Robert Morris University and is a financial analyst at Allegheny Valley School. In addition to serving on the Jump Cut Theater board, Monique serves as Dormont's Recreation Board Vice President. She loves turning movies into celebrations, and some of her favorites include both Prince's and the King's (Elvis) birthday parties, our Halloween party, Ladies Night, but most of all, The Original Breakfast and a Movie.
Travis is a proud Ohio native who graduated from the George A. Romero School of Digital Film with a degree in Film and Media. He has been a lifelong fan of films, which led him to become a Public Relations Director. While in this role, Travis has produced several introductions featuring the likes of Jack Black, John Waters, and Barry Jenkins. Travis is the acting Publicist and Marketing Director for the film distribution company Narrative Films, in addition to handling theatrical bookings and appearances for Greg Sestero (The Room, Disaster Artist).
Steven has been an active participant in the film community in Pittsburgh for over a decade. In 2016, he founded Flea Market Films microcinema with the idea of publicly sharing audio-visual works from his folk archive. The scope of Flea Market Films has continued to expand in subsequent years, but the goal has always been to bring to audiences images which might otherwise be neglected by Pittsburgh exhibitors. Steven brings to Jump Cut Theater a passion for engaging audiences with unique programming, and a belief in the power of gathering people into a space for the communal movie-watching experience. He has previously completed the Certificate in Photography program from Pittsburgh Filmmakers with a particular focus on photochemical processes, and he is currently studying Film & Media Studies, Studio Arts, and Museum Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh native, Mel has spent most of her career in small business. After returning from Los Angeles as National Education Coordinator of Dermalogica, she spent 7 years working in the Arts helping to run Fe Gallery in Lawrenceville. She started a handmade children's clothing line as part of Pittsburgh's Maker movement and eventually opened her own award-winning brick and mortar known as The Flying Squirrel, in Carnegie. Mel has extensive experience in Management and Retail and brings a degree in Marketing/Advertising to the mix. In her downtime, she enjoys Film Noir, researching Victorian medical practices, and hunting for vintage finds.
Wayne is a lifelong fan of movies who cut his cinematic teeth in the Grindhouses of 70's and 80's Times Square. He relocated to Pittsburgh in 1999 and landed at The Hollywood Theater as a manager. Wayne brings years of programming and theater management experience to Jump Cut, and in his spare time, he's the drummer for the heavy rock band Molasses Barge.