Meet the 2019-2020 Heller Theatre Company Board of Directors
nick lutke, PResident
Nick Lutke is honored to be President of Heller Theatre Company. They began their work in Tulsa theatre in 2011, writing two original short plays for Clark Youth Theatre’s Emergence Project. Since then, they have worked with nearly every theatre company in town, experiencing all that Tulsa theatre has to offer (as an actor, playwright, director, sound operator, prop master, producer, backstage crew, graphic designer, and audience member!) They hope to continue Heller’s tradition of producing bold, original plays that entertain, enlighten, and empower.
TABITHA LITTLEFIELD, VICE PRESIDENT
Tabitha Littlefield has been involved in the Tulsa theatre community since she was only 9 years old. Her most recent performances include: Miranda in The Tempest (The Orbit Initiative) and Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Theatre Tulsa). By day, she is the Marketing Assistant for the Performing Arts Center for Education at TCC and the Graphic Design co-chair for the Association for Women in Communications’ Tulsa chapter. Thanks to Heller Theatre Company, Tabitha has blossomed as a playwright and has been involved with both seasons of their Second Sunday Serials, and her work “Time & Space” was performed as part of Sci-Fi Theatre produced by CrashLanded.
OLY MISTRY, treasurer
Oly Mistry is a computer scientist, activist, performance-artist, and budding photographer. She has a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Tele-communications Engineering and has a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa with specialization in Artificial Intelligence. She has been involved in Occupy Tulsa, Industrial Workers of the World's (IWW) Tulsa chapter and Oklahomans for Cannabis. In addition to her work with Heller Theatre Company, she has volunteered for Vote Yes on 788 PAC and continuing with Humane Society of Tulsa and Bengali Association of Greater Tulsa (BIDISHA).
Rhiannon sulliVan, secretary
Rhiannon Sullivan is a life long lover of the arts. She has costumed and served as stage manager for various productions in the Tulsa community. Rhiannon is a nursing faculty member at Tulsa Community College and is completing a PhD in Nursing Education at UNLV. She lives in Tulsa with her husband and three children.
Shadia dahlal, PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE*
Shadia Dahlal has worked as an actress, director, dancer, choreographer, producer and writer. She was the Artistic Director of the “Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa” studio. In 2014, she founded the Tulsa Latino Theater Company. She holds a BA in theater from Cal-State University Fullerton and an MA in theater from OSU.
SUSAN FENRICH, PRODUCTION MANAGER*
Susan Fenrich is Heller Theatre Company's Production Manager, and she also works with other local theatre companies in a variety of ways. Stage managing is her passion but she enjoys everything about theatre. When she's not keeping a show organized, you can find her reading, playing video games, and attempting to take a break.
STEVE BARKER, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Steve grew up in Alabama and started acting at a young age. After receiving a degree in Theatre from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!), he moved to Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles where he spent 13 years. He got away from acting to focus on paying bills (it's expensive out there). He moved to Tulsa in 2011 and quickly got back into acting. He loves the theatre community and thrives on storytelling and making people think. He's very happy to serve as a boardmember for the Heller Theatre Company and creating original work.
BILL FIASCO, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Bill Fiasco is an attorney, practicing in Oklahoma's state and federal courts for over 30 years, including extensive experience as a trial lawyer advocating for clients in front of Oklahoma juries. Bill's entire career has been spent at Atkinson, Haskins, a downtown Tulsa firm. Bill has an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma, with emphasis on professional writing, and is excited at the prospect of watching good writing translated to stage.
DANIEL HITZMAN, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Geologist, small business owner, writer, has a passport and not afraid to use it. Member of the Heller Board to help discover and share new creative theater.
THOMAS HUNT, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Thomas Hunt is honored to be on Heller Theatre Company’s board for his second year and is so excited for what’s in store! He loves original theatre and gritty indie theatre, and is so excited for the journey Heller is taking! Thomas can be seen acting in shows around town or slinging drinks with Nick at his favorite monthly event, Second Sunday Serials! Come play with us!
JENNIFER THOMAS, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Jennifer Thomas was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She moved to Tulsa about 10 years ago, and studied theater at Oral Roberts University. Her love affair with Tulsa Community Theater began about 5-6 years ago; she played Suzy the prostitute. Needless to say, she stole the show and has been hooked on community theatre ever since. Her roles include Gary Coleman in Avenue Q, Nettie in The Color Purple and Ado Annie in the all Black Cast production of Oklahoma. She has since started her own theater company called Certain Curtain Theatre; as it grows so does her love and appreciation for community theatre. Her hope is that original works will become the standard in Tulsa and that we embrace them as much as we embrace the blockbusters. Time and time again, theatre has changed her life and given her life. She plans on growing old with theatre; it is definitely a lifelong love affair.
LUKE THOMPSON, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Luke Thompson has been involved in theatre in various capacities since childhood, beginning with Laughing Matter improv class at Clark Youth Theatre. He has written, directed, and acted in several pieces with Heller and is a frequent participant in the annual Heller Shorts Festival and Second Sunday Serials. He is honored to be involved with Heller Theatre, whose commitment to producing original, timely work is a valuable part of Tulsa culture.
MICHAEL WRIGHT, DRAMATURG
Michael Wright is an avid explorer of writing and theatre dedicated to examining the thousand-and-one questions about what makes humans so truly wondrous and downright contrary at the same time. His works range from novels and plays to poetry, radio drama and performance art/spoken word. Each new creative effort seeks out the possibility of continual experimentation with forms and pushing the limits of expression. He is proud to be a member of the Heller Theatre Company board.
*This person is not on the Board of Directors.