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Meet the Board of Directors

A dedicated group of people who foster the theater arts in Southern Maine.

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Board Member Bio
Tianna Burton (Secretary) Tianna is new to the WCST board this year, but has been a part of the Windham community for the last seven years as a teacher at Windham High School. She has had the pleasure of acting in two WCST productions and has enjoyed every minute. Tianna, her husband, & son have become faithful attendees at WCST shows since the Wizard of Oz back in 2006. She is excited to be a member of the board and will be co-producing the spring show in 2015. Tianna is from a theater background- having starred in her first musical in 1995 as an 8th grader and was instantly hooked. After taking some time off to live abroad, get married, and raise her young son she is delighted to be back on the theater scene. Tianna is excited to be a part of the great work that is going on at WCST in support of the arts in our community.
Heidi Doucette (Treasurer) Heidi is new to the board this year, however has been involved with WCST for about 4 years after her daughter auditioned for the children's show. This theater and community have given much love and support to her daughter she is honored to give that love back to the theater. She does not have a theatrical background, and she hopes for your sake that you never hear her singing out loud!! You can usually find her at WCST producing the children's show or backstage.
Jessica Farrin WCST was a new adventure for Jessica and her family starting in 2016 when they moved to Windham. WCST was a welcoming place for her daughter who loves to act and sing. Jessica is new to the board this year and is excited to be involved with all the community events Windham Center Stage Theater has to offer. She looks forward to welcoming new families into the children show as well as watching fabulous local talent in the adult ensembles.
Diane Hancock This is Diane's third term serving on the WCST board. She has a passion for theater that she is always excited to share. She has been part of a number of productions, both on and off the stage. During the day she promotes program quality for child care all over the state and at night she goes home to her five crazy kids and husband, Dan.
Patrick Martin (Co-Chair) Patrick has been participating in theater in the Windham and Raymond community since his debut performance as the curtain puller in Annie Jr. in sixth grade. He has since done many shows in both acting and directing positions. He is proud to have been part of the initial group that kicked off summer theater in Windham with You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and was a part of continuing Windham summer theater from 2009 until 2012 when it was adopted by WCST as the Windham Center Stage theater summer production. He has participated as a director and actor at Bowdoin College in a student- run musical theater group. He has participated in many roles at WCST and is currently responsible for musical direction of the WCST children's show.
Jon Miele Jonathan grew up in So. Windham and started working at his father's store, Patsy's, at the age of 10. He started dance lessons at the age of 3 and did dance recitals on the WCST stage. Jonathan trained at the Dorothy Mason School of Dance, in Portland through the age of 20. He also studied at the Boston Ballet. When in the11th grade Jonathan doing theater at Lyric Music Theater. Jonathan entered the professional world of theater at 20 years old and had a very successful career doing Summer Stock, Dinner Theater, Regional Theater, Off Broadway, and the Broadway Stage. Jonathan had the pleasure of working with such celebrities such as Carol Channing, Robert Preston, Bernadette Peters, Bonnie Franklin, Jane Powell, Betsy Palmer, and several more.Jonathan and his wife, Linda, have been directors of The Maine State Ballet for 40 years. They are also the parents of 4 children and have 5 granddaughters. The whole Miele family are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where Jonathan served as bishop (minister) for 5 1/2 years. Jonathan is very proud to be a member of WCST and looks forward to an exciting future with everyone involved.
Dawn Sample I have been working with WCST since 2001. I have been privileged during my tenure with WCST to have expanded my experiences to include: music director, accompanist, composer, writer, performer, assistant director, costumer, producer, artistic director, sound technician, makeup artist, publicist, prop-master and so on. I believe that WCST’s community theater provides a venue through which adults and children can challenge the boundaries of their creativity, patience, management style and beliefs. It is through these interactions that you will expand your talents and develop new friends. I invite you, to volunteer to work with WCST and experience the extraordinary.
Laurie Shepard Laurie has been on the WCST board since 2013 and is currently the Secretary on the Board of Directors. Laurie earned two Bachelor’s Degrees in Education with honors from University of Maine at Farmington with a Concentration in Visual and Performing Arts with a Theater Emphasis. Laurie grew up in Southern Maine with her parents and 4 siblings. Currently, she lives in Windham where she is active with her three boy’s activities and community. She is the Proud mom to Andrew – Owen – Aidan ~ her boys are her greatest accomplishment. Laurie is a professional member of United States Twirling Association, Current Level Three Judge and has been twirling since the age of 8. She is currently the President of the Maine Baton Twirling Council and very active in supporting the sport of Baton Twirling. Laurie has had the privilege to be a part of many areas of theater: director, assistant director, producer, artistic director, sound, makeup, publicity, and many other roles. I believe strongly that through community programs such as theater adults and children are given the opportunities to try new things and transfer their skills and stretch their abilities in multiple ways.Laurie is an active member of Community Theater and sits on 2 local Community Theater Board. She enjoys all aspects of theater and enjoys supporting the arts in the community.
Diana Stevens This is this is her third year on the board. She is a wife and mother of three, who does not sing, act, or dance. (except in her own home) It is with thanks to her two daughters that she has become a member of the WCST community. The theater has given Annie and Gianna a place to develop their talents and confidence, as well as make new friends. Diana looks forward to giving back and being a positive contributor to this board.
Darnell Stuart (Co-Chair) Darnell’s love for theater blossomed throughout her life starting at very young age watching her Mom on stage. Although there is no preferred “part” of the theater, directing small shows with children and adults is one of her greater passions. Darnell has worked in New Hampshire and Maine in the theater community and has served on two theater boards. Darnell is especially very proud of her association with the Portland Players that has spanned over 30 years… from stage to box office and everything in between. Darnell hopes to bring her knowledge and love of theater to the WCST board. Darnell works for Spurwink Services in Portland, teaches intro-dance at the Centre of Movement, and works at her “most favorite shop” The Bittersweet Barn in Casco.
Mary Wassick Mary has been a board member at WCST for sixteen years. She has served as community liaison, artistic director, President, Co-chair, and board member at large. Mary has not only been involved at the board level but also enjoy's performing and has acted in over 10 performances with the theater. Her heart however has always been directing the children's productions. She has directed over fifteen children's shows at WCST alone and over thirty total. Mary's whole family has been a big part of WCST too. Although her daughter Shelbi was the one who brought the family here every person in her family has spent a considerable amount of time at the theater. Her oldest son Casey has performed and run lights, Her husband continues to be involved behind the scenes running lights, lugging set pieces, pounding nails, and even painting signs, Both of her daughters Kelley and Shelbi have performed, assisted in directing, stage managed and choreographed for past fifteen years. "The theater has been a great place to raise my family". As soon as her son Mukesh arrived from India he was immersed in the theater and performed in his first show Joesph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 5 short months after landing!
Gail White Gail is new to the WCST Board, but not new to WCST. She has been involved with WCST since 2008 when her daughter was in her first production. She became involved with the children's productions by helping with painting, house managing and the playbill. She co-produced the children's show for two years. Gail prefers to help behind the scenes, but maybe someday soon she will take the big leap and jump on stage!
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