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Board of Directors

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Amy O'Loughlin


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Anne Vogel


Anne Vogel (Actor, Director) is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (IN), the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (NY), and The Shakespeare Institute (Stratford-upon-Avon, UK). An accomplished actress, she has featured in roles from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee. In addition, Annie is an emerging director; she was a runner-up for Best Director (Broadway World Regional Awards) for her directorial debut at the Studio, Unretouched (2022)! She currently teaches Drama at Veritas Preparatory Academy, where she has directed more than 40 Shakespeare and modern classic plays since 2017. Earlier in her career (amongst other things), she served as Executive Director of Theatrikos Theatre Company in Flagstaff, AZ and worked as Coordinator and Executive Coordinator for PBS in their Creative Services and Brand Management & Promotion departments. She has been an Artistic member of the Theatre Artists Studio since 2017 and has served on the Studio Board of Directors since 2021.

Candace McHatton

Director, Board Secretary and member of the Strategic Development Committee

Candace is a Sustaining Member of The Theatre Artists Studio and joined as a Board Member in 2023. Candace’s love of theater started as a young teenager doing Community Theater in her hometown of St. Paul, MN. Candace has worked in the software industry for over 35 years, providing Customer Service, Project Management, Training, IT/IS, Presales, Quality, Audit, and Compliance services. Candace is also a Graduate Gemologist (GG), Graduate Pearls, and Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and she serves as Secretary for the GIA Metro Phoenix Alumni Group Board of Directors.

Carol Gibson


After retiring from education, she worked as a Real-Time Voice Captioner and became involved in acting again, appearing in theaters across the Valley, including Stage Left Productions, Ghostlight Theater, Starlight Community Theater, Theatre Artists Studio, Pandora Festival, Almost Famous Theatre Company and the Herberger’s Lunchtime Theater in plays by James Garcia and Larissa Brewington. Carol has also appeared in numerous student and Independent films as can be seen on her profile. From 2005-09, Carol served on the Board of the ariZoni Theater Awards for Excellence, and is currently Program Director for Kids’ Day at the Phoenix Film Festival and serves on the board of Theatre Artists Studio.

Carol MacLeod

President of the Board and cofounder

Carol is a founder of the Theatre Artists Studio Board and presently serves as President of The Board of Directors and Artistic Director. A graduate of Trinity College and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she has been a theatre professional for over 60 years. She began her career in New York as a stage and television actress but then extended her love of theatre into the areas of producing, directing, and teaching as well. Carol was one of the founders of the Actors Theatre of Phoenix and served as its first Artistic and Managing Director. She also served as the Director of the Arizona Theatre Company's Encompass (Outreach) Program and was an original member of the Phoenix Arts Commission. Teaching has always been an important part of Carol's career. She taught at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and in Phoenix for the Phoenix Center for the Performing Arts, The Arizona Theatre Company, The Actors Theatre and The Herberger Theater Center's "Stages" Program. Prior to her return to Phoenix in 2000, she was a member of the faculty at the University of Notre Dame for seven years both in the Department of Theatre and the Department of English. Locally, she was the Fine Arts Coordinator at Xavier College Preparatory for six years, developing staff and curriculum for their Fine Arts Program. At present she is producing, directing, and teaching at The Studio.

Clark had a successful marketing career in many diverse industries from finance through publishing/trade shows and corrections.

Clark DesSoye

Director and member of the Strategic Development Committee

Clark has been a Sustaining Member of The Studio since 2015 and has served on the Board since 2017. Before retiring in 2021, he had a successful marketing career in many diverse industries from finance through publishing/trade shows and corrections. While doing membership development for an international engineering institution in the mid 90s, he got in on the beginnings of the internet and subsequently helped transform the marketing of several organizations into the digital age.

Today, Clark manages The Studio's ticketing website, office, social media marketing and operates the light & sound board for Studio productions. He is a published poet and aspiring playwright, whose first play, TANK ZEROS OUT, was featured in a First Look reading last winter at The Studio.

Debra Rich Gettleman

Director and member of the Strategic Development Committee

Harry Kaminsky

Director and member of the Strategic Development Committee

Before retiring Harry Kaminsky was the founder of Kaminsky Mediation Consulting. Previously, he served as Vice President for the training division of the American Arbitration Association. Previously, he was the founding director of the Phoenix Community Mediation Program and Family Dimensions. He has also served as an adjunct faculty at Arizona State University.

Harry earned Master’s degrees in both Social Work and Education and has published several articles on mediation and conflict resolution.

