Poppy & Petunia
Barks Office Staff at The Vino Theater
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Genny Yosco, she/they - President
Chris Weigandt, she/her - Secretary
Julia Myers, she/they - Treasurer
Saturday Lawson, she/her - Board Member
Audra Zook, she/her - Board Member
Bianca Nesbastiansyah, she/they - Board Member
Dorie Casper, she/her - Board Member
Poppy was brought into The Vino Theater on December 8th of 2020. While she was only 2 months old at the time, she was put in charge of the Barks Office as well as Guest Relations for The Vino Theater. While she is incredibly competent and up for any challenge that doesn't need thumbs to accomplish, she insisted on hiring an assistant to help with her increasing workload. Petunia was hired August 28th of 2021, and has been as much of an asset to the company as her big sister.
Secretary and Co-Founder of Sour Grapes
Managing Director of The Vino Theater
Chris (she/her) has had a lengthy performing career, including local, regional, and Off-Off Broadway productions. She was in the original cast of Nightlife on the Mojave, which was called "A brilliant performance, quickly hazed over by a hail of styrofoam props," or something. She was also in the New Jersey premiere of The Phantom of the Opera - no, not that one. In addition to acting, she was the lead singer in several 80's cover bands, which involved more drama than most REAL 80's bands. Since working with SGP, she has been heavily involved with on-stage roles as well as behind-the-scenes work, including publicity, costuming, and direction. Chris currently holds a Doctorate in Education, so she is formally referred to as Dr. Chrissy, B.A., M.A., Ed.D., CPM. Try to remember all of that, please.
Genny (she/they) has loved theater since she was a child, and it's been a steady decline into madness ever since. Since 2014, they with Sour Grapes have produced 79 productions in New York, 68 of which they have directed and acted in, 54 of which have been originals that she has written. They're the creator and director of five monthly shows - SILENT BUT DEADLY: A Mime & Clown Experience (2019 - present), CHEMICAL X: The Powerpuff Girls Improv Show (2019 - present), The Addams Parody (2021 - present), Joke & Dagger Improv (2022 - present), and What We Improvise in the Shadows (2023 - present). They, alongside producing partner Chris Weigandt, opened The Vino Theater in 2021, with the aim to provide an affordable theater space for independent artists.
President and Co-Founder of Sour Grapes
Artistic Director of The Vino Theater
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