The people who bring you the magic
Artistic Director & Founder
Hannah started West Works Theatre in 2017 in order to bring an effective, professional quality theatrical experience to the West side of Utah Lake, and to give her surrounding community more opportunities to be involved in and exposed to the arts. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting from Southern Oregon University, and has worked at many theatres, including The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Hale Center Theater, Hale Center Theater Orem, and Sundance Theater. Although she is a terrible housewife, she has never ending ambition, and hopes that if her children learn anything from her, it will be to run like they are on fire toward their wildest dreams.
Director of Operations
Melanie performed in plays in high school and college, but recently rekindled her flame for the theatre when joining West Works Theatre's cast of The Importance of Being Earnest in 2017. Since then she has only continued to burrow deeper into the sweet, warm haven that is progressive, inclusive, creative theatre. Becoming involved with with West Works is one of the best parts of Melanie's life. Her go-to daydream is the beautiful things this company will do. Melanie has a Bachelor of Arts in Photography and Art History from Utah Valley University, and possesses the intriguing skill of being able to sing quite well with her mouth closed.
Charity was raised by her parents to have an appreciation for the arts, and she works hard to pass that on to her own children. She is a creative writer so she lives for a good story, especially those that invite change and growth. Charity is a part of West Works Theatre because she believes the arts lead us to discovery, and provide opportunities for greater empathy, which is a quality she wants her children to have, and see, in the world they grow up in. Among Charity's many skills is the ability to quote the Hokey Pokey in iambic pentameter, and to speak fluently in movie quotes with her husband.
Heather has a wealth of experience as a Dramaturg, including dramaturgy for productions and newly published plays. She has worked at many theaters including Sundance Summer Theatre, Utah Repertory Theater, An Other Theater Company, and has a theatre degree from Utah Valley University, and has experience in directing. For her dramaturgy work, she has won both Outstanding Dramaturgy and an Honorable Mention at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Heather considers herself a basket of contradictions, such as an outgoing introvert, and while she is a dog person she has two cats.
Theatre has been an important part of Aubrey's life since the sixth grade. She got her degree in theatre from Utah Valley University, where over the course of ten years she learned from the best teachers in the state, took a show to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, performed in two Theatre for Young Audiences touring productions, and took a directing class that changed her life. Aubrey has worked at Center Street Musical Theatre, UVU, the SCERA, Hale Center Theater Orem, and Hale Center Theater. She has been directing and producing for eight years now, and has never looked back. She directed West Works Theatre's first full production in 2017, and the rest is history. Along with her passion for directing, she has also developed an obsession with British Panel shows.
Cassandra was involved in theatre in high school and college, did local semi-professional theatre with her husband in their early marriage years, and then took a long hiatus when she started having children. However her love for the theatre has recently called her back. In the past she has worked at Provo Theatre Company, The Little London Theatre, and participated in productions at Utah Valley University. Her first production with West Works Theatre was Peter Pan, in which she played John. She currently volunteers as the Assistant Director for the yearly musical at Hidden Hollow Elementary. Cassandra is thrilled to be working with such a wonderful group of people to bring exceptional theatre to this side of the county. Much to the dismay of her children, she loves to get groovy in the car with a Spotify playlist.
Director of Company Development
Theatre has been a major part of Maria’s formative experiences, from community theatre as a young girl, to being involved in productions throughout her public education, and also from working as a musical director for a handful of shows. Maria majored in piano and vocal performance in college, taught privately for 12 years, and also completed a BA in Education Studies with an emphasis on the importance of Arts in Education. She co-founded a local arts agency, and is also a founding member of the Eagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce in which she currently serves as the Ambassador Chair. She was drawn to WWT by the vision and dedication of the team, and she is looking forward to putting her knowledge and passion to work for WWT as the Director of Company Development. Maria runs towards the things that scare her instead of away from them, and talking to strangers is one of her favorite hobbies.
Theatre has always been a passion of Cimony’s, and she joined West Works Theatre in order to be a part of a company that was questioning the status quo and breathing new life into this ancient art form, as well as to put her business skills and HR background to use as the company treasurer. Cimony has participated in various community theatres throughout the valley in the capacity of both and actor and director. Some of her favorite production she has been involved in are Lucky Stiff, Singing in the Rain, and Bye Bye Birdie. Cimony is one of two members of our team who possesses the skill of being able to speak or sing with their mouth closed, though Cimony claims when she does it, it sounds like she has swallowed a small child."