Carol S. Ostrow ’77, P ’09, P ’15TrusteeAB, MFA; New York, New York
Carol Ostrow ’77 was elected to the Vassar College Board of Trustees in 2015. Carol is the Producing Director of The Flea, the award-winning off-off-Broadway theater located in Tribeca. She was Producing Director of the New York’s Classic Stage Company as well as the founder and Producing Director of The Powerhouse Theater at Vassar, which is proudly entering its 33rd season. Carol has been an adjunct professor of theater at Vassar, Chatham College, and McGill University. She holds an AB from Vassar College and a MFA from the Yale Drama School. Carol is a new board member of The MacDowell Colony, the oldest arts colony in the US. In addition she is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Yale Drama School and an enthusiastic board member of LAVA, a feminist acrobatic dance collective in Brooklyn. Beyond the arts, she serves on the Executive Committee of the National Psoriasis Foundation.
For The Flea, Carol has produced 17 seasons of world premiere productions and has been responsible for the sound fiscal management and strategic growth of the theater’s $1.8 M budget, programs and initiatives, including The Bats, the emerging company of actors in residence at The Flea. In September 2017, The Flea opened its brand new three theater performing arts center, marking a new era for off-off-Broadway and a permanent rent free home for edgy performance.
She is married to Michael Graff (Managing Director at Warburg Pincus LLC). They have four children; writer Anabel (Vassar ‘09), editor Emily (Harvard ‘10), activist Candace (Harvard ‘13), and analyst Jesse (Vassar ‘15). Carol and her family count London, Pittsburgh, Montreal and now New York City once again as home.