Meet the Committee Members

Creating Accessible Theater For All

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Keegan Charlier

Educator Committee Member

Keegan Charlier is a middle school library media specialist in Menomonee Falls. The best part of her job is creating programming to foster the love of reading and a proficiency for digital citizenship in every student. Keegan believes that project-based learning, true universal design, and student empowerment are essential elements of education. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Creative Writing and Historical Linguistics, and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science, specializing in school librarianship. Keegan also has experience as a youth program coordinator for after-school and summer programs, as well as experience in curriculum creation for museum education programs. Keegan's main passion outside of education is performing and teaching drama. She has performed in productions of Rent, Cabaret, The Drowsy Chaperone, Company, and Grease with Galway University Musical Society. Keegan is ecstatic to join the team at Pink Umbrella!

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Erin Janssen

Educator Committee Member

Erin Janssen is a part of the Therapists and Educators Committee for Pink Umbrella Theatre Company. She is a singer, actress, and dancer from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and will be graduating in the spring of 2021 with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Erin has been performing since she was 15 years old and has been seen in productions at Green Bay Southwest high school, Next Stage Theatre, St. Norbert College productions, and Peck School of the Arts productions. Erin has also previously co-directed at Hartford University Elementary school. After graduating she hopes to stay in Milwaukee and work with local theatre companies, as well as possibly attend grad school for Drama Therapy. Erin is ecstatic to be a part of the committee board for Pink Umbrella!

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Sarah Laszewski

Educator Committee Member

Sarah Laszewski is a Special Education teacher in Mequon, WI, and believes that theater has the power to change lives. Sarah graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in both Special Education and Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sarah enjoys integrating theater activities into her elementary special education lessons, in order to teach all school subjects. Sarah has worked with a wide range of students and strongly believes in finding access points so that all students can participate fully in all learning activities. Sarah also has a theater background, performing at UW-Madison as a singer and as part of the long-form improv team, Iceberg Improv. Sarah is an alumna of First Stage’s Company Class program, and a former Young Performer at First Stage. Sarah is proud to be a part of the Educational Committee at Pink Umbrella Theater.

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Ash Mullholland

Actors and Artists Committee Member

Ash is a local actress, singer, and performer.  She studied from Cardinal Stritch University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Musical Theatre. She has performed in theatre throughout high school, college, and around the community since the summer 2007. She was introduced to Pink Umbrella Theatre in the summer of 2019 as a student.  She enjoys acting, theatrical exercises, and interaction with her peers both in person and virtual communication.  Since associating with Pink, she has learned new things from performers and teacher who view in different perspectives.

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Megan Joelle Nemire

Educator Committee Member

Megan Joelle Nemire, MA LPC is a licensed professional counselor, multi-disciplinary visual and perfromance artist, disability advocate, and proudly disabled person. For 14 years, Megan has supported people of all ages in the therapeutic art settings, becoming an art therapist, working in schools, crisis centers, inpatient and outpatient treatment, and in home care. 

Megan loves to sing, act, and do accessible dance and movement. She crossed the stage in high school in several musicals and straight plays under the direction of Kathy Mulay. Recently Megan collaborated as a model for editorial photography, with pieces showing in Denver and Chicago.

 

Megan is passionate about accessible expressive arts, creative problem solving of systemic challenges, and bringing joy to more disabled people.

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Erin Oberdorf

Educator Committee Member

Erin is a performer from Wauwatosa, WI and is delighted to be a part of Pink Umbrella! Erin graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carroll University with degrees in Music-Liberal Arts and Educational Studies. Erin has worked with First Stage Children's Theater for their summer academy, as well as in their Next Steps program where she found a passion for working with children with Autism. Shortly thereafter, Erin started working for the Wisconsin Early Autism Project and has been a Behavior Treatment Therapist there since 2019. Erin is also a dancer with Glencastle Irish Dancers in Franklin and a member of the choir, Voces Mundi, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. Erin is thrilled to be a member of the Committee of Therapists and Educators and can't wait to get to work!

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Jamie Pavlofsky

Actor and Artist Committee Member

Jamie Pavlofsky is an actress and teaching artist in Dayton, Ohio. She began performing at the age of ten and has worked at Dayton Playhouse, INNOVAtheatre, and Playhouse South (now Springboro Community Theatre). She is on the board of directors of INNOVAtheatre and has served as a teaching artist with many area organizations. Jamie believes that an artist must also be a student and is currently studying voice and acting with Philip Drennen at Singing Elephant Studios. Favorite onstage credits include RAGTIME (Dayton Playhouse), THE LARAMIE PROJECT (Harmony Creek Theatre), QUILT (INNOVAtheatre), and BOEING-BOEING (Fairfield Footlighters). As an artist with a disability, Jamie is passionate about the inclusion of differently-abled performers. Her goal is to create an inclusive performance space where artists of all abilities can come together to create and thrive. Jamie has worked as a teaching artist since 2017 and has held positions with the Dayton Jewish Federation, Brighter Connections Theatre, the Victoria Theatre Association (now Dayton Live), and virtually with Pink Umbrella Theater Company in Milwaukee, WI. She has experience working with students ages 7-18, including students with autism and other cognitive and developmental disabilities. ​Jamie strongly believes that theatre is a tool that can be used in the facilitation of social-emotional learning and strives to create emotionally safe spaces for her students to create and perform. For more about Jamie, please vist http://www.jamiepavlofsky.com