Where Stars are Born
The Sara Smith Youth Theatre brings exciting young talent to The Community House stage in a number of wonderful performances throughout the year. They have presented over 25 full-length plays since its inception in 1987. Children ages eight to 18 are welcome to join our community of fun, where we bring stories to life and explore our talents in the performing arts.
Joey Albright, Director, has a BFA in theatre from OSU. He has taught many camps, workshops and acting classes for children and adults for 15 years. He is an associate artist with the Purple Rose Theatre and co-starred with Jeff Daniels in the movie "Escanaba in Da Moonlight." His credits include shows at the Gem Theatre, the Performance Network, and the Jewish Ensemble Theatre.
Debbie Tedrick, Co-Director, is a voice teacher, music director, choreographer, and writer. She has a Bachelor's degree in Voice and a Master's degree in Musical Theatre from the UCF Conservatory, where she also was a professor of theatre. For her MFA thesis, she researched the genre and history of Cabaret and wrote, directed, and music directed a two-person cabaret revue.