BOARD OF ADMINISTRATORS
The Academy Theatre is led by a team of adult men and women on the Board of Administrators and Board of Coordinators.
If you are interested in volunteering or taking a board position, please CLICK HERE for more information. The requirements are very simple. You have to be an adult male over the age of 21 and committed to attend meetings held every other month, help with performances and fundraisers and be enthusiastic about the direction we are heading into. We would love to have you on board.
Angel P. Arredondo, is founder and Executive Director of The Academy Theatre. He is an author, playwright and screenwriter. He has directed and produced feature stage plays as; This One Man, In Living Music, and Homey Ghost of the Cineplex. He has written and published the book, Surviving Spirits, now a screenplay of the same title and has written other full-feature screenplays including, Of Immaterial Essence, and Forgivable Betrayal. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Arizona Screenwriters Association.
Bob Gates, Vice-Administrator and Dance/Choreography Coach, is a Preparator at the Phoenix Art Museum and his hobbies include Art and Ballroom Dancing. He has been a dance coach for Arthur Murray Dance studios and offers private coaching. He is on the Board of Administrators and the academy’s dance coach.
John Manier, is currently a cantor and choir member for the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona and retired golf instructor. He is on the Board of Administrators and the academy's vocal coach. John promotes the academies philosophy of a basic voice theory, "if you can talk, you can sing!"
BOARD OF COORDINATORS
Becky Alvarado - Cafe Manager
Jakob Baker - JDCA Coordinator
Donna Kevan - Funding Coordinator
Jackie Gomez - GDCA Coordinator
MaryAnn Keyser - GDCA Coordinator
Jessica Bueno - Community Development
Corey Tarango - Online Marketing Coordinator
Tony Perez - Requisitions Coordinator
JUNIOR BOARD OF OFFICERS
Shyla Arredondo - Girls Drama Club Academy (GDCA) President
Angela Esquivel - Girls Drama Club Academy (GDCA) Scribe
David Schweidt - Junior Drama Club Academy (JDCA) President
Philip Phung - Junior Drama Club Academy (JDCA) Scribe
AUXILIARY & VOLUNTEER STAFF
Linsey Koontz - Box Office Controller
Lupita Martinez - Box Office Controller
Karen J Todd, MA,LPC - Licensed Counselor
Event housekeeping services provided by:
The Academy Theatre wishes to thank Arizona Developmental Services for its housekeeping services before our events. Please visit their website at: azdevservices.org to learn more about this impressive and wonderful organization. While you are there, make a donation and tip them for their kind service to the Academy Theatre.
Jakob Baker, 2017
Elliott Burnette, 2012
Jackie Gomez, 2018
Zane Jones, 2012
Deja Rice, 2018
Kelton Rice, 2017
Starr Roeder, 2018
Noah Suhr, 2012
Dylan Todd, 2011
Benton Varela, 2012
Dylan Williams, 2017