Lake Washington High School Theatre Booster Board

Who are we? We are a group of dedicated parents of kids who are passionate about theatre. We care deeply about all the kids in our Lake Washington High School family who are involved in the theatre program and are working hard to help our program succeed and thrive now and in the future. We have a monthly booster board meeting listed on our calendar that is open to all who want to attend. We also welcome warmly anyone who wants to join us in volunteering! Please reach out to any member of our team with any questions

This parent-led organization provides support for the Theatre company in many ways, including:

  • Selling StarGrams during shows to acknowledge the cast and crew

  • Hosting events to build a sense of community around the theatre

  • Collaborating with the director during productions to help acquire costumes, props, and more

  • Holding fundraising events to raise money for the LWHS Theatre Booster Program

  • Promoting LWHS Theatre events through posters, programs, social media, and neighborhood websites

  • Providing support during productions, such as ticketing, ushering, concessions, and meals for cast and crew

  • Establish financial aid opportunities for LWHS thespians

  • And many more...

We are Looking for Volunteers!

 

If you would like to support the efforts of LWHS Theatre as a volunteer, we would love to have you! We are always looking for enthusiastic parents to join our team; there are plenty of opportunities big and small Or join us for our monthly booster meetings to learn more. Contact president@theatre.lwhsboosters.org.

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Shanna Barr

President

The president coordinates booster board communication, meets weekly with producers, prepares agenda for monthly board meetings, and works closely with our director, theatre manager, and producers to ensure deadlines and goals are met.

Shanna is a huge fan of both theatre and kids, so she is doubly excited to serve on the booster board. Her goal is to help each production run seamlessly, reduce stress for all involved, and to sell out every show! She became an instant fan of LWHS drama and director Morgan Heetbrink when her then middle school daughter Brooke asked her family to attend "Beauty and the Beast" in May 2018. Brooke is now in high school and has been thrilled to have the chance to learn and grow through participating in the program here.

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Fred Romano

Treasurer

The treasurer creates annual budget, maintains financial records, makes payments as needed, and sets up cash boxes prior to shows.

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Margaret Chorlton

Secretary

The secretary prepares minutes of monthly board meetings, records roll call, agenda/action items and voting results.

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Mako Guest

Producer

The producers work closely with director, president, and booster team to coordinate all tasks necessary for each production. They work with communications and publicity to promote auditions, shows, upcoming events, and meet weekly with the president to coordinate ongoing tasks.

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Caroll Pohl-Ferry

Producer

Producers work closely with director, president, and booster team to coordinate all tasks necessary for each production. They work with communications and publicity to promote auditions, shows, upcoming events, and meet weekly with the president to coordinate ongoing tasks.

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Jenn Malick

Props Chairs and International Thespian Society

The props chair ensures that all needed props are purchased/made, organized, and set up for our productions.

The International Thespian Society chair communicates important ITS dates and events. They help coordinate ordering of grad bling and help monitor points for lettering.

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Joy Jernigan

Fundraising Chair

Joy organizes and coordinates advertising and fundraising efforts in support of the Lake Washington High School Theatre program.

She would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support of Lake Washington High School Theatre.

She is the proud parent of two actors, Aidan and Lauren, who reignited her love of musical theatre and the arts.

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Danelle Mathews

Ticketing Chair

The ticketing chair oversees tickets sales and seating. They train and coordinate the volunteers for the Box Office and Will Call for performances.

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Andrea Knott

Volunteer Coordinator and Cast Fuel

The Volunteer Coordinator creates and monitors sign-up geniuses to fulfill show volunteer needs. They check in and orient the volunteers at performances.

Our cast fuel chair coordinates providing meal, snack, and beverage options for cast and crew during tech week and performances. They manage the sign-up genius for meals and volunteers, as well as securing food donations.

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Karee Oliver

Costuming Magician

The costumes chair works closely with the director and props chair to organize and provide all costume needs for our productions.

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Christine King

Publicity Chair

The publicity chair's focus is to promote the Lake Washington High School theatre program in the community through posters and other print materials, mass media, social media, and school
communications.

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Evelyn Chambers

Lobby Sales and Star Grams

Our lobby sales chair plans and organizes our sales of concessions and star grams. This includes purchasing items for concessions and training and overseeing sales volunteers.

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Meredith Rasche

At Large

At large board members volunteer and assist in all tasks on an as-needed basis.

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Dutch Heetbrink

Posters, Programs and Website Volunteer

​As an At Large (non-voting) Booster Board members, Dutch designs all posters and programs, and created and nurtures the LWHS Theatre website.

He has been involved with theatre for many years. For a number of those years he produced 5 theatrical production per year, many as the principal project manager. He also has appeared on stage in Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Oliver!, Music Man, Pirates of Penzance, Wizard of Oz, and others.