Pam Dewell has worked in the non-profit sector for over four decades, most recently as a Major Gifts Officer at Maine Maritime Academy which she joined in 2019. Prior to that, Pam worked in land conservation in both Maine and Wyoming where she served as Executive Director of the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust, a conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of working ranchlands, and as the Director of External Affairs for The Nature Conservancy in Wyoming. Before running off to be a cowgirl, Pam worked as the Executive Director of Tall Ships America. She has sailed extensively in Maine and the Canadian Maritimes and was a crewmember of the 1989 Soviet American Sail. Pam lives on the former Small Farm in Deer Isle and is excited to continue exploring ways to celebrate the places people love.
Josh is an actor and filmmaker from Brunswick, Maine. He recently graduated from the University of Maine where he studied Media Theory and filmmaking. With over eight years of experience in communications and media, he brings a wealth of experience gained through collaborating with local theatres. Josh has worked with the Theatre Project, the Collins Center for the Arts, and most recently, Penobscot Theatre Company.
Pam is a Deer Isle native who believes good theatre can bring people of all walks of life together. She attended USM for computer science and worked 10 years as a corporate trainer for a large insurance company. She has been active in several community organizations such as chair for The Reach Performing Arts Center (the theater at Deer Isle Stonington Elementary School) and the actors’ representative for Cabin Fever Theatre.
Riley was born and raised in Deer Isle. In 2015 she started her long working relationship with Opera House Arts, first as a student in the role of Front of House Associate, then Box Office Assistant, followed by Audience Services Manager. Because of her many years with the organization, she enjoys knowing the majority of audience members and donors on a first name basis.
Itzel-Marine Gourmelon is a French-Mexican-American filmmaker, forever theater kid, and anthropologist. Itzel’s career kicked off with her/their involvement in theater in Texas and morphed into filmmaking in Colorado. She created short documentaries for the US National Park Service, filmed a wildlife rehabilitation project in Brazil, and worked as a Junior Technical Editor for National Geographic Partners on an Emmy-winning documentary — joining an expedition to Nikumaroro in search of Amelia Earhart’s plane. After nearly half a decade at NatGeo, where she proudly supported diversity and inclusion initiatives, Itzel-Marine founded Cactus Box Films and moved to Maine to complete her passion project, “GalaxSea.” Itzel is also a Registered Maine Guide, Reiki Shaman Master Practitioner, and illustrator.
Kathryn is a director, actor, writer, and creative entrepreneur. She is the co-curator of Plays For Us, finding and developing new work with substantial roles for women, and has been a featured artist at Symphony Space, Merkin Concert Hall, and In Your Face New York. She is an audiobook narrator, a comedy writer, one-third of the satirical country band The Chalks, and a solo performance artist. Her career spans New York, regional and international screens and stages, from Broadway to Stockholm with many stops in between. A native Vermonter, Kathryn spent 20 summers working in theatres around New England and the Northeast, and is thrilled to connect and create with the folks of Deer Isle and Opera House Arts. Proud Member of Actors Equity, SAG-Aftra, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the Writers Guild of America.
A Deer Isle – Stonington High School graduate who attended the University of Maine Orono, Tegan is a talented customer service professional having previously worked at local hospitality businesses including Fin & Fern and 44 North. For five years, she worked at Penobscot Bay Press, starting as Office Manager and later promoted to Director of Sales.
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