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Richard Rosen, Founder
Richard is the creator and founder of The Magik Theatre as well as many other successful theatres in San Antonio, most notably The Melodrama Theatre and the San Antonio Theatre Club. Richard has written for numerous PBS programs, including “City Sites” and “Carrascolendas,” a bilingual series for children. His film credits include writing and co-producing the documentary The Heart of the City. He has created and produced artistic profiles of Degas for the McNay Art Institute, “Celebration of Water” for Schlitterbahn Park on South Padre Island, and “The Haunted River Cruise” for the San Antonio River Walk. More than 30 of his original plays have been produced nationwide. Original stage works include Alice: A Rock Opera, The Great Kapok Tree, Roxaboxen, Benito's Dream Bottle, The Phantom of the Alamo, Peter and Wendy, and Christmas in Blueville.

Richard also spent six consecutive years helping plan and execute the largest single night arts event in Texas, Luminaria: Arts Come to Light, which is held annually in San Antonio. He served as Artistic Director for the 2012 and 2013 events, and was Co-Chair in 2011. Richard holds a B.A. in Theatre from Trinity University.

Management Team
Frank Villani, Executive Director
Frank has worked in the entertainment industry since graduating from law school in 1977. He started his career working at Damas Enterprises, a legal professional sports and entertainment management firm in Beverly Hills, with a client list that included Ahmad Rashad, Jim Zorn and John Schneider. Frank left the firm in 1981 to become Executive Director of Morton B. Katz & Associates in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, one of the largest marketing and administrative management consulting firms for non-profit performing arts companies in North America.

Frank and his family relocated to San Antonio in 1985 when he became a consultant to the San Antonio Symphony. Since then he has held the position of Chief Financial Officer of the San Antonio Festival, and when the Festival and the San Antonio Performing Arts Association merged to become ARTS San Antonio he was named Executive Director. Frank held that position for 21 years, presenting over 200 different world-renowned performing arts companies for the enjoyment of San Antonio residents and visitors. In 2008, Frank stepped down from ARTS San Antonio to take over the newly created position of cultural affairs manager with the City of San Antonio. In that position, Frank was responsible for the oversight of the arts funding division of the Department for Culture and Creative Development. He retired from the City in June of 2014 but still wanted to stay active in the arts, and accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer at The Magik Theatre when it became available in October 2014.

Frances Limoncelli, Managing Artistic Director
Frances comes to The Magik Theatre from Chicago, and has over twenty years experience as a theatre professional, with a strong background in children’s and family theatre. She is a playwright, actress, singer, and director. She also has experience in marketing, development, and education. Before Magik, Frances was an Artistic Ensemble Member at Lifeline Theatre since 1995, where she also served as the Director of Marketing and the Education Director. She also taught playwriting at Chicago Dramatists and Theatre School at DePaul.  Frances’ plays include Arnie the Doughnut, Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch, and The Emperor’s New Threads (all with original music and lyrics by George Howe, whose works also include Click Clack Moo and Duck for President). She believes in the power of theatre to educate, inspire, and even heal. The prospect of using it to help young people grow and to develop tomorrow’s audience is satisfying to her on a very personal level.
David Ankrom, Operations Director/Actor
Dave is a founding company member of The Magik Theatre. Some of his favorite roles are: Jonathan Harker in Dracula, Stuart in Stuart Little, Igor in The Frankie Stein Show, Mr. Dussell in The Dreams of Anne Frank, Bob Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird, Tim the Stage Manager in Noises Off, Charlie in Willy Wonka, Yellow Dog in Go Dog, Go!, Harry in Defiled, Hank in Hank the Cowdog, Myron in The Wayside School, Uncle Billy in It's A Wonderful Life, Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Sheriff Reynolds in Bat Boy, the Musical. Dave is a graduate of Texas State University.
Charles Gentry, Director of Programs & Administration
Charles assists with the overall operation of The Magik Theatre, including systems administration, programming and marketing, membership and volunteer coordination, financial operations and fundraising, community and Board relations, personnel and facilities management, strategic development and long-range planning. A San Antonio native and alumnus of UTSA and the University of Michigan, Charles has taught high school and college level arts, culture, and computer application courses, and was a curator and theater manager at the Flint Institute of Arts in Michigan. He is currently a Certified Tourism Ambassador, high school lacrosse coach, and community volunteer.
Shelley Weber, Director of Education & Outreach
Shelley has been involved in the San Antonio theater arts and education community since 2001, but spent four years in New York City and Washington, D.C. While on the east coast, Shelley worked in Equity Stage Management with Theaterworks USA, as Development Manager for Special Events at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, Managing Fellow at Arena Stage, and as an Interim Managing Director for the Family Opera Initiative. Closer to home, Shelley led Magik’s inaugural national tour, served as Assistant Production Manager for Luminaria 2010, and has stage managed for almost every theater in town, including Magik, St. Philip’s College, and the San Antonio Opera. Shelley is also an elementary educator, with a Master’s Degree in Education from Trinity University and several years of experience at Bonham Elementary School in the San Antonio Independent School District. Shelley has a BA in Business from Trinity, an amazing husband, and two sons, Dixon and Milam, both enthusiastic Magik Theatre audience members.
 
