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Board ofTrustees

President

Emilia Sargent

Chairman

John King

Treasurer

Peggy Huey

Secretary

Connie LaMarca-Frankel

Member

Debbie Gregory-Nouss

Member

Christopher Marshall

Member

Heather Serafin

Member

Jill Sketch

Emilia Sargent, Producing Artistic Director and President, is an award-winning actor, director, singer, and educator who is best known in Florida for her portrayals of The Pilot in the one woman show, Grounded (Best of the Bay Best Actress and Theatre Tampa Bay Outstanding Lead Actress), Henrietta Leavitt in Silent Sky (TTB Outstanding Lead Actress)and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire (Best of the Bay Best Actress)Florida regional favorites include Heisenberg,  A View From the Bridge, Betrayal, I Do! I Do!, The Glass MenagerieMetamorphoses, A Christmas Story, Boston Marriage, Much Ado About Nothing, and My Fair Lady, among many others. A recipient of the Hillsborough County Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, she studied at The Atlantic Theatre, NY. She has directed Copenhagen and The Children’s Hour at TampaRep, as well as numerous theatre education musicals at the Patel Conservatory and Corbett  Preparatory School and she is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in Directing at the University of Idaho. Her passions for the creation of theatre as well as for training artists are as deep as her love of performance. Emilia has taught hundreds of students, many who have gone on to premier collegiate programs and professional theater careers, including Broadway. Her specialized intensives and techniques classes draw students from all over Tampa Bay. She served as Director of Education Programs for TampaRep for nine years and she runs the Emilia Sargent Studio for voice and acting. Emilia brings her background in team leadership and project management from both engineering and artistic organizations to TampaRep, and it is her mission to continue to produce thought-provoking, relevant, bold art that will serve the Tampa Bay community for decades to come. www.emiliasargent.com

Plays include: PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS (2015-2017, National Theatre/Wyndham’s Theatre, West End); 1984, adapted from George Orwell (2013-2017, Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, West End, Broadway, international tours, co-adapted/co-directed with Rob Icke); EVERY BRILLIANT THING (2013-2017, Paines Plough/Pentabus Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, UK and international tours, HBO); CITY OF GLASS, adapted from Paul Auster (2017, 59 Productions, HOME, and Lyric Hammersmith); 2071, co-written with Chris Rapley (2014-2015, The Royal Court/Hamburg Schauspielhaus); THE FORBIDDEN ZONE (2014-2016, Salzburg Festival and Schaubühne Berlin); WUNSCHLOSES UNGLÜCK, adapted from Peter Handke (2014, Burgtheater Vienna); REISE DURCH DIE NACHT, adapted from Friederike Mayröcker (2012-2014, Schauspiel Köln, Festival d’Avignon, Theatertreffen); LUNGS (2011-2016, Paines Plough and Sheffield Theatres/Studio Theatre, Washington, DC); and MONSTER (2006, Royal Exchange Theatre).

Ned Averill-Snell has appeared at Jobsite Theater in Gloucester Blue, Lebensraum, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Twelfth Night, Inventing Van Gogh and other plays, and at American Stage (Tartuffe, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Chesapeake), Tampa Repertory Theatre (The Iceman Cometh, Betrayal), Improbable Athenaeum (A Man for All Seasons), Hat Trick Theatre (A Thousand Clowns), Stageworks Theatre (The Sugar Bean Sisters), the 2012 United Solo festival in New York (in his original play Little Tunes), and for three seasons at Indiana Repertory Theatre. He appeared in the St. Pete-produced independent film Waiting on Mary, and is the author of the novel Small Professional Murder, a mystery set in the Florida small theatre scene. Ned lives in Tampa with his wife, director and lighting designer Jo Averill-Snell, and is a father of three.

Plays include: PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS (2015-2017, National Theatre/Wyndham’s Theatre, West End); 1984, adapted from George Orwell (2013-2017, Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, West End, Broadway, international tours, co-adapted/co-directed with Rob Icke); EVERY BRILLIANT THING (2013-2017, Paines Plough/Pentabus Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, UK and international tours, HBO); CITY OF GLASS, adapted from Paul Auster (2017, 59 Productions, HOME, and Lyric Hammersmith); 2071, co-written with Chris Rapley (2014-2015, The Royal Court/Hamburg Schauspielhaus); THE FORBIDDEN ZONE (2014-2016, Salzburg Festival and Schaubühne Berlin); WUNSCHLOSES UNGLÜCK, adapted from Peter Handke (2014, Burgtheater Vienna); REISE DURCH DIE NACHT, adapted from Friederike Mayröcker (2012-2014, Schauspiel Köln, Festival d’Avignon, Theatertreffen); LUNGS (2011-2016, Paines Plough and Sheffield Theatres/Studio Theatre, Washington, DC); and MONSTER (2006, Royal Exchange Theatre).