The Woodinville Repertory Theatre is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of our community by creating high quality theatre featuring diverse voices and stories that inspire our audience.
Our Artistic Vision:
My name is Amanda Beckwith and I’m the interim Artist Director for Woodinville Repertory Theatre (WRT). The theater has been around for 25 years and recently celebrated its milestone anniversary in 2023. WRT has been delighting audiences for years bringing memorable plays like “I Hate Hamlet”, “The Mousetrap”, “Steel Magnolias”, and “Lend Me A Tenor”. During the pandemic WRT made sure shows like these still went on by producing full length virtual shows while also keeping our cast and crew safe. We even spread some holiday cheer with “‘Tis The Season: A Holiday Sampler”.
With the new year upon and our ever-changing world, it’s the goal of Woodinville Repertory Theatre to also grow and change. Change can be hard for many, but we know if the theater continues to stand by our values and mission, it will carry us through.
My goal for the upcoming years is to integrate more diversity in our plays from the actors we cast, to the plays we select and even the genre of plays we present.
We want to be loyal to our longstanding patrons, but at the same time we want to welcome in new patrons! Fortunately for us that’s the charm of being a community theater, we have you to help us! Please leave your comments about the shows you’ve watched whether good or bad. If you did not like a show for any particular reason, please provide your constructive feedback. We want to hear from you.
Here’s to 2024, we hope it will be a great year for you and for the Woodinville Repertory Theatre to continue to bring joy and inspiration to everyone who sees our shows.
At Woodinville Repertory Theatre, we believe that racism and all forms of discrimination have no place in our society. We recognize that systemic racism has permeated every aspect of our culture and has caused deep harm to communities of color. We are committed to actively challenging and dismantling racism in all its forms, both within our organization and in the broader community.
As a theater company, we recognize that storytelling is a powerful tool for promoting empathy, understanding, and social change. We strive to use our platform to amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists, and to actively seek out and produce works that reflect diverse experiences and perspectives.
We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ability. We will actively work to build a community that celebrates diversity, fosters understanding, and promotes justice.
We recognize that this work is ongoing and that we must continually educate ourselves and our audience on issues of racial justice. We invite open and honest dialogue and commit to actively listening to and learning from the experiences of BIPOC individuals and communities.
Together, we can build a more equitable and just society that celebrates the richness of human diversity.
Board of Directors
Chris Curino (They/Them)
Chris Curino’s career spans across fashion, personal styling, branding, marketing, and, most passionately, theatre. With a15 year tenure in the fashion industry, Chris worked as a color analyst, clothing designer, and trend forecaster. They designed a versatile range of products from children’s clothing to lingerie and handbags, always surveying emerging trends and maintaining a dedication to authenticity. Chris also founded a personal styling business in California, guiding clients to discover their unique style signatures. Chris found this venture profoundly fulfilling because it empowered individuals to embrace their true identities confidently.
Chris’s commitment to community and advocacy came to a head when they joined the steering committee for Trans March San Francisco. Through collaboration, branding and marketing strategies, they played a pivotal role in significantly boosting the event’s attendance, earning multiple awards from the California Senate for their contributions.
Transitioning from the vibrant world of fashion and advocacy to the arts, Chris joined the Woodinville Repertory Theatre in 2017. As a board member and costume designer, their contributions have since expanded to include set design, marketing, and operations. Chris’s journey back to theater—a foundational passion—is not just a professional milestone but a personal full-circle moment. Their work at the theatre is driven by a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of the arts, the profound medium of storytelling and a commitment to sustaining the creative community.
Heather Hendrix-McAdams (She/Her)
Heather is a passionate and experienced arts administrator with a background in theater, design, fine art, and community engagement. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, where she earned her MFA in Interior Architecture. She has also studied theater at New York Stage & Film Powerhouse Theatre and has bachelor’s degrees in Theatre and Fine Art.
Heather has a wealth of experience in the arts community. She has worked as a stage manager, actor, designer, director, and administrator for several theater companies. She is a creative thinker with a strong eye for design. An effective communicator and collaborator, she has also served on the boards of several arts, non-profit, and community organizations.
Heather is eager to use her expertise in theater, design, and community engagement to help the Woodinville Repertory Theatre achieve its goal of providing high-quality arts programming to the community.
Juli Bacon (She/Her)
Managing Director / Treasurer
Juli Bacon, Treasurer, joined the board in 2019 and is excited to get back to her theatre roots. Bacon majored in theatre with an emphasis on acting and directing and worked in theatre in the Puget Sound area but took a break to build her businesses and raise two kids. Juli is the sole owner of JB Consulting Systems, LLC and Bacon Building and Maintenance, LLC, is a partner in her joint venture, JJ BizWorks and a minority owner in Routec Industries, LLC.
Driven by a competitive nature and a desire to affect change, Bacon works to achieve results and has a passion for helping small businesses succeed. Bacon leveraged her theatre skills to become a nationally recognized speaker. Bacon’s team assists their clients in overcoming the challenges of workforce development, human resources and business. Juli is excited to blend her love of theatre and business to work with WRT.
Amanda Beckwith (She/Her)
Amanda has been part of the filming industry since 2007.
She has experience as a camera operator, production assistant, script supervisor, location manager, casting associate, assistant director, and assistant producer on a feature film. Amanda was the producer, assistant director and co-screenplay writer of a short film that won a first place Platinum Remi award at Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. Amanda has joined the Woodinville Repertory Theatre as a board member and is excited to use her filming experience in the theatre.
Irinel Crivat (She/Her)
Anna Waismeyer (She/Her)
Anna currently works at Xbox as the Accessibility User Research Lead on the Xbox Research team. At Xbox, she has co-led the development of the accessibility user research program, including the creation of multiple gaming and disability participant panels as well as piloting new methodologies for games accessibility user research. Prior to joining Xbox, Anna earned her PhD in Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and her undergraduate degree at Cornell University. Her graduate work focused on exploring the cognition of young children, dogs, and squirrels by coming up with fun games for them to play that would shed light on their internal causal and spatial reasoning strategies. Anna’s role on the board of directors combines her love of the arts and community with her professional expertise in program creation and management. Outside of work, Anna loves to hike, craft, and play puzzle games with friends and family. To learn more, visit her website: www.awaismeyer.com.
We acknowledge that Woodinville Repertory Theatre operates on the ancestral land of the Duwamish People, who have lived and cared for this land since time immemorial. We honor their ongoing connection to this land and recognize their leadership in the ongoing struggle for Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination. Learn more at Duwamish Tribe
Woodinville Repertory Theatre, P.O. Box 2003, Woodinville, WA 98072.