Team Group: Staff

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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Alika U. Spencer-Koknar

Alika U. Spencer-Koknar (she/her) is Bay Area born and raised and graduated from Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in 2006.  She is honored to be working alongside her husband, Bora “Max” Koknar as Co-Artistic Directors of Dragon Theatre.  She has performed throughout the peninsula with various Bay Area theater companies including; Dragon Productions as Ephonia Rigstone in Shoggoths on the Veldt, Judith in Equivocation, Boshka/Magda Goebbels in Cirque Exotique Du Monde, with Northside Theater Company as Maureen in The Beauty Queen Of Leenane, with Renegade Theatre Experiment as Hannah in the South Bay Premiere of Collapse, with City Lights as Johnna Monevata In August: Osage County with City Lights Theater Company and Alice Bloomfield in Kinan Valdez’s production of Zoot Suit with El Theatro Campesino.

As a performer, Alika also focuses on creating new and devised works. She has created self produced works and collaborated with companies like Golden Thread, Bindlepunks, foolsFury, First Person Travel,  and Epic Immersive.  Pieces she has worked on have been embraced by the local community and have been so well received that multiple extensions have been made to shows.  Alika also teaches theater to youth throughout the Bay Area and has worked as an educator with companies like Broadway by the Bay, Tabard Theatre Company, California Theater Center, and Enacte. For press or donation inquiries please email Alika.

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