Our Staff

 
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Jarrod Kopp
Executive Director

Jarrod Kopp is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, where he studied journalism and theatre. His spent more than 25 years in various communications files including journalism, PR, advertising and corporate communications. During those years, Jarrod spent his spare evenings working with various local theatre companies as an actor and director while also consulting with them pro bono on branding and marketing. Jarrod was part of the original team that rescued Theatre Tulsa from near-bankruptcy in 2012, and applied his business experience and passion for theatre into a massive reinvigoration of the company that is still growing rapidly to this day.

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SARA PHOENIX
Artistic Director

Sara holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Oklahoma and has been involved in theatre across the country as an actress, teacher, director, and choreographer. She has performed in and directed productions nationally and has traveled as a director and actress in Europe. She serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Association of Community Theatre and is Chairman of their Education Committee. She is also a certified theatre adjudicator for theatre festivals all over the country. Sara is an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.


Olivia Martin 
Director of Development

Olivia comes to Theatre Tulsa with a rich and varied background in development. After her time as Chair of the English Department at Holland Hall and later the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Olivia made the jump to development — first as the Director of Development at YWCA Tulsa and later at Tulsa Dream Center. She looks forward to growing Theatre Tulsa’s financial stability even further on it’s way to its Centennial Season.

PETE BRENNAN
Education / Community Outreach Coordinator

After a successful performance career in National and International Broadway Tours, Pete pursued an MFA at the Boston Conservatory. Upon returning home to Tulsa, he began exploring his passion for outreach and advocacy. Pete is a current Advisory Board Member of Oklahomans for Equality, and is a member of the inaugural 2018 cohort of Artist, Inc. Tulsa. With Theatre Tulsa, Pete is working to increase the opportunities afforded to our underprivileged communities through programs like AHHA’s Artists in the Schools, the Harwelden Institute, and new and original programming for Tulsa-area students and adults.


MANDY GROSS
Resident Costume Designer

Mandy’s recent costuming credits include Amadeus, Ragtime, Cabaret, Richard III, and Jesus Christ Superstar. She started her costuming career with Theatre Tulsa in 2015 and has continued to learn and grow with the help of her best friend and costuming partner, Lisa Hunter, and their mentors, Crista Patrick and Deborah Belford.

LISA HUNTER
Resident Costume Designer

Lisa graduated from Stephen F Austin State University with a BA in Theatre in 2008. Her recent costuming credits include Amadeus, Ragtime, Annie, Jesus Christ Superstar, Elf Jr., and Cabaret. She also did hair and makeup for Fiddler on the Roof. Her acting credits include Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, Celia in As You Like It and Ensemble for Will Rogers Follies, Cabaret, and Richard III.