Harry volunteers time with not-for-profit organizations. This includes the Theatre Artists Studio and the Musical Instrument Museum in support of performing arts; and the Maricopa County Registrar's Office, assisting new citizens to register to vote. He also enjoys writing songs, playing guitar and singing. He is a devoted sports fan who especially loves the Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks.

Jason Issak

Director and member of the Strategic Development Committee

Judy Lebeau

Director and cofounder

Judy Lebeau is proud to be a founding member of Theatre Artists Studio. She has served on the Board of Directors even before it opened it’s doors, working on several managerial committees, and appearing on it’s stage in 20+ productions. Judy has also worked for several other local theaters such as Phoenix Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Phoenix, and Arizona Jewish Theatre. Her film and television credits include Disney's Not Quite Human and Match Point, NBC's Unsolved Mysteries and Search for Tomorrow, CBS Rescue 911, and BBC’s The Eagle Falls. She has been cast in dozens of national and local commercials including Gatorade,Tide, GoDaddy, Discount Tires and Arizona Lottery.

Judy grew up in a family with a strong commitment to community involvement and has served on the Boards of the National Conference of Community and Justice, Jewish Community Center, City of Phoenix Motion Picture Advisory Task Force and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. As a member of the Phoenix Children’s Cancer Center Board, she successfully chaired a drive to endow Camp Rainbow, a summer camp for children with cancer.

Judy Rollings

Director and cofounder

Judy Rollings, formerly the Director of the Herberger Theater’s Lunch Time Theater, retired after more than 20 years of being a member of the Herberger Theater staff. She is a founding member of Actors Theatre of Phoenix and served as the Artistic Director for over eight years. During her tenure, they won the Critics Circle Award for Innovative Programming – Brown Bag Theater and the Best Professional Theater Award. Judy is a recipient of awards that include Best Director of a Drama, Arizoni Lifetime Award for Outstanding Contribution to Theater, and the 2010 Actors Equity Association Theatre Service Award. She innovated and ran the successful STAGES actor training program Current acting credits include Spinning Into Butter, The Death Bite, her own one-woman show Starring Judy from Chicago, Light Up The Sky, Suocera, Over The River and Through the Woods, The Velocity of Autumn and Ripcord. Current directing credits include Collected Stories, Sudz , Honor, Eleemosynary, The Road to Mecca, Nureyev’s Eyes, Doubt, Great Falls, And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little, The Herd, Trying, Rathmines Road, Exit Dust and The Children. Judy is a member of the Board of Directors of the Theatre Artists Studio.

Mary Robinson


Patti Suarez

Director and cofounder

Steven Mastroieni

Director and cofounder

A founding member of Theatre Artists Studio, appearing most recently on their stage as Ezra Pound in ‘Pound’ and as ‘Tobias’ in ‘A Delicate Balance’, he is a member of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, he is a retired member of Actors Equity.

A Valley businessman for over 50 years in the Real Estate and Construction fields.

Steven received a BA in Theatre from ASU and is a member of the ASU Foundation. He has studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art as well as The Drama Studio London at Berkley.

He has performed in major roles on numerous stage, film television, and radio productions, both nationally and internationally. He has worked with Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute on a film collaboration with Columbia Pictures.

ASU has called him back to their stages as a guest Artist in over a dozen productions. Locally he has performed on the stages of Phoenix Theatre, In Mixed Company, The Stagebrush Theatre, Southwest Ensemble Theatre and Actors Theatre Phoenix. He served off stage on the Boards of Phoenix Little Theatre, Actors Theatre Phoenix, and the Phoenix Fringe Festival.

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Tom Koebel


Tom Koelbel has 20 years experience as an actor working in theatre, film and commercials. Tom has been an artistic member of Theatre Artists Studio for nine years and a Board Member for two. Some of his favorite roles at The Studio have been Finbar Mack in The Weir, Gene Garrison in I Never Sang for My Father, John D'Agata in Lifespan of a Fact, and Tony/Todd in The Perfect Party. Tom has also performed at many theaters around the Valley including The Hale Centre Theatre (George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life, Don Bluth's Front Row Theatre (Elyot Chase in Private Lives and Socrates in the world premier of Kill Socrates-A Comedy) and Fountain Hills Theatre (Mr. Manningham in Gaslight.) And he recently appeared at Western Spirit- Scottsdale's Museum of the West as Edward Curtis in a bio-drama about his life. He also co-founded The Early Bird Special, a comedy troupe that performed sketch and improvisational comedy for five years.

Tom also has 30 years of management experience with some of the countries largest retailers including Best Buy and Trans World Music Corp.

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