Student Committee

The Baker Student Committee is a student-founded, student-led group of volunteers that seek to strengthen the community and improve the student experience in the Hunter Theatre Department. They plan town halls, parties, and special events  and programs for theatre students. They also meet with faculty and staff to share student perspectives on what is happening in our department.

Email the committee or follow them on Instagram

Events & Opportunities

Join the Committee

Are you interested in joining the BSC for the 2021/2022 school year? To join you must be involved in the Theater Department in some capacity, but don't necessarily need to be a minor or major, and must be able to commit for both the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. Any year of student is welcome to join. Applications close October 8th.

Join the Big Sib/Little Sib Program

The Baker Student Committee is also accepting applications to be part of the Big Sib/Little Sib program. In its second year, the Big Sib/Little Sib program pairs new HTD students with continuing ones to give new students a friend to guide them through the ins and outs of Hunter. Applications close October 15.


Current Members

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Labiba Choudhury

Labiba is a Senior at Hunter College majoring in English and Education. She started her involvement in the Hunter Theater department her junior year but instantly fell in love with the sense of community she was greeted with. Some highlights from her time at Hunter include acting as Regan in Lear and Connie in Dance Nation. She is committed to maintaining the communal and welcoming spirit characteristic of the Hunter Theater department. She believes providing a safe outlet for students to voice their ideas and concerns is the best way to accomplish that and so feel free to contact her about anything you might need.

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.

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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!

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