Alia Collins-Friedrichs (she/they), President
Alia has been an active and passionate member of the Seattle Theatre Community for almost a decade now – and it all started with Twelfth Night Productions! Since performing in Oliver! in 2010, she has worked in nearly every facet of theatre production, from devising and producing to marketing, front of house, and education, and recently completed a degree in Applied Theatre & Community Drama. She strongly believes in the power of the arts as a tool to bring people together, and deeply believes that Twelfth Night has embodied this mission since its conception. Joining the board of this visionary company is an honour, and she is dedicated to the growth and strengthening of this thriving community.
Jane Taylor (she/her), Vice President
Jane Taylor comes to the Twelfth Night board with a passion for live theatre and previous board experience at the Multifaith AIDS Project, her previous church Spirit of the Sound, Women in Communications, and Women in Cable TV. Jane is a huge believer in offering all three Ts — time, talent and treasure — to causes and organizations she believes in. When not volunteering, Jane has been known to show up at work on occasion, as an Account Executive at TLG Learning.
Richard Springer (he/him), Secretary and Treasurer
Rick Springer is a retired software engineer and an amateur thespian. He has been involved with Twelfth Night Productions since its inception. As a board member Rick is pleased to be able to give something back to the organization that has given him the opportunity to participate in the theater.
Amy Adair (she/her)
Amy Adair is a Pricing Manager for a Shipping company by day and an actress, singer and musician by night. She performed in her first show with Twelfth Night in 2010 and they haven’t been able to get rid of her since. Some of her favorite roles include Lucy in Charlie Brown at TNP, Ernestina Money in Hello Dolly with TNP, and Mrs. Cratchit in Scrooge with SMT. In her free time she plays on a billiards league and paints and crafts. She is excited to be a part of this amazing group of theater lovers, and hopes that she can contribute as much as possible to our mission.
Kathy Ayer (she/her)
Kathy Ayer is TNP’s Technical Director and a founding board member. She has been involved in some way with every production Twelfth Night has staged and has been responsible for seeing that the sets for all 25 summer musicals have been constructed. She first got involved when her teenage sons were participating in Mary Springer’s summer camp and the decision was made to produce “A Mid-summer Night’s Dream” in the summer of 1995. While Kathy studied Drama in college and has done some acting, she found her theatrical home helping out with production and house managing.
Sarah Edwards (she/her)
Sarah Edwards is a busy mom of three who enjoys getting her creative fix through Twelfth Night Productions. She first worked with Mary Springer with school musicals and then began painting sets for Twelfth Night in 2011. Sarah joined the board in 2016 and is always looking for ways to contribute. The best part for Sarah is seeing all the goodness and magic of the community come together and create amazing works that move and entertain.
Andrew Heckle (he/him)
Andrew is an avid patron of The Arts and is passionate about bringing live theatre to his local West Seattle community. He loves travel and has been fortunate enough to visit twelve different countries and believes being exposed to different cultures is a profoundly wonderful thing. When not volunteering or traveling, he loves spending time with friends, especially dining out and discovering places old and new. In his professional life, Andrew is a Strategic Account Executive for a pharmacy benefits consulting firm and enjoys bringing his skills to contribute to the board of TNP.
Steven Liang (he/him)
Steven Liang joined the Twelfth Night Productions board in 2018. He has been involved with the organization since 2007, in which he participated in multiple shows. When he is not involved with TNP, he enjoys backpacking, camping and good eats.
Steve Ray (he/him)
Steve graduated from Lincoln HS in 1965 and got interested in live performances and theater culture with the mid-70’s revival of Seattle theaters when his wife, Mary Gustafson, worked most venues as a professional dresser and local union president. He benefited by many “comps” to front row seats to the best touring shows like Phantom, Le Mis, Cats, as well as the cast parties and backstage gossip. As a retired facility management professional who doesn’t act, sing, or dance, he wants to keep our organization (people/place/process) in harmony.