Team Group: Leadership Team

Kara Jasper

Kara (she/her) is a professional actress and cosplayer. She is the Administrative Director here at Dragon!

She graduated with a Bachelors in Theatre, and a Minor in Film, from San Jose State University. During college, she also attended the Stella Adler Summer Conservatory in NYC.

After spending the past few years focusing on her passion for cosplay, Kara is incredibly excited to be rejoining the Bay Area theatre scene!
Previous productions she has performed in include Beauty and the BeastRent, and Les Miserables.

 

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Emily Holman

Emily (She/Her) is the Digital Marketing Associate at Dragon! She moved home to Redwood City, California after graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Public Relations.

During University, Emily was an Account Supervisor at Allen Hall Public Relations where she managed the World Athletics Champions Oregon22 account. She simultaneously acted as the Director of External Relations for The University of Oregon’s television network Duck TV

She started her career as an Intern doing digital marketing for MyWallSt, a fintech startup in Dublin, Ireland.

 

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Renee Turner

Renée Turner is a recent graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, with an Acting Emphasis. Additionally, she has studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland at The Gaiety School of Acting, the National Theatre School of Ireland.

 

Past Theatre Credits include: King Lear, Zorro x2, The Cradle Will Rock, The Skin of Our Teeth, and Twelfth Night. She is thrilled to join Dragon Productions Theatre Company as an Administrative Assistant!

Rachel Nin

Rachel is a stage manager and technician based in the Bay Area, and is so excited to join the Dragon team as production manager!

Past Dragon credits include Macbeth, Three Days of Rain, Equivocation and both The One Hour Star Wars and The Making of the Star Wars Holiday Special, Live!. She has also worked as a stage manager and ASM for companies around the Bay, including New Conservatory Theatre Center, Opera San Jose, Merola Opera Program, and Sunnyvale Community Players, and also worked farther afield with Oregon Cabaret Theatre and Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. She is an alumna of the Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and she holds a B.A. in Theatre and Creative Writing from Denison University in Granville, OH.

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Justine Bechler

Justine (she/her) is a professional actor, singer, director, and vocal director and has been working in theatre education since 2008. While attending Cal Poly Pomona for acting, she took a course focusing on creating a community based (helping a community create their own work) performance with a local low-income community of high school students. Growing up in theatre, Justine knew how much the arts helped shape her in life, but being able to see these students, who were not theatre kids, embrace the arts and find a way to tell the stories that were important to them, from depression and eating disorders to peer pressure and parties, and have a safe place to explore and express themselves sparked her in unanticipated ways.

Through the years, Justine’s passion for theatre education has grown while working with students of all ages. She also enjoys mentoring teenagers to be leaders and future teaching artists through internships. Justine is extremely dedicated to the success of each of her students as individuals and as an ensemble. She loves passing on the knowledge of the vocal instrument to impart proper singing techniques, as well as help actors overcome their challenges while simultaneously instilling confidence to students. Justine loves watching theatre bring people from all different backgrounds together and collaborate towards a common goal.

Before coming to Dragon and Redwood City Youth Theatre, Justine worked at California Theatre Center. It was with CTC that she found a knack, and a love, for administrative organization and helping team members with their projects and making sure everyone had the tools and resources to be successful. At the end of the day, Justine is most satisfied when she knows her work helped others move forward at work or in life and is able to snuggle with her husband, and two daughters (one fur, one human).

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