Jennifer Nöel Klouse* - President, Director 2011-2013
Jennifer is a local Seattle actor, singer, writer and director with over 20 years of theater and professional performing under her belt. Jennifer's passion for sharing art with others has taken her all over the world, practicing her craft in such places as Washington DC, San Francisco, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, London, Essen, Cologne and Rome and with such greats as Tony Award winning composer Marvin Hammlisch, Grammy Award winning director Gunther Schuller and Professor Peter Schickele of PDQ Bach fame. Recently, Jennifer realized a childhood dream and performed in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. In the summer of 2013, Jennifer will be singing in Paris, France at the Paris Music Festival.
Jennifer spends her non theater time ardently volunteering for the Vivace! Choral Program (www.vivacechoral.com) in the South Puget Sound; a 501(c)(3) certified organization dedicated to the educating and mentoring of young artists and musicians.
Jennifer feels that coming together with such fantastic, like-minded artists to create Rogue Theatrics has been a dream come true. She thanks you for heartily supporting our endeavors and for helping keep community theater alive.
Erin Mar-De Wise* - Secretary 2011-2013
Erin is a performer at heart. Since the age of 9 she knew that the stage was here home. At Eastern Washington University Erin embraced the world of theatre doing everything from Opera to Musicals which led her to finishing her B.A.E in music. After EWU Erin went on to pursue acting further on scholarship to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC where she got her professional certification in the arts.
Theatre is her passion and bringing it to people of all ages is her goal and ambition. Since arriving in Seattle Erin has
performed at the Freehold series and all over with such companies as Northwest Savoyards, Lyric Opera Northwest, Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan playing the part of Melen in Utopia Limited
and Buttercup in H.M.S Pinafore at the Seattle Repertory Theatre last June, and recently the part of Zora in Ruddigore with the Northwest Savoyards. Erin is also a private acting
instructor and has directed in Seattle Once Upon a Mattress, Annie and most recently Guys & Dolls. Being a part of a theatre company has been her dream and
she is so excited to be a part of such a wonderful team of ladies that believe in the importance of Art.
Katie Castro - Auditions Administration 2012-2013
Shawn Main - Director, Dramaturgy 2012-2013
A native of Connecticut, child of Cairo, and graduate of Hampshire College, Shawn spent much of his teenage years and early twenties waist deep in the theatre. In 2011, he moved to Washington to work at Wizards of the Coast as a designer for Magic: the Gathering. In 2012, he played Snout (the Wall) in Rogue Theatrics' A Midsummer Night's Dream and was reunited with his love of theatre.
Prior to Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9, Shawn has directed Bob Meagher's translation of Euripides' Bakkhai, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth, Richard Foreman's My Head Was a Sledgehammer, Ellen Byron's Graceland, and various original works. Shawn has a great passion for art that questions and expresses, that reinterprets and reimagines, that whispers and that celebrates. And he is thrilled to be a part of such a dedicated and talented group of artists.
Emily Lauckhart* - Past Treasurer 2011-2013
Emily is a long time theater actor, director and pit musician. She has her Masters in the Creative Arts as well as a teaching degree in music.
Upon moving to Seattle 6 years ago Emily begin directing for Northwest Savoyards, Driftwood Players, Kingsplayers and Village Theatre. Through working with these companies she began her journey of beginning her own company.
Starting her own production company has been a dream of hers for years now. After a lot of planning and handpicking a solid production team she is now ready to bring Rogue to life! Rogue Theatrics is here to make their audiences think, gasp, laugh and cry. If you have any suggestions for a production, either a play or a musical, please contact us. We're always planning ahead!
Aside from beginning this production company Emily also teaches private music lessons out of her house in Edmonds. Visit her lesson page at: www.musicwithemily.com
L. Sam Samano - Past Vice President, Director 2011-2013
Sam has been actively involved in non-profit organizations for over 15 years. Her professional background, which includes counseling, worker placement, recruitment
and job fulfillment, has culminated in her present position as the EEO Diversity Director with the Seattle Tunnel Partners (the prime contractor on the Alaska Viaduct/Seattle Tunnel
project). In this role, Ms. Samano monitors and educates contractors on diversity compliance issues, including community hiring. She also connects contractors and their workforce to
local resources to ensure retention on the job.
Previous to this position, Ms. Samano worked for the Workforce Development Council Snohomish County. In her role with the agency, Ms. Samano partnered with community, apprenticeship, educational and corporate organizations to coordinate creative training for K-16 students.
A natural teacher, Ms. Samano conducts career coaching sessions and creates professional development plans for the unemployed and hard-to-serve clientele, and served as career advisor for Western Washington University’s 2009 Business Week. Ms. Samano serves on the board of directors for The Everett Historic Theatre, Rogue Theatre, and was formerly a director for the NW Savoyards Musical Theatre Society. A skilled actor, director and musician, Ms. Samano is equally at home on stage, dazzling a crowd, or managing from behind the curtain.
*denotes founding member