Board of Trustees
Dana Clark – President
“I am involved with the Owosso Community Players because I love theatre and feel fortunate to be part of an organization that brings culture, artistic expression and entertainment to a community that wishes to grow and prosper. Community theatre is a place where diversity of age, culture, thought and life experience comes together and offers opportunities for anyone who has the time to give.”
Mike Ash – Immediate Past President
“I am proud to lead an organization that brings top quality performing arts to thousands of people each year. For many, this may be the only opportunity to experience this caliber of theatre at an affordable price.”
Sue Ludington – President-Elect
“Being involved with Owosso Community Players for the past 20 years has been something that I am very proud of. Owosso Comunity Players has been an integral part of my family. It is very exciting to see the continued growth of our theater and to be the cornerstone of our communities
Matt Hufnagel – Treasurer
“I serve as a Trustee because I care about our community and its future. For actors, audience, and advocates, OCP is a cultural resource without compare in the Shiawassee region. This organization changes and enriches lives, opening the door to a whole new world of creative outlets for people with precious few artistic opportunities.”
I believe being involved in the community is important and I love the theatre. I have found that the people involved with OCP are committed to both. Being part of the OCP family is very enjoyable and has provided me with an opportunity to be part of something that brings joy to the community and to me!
“I joined the players because I saw a community I wanted to be a part… a group of people I wanted to get to know and call my friends, and I have not been disappointed! When offered the opportunity, I joined the board because I wanted to make a real difference in the organization, not just on stage, but behind the scenes, helping plan and execute sustainability for the years to come!”
“I enjoy participating in all phases of the performing arts because it allows me to step out of my box. I have enjoyed the increased responsibility and contribution that started with volunteering and became Committee Chair work followed by Board of Trustees work. The enhancement and value brought to the community are hard to measure and extensive.”
“I serve as a member of the Board of Directors because I believe in the transformative power the arts have on creating a stronger, more prosperous community!”
“Live theater is so important to the health of a community. It is a place to gather, build friendships, learn new skills and share creative talents. I am proud to be part of this growing, vibrant organization.
“Theatre is vitally important in a community to promote and foster creativity, culture, expression and art. Especially in a small community, theatre may be one of the few opportunities to perform, share and grow in the arts. I am involved in the Owosso Community Players for the quality, culture, and experience that is second to none in community theater.”
“Theater is a passion in my family. We love the immersive experience when seeing a show. And my family enjoys helping others experience being immersed in the play/story, that is why we volunteer.”
Dr. Daniel Williams
Without creative ways to express ourselves and our emotions, we would be no different than any other animal on the planet. Why and how we connect with one another is more important than any other human need, as far as I’m concerned. The performing arts provide us with that context, that vehicle. I’m on this board to make a positive difference in this community. My family lives here and I owe it to them to do my best to provide a space for them to grow to be their best selves.
Mark Van Epps