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Scott is the founder and Artistic Director of The Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts, and is chairperson for our Educational Development Committee. He earned his B.A. in Theatre Education from Western Washington University, served as Adjunct Professor of Theatre at Trinity Lutheran College, and taught classes throughout Snohomish and Los Angeles counties. In addition, he has directed dozens of plays, including The Fantasticks, Nunsense, On Golden Pond, Slipping, Last of the Boys, A Streetcar Named Desire and Noises Off!
Kelly founded Marysville Theatre for Young Actors in 2002, and has taught after-school theater classes in Marysville and Everett School Districts, the Marysville YMCA, and Pilchuck Dance & Performing Arts Center. She has also taught drama and public speaking classes at Legacy School of Arts and Classics in Marysville. Kelly studied drama at Eastern Washington University and holds a degree in Speech Communications from Western Washington University. Kelly believes that children first learn about their world through make-believe play. When this creative outlet is focused into acting, children can become more confident, compassionate, and cooperative individuals.
Rose is a performer, voice teacher, and music director who grew up in Snohomish and recently returned to the area after twelve years in Austin, TX. While in Texas, Rose performed on stage and music directed many professional, educational, and community theatre productions. She also served as the lead vocal instructor for the Georgetown Palace Theatre Pre-Professional Performance Company and spent 8 years advising students in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. Rose has a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Central Washington University. She loves working with performers of all ages and is thrilled to be back home in the Pacific Northwest.
Alexis is a dancer, singer, and actor whose most recent work includes choreography for Angry Housewives here at RCF and Pippin at Snohomish High School. She currently teaches dance at Camano Dance Academy and was the assistant choreographer for Seussical Jr. at Heatherwood Middle School. She has been seen on the RCF stage in Spider’s Web and My Three Angels and was stage manager for It’s a Wonderful Life. Alexis has trained with several professionals from the Seattle area in dance and theatre.
Dr Melson received her PhD in Performance Practice at the University of Exeter in 2010. At Exeter she also gained a Distinction earning an MFA in Staging Shakespeare and has mounted her original adaptations of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet in the US and abroad. She has also crafted eleven original works addressing issues of social justice that have been performed at public rallies and demonstrations in the US, Europe, and the Caribbean. She holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she worked as performer, production crew, or stage manager on over 30 productions.
Beckye has been actively involved in non-profit organizations supporting the performing arts in Snohomish County for more than 25 years. As an actor, stage manager, director, and producer, she has garnered insight into the acting process through keen observation and practice. With a degree in Communications, Beckye has a long history in the publishing industry, and served as editor and publisher of a weekly community newspaper serving north Snohomish County from 2007 to mid-2014. She now helps run Red Curtain's day-to-day activities as the organization's Operations Director.
A Seattle-based performer, teacher and director, Garrett has spent years training in a wide variety of performing arts. As a student at WWU, Garrett originally planned on going into musical theatre, but instead discovered a passion for physical theatre, and finding creative new ways to use body and voice in theatre. This passion has led Garrett to explore circus arts, particularly aerial silks and partner acrobatics. Training in Grotowski, Suzuki, and Viewpoints, Garrett has found great joy in adding elements of circus and dance to these already very physical forms, and exploring how they all come together to generate original and engaging forms of theatrical storytelling.
A founding Board member of RCF, Courtney has been heavily, happily involved in community theatre for more than 20 years in northern California, San Francisco, and Washington state. In addition to stage managing a great number of plays and musicals, she has mentored others, served as assistant director, and is currently the Props Department Manager for Red Curtain.
David has been involved with the theatre for over 40 years. He started off backstage, then as a teenager, he studied acting at the Goodman School of Drama's summer programs for young people. Later, he studied theatre accessibility and got his BA in Theatre, Deafness and Cultural Diversity from Fairhaven College (WWU). While studying for his MA in Theatre Arts from the University of Kentucky, he got his first offer to direct. Since then, he has devoted equal time to the two disciplines. One of the crowning achievements of his career was taking a group of college students to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.