Meet the Board!

Way Off Broadway Community Players
2020-2021 Board of Directors!
President

Melinda Szabo

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Melinda Szabo has been involved with WOBCP since the auspicious age of 12 years old. She has enjoyed many roles including Director, Stage Manager, Lights/Sound, and Actress. After graduating from St. Edward’s University and working for a bit, she said sayonara and decided her call is to the theatre! Sadly, there is no money in it so she works as an Americorps Vista for a local refugee nonprofit. Day to day she enjoys learning about the ways to limit her impact on the environment and thinking up all the things to fix in the world while doting on her godson and niece.

Vice President

Bethany Watkin

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Bethany has been involved with WOBCP since 2014 after being cast in her first melodrama and she promptly fell in love with the community. She has been involved in theatre in and around Austin for the last 6 years. Having previously served as secretary and board member at large, she is excited to fulfill her new role as VP. Marriage and Mommyhood are her first priority, as she has two kids, Eliza & Samuel and a wonderful Scottish Husband, Matthew. Bethany is excited to see how WOBCP will flourish in the coming years. 

Secretary

Christian Huey

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Christian Huey is a proud Austin native, with 16 years experience in the Central Texas area theater scene. He has worked as an actor, a writer, and director with over a dozen troupes and production companies in Texas and beyond. He holds a master's degree in Journalism/Mass Communication from Texas State University, and spends his non-creative time in the glamorous world of data analytics or teaching English as a foreign language. Christian's first involvement with WOBCP was back in 2012, and he's thrilled to be onboard to help guide this great organization through its next chapter.

Treasurer

Yinni Chen

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Yinni grew up in San Antonio and Austin stole her heart after college. She is passionate about bringing the arts and community together. She grew up loving painting and is so excited to be involved in providing another art form for the community.  She has almost a decade of accounting and finance experience varying in different business structures. She lives with a Maltese pup and he is the best cuddle buddy. Looking forward to collaborating with the board and members to set a strong foundation for Way Off Broadway Community Players. 

Member-At-Large

Scott Hall

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Scott is a teacher and a coach at McNeil High School in Round Rock. He and his family have lived in Leander since 2008 and are proud to call it home. He has been an avid fan of theater and musicals since he was a child, attending the yearly summer musicals at Zilker Hillside Theater in Austin. He performed in "Big River", in college, and has been active with the Way off Broadway Community Players since January 2020.

Member-At-Large

Katrina Hogue

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Katrina Hogue was the tender age of 6 when she first hit the stage, as Gretel in “The Sound of Music,” kicking off a string of no less than 30 productions in the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied vocal performance at University of Redlands (B.M., ‘01) and the University of Texas. She then became a worship leader for 14 years. While a stay-at-home mom, she studied to become a Texas school teacher and currently works as a music teacher at Liberty Hill ISD. Performing has been a life-long passion, whether on the stage, on the worship platform, or while engaging young minds.

Member-At-Large

David Larsen

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David is a retired IT director who has enjoyed attending and supporting live performances his entire life. He has extensive volunteer and Board experience in non-profit groups in various capacities, including youth dance groups (Board member); band booster groups (Board president/member); Meals on Wheels; Habitat for Humanity; Pflugerville ISD (including school volunteer and member on numerous committees and initiatives); Long Center; Thundercloud Subs/Caritas Turkey Trot; Caritas community kitchen; and WOBCP. He is interested in serving on the WOBCP Board to help it survive the current crisis and establish the groundwork necessary to help it grow into an even greater community asset in the future.

Member-At-Large

J.J. Martinez

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Member-At-Large

Rick White

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Rick and his wife Cinda have been part of WOBCP since 2002. Rick has served on the board, directed, acted, and done just about everything else for WOBCP. During the day, Rick works as a Software Development Team Lead for the State of Texas.

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Luster Photography

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