Student Committee

The Hunter Theater Department Student Committee was created in Spring 2020, with the purpose of building a connection between the staff and the students. Committee members are voted in by fellow Baker students. Their goal is to hear students and faculty needs, and communicate them appropriately. They also run events and other programs related to uniting the department. 


Interested in joining the committee or learning more about it? Follow them on Instagram @baker.student.committee or email them at

Events & Opportunities

Join the Committee

The student committee is looking for new members. Want to help improve the theatre department? Apply by Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020.

Become a Mentor

We are looking for theatre majors who are interested in mentoring incoming freshman and transfer students next semester. Sign-up to get more info on the program.

Current Members

Jennie Reich-Litzky

Jennie is a Junior at Hunter College majoring in Jewish Studies and Theater, and part of the Muse scholar program!  She has been involved in the Hunter theater department since her freshman year. She is most interested in acting and directing! Some highlights from her time at Hunter include directing The Cocktail Hour and acting as Edmund/Big Bird in Lear. She has been part of the student committee since it began in Spring 2020. She is passionate about advocating for students' needs, as well as bringing fun, creative opportunities to the Theater department. Feel free to contact her with anything you need! (Instagram @jennie__leah)

Penelope Deen

Penny is a current Junior at Hunter College Double-Majoring in Theatre and Woman Gender Studies with a minor in Dance. She is a transfer student and one of the founding members of the Baker Student Committee. Last Summer she made her Off-Broadway Debut as Eira in the new musical Oceanborn, the internet famous musical about gender inequality and strength in friendship. Other theatrical credits include Mother in Ragtime, Amneris in Aida and Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrals. Dedicated to uniting the Hunter Theatre Department, she hopes her legacy here at Hunter will be left through the creation and success of the BSC as she is dedicated to it’s goal. Beyond performing, Penny is known for her modeling work and you can follow her on social media @thegoddesspersephone. She is also a gemini and loves to chat so should you have any questions, comments or concerns you can contact her at