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|Woodland Hills Community Theatre|
|The Artistic Director|
Berry as founder and Artistic /Producing director of
WHCT has directed all but six of our productions. In the last six years
he has been nominated as director four times by the Valley Theatre League
for their Artistic Director Achievement Award and winning once in 1996
for directing "Gigi" and again in 1998 for directing "The Fantasticks",
and in 2000 he won for directing "Don't Dress for Dinner". As an
actor, he has worked on stage professionally in New York, Kentucky, New
Mexico and Los Angeles. He originated the role of Eddie Hayhurst
in Academy Award winner Horton Foote's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway
production of "The Roads to Home". He also had a recurring role for
two seasons on the Fox Network series Mr. President starring George C.
Scott, and has appeared in episodes of Quantum Leap, Matlock, and Doogie
Howser, M.D. among others. Jon has done many commercials, both nationally
and locally, and has done extensive ADR work (voice-over) for many television
shows, most notably Murder She Wrote and a season on the Cosby Mystery
Series. On our stage, he has had key roles in several of our most popular
and critically acclaimed productions. He is especially excited about
the West Valley Playhouse's current
production of "Room Service".
Call Jon at (818) 884-1907 or
send email to:
|Holly Martin (Stage
Manager) originally hails from
Maryland where she graduated from SSU with a degree in Communications.
While in college she worked on "Sweeny Todd" and "The Fabulous Fable
Factory", and she was prop manager for "The Heidi Chronicles." Holly
is thrilled to be working in the theatre again. Her work with WHCT/West
Valley includes "Proposals", " The "Haunting of Hill House" and "Spider's
Web" and she looks forward to many more productions with WHCT/West Valley
Playhouse. I thank my mother for all her support and miss her very
much. She also wishes to thank her Dad, Erika, Jack, Alex and Drew
for all their love and support.
Danny Truxaw (Lighting Design) has an MFA in directing and was a recipient of the Inland Empire Theatre Circle award for excellence in directing. Over the last thirty years Danny has designed sets and lighting for many productions including several as a guest artist at Cal State Northridge. Danny was also technical director for American Theatre Arts at Immaculate Heart College in the ‘70s. He also worked with the Bread and Puppet Theatre both in their visits to LA and Vermont.
Anne Bridge (Properties Manager) is once again helping us backstage. Her talent and attention to detail are a real treasure. Thanks Ann.
Robyn Bryant (Assistant Props Manager) Having toured several years with a professional Shakespeare company, she went on to earn awards for her performances in such works as Pastiere's Opera " Signor Deluso" and Stephen Sondheims's "A Little Night Music," in which she portrayed Countess Charlotte Malcolm. She received her BA in Theatre from Huntington College in Alabama. Robyn is delighted to make her return to the theatre in roles both on and off the stage.
Don Nelson (Costume Design) has appeared in many WHCT productions, among them Little Mary Sunshine, Brigadoon, Stage Door and most recently in the award winning The Fantasticks. His work with Kiss Me Kate, Calamity Jane, and A Tale of Two Cities Parts 1 & 2, earned him three Valley Theatre League ADA awards.
Victoria Profitt (Set
Designer) An award winning designer,
Ms. Profitt has designed some fifty Los Angeles productions including Indiscretions,
The Swan (both at Pacific Resident Theatre), The Dresser, Gigli Concert,
Rhinoceros at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Waiting for Godot at the Matrix
Theatre. Here at the West Valley Playhouse she has designed
Proposals, The Haunting of Hill House and Spiders Web. Awards and nominations
include several Backstage West Garlands and Drama-Logue Awards, two LA
Weekly Awards, as well as a double Ovation Nomination. In 1999 Victoria
received a Los Angeles Drama Critic Circle Award for her design of The
Swan at PRT. She was also honored by the LADCC with the Bob Z Award
for Lifetime Achievement.