Megan Coy, Marketing & Development Coordinator
Megan moved from Tucson, Arizona, to San Antonio in September 2014 to become Magik’s Production Manager and Lighting Designer. Before settling in San Antonio, she worked with Magik on their 2013 Shakespeare in the Park production and the 2013 national tour of Splat the Cat. After that, she spent nine months on an international tour with Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo and went to Australia and New Zealand as the lighting designer for India Arie’s Soulbird tour. She has a BFA Degree in Design and Technology from the University of Arizona and just had her first child, a baby girl.
 
Angela Reed Moore, Box Office Manager 
Box Office Manager Angela Reed Moore joined The Magik Theatre in 1998. She first met and worked with Richard Rosen in the mid-1980s, as the Cheshire Cat in Alice, a Rock Opera, her all-time favorite role. Other Magik roles have included Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird, Violet's mother Mrs. Beauregard in Willy Wonka, Mrs. Goldstein in Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus, and Nana in Peter and Wendy. Angela attended the University of North Texas (then North Texas State). She has sung in various local bands and done commercial recording since high school. Angela is immensely proud of her children, Tanner, Avery, and Clara, and appreciates their support.

Cast, Technical Artists, and Staff

 
Chris Boneta, Set & Scenic Designer/Graphic Artist
Chris has been working with The Magik Theatre for many years. He creates most of the graphic art produced at The Magik Theatre. Chris also assists with set construction and sound and light board operation. Three of his children have performed on the Magik stage in productions ranging from academy classes to Shakespeare in the Park.
Lilly Canaria, Local/Regional Tour Coordinator
Lilly starting working for the Magik Theatre in 2013 as a national tour actress. She then starting performing in local tours and participated in a couple of main stage shows. She now works on booking touring shows locally, regionally, and hopefully in the future, nationally. Lilly holds a Bachelors degree in Business from A&M University -San Antonio as well as Associate degrees in business marketing and business management from San Antonio College. She helps bring the Magik from city to city!
 
Edgar Caro, Reservations 
Although new to show business, Edgar has performed in many roles as a customer service meeting planner in the transportation and medical device industries. He is now providing excellent customer service to Magik Theatre audiences.
 
