Sharon Veselic - Candidate for Member "At Large"
Sharon's Personal Statement
Although new to PWLT, I've grown to appreciate and really love this theater and the people working both on and off the stage. My expertise is really with the Technical and Production elements in bringing a show to the stage. I have an extensive background in Direction and Stage Management, was the Production Manager in two theaters, and really love the process of putting a show together. I also am a huge supporter of Education in the Theater. Being teachers and mentors to the future Directors and Stage Managers, and Designers. So many talented people in Community Theaters that just need some guidance and support and it's up to us, as teachers to help them rise. PWLT has an extensive history that needs to be passed on, but also responsibility to make sure it keeps the mission statement that people like Susy have worked so hard for, for so many years. PWLT is one of those theaters that is doing that, and it's why I would like to participate in moving into the future with this group. Thank you for all you do. It's been an amazing year working with all of you. And it took me four years to find a theater that stands above the rest when it comes to the People. I've been asked to be on Boards before, and have turned them down, mostly due to just wanting to Direct, which is my first love. But thought I would really like to be involved more with PWLT and also thought I could contribute in a positive way.
Sharon Veselic is back in Northern Virginia area after directing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for 13 years. In her time in Texas, she directed 29 Productions from dramas, comedies, and musicals, including directing children’s theater. She is a graduate of St. Leo College earning her BA in Education and Theatre Arts. She then earned her MA at Florida State University in Childhood Education where she went on to teach Third Grade, coach and started her Directing path at the Venice Little Theater in Florida. A move back home to Virginia that led to working at our local Adventure Theater directing many productions and then applied and was accepted as the Directing Intern at Arena Stage, where she also was the Stage Manager and Production Office associate for three years. She then moved to New York City to work on After School Specials as a Production Office Coordinator working on various films and mini-series of the 80’s. After years of working in Virginia and then moving to Arlington, Texas, and retirement approaching, Ms. Veselic decided to go back to doing what she loved most: Community Theater. Since coming back to Northern Virginia three years ago, she has Directed for Little Theatre of Alexandria, McLean Players, and Reston Community Players. In her many years of work, she has directed over 100 productions, stage managed and produced and worked on all levels.