Meet the Crew of I’d Kill for a Parking Place
Debbie Baumann (Director) began her interest in the performing arts with her talent in ballet and expanded to acting in theater during high school. Taking on directing was a natural fit for Debbie as she has always wanted to be a teacher. The play that brought her back to the stage after many years was Valley Players’ very first production, The Lover by Harold Pinter. She hopes she can continue this momentum as a board member of Valley Players, actor and director. Thanks, as always, to her ever so knowledgeable and talented daughter, April, for her unabridged comments and direction.
April Vincak (Assistant Director) received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and, as most of you know, that can be a bit of an acting job in itself! She has had several directing jobs over the past several years. Her most memorable was You Can’t Take It With You. Large casts bring camaraderie and with that, wonderful acting. Her last time on stage was a small role as Nurse Ratched’s assistant in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. She has found her place in the director’s chair much more appealing!.
Alan Schneider (Stage Manager) has spent the last 2 years involved in small theater productions in the valley, occasionally as an actor; mostly as a stage manager. In his “spare time” he’s an adjunct professor of English and Literature. This is his second production at the Lincoln and he wishes to extend his gratitude to all the cast, the crew, and to Debbie for a wonderful opportunity and a better experience.
Lu Kenmonth (Sound Design) is a 2nd grade teacher at an Arts integration school in Napa. Lu has produced and directed five children’s musical theater productions including Disney’s Aladdin, The Jungle Book, and Annie. For years, she was actively involved at Dreamweavers’ community theater in Napa, and currently is a board member for Valley Players.
Paul Marciniak (Set Builder/Stage Runner) is a retired Calibration Engineer who is now spending time traveling and time at their mountain cabin with his wife, Marjean. Paul was a founding member of the Dreamweavers Troupe and was in many of their earlier productions. He is glad to be back in theater and enjoys volunteering backstage
Rhonda Bowen (Set Dresser/Stage Runner) designed the set for Valley Players’ production of Ordinary Day last fall, and headed the design team for the set of Farce of Habit. She feels privileged to work with this talented and dedicated group, as well as within this amazing space.
The Production Team
Set Design: June Alane Reif
Lighting Design: Shawn Potter, Chace Deschene
Light/Sound Technician: Krisi Pilkington Adams
Costume Coordinator: Skipper Skeoch
Master Builder: Keith Baldanza
Set Construction: Keith Baldanza, Rhonda Bowen, Paul Cotten, Paul Marciniak, Richard Pallaziol, June Alane Reif, Daryl Roberts, Alan Schneider
Additional Assistance: Weapons of Choice