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Community Theatre Staff

Teaching Assistant Prof. Irene Alby ,  Community Theatre Director


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Adam Messenger (Associate Producing Director) is a graduate of the WVU BFA Studio Acting program, and native of Morgantown, WV. He has been involved with the Children’s Theatre program in previous years, including directing Dorothy in Wonderland: The Musical. He also performs locally with M.T. Pockets Theatre, with his latest show being The Comedy of Errors. He is excited to be back helping the kids this year! 






Savannah Aldridge (Co-Director “Annie Jr”) is a junior pursuing a BA in Theatre and a Minor in History. This spring, she took the stage as a pirate and policeman in The Pirates of Penzance. Following this, she stage managed WVU’s A Festival of One Acts, which included a comedy that she co-wrote. Other WVU credits include the therapist in the WVU Lab production of HUSH. Credits prior to WVU include twelve years of community theatre in her hometown of Bridgeport, West Virginia.


Corabeth Andujar (Co-director, “Annie Jr”) is a senior at WVU, originally from Ohio. She has been directing since her senior year in High School and has a strong passion for it, as well as acting and choreography. She has worked with a wide range of age groups from 5 to 27. WVU Credits include directing HUSH and most recently, Gruesome Playground Injuries as part of the WVU School of Theatre and Dance LAB season.


Anne Diminick (Choreographer) is a freshman Dance and Strategic Communications double major at WVU. In her hometown of Hollidaysburg, PA she was a member of Allegheny Ballet; a pre-professional ballet company. During her 17 years of dance, she has attended the Rockette Summer Intensive, Huntsville Ballet Company Summer Intensive and the Joffrey Ballet School's Broadway Musical Theatre and Character Programs! Anne is not only a performer but is an Isaac Award winning dancer and choreographer. She has choreographed and performed in shows with Blair County Arts Foundation, Altoona Community Theatre, Cresson Lake Playhouse, and Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School where she graduated with Honors.

 

Jasmine Evans (Stage Manager) is a senior in the BA Theatre Program. She recently directed For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls as an Advance Directing thesis. Over the summer, she completed an internship under playwright Suzan Lori Parks at New York’s Public Theater. While at WVU, she has stage managed numerous productions.

Abby Garland (Co-Director, “Midsummer Night’s Dream”) will be graduating this May with a Bachelors in Theatre. Back in the day, she used to perform, but as of late, she has gotten into directing. This past spring, she directed her first full length play Tape by Stephen Belber. She is excited for this opportunity to work with such a fantastic group of people!

 

Kayla Lutz (Co-Director, “Midsummer Night’s Dream”) is currently working on her MA in Secondary English Education. She has her BA in Theatre from WVU, and would love to be able to teach theatre as well as English. Kayla’s most recent directing credit was WVU Lab Theatre’s production of Waving Goodbye. She is excited to have this opportunity to work with children’s theatre!


Abby Garland (Co-Director, “Midsummer Night’s Dream”) will be graduating this May with a Bachelors in Theatre. Back in the day, she used to perform, but as of late, she has gotten into directing. This past Spring, she directed her first full length play Tape by Stephen Belber and this Fall she was Assistant Stage Manager for Topdog/Underdog. She is excited for this opportunity to work with such a fantastic group of people!


Imani Johnson (Set Design) is a senior at West Virginia University studying Theatre Design and Technology with an emphasis in Scene Design. Recently, she designed the school’s first mainstage shows Exit Pursued by a Bear and TopDog/UnderDog. This past summer she worked as Props Master for West Virginia Public Theatre’s productions of Young FrankensteinSylvia, and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.  She has also worked as Assistant Scene Designer for WVU’s productions of Pericles and Courtship and Valentine’s Day


Sarah Stacey (Assistant) is a Freshman, double majoring in Theatre and Business at WVU.  She has had experience in Children’s Theatre and hopes to start her own theatre company one day.


Lindsey Wayne (Musical Direction) is a senior BFA Musical Theatre student at West Virginia University School of Theatre and Dance.  Her Professional credits have included WVPT’s You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and A Christmas Carol; WVU credits include The Annual Putnam Spelling Bee, Pirates of Penzance and Assassins.


Brianna Wright (Costume Design) is a senior BFA Design/Tech student with an emphasis in Costume Design. She has worked on many WVU and professional productions, including her first credit as costume designer, a WVU Lab Theatre show titled Beneatha’s Place. Brianna worked with Children’s Theatre last year, and is excited to be back!