You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised) Creative
FRANCES GASKILL (Choreographer) is back as choreographer. She was also the choreographer for "RENT" this past summer. Other Ohio University Lancaster Theatre credits include "Legally Blonde, The Musical", "The Drowsy Chaperone", "GREASE", and "The Wizard of OZ". In 2011, she appeared in "CHICAGO" (Ensemble, Featured Dancer) during the Lancaster Festival. She grew up in and has lived in Lancaster most of her life. Her mother put her in dance classes at age two and she is still dancing at age 33. Frances teaches primarily tap to students of all ages and is one of the coaches for a competitive dance team at Susan's Tap-n-Toe. She has studied a variety of dance styles from belly dancing to different types of African dance in NYC and throughout Ohio. Frances attended Ohio University to earn a business degree and a minor in dance. When she finished her schooling, she realized her passion for teaching and went back to Ohio University to earn a Master's degree in Education. She is currently teaching 6th grade math and science at a rural school in Athens County. Frances is a mother to three daughters, ages 8, 4, and 1. She enjoys being outside in the summer, playing with her kids, crafting, and dancing.
Lighting DesignerDale Harris
DALE HARRIS (Lighting Designer/Technical Consultant) has been the Lighting Designer and Technical Consultant for Ohio University Lancaster Theatre for the past twelve years. Congratulations, Dale! He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He began his theatre career with Theatre Arts of West Virginia, rotating positions of stage manager, lighting designer and technical director over the course of 12 years. He spent 10 years in New York, where his credits included working as technical director for Roundabout, Pan Asian Repertory and Second Stage Theater. Dale served as technical director for NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Design Program being responsible for helping young designers move their designs for main stage productions from concept to reality. Dale is currently the in-house lighting designer for the Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio. Dale created the set and lighting design for Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s production of "Steel Magnolias". In the past few years Dale has designed the lighting for Ohio University Lancaster’s productions of "Miracle on 34th Street", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The Producers", "Little Shop of Horrors", "It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play", "CHICAGO", "The Producers", Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella", "The Elephant Man", "The 25th Annual Putnam County SPELLING BEE", "West Side Story", "Barefoot in the Park", "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "The 39 Steps", "The Wizard of Oz", "Dead Man’s Cell Phone", "The Fantasticks", "GREASE", "Moon Over Buffalo", "A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play", "HELLO, DOLLY!", "Jekyll & HYDE The Musical", "LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical". Ohio University Lancaster Theatre is grateful for Dale’s commitment to the program over the past 12 years.
Producer, Director, Musical Director, Set DesignerA Victor Jones
A.Victor Jones (Producer, Director, Set Designer) is an Assistant Professor of Instruction and the Producing Artistic Director of Theatre at Ohio University Lancaster. He has been on the Lancaster regional campus as the Producing Artistic Director since 2010. Victor has his Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami, Florida, and his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. As the Producing Artistic Director at Ohio University Lancaster, Victor was instrumental in achieving the state-of-the-art $250,000 Wagner Theatre renovation project. He also founded the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre summer community theatre program which is featured during the historic Lancaster Festival. Victor was awarded the “Professor of the Year Award” and the “Dean’s Special Recognition Award” at Ohio University Lancaster in 2015. His production of Moon Over Buffalo (Producing Artistic Director, Costumer) was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 2 (KCACTF) and received a regional directing award and a KCACTF national costuming award. Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s recent production of "LEGALLY BLONDE, The Musical" (Producing Artistic Director) won a regional BroadwayWorld Award for “Best Musical.” Additional Producing Artistic Directing credits include: "Jekyll & HYDE The Musical", "The Drowsy Chaperone", "next to normal", "HELLO, DOLLY!", Rodgers & Hammerstein’s "Cinderella", "West Side Story", "The Producers", "Little Shop of Horrors", and "CHICAGO". Victor has led the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre department for 11 seasons, 37 major productions, and more than 40 student theatrical showcases. Victor is a proud member of SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society).