Beacon High School Drama Organization – “Beacon Players”/ Contact: Anthony Scarrone / Website /  The Beacon High School Drama and Theater Arts organization, Beacon Players, brings together students who share a passion for theater and performing arts. The organization promotes theater education, in the performing venue as well as technical theater. Theater education is fostered through major performances, conferences, trips, and student-directed productions that enhance the educational goals of the theater discipline’s courses and productions. Membership is open to all Beacon High School students who share the club’s goal of promoting awareness of theater and performing arts on campus and throughout the community.
Kelly Ellenwood / Website / Contact / Soprano and award-winning actor Kelly Ellenwood has performed principal roles on and off Broadway, on stages in every state across the US, and on film & television. Awards include the Gold Medal and First Prize at the Savannah (GA) Music Festival’s “American Traditions Competition” singing America’s music – Gospel, Blues, Jazz and the American Musical Theatre. She received her BM from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned an MM from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana where she coached with legend John Wustman. Kelly is particularly proud to call herself a “Community Organizer” and between her music, raising a family and volunteer work is happily and perpetually overextended. Currently Vice President of BeaconArts.
 Connie Hall / Avant Garde Restaurant (website) / Theater artist and administrator
Angus Hepburn / OffTheCuff-NYActor / Director / Artistic Director / Theatre: mainstage, cafe / Contact
Stephanie Hepburn / Bricktown Theatre Company / Contact

Jessica Jelliffe / Contact / BHouse is an artist residency program based here in Beacon that brings together two of New York’s most exciting artistic hubs – Beacon and Brooklyn – in an attempt to cross-pollinate both artistic communities through dialogue, exchange, education, collaboration and performance.

Nada Khodlova / Website / Nada is a Dance/Movement Therapist and Ritual Dance Facilitator.  Traditional Balkan, Greek, Rom, Armenian, Near Eastern and modern sacred circle dances. Throughout all ages and cultures, traditional circle dances were used to honor the divine, to heal, to affirm connection to the earth and each other, to build community and celebrate rites of passages and life transitions. The danced patterns illuminate the web of these connections. It is where personal and universal healing can occur. The dances are joyful, meditative, mournful, full of beauty, longing, life and celebration!

Karen Michel /Website / Karen works primarily in sound, making a living as a broadcast journalist covering culture/the arts for NPR and doing what she calls “performance documentaries” that combine sound, text, and image–my photographs, ephemera, objects gleaned primarily from dollar stores and souvenir shops.

Susan Osberg / Website / Susan Osberg is an interdisciplinary artist — writing, dancer/choreographer, films
She is the director of Workwith Dancers Company
Peter Smith / Facebook / Stand-up comedian, founderof Lesser Stage Productions, which is devoted to staging variety entertainment (comedy, music, dance, spoken word) throughout the Hudson Valley.

Kate Stryker / Website 

Peter Ullian / Website / Playwright, fiction writer