Aimee Reid
Executive Artistic Director

Directs: Ensemble Company, James and the Giant Peach
Teaches: 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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Trina Friedberg

Development and Educational Outreach Coordinator
Early Stages and Players Company Coordinator

Trina is a 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 five years working with CTW, having directed Super Duck, The Unprincess, and Stories Under the Big Top, Once Upon a CrimeGran’s Guide to Stop an Ogre, The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring, and Be Careful What You Wish For… with the Players Company.

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Rick Bush

Technical Director

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

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 a Child Shall Lead, Empowered, and the Haunted One Acts.

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Sarah Dysard

Musical Theatre Instructor, Director for Disney’s The Little Mermaid

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 musical theatre class, 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 seventh year with the organization. Previous directing credits with CTW include FAME Jr, Willy Wonka, Mulan, Jr, and Free to Be You and Me, Grease, and Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

Alexandra Lenzo
Music Director, James and the Giant Peach and The Little Mermaid

Alexandra Lenzo, originally from Akron, Ohio is very excited to be Music Director for CTW’s summer season! Come May, Alexandra will be a graduate from Bowling Green State University where she is completing her Bachelors of Musical Arts in Music Education with a Choral specialization. Alexandra had the privilege of serving as Music Director for BG Broadway Cares’ annual benefit as well as holding officership for the local chapter of honorary theatre fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega. In her spare time, Alexandra is a member of the A cappella Group, Inside Voices as well as BGSU’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble. “Special thanks to Aimee Reid, Sarah Drummer, and my friends and family for their constant support.”

KC Lyphout
Choreographer, James and the Giant Peach

KC Lyphout graduated from Toledo School for the Arts in 2017 and is currently studying to earn a BFA in Dance at Wright State University. She discovered her passion for choreography in high school under the supervision of Alison Reny and Talina Tolson. With their guidance, KC has been lucky to have presented her choreography on the stages of the Valentine Theater, the Ohio Theater, at TSA, at the OhioDance Festival, and at Wright State. KC is so excited to be with CTW for the second year in a row to work on James and the Giant Peach, because she had such a positive experience with the Alice in Wonderland Jr. cast last summer.

Diane Schroeder
Players Company Stage Manager

Diane 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 for more than three years. She is thrilled to be a part of the Children’s Theatre Workshop and meet and work with the students and parents.