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Aimee Reid

Executive Artistic Director
Directs: Early Stages and Ensemble Company
Teaches: Early Stages, 10-11 Year Old Class, Devising, and the Creative and Brave Company

Aimee is a Toledo-area native, graduating from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor of arts degree in theatre for youth and puppetry. Post-bachelor’s, she was admitted to Arizona State University, where she earned a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Theatre for Youth and a master’s certification in nonprofit leadership and management. She teaches and directs for the Ensemble Company and the Early Stages, and she leads the Creative and Brave Company (a community-based theatre program for teens, at CTW). Her favorite part about working at Children’s Theatre Workshop is seeing young people fall in love with theatre and helping them make the stories their own. It is her belief that when young people tell stories, amazing things can happen.

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Rick Bush

Technical Director/Office Manager, Camp Director for Technical Theatre Camp

Rick is a Toledo native who has been involved with theatrical productions in the area for more than a decade. He has been a professional technical director for the last five years and has had the opportunity to be involved as a professional in productions with The Phoenix Opera, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Childsplay Inc., Phoenix Theatre, Stray Cat Theatre (in Phoenix, Arizona), Stella Adler Studio (in New York City), and the Great River Shakespeare Company (Winona, Minnesota). Since his return to Toledo, he has been thrilled to volunteer time with Lionface Productions (Bowling Green), The Toledo Repetoire Theatre and The Village Players (Toledo). He’s glad to be a part of Children’s Theatre Workshop, and is impressed by and thankful for of all of the support they receive.

 

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Teen Company Instructor/Director, Improv and Stage Combat Workshop Instructor

Pat is a graduate of Bowling Green State University from the College of Education. During his time at BGSU he worked backstage, on stage and directed the independent short form Improv Troupe The Plastic Shatners for 2.5 years. He also spends his time when not directing, teaching or acting keeping up his trade in Graphic Design. This is his third year with CTW, having directed the Teen Company One Acts, Crazytown, The Locker Next 2 Mine, and And a Child Shall Lead.

 

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Sarah Dysard

Musical Theatre Instructor, Director for Grease and Alice in Wonderland

Sarah is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a degree in music education. When she is not working with Children’s Theatre Workshop instructing the 11–12 year olds in the Ensemble Company, she is a preschool teacher. She loves that her time at CTW gives her an excuse to use her teacher brain! Sarah says she has greatly enjoyed her time with all the kids at CTW, both in class and during the summer musicals. She is looking forward to starting her fifth year with the organization. Previous directing credits with CTW include FAME Jr, Willy Wonka, Mulan, Jr, and Free to Be You and Me.

James Stover

Summer Director for: Movement/Character Workshop Series, 14-18 Year Old Acting Camp

James Stover is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at The University of Toledo where he recently directed “The Importance of Being Earnest” (for which he received the KCACTF Award for Meritorious Directing). A member of the Actor’s Equity Association, he’s performed Off-Broadway, in a National Tour and at regional theatres across the country (including the Walnut Street Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Repertory Theatre, New England Shakespeare Festival and more). He has directed professional production in Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York including acclaimed regional premieres of “The Amish Project”, “Yank!” and “Indigenous Peoples”. He holds an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Otterbein University.

 

Nicole Tuttle

5-6 Year Old Camp Director

Nicole has just finished her degree at Bowling Green State University studying acting and directing with a  support field in playwriting. She has been involved in theatre since 2003, and has shifted towards educational theatre the past few years at Horizon Youth Theatre drama clubs and as a member of BGSU’s touring children’s group, Treehouse Troupe. She is thrilled to continue working with the children at CTW and sharing her passion for theatre with each and every one of them. 

 

 

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Trina Friedberg

Players Company Director/Instructor, 7-9 Year Old Camp Director

Trina is a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University’s Theatre for Young Audience program. She has had the joy of playing Rosalind in As You Like It, Puck in Midsummer Night’s Dream, and DeLacey in Frankenstein: A Puppet Show. Trina was also a Technical Grant-in-Aid recipient for work in the BGSU costume shop, and enjoys working both on and off stage. Trina has enjoyed three years working with CTW, having directed Super Duck, The Unprincess, and Stories Under the Big Top with the Players Company.

 

 

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Zack Robb

Summer Camp Substitute Director

Zack Robb, a youth theatre major at BGSU, is very excited to start here at CTW for the first time. He has worked in Bowling Green with Horizon Youth Theatre and as a counselor for BGSU’s summer kids camp. He looks forward to meeting and interacting with all the students and parents alike!

 

 

Diane Schroeder

Players Company Stage Manager

graduated Bowling Green State University with a degree in theatre design and technology. She has done theatre for children and technical work around the Toledo area. She is thrilled to be apart of the Children’s Theatre Workshop and meet and work with the students and parents.