Pocono Center for the Arts About The Game

Pocono Center for the Arts Corporate Membership

About the Pocono Center for the Arts

The Pocono region is in need of a center where theater groups can rehearse and perform, artists have more locations to exhibit their works, art educators can teach in classes with proper supplies and facilities, other non-profit art organizations can be housed, and the community and tourists can be entertained and experience the works of local and national artists.

Founders Skip Scheetz and Richard Spezzano have had extensive experience in the Arts. They are committed and determined to build the Pocono Center for the Arts and hope that you will join them in this important and exciting endeavor.

The Plan

Step 1

Fundraising Panel
Establish membership goals and fundraising events.

Strategic Panel
Create short term and long term planning to accomplish the overall mission.

Financial Panel
The financial panel will be involved in all programming/planning aspects and budget to ensure ongoing financial stability.

Step 2

Facilities Panel
The facilities panel will be responsible for obtaining short term and long term space for the Pocono Center for the Arts. The space should be conveniently located for locals and tourists, benefit the surrounding businesses and be large enough to accommodate the arts disciplines.

Art disciplines Commissioners:
The art discipline commissioners rates the focus and financial magnitude of each discipline so we can allocate space at the Art center to adequately suit their needs.

Step 3

Board of director members who’s focus is to chair the following panels:

Fund Raising
i.e. theater, galleries, studios, think tank etc.

Our Mission

To create a Poconos Destination Center for the Visual and Performing Arts that Inspires, Educates and Enlivens the Human Spirit and provides a place for other Arts related entities to thrive.

Our Vision

To become regionally and nationally recognized as a diverse, innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts, education, community engagement, and personal enrichment.

The Experience

Ray "Skip" Scheetz


Pocono Center for the Arts


  • Founder, Pocono Community Theater
  • Founder, Rainbow Youth

Current Active Board affiliations:

  • VP, PALS Pocono Action Lambda Society
  • President Emeritus, F.A.C.T. Fighting AIDS Continuously Together

Richard Spezzano


Pocono Center for the Arts


  • President, Pocono Arts Council
  • Director, Artspace Gallery
  • President/Co-Owner, Rainbow Mountain Resort
  • VP/ Co-Owner, GreenLeaf Productions
  • Owner, Spezmedia Web & Graphic Design
  • Art Director & Fashion Designer, Proplayer

Stephen DeAngelis


Artistic Director


  • Produced almost 300 different Broadway concerts
  • Producing Artistic Director and Host of "At This Performance"
  • Cast over 3600 network television and radio commercials
  • First Producing Artistic Director of the Shawnee Playhouse
  • Click here for more info about Stephen.