THE VENUE'S LEADERSHIP
The Venue is uniquely structured—families with students in our programs are our members. Board meetings are open to everyone and visitors are welcomed to the table to participate in what are always lively discussions. Our goal is to be totally transparent and to reflect the wishes of the families we serve.
Our part-time Executive Director, Lora Haimes, works intimately with our educational directors, volunteers, and board members to ensure that all aspects of The Venue align with our stated mission:
The Venue Theatre exists to provide an accepting and enriching environment for the youth of our community—for discovery, exploration and celebration of their unique and extraordinary abilities.
OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lora is passionate about theatre eduction as she has seen first hand how it benefits not only the students, but parents and families as well. She also loves the collaborative nature of theatre and working with a wide range of people to make things happen.
Lora served as the Education Director at Stagedoor Theatre from 2005 through 2011. After that she owned her own business with a staff of 20, which she grew significantly, then sold in 2017.
Lora is excited to be back in the theatre world and to be working with the Venue community.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sandy Moorehead - President
Andra Denton - Treasurer
Bethany Van Beek - Secretary
TJ Bartt - Member at Large
Bitsy Bernat - Member at Large
Paul Liffengren - Member at Large
Kathleen McIntosh - Member at Large
Denis White - Member at Large
Hallie Hannum - Student Representative
Alaska Jenkins - Student Representative
Justin Stephens - Student Representative