Staff

Chris Verrill – Executive Director

Chris Verrill brings to Theatrikos more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit worlds of theatre, the arts, education, and broadcasting. He has produced, written, directed, and/or acted in more than 100 stage, television, and radio shows; totaling over 2,000 performances. Prior to joining Theatrikos in 2019, he was executive director of Beijing Playhouse, the English-language theatre in China. He has produced and hosted educational programs, and done the marketing-fundraising-accounting tasks, for a dozen TV and radio stations, most recently for KIXE/PBS in Northern California. When he was 11, his grandparents took him to see the Broadway production of The Music Man starring Dick Van Dyke, and he hasn’t looked back since. “I’m one of the few people who enjoys both the artistic and business sides of theatre,” Chris says. He’s enjoying helping to build on and advance Theatrikos’ half-century of great theatre. Chris welcomes your phone calls and emails! 928-774-1662

Joe Maniglia – Education Director

Joe has been the Education Director since April of 2010. During that time, he has worked with hundreds of students of all ages to help create and craft over 30 productions. In addition to being nominated for the Viola Award in Arts Education for the past three years, in 2016, Joe was honored to have won the Arizona Governor’s Award for Arts Educator. Joe feels very blessed to be on the ultimate dramatic journey with his supportive family and faithful friends. Joe welcomes your phone calls and emails! 928-774-1662

Larry Gould – Technical Director

Larry is a Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Justice at NAU and was previously a Marine and a law enforcement officer. After a career in law enforcement, Larry graduated from Louisiana State University with a Doctorate in Sociology and minors in Criminal Justice and Experimental Statistics. Larry has been a lifelong wood worker and currently owns ClearWood Cabinets of Flagstaff.  He has been associated with Theatrikos off and on since working on his first set for “Proof” in 2007.

Amanda Sawicki – Technical Specialist

Carlene Klein – Box Office Associate

Carlene is a recent retiree from NAU and long time Theatrikos fan. She is thrilled to be a part of the Theatrikos Theatre Co. and is super excited to incorporate her box office experience into a very happy retirement plan!

Casey Russell – Box Office Associate

Casey was born and raised in Flagstaff and graduated from NAU in the spring of 2021. He was part of Theatrikids when he was younger and went on to be a theatre minor at NAU. In 2022, he played the role of Ellard in The Foreigner. Casey has a passion for theatre and acting, hoping one day to become a professional voice actor.

Isabella Zagare – Bookkeeper

Isabella is a recent retiree from Coconino Community College where she worked in the business office. Her background is in non-profit accounting with experience in schools, museums, opera companies, and choral organizations in California, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. She is delighted to be able to bring her accounting skills to Flagstaff organizations and is looking forward to her work with Theatrikos!