CONTACT US

  • Mail:  PO Box 41 Appleton, WI 54912
  • Phone: 920-734-7887
  • Email: attictheatre@gmail.com
  • Box office and performance location:  UW-Fox Valley Communication Arts Center, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha, WI

 Board Members:

  • Wendy Bauman
  • Berray Billington - current President 
  • Bill Borkowicz - current Treasurer
  • Nancy Ernst
  • Robert Ernst -current Vice President/Theatre Advisory Chair
  • Judy Hebbe - Volunteer Committee Chair
  • Carol Jegen - Deveopement Committee Chair
  • Patrick James -  Hospitality Committee Chair
  • Tim Marsh
  • Rachel Sandlin - Education Committee Chair
  • Jared Stroik - Historian
  • Carl Wenzel - current Secretary
  • John Zhang - Marketing Committee chair

Staff

  • Brenda Taubel - Administrative Assistant
  • James Forbeck - Box Office Manager
  • Maria Totzke - Accountant
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 Attic Board of Director Bios 2017

 

Berray Billington

As a Senior in High School, Berray received a grant from the school’s gifted and talented program to direct a play as his senior project. Did he do a small intimate show, of course not, he directed a full-scale production of The Wizard of Oz, and it was on….Berray studied Theatre Arts at UW-Stevens Pointand spent the past 36 years directing and producing theatre for Waupaca Community Theatre, Waupaca High School Musicals , The Fly-by-night Players, IACT  and Attic theatre. He has worked professionally with The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre in Iowa.  In September he became President of Attic Theatre and is working hard to revitalize and make Attic great again. When not directing he works as a Chef and enjoys time with his three beautiful daughters. He joined the Board in 2013.  

 

William Borkowicz, Senior Manager of Wireless Solutions at US CellularTitle since 2001, is responsible for US Cellular's Internet of Things (IoT) business solutions through wholesale and direct sales channels.  He has served one year on the board  since Jan. 2016. He supports community theatre because his son has performed in Attic shows. After seeing the quality of Attic's productions, the value provided to the community, and how rewarding it is for everyone involved he is more than happy to serve in whatever way he can to support the organization. He has  a bachelor's from UW-Oshkosh, an associate's degree in Information Systems from Fox Valley Tech, and an MBA from UW-Oshkosh.

 

Nancy Ernst of Neenah, has 45 years of experience of before the footlights and backstage.   She directed 2016’s The Best Man during a memorable election season, and previously she played Miss Jones in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, when she also helped with costuming and set building.  Her favorite shows include Gingerbread Lady, Dancing at Lughnasa, Barefoot in the Park and Almost Maine.  Nancy is active in community theatre and has also appeared in productions at the UW Fox Valley, where she is also a teacher in the English Department.  Nancy has served on the Attic Board for a total of 4 years, beginning in 2012.  

 

Robert Ernst discovered his love of theatre at UW Fox Valley where he performed in numerous productions.  After completing his associate's degree, Bob continued his education at UW Oshkosh achieving a bachelor's degree in communication arts and journalism.  Bob was a grant-in-aid for Attic Theatre during his college summers.  Bob worked as technical director and actor for Starfire Dinner Theatre in Neenah.  It was on the Starfire stage that he met his wife Nancy.  As a member of the stagehand's union, Bob worked many professional productions.  Most of Bob's professional career has been in technical writing and editing.  Bob has two sons, Timothy and Steven and is Lily's grandfather.  Presently Bob is an active participant for Attic Theatre as an actor, technician, and board member.  Bob joined the Attic Board in 2015,  serves as the vice president of the Attic board of directors and serves as the chair person on the theatre advisory committee.  He is employed  at J.J.Keller & Associates and has worked as an editor, in training development, adult education  and workplace safety.  

 

Patrick Lee James is employed as Supervisor of Network Support for the City of Menasha, WI.  He joined the Board of Directors for Attic Theatre and has served for four years.  He enjoys acting and customer service to our patrons. Patrick serves on the Development Committee, especially helping with fundraising activities and in 2017 he assumed responsibility for Ad Sales for our annual season program.  He has appeared in Mame, How to Succeed in Business and several other shows.   

 

 Carol Jegen rejoined the Attic Board in January of 2016, after having previously served four  six year terms  and having served as President.  She is an actor, director and music director.  She is a private singing instructor with her own studio as well as teaching at the Lawrence Academy of Music where she leads Musical Theatre Camps and has lectured in Opera as well.  Her directing credits include Dancing at Lughnasa, The Secret Garden, Kindertransport and Anything Goes.  She has appeared in Follies, Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Candide, The Full Monty and many other productions.  She has music directed City of Angels, Forever Plaid, Carousel, among other shows.  She is the recipient of the  Attic Theatre Zoe Cloak Award and the Hanns Kretzschmar Award for Excellence in the Arts.       

 

Tim Marsh is a Claims Specialist with Guardian Insurance Company;  and  has been on the Attic Board of Directors since 2015.  He serves as Marketing Director for Attic Theatre.  He has appeared in Attic Theatre and other community shows for over 20 years and his favorite shows include City of Angels,  How to Succeed Without Really Trying, Forever Plaid, Biloxi Blues, and Footloose. Tim is also a talented artist and he creates portraits and caricatures for various organizations and can be contacted at www.pencilportraitsandmorebytim.com 

 

Carl Wenzel is a retiree who worked in Sales and Marketing for International Paper who has served  on the Board of Directors for 31 years over the decades for Attic Theatre.  His area of arts interest is the Theatre, both onstage and backstage.    Carl has appeared in dozens of Attic Theatre productions, and his favorites include  playing lead roles  in The Odd Couple, Teahouse of the August Moon,  and Man of La Mancha.  Having served as President,  he is currently Secretary of the Board, has served on the Play Selection Committee,  and has coordinated  our Volunteers for many, many  years.   

 

Judy Hebbe (Ex Officio President)  is a government  reporter for the Kaukauna Times of Kaukauna, WI.  She has served on the Attic Board previously for 6 years, and in the past  was involved as a volunteer both onstage and backstage.  Her interest in community theatre is long and enduring.  Judy currently  coordinates volunteer activities.