Meet the Board!

Way Off Broadway Community Players
2021-2022 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. 

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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

Anne Kennedy

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Anne is a Texas CPA and has worked in healthcare for most of her career.  She has lived in 6 different cities this century but is now settled in Cedar Park and intends to stay put.  Anne always looks for live theater performances in each community and has been a WOBCP subscriber for 2 seasons.  A native of Buffalo, NY, she came to Texas as soon as she could, landing first in Houston.  In addition to theater, her interests include learning, reading, quilting and enjoying family and friends.

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Member-At-Large

T.J. Condit

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TJ has been involved in theater for over 40 years and has been in a wide variety of theater productions.
Lately, he has been performing at the Bastrop Opera House in The Fantastiks, Completely Hollywood, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Dracula the Musical?, Fools, Deliver Us From Mama, Midsummer Night Dream, and we are currently rehearsing Murder Me Always.

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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 most recently performed in "Check, Please" with WOBCP. He also performed in "Big River", in college, and has been active with the Way off Broadway Community Players since January 2020.

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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

Andrea Littlefield

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Andrea was thrilled to do Midsummer with WOBCP this summer. She is excited to help guide WOBCP through its next incarnation. Andrea returned to the stage 10 years ago after a 25-year hiatus and hasn’t stopped (except for COVID). Andrea loves acting, directing and stage managing. Favorite roles include Madam Acarti in Blithe Spirit, Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Witch 3 in Macbeth, and Mrs. Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank. In real life, Andrea lives in Round Rock and works for the state health department in the Tobacco Prevention and Control Bureau. 

Term Ends 5/31/2023

Member-At-Large

Gretchen Westbrook

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Gretchen has been performing in theater for the past eight years. She played Willamina Fleming in "Silent Sky", Veda and Juanita in "Dearly Departed"  Mrs. White in  "Clue The Musical", and for six years as the Charwoman and Mrs. Cratchit in "Ebenezer's Journey". Gretchen is frequently an Assistant Director, stage manager, set painter, and a sound / light tech with several community theatres.  Gretchen is a classically trained vocalist who has developed her own unique singing persona "Ana BeKoach" performing as part of  a medicine show.

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Member-At-Large

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Photos courtesy of Jennifer Luster Photography