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Director
Brian Westerley
Brian Westerley has lived & worked in Ohio, Los Angeles & New York. While in L.A., Brian directed & starred in the world premieres of The Day I Said Goodbye & Shark Tank, as well as writing & directing the plays Caught Up in a Moment & Denial is Not a River in Egypt. He directed Avenue Arts’ production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf & has also directed productions of The Spitfire Grill & Over the River & through the Woods at Stow Players, Tuck Everlasting at CCP, The Country House at CVLT, A Few Good Men at Hudson Players, Lend Me a Tenor at Brecksville Little Theatre & bare, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest & Scotland Road at Western Reserve Playhouse. He took Other Desert Cities & Confessions from the Ladies Room (Wolf Creek Players) & Thumbs (Hudson Players) to the Regional & State OCTA competitions, winning 12 awards. Brian has won numerous other theatrical awards, including trophies for directing (Aladdin), Outstanding Supporting Actor (Twilight of the Golds) & three in a row a
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Stage Manager
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Costume Designer
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Sound Designer
Hazen Tobar
Hazen Tobar is excited to design sound again for Avenue Arts this season! He can usually be spotted behind the soundboard at Avenue Arts, Weathervane Playhouse, and Rubber City Theatre. Past sound credits include Bent, Noises Off, and the world premiere of Tame, respectively. Hazen also enjoys taking production photos for Avenue Arts and Rubber City Theatre, which can be seen at hazentobar.com.
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Technical Director
Linda Alexander-Radak
Linda is 62 years old and currently serves as the Technical Director at Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre. Some of her most favorite productions in the past include August: Osage County (Violet Weston), Sordid Lives (Sissy), Beerthovans Ninth (Ex Wife), and Rubber City Blues (Drunk Woman). Linda considers herself a “chickenista” - having over 40 egg-laying chickens. She would like to thank her husband, George, who supports every hair brained idea that she comes up with and even helps make them happen.
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Artistic Director
David Lee
David Lee has served as the Artistic Director at Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre since the conception of the theatre company in 2017. He has had the pleasure of working with a diverse group of actors including youngsters as the Director of the young actors workshop each fall and spring. Some of his favorite shows with the the Junior class are “Annie JR”, “Willy Wonka JR”and “Shrek JR”. David also understands the importance in the development of new works and has formed a company of actors called “Underground” that preforms staged readings of new works. He invites you to check out the season of new works at AvenueArts.org. David is a Canton, Ohio native and attended Malone University where he was trained in the Michael Chekhov Technique of acting and revived and B.A. in Communication, Visual and Preforming Arts.
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Managing Director
Jared Sparks
Jared is 24 years old and currently works as the Event Manager for ArtsInStark while he pursues his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walsh University. Past stage credits include Hairspray (IQ), South Pacific (Professor), Leading Ladies (Butch Myers), Clybourne Park (Kenneth), Two by Two (Japheth, Grease (Kenicke) and Flowers For Algernon (Charlie Gordon). Jared would like to thank everyone for the continued support of growing the arts in the community.