ABOUT US

The Art of Theatre was born out of a friendship between a theatre enthusiast and an engineer for the automotive industry. Our goal is to provide a unique artistic approach to theatre.

Our Team

Kayla Moore

Kayla Moore
   Videographer
Currently a DMA (Digital Media Arts) student at Specs Howard School for Media Arts. Videography has become my passion, I've been freelancing my own videos for a couple years now and just fell in love with the art of provoking a feeling/telling a story through a video lens. I just want to say how excited and thankful I am to be given the opportunity to work with the Art Of Theatre. 
 
 
 
 
 
Amber Samuel
       Choreographer

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Choreographer, Amber Samuel, has been a part of the dance industry for nearly her

entire life. Amber started dancing when she was only 2 years old, competing when

she was 6, winning numerous awards, including a scholarship to dance in London,

England. She was a member of Theatre Arts Performing Project during her high

school years, which was an audition-based program that not only gave her theater

and acting experience, but also the chance to choreograph musicals. She opened

up her own dance academy at age 19, teaching many styles of dance to all age

groups with all ability levels, from recreational to competitive. Amber has moved

on from having a large studio to now having a private-based studio at her home in

Linden, where she also continues to choreograph for various theater companies.

 

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Resident Playwright

Robert Rotay

Robert Rotay : An engineer by day and playwright by night. Glockcoma was born out of a “honey-do list” from my wife Susan. At first, I was not sure what I had heard: take out the garbage, shovel the snow, oh and write a play themed after one of Rachel’s songs... I am flattered that my wife thinks so highly of me. Well I accepted the challenge and enjoyed every minute of it. My daughter Rachel had written a song called “Turning Pages” when she was 12 or so. It is very adult in nature and made a good overall theme from which to build on. I am looking forward to building a platform in which to showcase local Playwrights along with all involved in making a production sucsessful.

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Artistic Director

Brian Catton

Brian has directed many plays in NYC Off-Off Broadway and theatre Festivals such as "Edie" which was won best actress along with Brian's nomination for best director in the Mid Town International Festival. Most recent was "Glockcoma" which was nominated for Best supporting actress along with other awards.  and received positive reviews from the NYC theatre community. Some other Plays he's directed include "Urinetown" "A Place To Come Home To" Hairspray" along with many others. Brian is excited for the Art Of Theatre's upcoming season and working with local playwrights to bring their stories to life .

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Promotions Director

Susan Rotay

Sue Rotay has worn many hats when it comes to theater productions, which include Stage manager to set design.Her energy-and  expertise will fill the seats in a theater. She was nominated for best costume design in the Mid Town International theatre Festival 2016 for Glockcoma and is very excited to  assist in the upcoming season for the Art Of Theatre.

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Music Composer/Production/Actress

Rachel Rotay

My name is Rachel Rotay, I am sixteen years old, and music has been a pillar of my life since I was three. While I have explored many aspects of the performing arts, musical composition has transformed my love for the arts, in ways I had never thought possible! It is this love, and those who have supported me throughout the creation of this show, that inspires the music itself. I am so blessed to have worked alongside many wonderful people. Whether I collaborated with Andy Cohen and the lovely Jackie King, on orchestration of music for Glockoma when it first debuted, embodied a number of roles directed by my dear friend Brian Catton, or played Greta in a Place To Come Home To (An off-Broadway production) each experience I have had and person I have met fulfilled my life in a beautiful, artistic way. I would not be where I am today without my muses. I am humbled to showcase this piece of my heart with all of you. 

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Music Director

Shelly Gillett -Behrens

Shelly Gillett-Behrens is owner and voice teacher at G.B. Music Studio of Linden. Mrs. G.B. received her contemporary vocal pedagogy training at Shenandoah University and studied classical voice at Virginia Tech, Michigan State University, and the University of Windsor. She’s performed in classical, jazz and R & B styles throughout Genesee County and Detroit. She has music directed many shows in her area an is a regular voice clinician at Lake Fenton High School.

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Music Orchestrator

Andy Evan Cohen

Andy Evan Cohen credits include off-Broadway's In Bed With Roy Cohn, I Know What Boys Want, Inner Voices, Ay Carmela!, and A Midsummer Night's Dream (MasterWorks); An American Soldier (59E59, Edinburgh Fringe, National Tour); The Fairy Tale Project (BMCC); off-off-Broadway's In Vestments (NYIT Award for Overall Production) and Unmentionables (NYIT Nomination for Original Music), and many shows with Nylon Fusion, Strindberg Rep., T. Schreiber, and others. Education: Oberlin and Manhattan School of Music.

CONTACT US

Tel/Text: 810.240.2128 

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm​
Sunday: 9:00am - 7:00pm

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