In 2018 Out Of The Shadows Theater made the jump to a production of Celebrate Inc, a Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Board members were added to help accomplish the mission of this unique and growing theater company.
President Jamie Sciarrio
Vice President Janet Waterdown
Artistic Director--Lorna Hamilton
Lorna is a well-established and sought out director and choreographer in the Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area. She frequently directs at Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater and Lake City Playhouse. Lorna has been with OTS from its first production in 2016.
Director --Jamie Sciarrio
Jamie is a seasoned actress and in-demand stage manager in Spokane. She joined us for our second production in 2017, returned in 2018 and 2019 and is back yet again. She admits she is addicted. Her son Paul has also joined in as a shadow actor.
Musical Director --Julie Powell
Julie works with the Coeur d'Alene School District as a music teacher. She has been with OTS from our first show in 2016. Watching Julie work with our cast is a performance in itself!
Set Design & Lighting Design--Michael McGiveney
Michael was born in the theater, his father being a world-renowned quick change artist, a skill Michael also perfected. He has worked on stages in NYC and Los Angeles, Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater, and was with us for our first season. We are always thrilled to have him back.
Costume Designer--Mary Basta
Mary joined our second production as an assistant costumer and now is our designer. She also designs costumes for Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater. She can do amazing things with needles and thread. And safety pins. And staples. and tablecloths. Her son and daughter also participate as an actor and a shadow actor.
Choreographer--Kristi Mendoza Kristi and her family were in the audience for our first show, then stepped up as shadow actors and assisted with choreography for show 2. For the last two shows, Kristi and her daughters served as choreographers as well as shadow actors. The Mendoza family started How Much More Productions, a local CDA group that seeks to educate, evangelize and entertain the local community with summer musical productions, most recently Newsies and Tuck Everlasting.
Stage Manager--Paul Baldwin
Production Assistant--Janet Waterdown
Janet has been involved from the inception of Out of the Shadows, being the sounding board for Wendy's wacky idea and offering support. She's our IT expert and is there to pick up the pieces and hold things together when they get crazy. They often do. She is also the mom of one of OTS's regular actresses.
Production Assistant--Suzanne Knutson
Suzanne jumped in as a Shadow in Music Man Jr. in 2019 and is excited to help get the word out about one of the best groups she has ever been part of. Her roles include fund-raising, marketing, and promotion, with the goal of filling every seat for every show. She will return in Bye Bye Birdie, as Kate's Shadow.
Join us! be a part of the magic!