Interim Executive Director
Marco is an award winning director (Broadway World, LA Weekly, NAACP, etc) in Los Angeles for his work with DOMA Theatre Co and his recent Broadway credits include – An Act of God, Matilda, On Your Feet, The Color Purple, Latin History For Morons). He is also a film producer and has developed films in the US, Rio de Janeiro, and Rome. He is also the Chief Financial Officer for Spare Some Change, a California non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and assisting run away youth and other arts based non-profits. Marco has over 20 years of experience in real estate development and construction, asset/project/property management, financing, and production and investment. He maintains professional memberships with the National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, Burbank Association of Realtors, Pacific West Realtors, Affordable Housing Management Association and The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers.
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Technology Programs Manager
Mark is an actor, entrepreneur, foodie and golfer. In that order. Mark came to Los Angeles in 1994 when he co-founded the Oasis Theater Company where he worked as an actor, writer, director and producer. He is a member of The Antaeus Company and Theatre Movement Bazaar while working extensively as an actor throughout Los Angeles. Originally from Detroit, Mark is a graduate of The Juilliard School and has studied Shakespeare in Oxford, Chekov in Moscow, and musical theatre in Ann Arbor (#GoBlue). To keep a roof over his head, Mark has worked as a technology consultant to numerous startup businesses for the last two decades. In various roles he has been responsible for designing and creating CRM databases, building out network infrastructure and providing ongoing operational support, among other things. In 1998 he co-founded Marksmen, a private investigations firm, in a bedroom in Pasadena with two friends. With a hand in everything from technology and HR, to operations and sales, Mark helped steer the company to its present position as a worldwide leader in IP investigations, acquisitions, and brand monitoring.
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Cj Merriman graduated from Webster University’s Conservatory for Theatre Arts with a BFA in Acting in 2006 (while also getting a BA in Religious Studies from the College of Arts and Sciences). Shortly after, she moved out to Los Angeles and hit the ground running stage managing, acting and dancing with a few small theatre companies. She has been a member of Sacred Fools since 2008 where she not only performs but began choreographing and eventually producing the hit late night show, Serial Killers. Her absolute favorite time of year is June when the Hollywood Fringe Festival returns where she performs yearly and occasionally directs. Other than running her own assistant business, Cj was honored to be the Associate Artistic Director and lead after-school program teacher for Virginia Avenue Project that offered free acting, playwriting and stage combat classes to underprivileged youth (before it’s closing at the end of 2015). Theatre is Church!
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Michaela is an activist and artistic leader with a love for theatre administration. She has a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of La Verne and is currently getting her Masters in Leadership and Management in Nonprofit Organization. She was a producer’s assistant at MainStreet Theatre Company, an intern at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, and the founder of Cabaret Student Productions. She has been a designer, actor, stage manager, writer, and director but she loves administration and leadership the most. She has also been a freelance event planner and social media strategist since 2014.
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Marketing and Media Coordinator
Courtney will be graduating from the University of La Verne with her BA in Arts Education with a minor in Theatre Arts this June 2019. She has worked as a program developer with Mosaic Community Land Trust, a program assistant for Center Theatre Group’s Student Ambassadors program, and is a former LA County Arts Commission intern with Arts for LA. Courtney also has a background in event coordination and media management. Non-theatre interests: Thai food, Brooklyn 99.
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BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Nathan Birnbaum (Chair). Cultural Affairs Administrator – Grants & Special Projects, City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division.
Katy Hilton (Secretary). Associate Director of Foundation & Government Support, Center Theatre Group.
Genevieve Morrill (Treasurer). President/CEO, West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
Brian Felsen. Independent Artist.
Marco Gomez (Interim Executive Director, ex officio). Founder, DOMA Theatre Company.
Paula Holt. Independent producer.
Brian Kite (Former Chair). Chair, UCLA TFT: Dept. of Theater.
Tom Ormeny. Victory Theatre Center.
Teri Schwartz. Dean, UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television.
José Luis Valenzuela. Artistic Director, Latino Theater Company at the Los Angeles Theater Center.
Pamela Vanderway. Founder, Dialect Coaches Worldwide Inc.
Wayne Watkins. Producing Artistic Director, The Enclave Theatre Company.
Lano Williams Partner, KarolWilliams.