Meet the Board

Amanda Carol Pascale

Vice-President

Having graduated from Westminster Choir College with a degree in Music, Amanda Carol is a professional singing actress, director, producer, and conductor. During her time at Westminster, Amanda gained invaluable experience performing with world renowned conductors and performers from all over the world. She is currently a Kindergarten through Sixth Grade Music and Drama Educator at Lehigh Valley Academy RCS, where she directs the Fourth through Sixth Grade Musical each year. As a company member of Star of the Day Productions, and Board Member of Easton Theatre Co-op, Amanda can be seen performing around the Lehigh Valley regularly. Favorite past credits include: Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors), Ado Annie (Oklahoma!); Vocal Captain and Lead Singer (Busch Gardens Europe); Company Member (Blue Ridge Dinner Theatre); Electra (Gypsy); Sister Angelika/Natasha (ETC’s Funny Shorts/ von Trump Family Cabaret).

Steven Schmid

At Large

Founding Board Member. Steven has been involved with theatre since the age of five in Phillipsburg, Easton and the Lehigh Valley. His more recent performances include "Scene of the Crime" - The Associated Mess, "Antigone" - Allentown Public Theater's Theater Cafe, ‘The Boys Next Door" - Oldwick Community Players, "Love, Sex, and the IRS", "The Foreigner", "Curtains" & "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" - Pennsylvania Playhouse. He also directed the dark comedy, "Kimberly Akimbo" for ETC and " First, Act", a play reading series at Easton Public Market. Steven is an avid runner, is involved with many aspects of development of the City of Easton and likes food.

James Vivian

President/Founder

Jim was born and raised in Palmer Township, and graduated from Easton High School, Northampton Community College and Leland Powers School of Radio/Television Broadcasting in Boston, MA. He has appeared in dozens of community theatre dramas, comedies and musical productions with the Town Square Players, Insomniak Theatre, Chansonnettes, PA Playhouse, NCC Summer Stock Theatre and Pines Dinner Theatre. Favorite roles include Christopher Belling in "Curtains" and Grandfather in "Ragtime". A veteran of over 100 TV commercials and corporate films in the Lehigh Valley, New York and Philadelphia markets, Jim shares his acting experiences by teaching TV/film acting classes at Image International Modeling & Acting Center in Allentown. He recently directed "Crazy for You" for the PA Playhouse and is the Director of Musical Theatre at Easton Area High School. Favorite quote on acting: "It’s not a multiple personality disorder, it’s a theatre degree!"

Christina Marie Check

Recording Secretary/Social Media

Founding Board Member. Christina is an Easton native who has been involved with performing arts in some way, shape or form her whole life. Recent shows include the musical farce "The Von Trump Family Cabaret", where she played the starring role of Maria (ETC), "Crazy for You" & "White Christmas, the Musical" (The PA Playhouse); "Pressing the Flesh" (Funkopolis -The Philadelphia Fringe Festival); "The Cradle will Rock"; "Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens" (Theatre Outlet). She began dancing at age seven, studying lyrical, tap, and jazz and has competed in regional dance competitions. Christina performed several years in the indie band, Trap Door. Other creative credits include podcasting (Magic Milkshake Machine; Chikara Podcast a Go-Go) and voice over work. She is a US Army veteran, having served three years as an MP both domestically and abroad. Christina is employed by Just Born Quality Confections.

Treasurer

Jeff Stout

Jeff is an Easton native retired from a career as a public health official with the Allentown Health Bureau where he last served as Associate Director responsible for administering the environmental regulatory staff and the Bureau's $4 million annual budget. He now works on his golf game and various household projects, which had been left undone during his working years. His acting credits are few although he has appeared for the last 35+ years in the dramady, “Micki & Jeff”, where he played a hapless husband and father who somehow helped to successfully raise 2 children into adulthood. He now truly enjoys developing his latest role as a first-time doting grandfather!