Charity has always been a huge advocate of literature and the arts. She believes the best way to teach each other, and reach each other, is through stories and music. She majored in Creative Writing at Brigham Young University. She is currently a freelance writer and lives in Eagle Mountain with her husband and four children.
Emma Faye is a native Californian. She has been acting since she was six, and professionally since she was 13. After years of training and developing her craft she moved to Los Angeles where she attended film school to learn behind the scenes skills as well. Emma has worked for multiple talent agencies, and is well versed in film and television, voice acting, and stage acting. Though Emma loves to perform, teaching is another passion of hers. She has taught many acting classes for children and teens. She made the move to Utah in hopes of continuing her film school and acting career in an environment that was more conducive to her standards. She hopes to help anyone who wants to become more comfortable on stage or in front of the camera.
Hannah has a BFA in acting from Southern Oregon University. During her senior year, and throughout the summer and fall after graduation, she worked as an actor for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She currently teaches voice and has had ten years of private vocal instruction herself. She moved to Utah several years ago and since has worked at the Hale Center Theatre (Orem and West Valley), Sundance Theatre, and several others. Though she studied to be an actor, over the past few years she has discovered a love for directing. She hopes to do both at West Side Theatre Company, as well as help other artists reach new heights , and discover deeper talent and capabilities within themselves. Hannah currently resides in Eagle Mountain with her husband and baby boy.
Mara Hinton graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Theatre Arts Education. Previous directing credits include Shrek the Musical, Opening Night: The Music of Broadway, The Forgotten Carols, and The Diary of Anne Frank. Previous performing credits include Christmas Together (Featured Soloist), Opening Night (Featured Soloist), The Best of Disney (Belle), The Sound of Music (Nun), The Secret Garden (Alice), Echoes (Tilda), Crimes of the Heart (Babe), Our Town (Mrs. Gibbs), Grease (Patty), You Can’t Take it with You (Mrs. Kirby), and All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (Kathryn). She can also be seen on the DVD/CD recordings of Rob Gardner’s Joseph Smith the Prophet. Mara is the co-founder of Saratoga Springs Theatre Collective and previously served as a founding member of the Saratoga Springs Arts Council. She lives in Saratoga Springs with her husband and three children and is excited to see even more theatre being produced on the west side of the lake.
Tyler Hinton graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Communications, Public Relations emphasis, Theatre Studies minor. As contributing editor for BroadwayWorld, he writes high profile reviews and other articles about theatre in Utah. In addition to being a founding member of the Saratoga Springs Arts Council, he is the co-founder and director of Saratoga Springs Theatre Collective, which is an online resource that promotes diverse live theatre experiences for performers and audiences in the area. Tyler was the creator, producer, and director of the world premiere of Rilla of Green Gables, represented by an original cast album on iTunes. He has also produced and directed Saturday’s Warrior, Christmas Together, Opening Night: The Music of Broadway, The Forgotten Carols, and other original musicals. His performing credits include Lamb of God (Peter), Shrek the Musical (Lord Farquaad), The Sound of Music (Max), The Secret Garden (Dickon), Footloose (Rev. Moore), 12 Angry Men (Juror #3), and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Charlie Brown). During the day, he leads the development of curriculum at Career Step, an online vocational school.
Tyson was involved with theatre all throughout his schooling years, including college. He is currently the Chairman of the Utah Epilepsy Association, and has also served on the Ranches Home Owners Association Board of Trustees since 2013. He is an HR professional with an MBA in IT management, and he is working towards his Masters in Health-care Administration. Tyson is glad to be involved in a theatrical group again, and hopes to not only exercise his management skills, but maybe even make it back on the stage.