Staff and Board

The people behind the programs


Dr. M. Crystal Yingling (they/she)

Executive Director

Malia Tippets (she/her)

Web & Tech Support

Richard Schaefer (he/him)

Technical Facilities Manager

Kaitlyn Samuel Rosin (she/her)

Program & Events Producer

Anna Larsen

Facilities Assistant


Lia Gonia

Member & Events Coordinator


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Board of Directors

Rebecca O’Neil (she/her)

Interim Board President

Mark Emerson (he/him)

Board Secretary

Marcus Gorman

Board Member

Cassandra Leon

Board Member

Doug Boling

Board Member

Janet Hayatshahi

Board Member

Deanna Martinez

Board Member

Member Advisory Council

The mission of TPS is to foster and advocate for a robust and equitable theatre community. As TPS moves toward becoming an anti-racist organization, we are eager to engage in processes, procedures, and programming decisions which benefits the whole of the community and take into account those who have been most impacted by systemic oppression in our discipline, and specifically the impacts of racial identity within our broader theatre community. We encourage meaningful dialogue, education, and engagement in the topic of race and social justice, bias, and anti-racist practices. Part of our effort to accomplish this is the re-initiation of the MAC.

We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Furthermore, decades of research demonstrates that diverse and inclusive teams perform at a higher level than homogenous groups. We are committed to equity in all areas of our work and encourage applications from all individuals. We strongly encourage those from groups who have been historically and unjustly underrepresented to apply, and we welcome your direct and necessary questions and calls-to-action to ensure we grow and maintain a rich company culture which fully represents, supports, and honors the beauty of intersectional humanity.

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