Dylan Collins, Actor/Technical Assistant
Dylan has been a company member at Magik for several years. He has also worked with the San Pedro Playhouse and The Cameo Center, and was featured in Santa Diaries, a one-man show at the Church Bistro. He has appeared in many roles at the Magik, including The Cat in The Cat in the Hat, Raspa Boy in Phantom of the Alamo, and Petruchio in the Magik/ArtsSA production of The Taming of the Shrew.
Carolyn Dellinger, Tour Actor/Director/Costumer
A born and raised Alaskan, Carolyn is thrilled to be working in the Magik touring department. She enjoys travelling all over the beautiful state of Texas to perform local touring shows, as well as the occasional national tour. When Carolyn isn't on stage at a local school, church, or library, she is happily making costumes, mixing sound, repairing damaged props, writing and directing new Magik productions...basically anything Magik puts on the road, she'll make sure it's an awesome show! Carolyn studied musical theater in NYC and graduated from AMDA. Magik credits include: Wake Up, Brother Bear (Sister Bear), Jungle Book (Kaa, Tabaqni), Jack & the Beanstalk (Mother, Stranger, Mrs. Giant), Rumplestiltskin (Gabby), Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Mama Bear), The 3 Little Pigs (Willie), Merry Christmas, Mouse (Mama Mouse), Pirate's Holiday (Skittles), Cat in the Hat (Kitten), If You Give a Moose a Muffin (Mom). She previously did a national tour with ArtsPower's Madeline and the Bad Hat (Miss Clavel); Off-off Broadway credits include: Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), Othello (Desdemona), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena/Hermia); Regional and other theater credits include: My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle), The Odd Couple (Cecily Pigeon), and Hello, Dolly! (Mrs. Malloy). Carolyn has been an actor, freelance costumer, and portrait artist for years.
 
Mitzi Fischer, Group Sales Coordinator 
Mitzi has been with the Magik since 2011, bringing a fun, vibrant personality to the organization. Her passion for theatre began at a young age, and she has been performing in plays and musicals ever since. With a father serving in the Air Force, Mitzi moved ten times throughout her childhood, living everywhere from Florida to California to Maine, but she has always considered Texas to be home. She graduated from Grove City College in eastern Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with minors in Business and Theatre.
 
Susie Hamilton, Costumer
The awesome costumes seen onstage in Magik productions come from the talented hands of Susie Hamilton. A graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso with a B.A. in Theatre, Susie is owner and designer at Free Rose Studio, a business that specializes in professional costume design and construction for film, theatre and dance, as well as the design and manufacture of handmade accessories. She has served as costume designer/production supervisor for Six Flags Fiesta Texas; costume designer on feature films such as The One I Wrote for You, HOAs, and The Water’s Edge; designer or stylist on commercial projects for clients such as H-E-B and the San Antonio Film Commission; and costume designer for theatres including the Overtime Theatre, Jump-Start Theatre, and Divadlo Z Pasáže (Theatre from the Passage) in Slovakia, besides The Magik Theatre.
 
Tiffany Maltos, Education Program Manager/Magik Theatre
Tiffany received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Education from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. After graduation she received her teaching certification from the Bowdoin Teacher Scholars Program and went on to teach English at Brunswick High School. Tiffany has been a part of Magik since she was a child. She attended Camp Showbiz in the 90s, was a college intern, and was a member of Magik’s national touring company in 2011. In 2013, Tiffany trained with Karen Sharpe, Director of Education at Seattle Children’s Theatre and Board President of Theatre for Young Audiences USA. She has worked at The Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Theatre Project, and The Magik Theatre, with an emphasis on early childhood education and creative drama. When Tiffany isn’t working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family, friends, and her dog Viva.

Kortnee McDowell, Education Program Manager/Magik Performing Arts Center
Kortnee, a 22-year resident of New Braunfels, is originally from New York, where she grew up dazzled by Broadway shows and epic operas at Lincoln Center. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Theatre and Psychology with a minor in music, as well as Master’s degrees in Education and Health/Wellness. In her life before Magik, she was an award-winning public school teacher of everything from elementary performing arts to college health. Kortnee founded Musikation Performing Arts and KQube Kreative, which provided area youth with arts education programs. She currently serves as the Leaders in Fire Education Program Coordinator for the San Antonio Fire Department and is a published writer and curriculum developer. Recent theatre credits include Clown 1 in The 39 Steps; Sissy in Come Back to the Five and Dime; Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; Ouiser in Steel Magnolias; Miss Hannigan in Annie; Alma Jean in The Midnight Caller; and Vera Sanders in Smoke on the Mountain. Technical credits include producer for The Odd Couple and director of ‘Til Death Do Us Part, Little Shop of Horrors, Guys and Dolls, and The Wizard of Oz. She has also served as assistant director, production stage manager, stage manager, set designer, lighting designer and make-up designer for numerous shows. Kortnee’s favorite role was Annie Sullivan in The Miracle Worker at SUNY Potsdam, for which she earned a nomination for the National Irene Ryan Acting Award. When the limelight is off, Kortnee enjoys traveling to far-off places, singing around the campfire, and paddling her kayak down quiet rivers.

