Meet the Staff
Founding Artistic/Executive Director and Author
Sandra is the founding Artistic/Executive Director of The Shadow Box Theatre. For more than half a century, her dedication and love of children, as well as her tenacious awareness that children are our future, has driven her to keep SBT alive, vital and cogent. Originally a modern dancer her love of movement was how she expected to dedicate her life’s work. To make a living she also became an early childhood educator. However, her marriage and three wonderful children made her dance career take a backseat. Life unfolded in unexpected ways and while teaching in a community program she created a show to earn funds for the program. Out of this community project The Shadow Box Theatre was born. And so for the past 50+ years with her dedication to the community SBT has kept her creative spirit vital and her dedication to creating for children a forever piece of her life.
Raymond created and operates SBT's new reservations system. He oversees ticketing and reservations for school groups and individuals, and the general administration of SBT's executive office. He was formerly administrator/director of NY Dinner Theatre (1993-2007) and artistic director of Theatre in the Schools, as well as an audio book narrator for Blackstone Audio and Hovel Audio. He is an active actor/director, poet, musician, and filmmaker.
Arts Education Director/Workshop Coordinator
Kellie began her life in theatre after viewing a performance of Alice Through the Looking Glass in her school cafeteria in second grade. She received training as an actor with Childsplay (Tempe, AZ) and later earned a B.A. in Theatre from Arizona State University and an M.A. in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Kellie has worked professionally as an actor, director, stage manager, teaching artist and high school theatre teacher. She has over 18 years experience as an arts educator. Previously, Kellie taught theatre in Arizona and China. She also served on the Childsplay Advisory Panel, a team of educators which helped Childsplay better serve schools of all types in Arizona. Currently, Kellie is a teaching artist with the Center for Arts Education (serving a middle school in Bushwick) and stage manages productions for several theatre companies in NYC. She is delighted to serve the SBT teaching artists and students. Every child deserves a life of imagination and wonder!
Greg, a singer, songwriter, musician, and performing artist - is The Shadow Box Theatre's Music Director and also performs with the company. He has been a core company member since 1989, creating memorable roles in 'The African Drum,' 'The Firefly Star,' and many other SBT productions. Greg also tours with SBT's 'Storybook Theatre: Stories that Sing!' shows, serving as guitarist/performer.
Assistant Theatrical Director
Marcus Turnage is in his 14th season at Shadowbox theatre. A classically trained singer, he loves putting on magic for the children. Marcus is excited to be working alongside Sandy.
Emelia is an actor and arts educator from Ghana, where she is a co-founder of Accra Theatre Workshop. She has special interests in arts education, physical theatre and artistic collaborations across music and dance, so she is very excited to be working with SBT! Past credits include: Lynn Nottage’s By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Vera Stark), Welcome to Thebes (Euridyce), Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Cassandra), Lady from the Sea (Ellida), and Cholera Diaries, her one-woman show woven around real life accounts of people affected by a cholera epidemic in Ghana in 2014.
Emelia holds a BA in Theatre from Pomona College (Claremont, CA) and an MFA in Acting from the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA).