Angela is the founder of Curtain 440 and has been active in theater community for 20 years through acting, directing, stage managing, set, prop, costume design, and more. She has been directing youth programs since 2005 and mainstage teen and adult productions since 2011. Her work with students has been recognized by the Ohio Community Theater Association as "outstanding." Some of her favorite directing credits include School of Rock; Peter and the Starcatcher; In The Heights; Beauty and the Beast; and The Neverending Story. You might also recognize her from her onstage roles, including Leading Ladies (Meg); Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio); Twelfth Night (Olivia); Miracle on 34th Street (Doris Walker); and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia). Angela also runs the Repertory 440 Company, comprised of students who travel to different schools and perform shows throughout the school year. She is also the author of The Star on My Heart, a play about Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher, which premiered in 2015 and has since been performed throughout Northeast Ohio and several other states including New York, Indiana, and Iowa.
Janna fell in love with theater at the age of eleven and her passion has only grown since then. You might recognize her from the stage in such roles as Anne Frank (The Diary of Anne Frank); Cinderella (Cinderella); and Jo March (Little Women). She is the recipient of awards; including Best Actress in a Play (Geauga Lyric Theater Guild), Best Supporting Actress in a Play (GLTG), Best Actress in a Musical (Ovations), Best Supporting Actress (Rabbit Run), and Outstanding Actress (Ohio Community Theater Association). She has instructed and assisted with many acting classes and performances over the years. Matthew 5:16
Logan is VERY excited to be a part of Curtain 440! Angela has been a major part of her acting career which she plans to pursue next year at Baldwin Wallace University. Some of her favorite productions include Mary Poppins (Jane Banks); Mulan Jr. (Mulan); and Enchanted April (Constanza). She is sure these upcoming shows will add to that list and cannot wait to get started!
Originally from Perry, Ohio, Erica is in her junior year at Hiram College where she is a double major in Management and Theatre Arts. As an actor, some of her favorite roles have been Silly Girl #1 in Beauty and the Beast, a Delta Nu In Legally Blonde; Little Becky Two Shoes in Urinetown: the Musical; Rose Mundy In Dancing at Lughnasa; Mariana in Measure for Measure; and Veronica Novak in God of Carnage. Most recently, Erica choreographed and performed in A Rockin' Midsummer Night's Dream at Hiram College.
Casey has been involved in theatre since first grade when she started taking Angela's classes. As both an actor and assistant she has participated in numerous classes, workshops, and mainstage productions since that time. She currently attends Laurel School where she will graduate from this spring. She is still deciding on a college but plans to continue to pursue an acting degree no matter where she ends up. Most recently she played Miss Hannigan in "Annie" and one of her favorite roles was Hecuba in "The Trojan Women". Casey is excited to join Curtain 440 as an instructor and looks forward to meeting her students!