2017 Summer Camps Staff
Beth Nash Bordelon

has been a music, voice and drama educator for over thirty years, serving the last 26 years as choir and drama teacher at National Blue Ribbon School, St. Aloysius School.ᅠ Award winning stage credits include: My Fair Lady (Eliza), The Pirates of Penzance (Mabel), The Fantasticks (Louisa) and Grease (Sandy) in addition to performances with Opéra Louisiane in Madama Butterfly and Dead Man Walking (abridged).ᅠ Music directing and directing credits include: Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Oklahoma, High School Musical, Prayers from the Ark and Hansel and Gretel (opera). She was instrumental in forming The Louisiana Concert Movement, an organization which partners contemporary composers during an educational residency with local musicians. Beth serves as music education consultant for the Baton Rouge Diocese Board for Liturgy, Art and Music as well as has served on the National Music Education Board for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.ᅠ In addition to a private voice studio, she is voice instructor at TBR. She received a BME from the University of Louisiana-Monroe with an emphasis in voice and conducting and a MM in vocal performance from Southeastern Louisiana University.

 

 

Mercedes Wilson

is a native of the “Red Stick,” and her love for theatre began in Mrs. Ory’s intro to theatre class at Baton Rouge Magnet High School. She enrolled in LSU’s theatre program and was able to perform in over 10 productions during her four and half years there, two of those being in South Korea (2010) and Scotland (2012). After graduating from LSU, she began performing with local theatre companies such Theatre Baton Rouge, Playmakers of Baton Rouge, and UpStage Theatre and later became a theatre teacher for EBRPSS’s gifted and talented services. She services three schools: Baton Rouge Center for Visual & Performing Arts, Brownfields Elementary, and Forest Heights Academy of Excellence; and this is her third year teaching TBR’s Play Production camp.

 

 

Haley Schroeck

the Assistant Education Director of Theatre Baton Rouge, is happy to be back working with the theatre education program that started her love for theatre! She holds a BA in Theatre, with a concentration in Theatre Studies, from Louisiana State University. Haley returns to TBR after completing a national tour with Missoula Children’s Theatre (The Frog Prince). While Haley has performed with local Louisiana companies, such as Theatre Baton Rouge, Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Rivertown Performing Arts Center, Louisiana State University, and Ascension Community Theatre, she’s also a director and choreographer working on shows such as Aladdin Jr., Rock of Ages, and the upcoming TBR Young Actors Program production of Footloose.

 

 

Thomas Luke

is a Biology Major with a Theatre Minor at LSU and is excited to be a part of TBR’s summer camps! Past credits include: Hairspray (IQ/ Male Ensemble Dance Captain) with MTC at LSU, Les Misérables: Student Edition (Jean Valjean) with Iberia Performing Arts League (IPAL), Hairspray (Link Larkin) with IPAL, Mulan Jr. (Mushu) with IPAL, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear) with St. Thomas More High School. Additionally, he has competed nationally in speech and debate, focusing in interpretation performance. Thomas has been a coordinator for theatre summer camps for the past two years, staying connected to his start in theatre.

 

 

Gabby Nixon

is extremelyᅠ fond of theatre and the arts, and she loves being able to share her passion with others. She strives to be a positive influence in children’s lives and wants to help them grow to be the best they can be! Gabby has been a children’s gymnastics instructor for two years and owns a party princess company, which caters especially to children’s entertainment. Some of her past theatrical credits include The Wizard of Oz (Glinda), A Christmas Carol (Caroline), and has also performed with Theatre Baton Rouge’s Young Actors Program. Gabby is super excited to be given the opportunity to be a Theatre Baton Rouge camp assistant this summer and can’t wait to get started!

 

 

Tony Collins

is a Sociology Major at LSU. This is his 2nd year working TBR Summer Camps and he’s ecstatic to be working TBR’s Play Production Camp this year with the sweet, Mercedes! ᅠHe holds a first-place title in Poetry and superior ratings in Dramatic Interpretation from the 2015 Vonnie Borden Speech and Theatre Festival.ᅠTony also studiedᅠ Vocal Music and Jazz Dance ᅠat American Music and Dramatic Academy in New York City in a summer intensive. He’s done several shows around the Baton Rouge area, a few of his favorite credits include: Disney’s ᅠThe Little Mermaidᅠ(Sebastian), 9 to 5 (Ensemble), Annie (Bert Healy) on the TBR Main Stage, and Once Upon a Mattress (Jester) in TBR’s Young Actors Program. He’s excited to take part in helping the future of theater mold their craft.

 

 

Matt Miyagi

is super excited to be assisting with the Creative Dramatic Theatre Camp again! He previously assisted with the camp last year. Matt just finished his freshman year at American University, where he is majoring in Business and Entertainment. Some of his favorite credits that he has had the opportunity of playing in TBR’s Young Actors Program are Oklahoma! (Jud Fry), Taming of the Shrew (Baptista Minola), and The Boyfriend (Pervical Browne)!

 

 

Emily West

is 18 years old and attends Baton Rouge Community College majoring in Criminal Justice. She began acting by playing in Seussical the Musical (Jojo) at the age of 10 with Playmakers of Baton Rouge.  She went on to play various roles throughout the years in Godspell, Once Upon a Mattress, Into the Woods and Twelfth Night, along with many camp productions at Theatre Baton Rouge. Emily was also cast in two years of A Christmas Carol. Emily is very grateful for her time in the theatre and plans to pursue further roles in the future.

 

 

John Constanza

is currently attendingᅠThe Ohio State University for biochemistry, and heᅠ has studied piano and musicᅠ for over twelve years. He’sᅠ worked withᅠ Mrs. Beth and the Young Actors Program on several musicals at TBR since 2014, including Once Upon a Mattress, Oklahoma! and The Boyfriend. He is thrilled to be back at her side again this summer!

 

Georgia Foor

graduated from LSU in 2015 with a degree in Theatre Design/Tech. She is a lighting designer for various theatres in Baton Rouge; Swine Palace, Playmakers of Baton Rouge, and Theatre Baton Rouge to name a few. She’s currently completing the lighting design for Playmaker’s production of James and the Giant Peach. She especially loves working with theatre’s for young audiences and children’s theatres. Last fall she served as road manager for Playmakers educational tour about chemical safety. Georgia is excited for this opportunity to work with the children in a camp setting and help teach them about performing!

 

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