Aida C Lashua – Co-Founder / Marketing Director
As the company’s marketing director Aida works with our contracting presenters to support their sales efforts. In addition to coordinating press interviews, and researching regional publicity opportunities, Aida has developed and created a host of materials which include, company program copy and bios, feature articles, press releases and study guides for school performances. Aida is the also the unsung hero of the creative team. Her input is pervasive, her insight invaluable. She is a creative force and a stabilizing influence on the team members.
Anthony Powers – Lighting Director
A resident of Oakland Anthony has designed productions throughout the Bay Area, California and Chile for companies such as Killing My Lobster, San Francisco Mime Troupe, New Conservatory Theater and Playhouse West. For the past 4 years he has designed the lighting for and production managed corporate and live events for a vast array of clients including T.E.D. (2006), Disney on Ice, EA Sports, and Yahoo. Anthony is also the undisputed karaoke king of Nome Alaska. His design work can be seen at anthonypowers.arloartists.com
Dave “Freaky D” Freitag – Artistic Rigger
Dave has been working as an artistic rigger and renegade geographer in San Francisco for the past twelve years. When not holding the other end of the circus ropes, Dave can be found pursuing his habit for offbeat adventure. Dave is a union member of IATSE Local 16 in San Francisco, and was recently featured in Vice Magazine for his innovative tree house rigging designs in the redwoods of Northern California. Currently, Dave is looking up, and always stands under his work.
Duane “Dewey” Lashua – Head Carpenter, Master Joke Teller
Duane comes to Boom Town as a retired computer manager and airline employee with many years of home restoration under his belt. He has always had a passion for machines and is presently restoring a 1969 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet to its original glory. Duane is not only the shows Prop Master, but also official joke teller and father figure to the cast and crew. He happens to be Chris, the show Director’s dad. They both believe nepotism is a lost art.
Janeen Johnson – General Stage Manager
Janeen’s career in theater production was cultivated through eleven years of arts and civic engagement as a student of folk arts, dancer, arts administrator and company manager. She yields an impressive professional track, serving a multitude of projects illustrating a wide-range of artistic and theatrical expressions-to include seven years of experience as a freelance production field technician and stage manager throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Janeen has worked with the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, San Francisco Hip Hop Fest, San Francisco International Festival of the Arts, Black Choreographer’s Festival, Chitresh Das Dance Company, Fua Dia Congo Performing Arts Company. She recently completed her maiden voyage in circus with the tour of Cirque Mechanics Birdhouse Factory.