Joey Infinito - Co-Founder / Artistic Director Joey was the Managing / Artistic Director of The New Bern Civic Theatre from 2007 - 2009 and Artistic Director from 2006 - 2007. He has worked professionally throughout the Northeast and NC as Actor, Dancer, Stage Manager, Production Assistant, Lighting Designer and Rigger. Productions in New York and New Jersey include Moby Dick, Grease, and Godspell, as well as many other professional productions. His training includes, The American Academy Of Dramatic Arts (NYC) and The Boston Conservatory Of Music, as well as years of private instruction. Recent local credits include El Gallo in The Fantastics, Homer Bolton in Morning’s At Seven, Danny in Grease, and The Kralahome in The King And I at The New Bern Civic Theatre. He also played Orin Scravillo DDS. in The Serendipity Players' Little Shop Of Horrors. Directorial credits include Rumors, South Pacific, and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
Andrea Owens - Managing Director A well-known local entertainer, Andrea brings to the company a background in theater performance and production, event marketing and concert promotion. She studied dramatic arts at Emerson College, and music and journalism at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Owens spent many years performing as an actress in Massachusetts and central New York before beginning her musical career as a jazz singer and songwriter. She was twice a featured performer in the Syracuse Jazz Festival in Syracuse, N.Y., and most recently she was the opening act for the first Eastern Carolina Jazz Cooperative Jazz Fest. In 2010, Owens produced her original musical “F.I.S.H.,” co-written with her husband Phil Owens with help from Leslie Manning. She met guitarist Phil Owens in the orchestra pit of a community theater in 1983. They released a CD of original music in 2004 and Owens was awarded an "Honorable Mention" from The 2004 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Her song “One More Pair of Shoes” was recognized by the judges.
Bill Saunders - TYA Director
Alan Berger - Co-Founder is a retired IBM executive who has been active in various aspects of theater for the past fifty years. He has worked professionally in the Washington DC area as actor, director, producer, stage manager and lighting designer. He has worked with many notable artists including Louis Armstrong, Ann-Margret, the Osmond Family and Doc Severinsen. Alan has been affiliated with a variety of Washington theater companies and venues including: Arena Stage, Washington Theater Club, American Light Opera Co., the Filene Center at Wolf Trap Park and numerous dinner theaters. He has served on multiple boards of directors for many community theater companies and was on the founding committees of several companies. Since moving to NC, Alan has produced several concerts at Meymandi Hall in Raleigh and New Bern. Alan majored in Speech and Drama at the University of Maryland and studied voice, acting and directing at The Washington Theater Club and Catholic University of America.