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Bay Area Children's Theatre
Lauren Rosi

Education Programs Manager

Program/Event Manager
Jeanette Lipp

2019 Fall Production Crew

Bay Area Children's Theatre Staff

DIRECTOR: Caroline Schneider
Caroline is an arts educator and performer in the Bay Area and has been teaching and directing for ten years with companies like Bay Area Children's Theatre, Howick Little Theatre (Auckland, New Zealand), East Bay Children's Theatre, and Med-O-Lark: the Arts Camp of New England (Washington, Maine).  She has a BA in Musical Theater Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

MUSIC DIRECTOR (part-time): Meghan Hornbacker
Meghan is a musical theatre teaching artist currently based in the Bay Area.  She has previously worked with Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre as the director and choreographer of their Children's Summer Programs, and taught Tri-Valley Young Performers Academy's improv comedy and introductory theatre courses.  She has a BA in Theatre Arts and Political Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

CHOREOGRAPHER: Chelsey Ristaino
Chelsey recently moved to the Bay Area from New York City where she lived for five years. Bay Area Theater Credits: Mamma Mia at Center Rep, Rock of Ages at Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre and Grease at Berkeley Playhouse. An East Coast native, Chelsey has performed regionally throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Favorite credits include: Natalie in Next to Normal at The Resident Theater Company, The Mistress in Evita, Pea in Jerusalem, Amber in Hairspray, and Franca in The Light in the Piazza at Cape Repertory Theater, and Donna in The Taffetas at Seven Angels Theater. Short Film credits: Must Hurry!, Charley V (Nominated Best Comedic Actress), and The Tragedy of Sal. Chelsey graduated from Montclair State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre.

Locally, Lauren has served as an award-winning credentialed teacher, actress, choreographer, and director at the Young Conservatory @ A.C.T. (2012 Distinguished Artist Mentor Award), Ray of Light Theater (2014 Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award- Choreography), Marin Theater Company, Diablo Theatre Company, Berkeley Playhouse, and Town Hall Theatre Company. Bay Area acting credits include CalShakes, Town Hall Theatre Company, Contra Costa Civic Theater, Contra Costa Music Theater, New Conservatory Theater, OMG! I Love That Show, Ross Valley Players, Berkeley Playhouse, B Street Theater, and Woodminster Summer Musicals. Lauren is also the Director of Theater Programs at Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School and President of the Board of Directors of Town Hall Theatre Company. Lauren is passionate about access to arts education and diversity, equity and inclusion practices in the arts and education. Lauren is a graduate of Idyllwild Arts Academy, holds Bachelor's degrees in Musical Theater Performance and Theater Education from Emerson College, and an MA in Theater from Regent University. 

OIS Bulldog Theater Staff

PROGRAM/EVENT MANAGER: Jeanette Lipp is a former OIS parent who continues to provide administrative support to the Bulldog Theater program.