Position: Board President
Dream Role: Javert
Associate of Science from WSU
Work:Compliance Testing Manager at Progrexion
Why I love Theatre: It’s an escape that comes at such a cost to actors, production staff and theatre staff. It’s amazing to watch the hard work, time and talent turn into an escape for audience members, cast and crew. The opportunity to go to another place becomes ours for an evening.
Why the arts are important: it connects us to our most human traits, love, laughter, sadness, empathy and joy.
Position: Ex-officio Member
Dream Role: Sylvia
Why I love Theatre: Singing, dancing, acting, humor, love, storytelling, the adorable ensemble, what's not to love! I love getting together with people just like me to have a great time onand off the stage!
Why the arts are important: Life is hard. Life can be disappointing and sad. We need the arts to remind us of the beauty and joy found in life. If nothing else, the arts provide a distraction to the daily grind of life and leave us with a new perspective. People creating art is the most beautiful thing of all.
Dream Role: Design a show at Seebühne
I love theatre because of its collaborative nature, escapism medium, and it’s ability to influence.
Art can bring us pleasure, knowledge/understanding, societal reasoning/experience, perspective of/from the previously unknown, and inspiration. I believe the arts are important because they improve the quality of life.
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Position: Education OfficerDream Role: Fantine
Work: Medical Research Associate at ICON, and Vocal Teacher
Why I love Theatre: its an escape from the real world around us. It lets us journey into another world and forget everything else that is troubling us. Also I love watching the audience light up as they enter into a magical world that is so new and exciting to them.
Why the arts are important: they teach us how to dream and make believe. It helps us be creative and helps our minds develop and grow. Ive learned some of the most important lessons in life be either participating in a show or watching a show.
Our Board has committees in Education, Fundraising, Diversity, Operations, Governance and more. We are always looking for interested people to join those committees to help further OPPA!'s mission.
Dream Role: Marguerite
BS in Family Studies and Psychology from USU
MA in English from WSU
Graduate Certificate from Masters of Education program at WSU
Currently working as English teacher for Davis School District and Weber State University
Why I love Theatre: Theatre allows us to explore and experience unfamiliar emotions In a safe space.
Why the arts are Important: The arts teach empathy, Teamwork, History, Leadership, connections. Everytime I experience art, in any form, I know a small part of me has changed for the better.
Position: Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Education Admin and Teacher