Vinh Nguyen, Artistic Director
Vinh is a theater artist, director, educator, and administrator with over ten years of experience in the field. His journey with TIM started in 2013 when he choreographed for The Little Mermaid Jr. and has always enjoyed coming back to this art-loving and supportive mountain community. Vinh currently teaches theatre and directs for Bay Area Children’s Theatre in Oakland and has previous taught at San Diego State University, Almaden Country Day School, and Dance Attack Studios. He has worked professionally as an actor, director, and choreographer for many prominent theaters in the Bay Area and San Diego. Vinh holds an MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University and a double degree in Musical Theatre and Hospitality Management & Recreation from San Jose State University. www.MrVinhNguyen.com
Kyle Fox, Stage Manager / Production Manager
Kyle started onstage at Theatre in the Mountains when he was twelve and has worked both on and offstage with multiple theaters since then. His most notable acting work was with FTE and their Summer Shakespeare shows playing roles including Tybalt and Horatio. Most recently he appeared as Polo in West Valley College’s “A Hatful of Rain”. He is a Stage Combat Consultant/Choreographer and helped to stage battles for “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and “She Kills Monsters” at West Valley. Last season Kyle had his official directorial debut for TIM’s Stars-to-Be production of “Beauty and the Beast, Jr”.
Caitlin Papp, Director Annie Jr.
Caitlin is excited to be with TIM and getting to work as director and choreographer with such a wonderful team in her first production here. She is a local actress, acting/vocal coach and director who works with both children and adults. She directed “Aladdin Jr”, “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Music Man, Jr” at Carson Valley Children’s Theatre. Recently she directed “Making God Laugh” at City Lights Theatre Company and “The Revolutionist” with Dragon Theatre Company. Past acting experience includes Milady in “Three Musketeers” (Silicon Valley Shakespeare), Hedda Gabler in the “Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler” (Dragon Theatre Company), Anne Hathaway in “The Beard Of Avon” (The Pear Theatre) and Fraulein Kost in “Cabaret” (City Lights Theatre Company).
Kristen Pearson, Vocal Director / Assistant Director Annie Jr.
Kristen is excited to be working again with Theatre in the Mountains as the Assistant and Vocal Director on “Annie, Jr”. She has enjoyed working with TIM on “Beauty and the Beast Jr”, “Once Upon a Mattress”, and “Willy Wonka” during the last season. Since 2016, she has been working as a Vocal Director with Los Altos Youth Theatre on productions including “Peter Pan Jr”, “Little Women”, “Frozen”, and “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. When she is not directing, Kristen enjoys teaching voice and piano lessons, painting, reading, and cooking."