Board of Governors

Patti Kalil - A Brazilian native, Co-Founder of Pointless Theatre. Pointless Credits: Sleeping Beauty (Set), Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher (Set/Puppets), Canterbury (Set/Puppets), Mark Twain's Riverboat Extravaganza (Co-Set/Puppets), Hugo Ball: A Super Spectacular Dada Adventure (Set/Puppets/Costumes). Additional design credits include: Not About Nightingales (Puppets, Howard University Dept. of Theatre), Forum Theatre- Pluto (Props), Agnes Under the Big Top (Props), The Illusion (Props) and Mad Forest (Props), CulturalDC Source Festival (Props), The Invested (Props, Off-Broadway). She holds a B.A. in Theatre Design and Stage Management from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a graduate of the Juilliard School Professional Internship Program in stage properties. Patti is a Forum Theatre Ensemble Member and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in Studio Art at MICA.


James O'Leary is Chief Innovation Officer at Genetic Alliance, one of the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organizations. James works to foster innovation at Genetic Alliance and within its network of patients, hospitals, companies, universities, and government agencies. Over the past eight years, James has built collaborations between these diverse stakeholders to seed change within the healthcare system and help individuals, families, and communities reclaim control of their health. He has harnessed health information and web technologies to enhance patients’ ability to access information and use that information to make better decisions. In addition, he has worked with national public health systems, disease-specific organizations, and community groups to improve access to genetic services, engage consumers in national policy-setting, and institute legislation that protects the public from discrimination.

James earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Biology, concentrating in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining Genetic Alliance, James worked with PA Victory ’04 supporting the John Kerry campaign.


David Lloyd Olson is an Atlanta native and founding member of Pointless. He received a Fulbright in 2012 to go to Latvia to teach English and study Theatre. He was the 2011-2012 Allen Lee Hughes Management Fellow at Arena Stage. David has B.A.s in Theatre and Government & Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He founded the Modern Post Neo Dada Movement in 2006.


Matt Reckeweg is a co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of Pointless Theatre. Matt studied Theatre at the University of Maryland, College Park where he was a member of the improv group Erasable Inc. from 2007-2010. He has performed at The Puppet Co. and Wit's End Puppets, designed at Adventure Theatre, and is a teaching artist at Camp Arena Stage.