Meet Our Managing Artistic Director
Yeah, she's a California girl. But her heart belongs here in Gissy.
Dinna achieved a degree in Theatre Arts from San José State University that allowed her to segue into a successful theatre career spanning 30 years. She has designed and directed over 100 productions, and was the Founder and Executive Director of Silicon Valley Shakespeare for 17 years.
Dinna moved to Gisborne in 2015, and is excited to bring her passion for great theatre arts to her new home. Her substantial background in all aspects of theatrical production, love for the performing arts, and decades of experience in nonprofit management make her the perfect chef to cook up some wonderful theatre education and experiences here in Gisborne.
She's eager to make theatre magic with you!
Get To Know Us
We're what's next!
Our vision is to Inspire, Evolve, and Enhance the Theatre Arts.
Our mission is to strengthen and promote the performing arts in Gisborne by providing arts education and high-quality theatrical productions.
Want to hone those theatrical skills? Take the next step after drama class? Be a more confident public speaker? Our performing arts academy offers classes to youth and adults in disciplines such as acting, improvisation, playwriting, technical theatre, and much more! And coming up soon are our holiday theatre camps.
But what good is all that learning if you don't get to show it off? Our theatrical season will showcase the best talent in our community in pieces that are hand picked just for YOU! Comedy, drama, mystery, and time-honoured classics will grace our stage.
Make sure you are on our mailing list to be the first to see what's next! And check out our Auditions page to get more information about treading the ETC boards.
As a nonprofit, we rely completely on the Gisborne community to help keep the performing arts alive! There are so many ways YOU can be a part of the evolution...