 
Ariel Rosen, Actor
Ariel braved two years in cold New York City and is over the moon to be living back in sunny south Texas! Her passion for theatre was ignited at the age of four when her father took her to his rehearsals, rather than hiring a babysitter. She's been involved at Magik since the premiere production in 1995 and finally, after years of climbing the corporate ladder, became a full-time staff member. Some favorite Magik roles include Lucy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Rosalind in As You Like It, and Baloo in a recent national tour of The Jungle Book. Ariel remembers when The Magik Theatre was just a glimmer of an idea in her father's head, and feels blessed to have seen his “other child” grow into such an amazing and important place for the children of San Antonio. Ariel attended the North East School of the Arts, and went on to be a part of the B.F.A. Musical Theatre program at the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut.
 
Richard Solis, Actor/Props Master
Richard just can't get enough of The Magik Theatre! Our props master extraordinaire was one of the original founding company members when the theatre first opened in 1994. He then left for Houston, where he worked for Main Street Theatre for 10 seasons, finally returning to his roots. His résumé spans a huge range of theatre, including national touring productions (in which he played the Moose from If You Give a Moose a Muffin for two separate theatre companies), Shakespeare in the Park, and many other Magik Theatre productions including Click, Clack, Moo; Aladdin; Phantom of the Alamo; and Junie B. Jones. His most famous work, though, is the amazing props he builds for all of our productions. Take a closer look the next time you're here for a show - chances are that elaborate puppet or that giant Squeeze-A-Burp was built by our very own Richard.
John Stillwaggon, Tour Actor/Director/Manager
John is thrilled to have worked as an actor, director, and manager for Magik Theatre's touring productions since Fall of 2012. He is blessed to do what he loves surrounded by such wonderful people, particularly his wife Carolyn, co-director of Magik's Touring Company. Magik credits include: The Jungle Book (Shere Khan); Treasure Island (Long John Silver); Jack & The Beanstalk (Jack); Rumplestiltskin (Charming); Llama Llama (Billy Goat); Wake Up, Brother Bear! (Brother Bear); Pirate Pete's Story Ship (Pirate Pete); Merry Christmas, Mouse (Mike); A Pirate's Holiday (Gonzorgo); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bottom); The Cat in the Hat (Cat, Thing 1); Goldilocks & the Three Bears (Papa Bear); The Three Little Pigs (Wolf). Off-Broadway credits include: Once Upon a Mattress (Harry); The Deciders (Dick Cheney); The Last One Left (Edgar). NYC Equity Showcase: Hamlet (Hamlet); Romeo & Juliet (Mercutio); Othello (Iago); The Tempest (Ariel); Guys & Dolls (Sky); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (McMurphy). National Tours: Tartuffe (Damis); As You Like It (Duke Senior). San Antonio Regional credits include: Death of a Salesman (Happy; BroadwayWorld Award Winner; ATAC Globe Nominee); The Taming of the Shrew (Grumio); The Merchant of Venice (Gratiano/Arragon); Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike (Spike); Clybourne Park (Karl/Steve); The Santaland Diaries (Crumpet). TV/Film: Law & Order; CSI:NY; Non-Stop; Smash; Disney's When in Rome. Named One of the Top Ten Off-Off Broadway Professionals in NYC (ReviewFix, 2011). Named a Star of Brooklyn (Home Reporter, 2015). Graduate and former instructor at CUNY Brooklyn's MFA Acting Program. Artistic Director, Act-Out Acting School.
Jeremy Zenor, Actor
Jeremy Zenor moved to San Antonio from Brooklyn, New York. He is very happy in his new home and is proud to be a member of the Magik family. As a touring actor Jeremy is honored to meet and entertain all the wonderful students and teachers of the Alamo City.
 

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