Rachel Irick – Artistic Director
A long-time Company Member, Rachel succeeded founding Artistic Director Richard Nelson in 2010 after serving as OKCTC’s Associate Artistic Director for two seasons and helping lead the company through their search for a new Board of Directors and significant structural transitions within the organization. Rachel is an accomplished actor, director, and theatre instructor and holds graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma (MFA, Directing) and Oklahoma City University (Performing Arts). Favorite directing credits include Quilters, The Mousetrap, West Side Story, Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, Electra, Marvin’s Room, Little Women, The Glass Menagerie, Ordinary People, and her own adaptation of the Oresteia trilogy. Plays under her direction (On The Verge in ’03 and OKC Theatre Company’s Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol in ’07) were named by the Oklahoma Gazette as “Top 5 Dramatic Events,” and her OKC Theatre Company production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was named one of the “best plays of 2007” by The Oklahoman. She has appeared in OKC Theatre Company productions of Julius Caesar, Nickel and Dimed, Amadeus, and King Lear.
Christine Jolly – Managing Director
Bio coming soon…
Kory Kight-Pagala – Production Manager
Kory has stage managed with OKCTC on two previous projects: our critically acclaimed production of Buried Child and the new play Salvage by Diane Glancy the featured production in last season’s Native American New Play Festival. Kory is no stranger to the OKC theatre scene having recently worked as Stage Manager for “Fresh Meet,” a production of a burgeoning group for new playwrights Next Stage in OKC. He also stage managed the hit local production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Other backstage credits include The Little Dog Laughed, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, and Bash: the Latter Day Plays (all with Carpenter Square Theatre), and he stage managed Mauritius, Sordid Lives, and the short-lived Souvenir (also with Carpenter Square). In 2009, he directed the OKC premier of Tracy Letts’ play Killer Joe.
Josh Irick – Company Hand
Josh has appeared in OKC Theatre Company productions of Frankenstein, In the Heat of the Night, Medea, Dirty Laundry, Cabaret, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Macbeth, and Julius Caesar; and he performed the title roles in Dracula and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Other local credits include Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew with Reduxion Theatre Company; Much Ado About Nothing with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park; Lives of the Saints with Ghostlight Theatre; and The Rocky Horror Show, As Bees in Honey Drown, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Pride’s Crossing with Carpenter Square Theatre. Josh has a BA in Communications and Theatre from the University of Texas-Tyler. He also studied theatre at Trinity Valley Community College where he appeared in The Father, The Taming of the Shrew (Tranio), Medea, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Other appearances include Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire at Henderson County Performing Arts Center.
Doug Van Liew – Master Carpenter
Besides building sets and/or designing for dozens of OKC Theatre Company productions, Doug has directed company productions of Top Girls, Dracula (one of the most popular OKC Theatre Company productions of all time), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Christmas on the Radio, which he also authored. Some of his most memorable OKC Theatre Company appearances onstage include True West, Hamlet 2000, Measure for Measure, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and the title role in Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol for two separate productions (’05 and ’07). Other local appearances include Falstaff in Henry IV; part I, and Killer Joe. Doug has an MFA in Acting from the University of Oklahoma. Last season, he directed our critically acclaimed production of Buried Child.
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