Becca Parker is the Founding Artistic Director of Live Arts Theatre. She landed in Gwinnett County after having done almost every job possible both onstage and off in theaters around the US. She is excited to develop a professional teaching theatre that will serve the needs of Gwinnett County for many years to come. Locally, and in addition to Live Arts, Becca has worked with companies such as Process Theatre, OnStage Atlanta, Canticle Ensemble, New Dawn Theatre, Fifth Row Center, and Next Stage Theatre. She is also an accomplished musician and member of Zephyr Instrumental. She can be heard on the CD “Celebrating Sacred Rhythms” as a member of the Choral Arts Society of Washington. In her spare time, Becca also substitute teaches in Gwinnett County and teaches private voice and piano lessons through the Sound of Music in Buford.
Colin A. R. Pearce is Live Arts’ Managing Director, currently a consulting role. He is a law student at New York Law School and a consultant to small businesses and non-profits specializing in operational issues as well as taxation and transaction structuring. In the past, he has started several businesses related to production, especially production management and lighting design. He is an avid photographer, classical site recordist, and devoted student of philosophy, spirituality, science, and technology. He currently resides in Astoria, NY with his fiancé Sanjay Merchant, an expert in User Experience Design and previously an Operatic Tenor.
Andre Eaton Jr is a member of Live Arts Pro Company. He has Bachelors degree in English, with a concentration in creative writing and theatre performance from Georgia State University. He was a part of Horizon Theatre’s 13/14 acting apprentice company. Some of his favorite Live Arts credits include: Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing Flipped), Chief Beatty (Fahrenheit 451), Morris Cohen (Fiorello), Cecily (Importance of Being Earnest Flipped), Officer Doughberg (Stealing Home) and Actor#5 (Spoon River Project). Other credits include Romeo (Romeo & Juliet), Ophelia (Hamlet) and Betty/Edward (Cloud Nine). He has recently finished the directing intensive and will be directing The Book Club play by Karen Zacarias next summer.
Jordan-Yvonne Hermitt is very excited to be chosen to be a pro company member at Live Arts Theatre. Jordan-Yvonne is a recent graduate of Wesleyan College (First for Women)in Macon GA, where she earned a BA in Theatre, with a minor in visual art. While there she earned the keys to the costume rooms and costumed and styled numerous shows. Set design and play writing was also a large part of her theatre education. Jordan-Yvonne has been in a couple plays every year since age 11. Some of her favorite roles include Eve/Mama Noah in Children of Eden, and she has played both Don John and Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing. When she’s not on stage, you can find her stage managing or most preferably under a pile of costumes.
D Norris has been involved with performing, directing, and choreographing locally for a number of years. You may remember D as Cecil in Stealing Home, or as Dracula. When not at the theatre, you can find D teaching salsa dance.
Bethany Oliver is a graduate of Covenant College, and currently serves as LAT’s House Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. Bethany has dabbled in essentially every aspect of theatre – she has experience dancing, acting, singing, running lights and sound, making props, stage managing, painting sets, and even writing for the stage.
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