ABOUT US

WOW Performing Arts Center (WOW PAC) is a non-profit 501c3 performing arts education agency that provides students with great opportunities for self-expression utilizing the performing arts in a safe, secure and positive environment. WOW aims to give our most underserved and seemingly voiceless community members an opportunity to be heard, to see themselves in performing arts spaces as well as experience impactful and relatable stories. 

 

YOUTH PROGRAMMING

One of our focuses is to also provide youth programs and projects that will reach out to our at risk youth and catapult them into becoming advocates for change by providing opportunities for them to experience training and participate in performances that address common issues such as bullying, drugs, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, sex trafficking, peer pressure, social injustice and more. 

 

PAC SERVICES

The WOW PAC provides various services to the Midlands arts community operating since 2015. We continue to provide training classes, acting classes, workshops, and production opportunities in order to help foster and reinforce an image of positive self esteem not only in our community but worldwide.

 

OUR VISION

WOW’s vision is to be one of the leading performing arts organizations representing the community by being an interactive contributor that provides productions and events that impact the current culture we live in. 

We aim to fulfill this vision by: 

  • Securing a state of the art facility that will house classrooms, offices and a 175+ seating theatre for performances and showcases, rental options for other performing arts organizations and artist.

  • Presenting innovative programming of the highest quality;

  • Produce a variety of original works written by local artists and students.

  • Utilizing local and upcoming artists who also share the desire to use the performing arts as a vehicle to make a difference in not only their surrounding communities but nationwide;

  • Assist actors, playwrights, producers, and directors by providing training, education, and opportunities to showcase their talents while enhancing their skills; and

  • Maintaining a financially sound organization to support its goals.  

OUR MISSION

To collaborate with local theatre artists in our community in order to provide the Midlands with original and relatable productions that speak to multi-generational audiences collectively.

 

We aim to educate, encourage and empower artists to create positive and thought-provoking projects that inspires our community.  We work with local artists who share the same passion in using performing arts as a vehicle to make a difference.

 

OUR STAFF

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TANGIE BEATY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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SHIRVIENA SMILEY 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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MONIFA LEMONS JACKSON

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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JOSETRA BAXTER

DIR. MARKETING/PR 

ONE7ONE PRODUCTIONS

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TAMARA FINKBEINER

DIR. VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS

ONE7ONE PRODUCTIONS

 
 

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE BOARD

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TANGIE BEATY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CHAIR/PRESIDENT

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GAIL KYLE

VICE CHAIR

VICE PRESIDENT

SHANNON HAMMOND

TREASURER

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KAYLA BAKER

SECRETARY

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KRISTIN COBB

BOARD MEMBER 

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ARISCHA FRIERSON

BOARD MEMBER 

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KYLE GREENE

BOARD MEMBER 

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VANZEL HAIRE

BOARD MEMBER 

COR'DEIJA HORNE

BOARD MEMBER 

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SIMEON MOULTRIE

BOARD MEMBER 

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ANDREW STOKES

BOARD MEMBER 

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DANA WESLEY

BOARD MEMBER