Producing Managing Director
Stephenie Moser is thrilled and awed to be taking on the role of Producing Managing Director at Ozark Actors Theatre. Â Stephenie first came to OAT as the Stage Manager for Little Women: The Musical in the fall of 2012. Â Next, she went on to serve as Production Manager for the 26th summer season. Â Having fallen in love with OAT she is both excited and humbled to be given the opportunity to take the reins and play a role in keeping OAT's future bright.
Stephenie comes to Rolla after more than 15 years working as a theatre professional. Â She has extensive credits and has worked for numerous regional theatres including: Â The Barter Theatre (the state theatre of Virginia where she happened to meet her husband backstage), Redmoon Theater, Apple Tree Theatre TYA, City Lit Theatre, and Stage Left Theatre. Â Stephenie has also served as the Production Stage Manager for a national tour with the Aquila Theatre Co. Â A few of Stephenie's favorite stage management credits include Madame X, Late Nite Catechism (a long runnnig fixture in Chicago theatre), KMST's 40th Anniversary Concert, and (her all time favorite) Bridging the Faith Divide with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Stephenie has spent the last decade as a production manager, stage manager, electrician, and stagehand in Chicago. Â Most of her time was spent working in the city's vibrant music and festival scene. Â This gave her the opportunity to work with major artists from around the world including the Paris Opera Ballet, the Ryan Opera Center of the Lyric Opera, and BBC Earth's films Planet Earth Live and Frozen Planet in Concert, which were both projected in the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago's Millennium Park while the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra played the score live. Â A few of her favorite Chicago festival credits include: Â The Grant Park Music Festival in Millennium Park, Taste of Chicago, Celtic Fest, and Jazz Fest.
Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT) in Rolla, MO, has appointed Pamela Reckamp as its new Artistic Director. Ms. Reckamp is a St. Louis-based actor, director and educator with a professional career spanning over 25 years. A longtime member of Actorâ€™s Equity Association, Ms. Reckamp helmed her own company, Spotlight Theatre, for over ten years, producing mainstage plays, theatre for young audiences and cabaret. Most recently she was Co-Artistic Director of Dramatic License Productions. As an actor, she has been seen at STAGES St. Louis, Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble, HotCity Theatre, Variety Childrenâ€™s Charity, Dramatic License Productions, and Upstream Theatre. She has been involved in theatre at OAT since 2006, performing in Gypsy, Anything Goes, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and this past summer, Lucky Stiff. She has also directed two productions at OAT, including A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Ms. Reckamp holds a BA from Fontbonne University in Voice and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Western Illinois University. She has taught theatre at Fontbonne, Voice and Diction at St. Louis University and, within the last several years, has begun dialect coaching at various theatres and schools. She was a founding member of the Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble where she directed the critically acclaimed 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane, and received a Kevin Kline nomination for Best Ensemble for her 2008 devised piece, PRIMAL. In 2014, Ms. Reckamp spent a month in New York studying with the internationally renowned SITI Company, whose work focuses on Suzuki and Viewpoints. She is a key player in a new organization â€œSt. Louis Women In Theatre,â€ dedicated to promoting women in all aspects of theatre.
Producing Managing Director Stephenie Moser says: â€œThe staff and Board of Ozark Actors Theatre are so thrilled to have Pamela share her broad-based educational experience, talent and creativity with the South Central Missouri community. We are fortunate and thankful to have a beautiful, historic building as our home to bring such a wide variety of performing arts to this community and for the wonderful donors, volunteers, and patrons who make it possible.â€
Production Stage Manager
Jim is please to return for Ozark Actor's Theatre's 2014 Summer Season as Production Stage Manager. Having been a proud member of Actors Equity Association for nearly 30 years, he is thrilled to have spent the last 27 summer seasons with OAT. Jim's tenure at OAT has included over 100 productions/events as Production Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager, Company Manager, Technical Director, Production Associate, Prop Master, Dresser, and Personal Assistant.
Jim holds a BS from Southeast Missouri State University in Elementary Education with a Speech/Theatre Emphasis and Master's Work at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Technical Theatre. While in Kansas City, Jim was a Technician, Stage Manager, and Marionettist with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Starlight Theatre, and Broadway Marionettes, respectively.
Jim is retired from the Crawford County R-2 Schools in Cuba, Missouri. This past year, he has been helping with OAT's various fund raising events, working with the Cuba Arts Council "To Promote the Arts in Our Community", traveling, and spending time with his sister Suzan, family, and friends! He hopes you enjoy all the productions at Ozark Actors Theatre in this season of "Mistaken Identities"!