Artistic Staff and Management

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Gina Bikales

Artistic Director

Gina has been a desert resident since 2000. A native of Kansas City, she holds a degree in Theater and Language Arts education from The University of Kansas. She spent 40 years as the Executive Director of Camellot Academy, Kansas City's first fine and performing arts camp for children and 21 years as the Fine Arts Department Chair of The Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy. Since arriving in the desert, she has won 12 DTL Awards for acting and directing and has performed with Desert Rose Theater, The Joslyn Players, Metropolitan Community Theatre, and Dezart Performs. This is Gina's sixth year with S2S2S. She has served on the Boards of The California Desert Chorale, Coachella Valley Alumnae Panhellenic, and The Desert Theatre League. Currently, Gina serves as President of the Desert Theatre League.

Contact Information: 760-772-2391  |  gbikales@aol.com

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Barbara McReal

Box Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Barbara has lived in the valley for 11 years, beginning as a snowbird from Oregon and full-time for the last eight years. She has volunteered at the Living Desert for 10 years, where she interprets the giraffe feeding, shows lizards, snakes, armadillo, and African Pygmy Hedgehog and occasionally plays the Native American flute for school tours on the North American side of the park. As a founding member of s2s2s she appeared in "Dubrovnic,""Extradited," "A Very Dry Martini," "A Gold Boy in a Blue World," and narrated "The V.P." During the first year she also worked behind the as director's assistant, in the 2012-13 season she appeared in "Random Acts," "Play Slam" and "Does This Play Make My Butt Look Fat," and last season's "Is it Just Me Or is it Really Dumb in Here?" (Yes, she is a Jason Hull groupie) She was stage manager and ticket sales/box office for the staged productions of "Pink Squirrels" and "Butterfly Madam;" production manager, props, caterer and box office for the filming of "Pink Squirrels;" and script supervisor and props for the filming the of "If-Then Scenario." In 2012, she received the Bill Kuhlman Award from the Desert Theatre League for her backstage work, and received a DTL nomination for best supporting actress in last year's "Reflections." She continues her duties as the Box Office Manager and lobby staffing for the upcoming season and will fill other positions as needed.

Contact Information: 760-345-7938  |  script2stage2screen@gmail.com

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Terry LeMaster

Business Manager

Educated in the sciences, Terry spent his career in the food manufacturing business.  An amateur oenophile, Terry has volunteered with HOA Boards, Mission Hills C.O.P.S, and charitable boards. He is s2s's Business Manager. He and his wife Shirley are retired and love traveling and cooking. Terry has been with s2s2s since its inception. He was seen last year in s2s2s's productions of Reflections (Desert Theatre League nomination).

Contact Information: 760-202-1304  |  TerryShirleyL@aol.com

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Shirley LeMaster

Company Manager

A theatre veteran, Shirley has been active with Script2Stage2Screen since its inception, appearing in almost 20 of their productions, including 2 movies.  She has been nominated for several Desert Theatre League awards and received the trophy for Best Actress.  She has also worked with Palm Canyon Theatre, most recently in August: Osage County (DTL nomination), Desert Theatreworks, and Dezart Performs.

Shirley serves on the Desert Theatre League Board of Directors, where she chairs the scholarship committee and works on the publicity committee.  A retired corporate Director, she stays active with theatre, bridge clubs, book clubs, travel, and enjoying life here in Paradise!

Contact Information: 760-202-1304  |  TerryShirleyL@aol.com

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Bruce Elwood

Committee Member

A graduate of California State University at Long Beach with a BA in Communication, Bruce was on the debate team and competed in several oral interpretation competitions. His college credits included a part in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf." He returned to the stage in 2012-season as General Leslie Groves after a 48 year hiatus as a project manager in the molded rubber industry. He was the stage manager for last year's "Look at Me," and appeared in "Reflections." He is the smiling face behind the concessions—does the purchasing and set-up as well as working behind the counter. Bruce is a tour guide for the Living Desert.

Contact Information: 760-219-3142  |  elwoodbruce@yahoo.com

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Wendy Nicholson

Committee Member

Wendy and her husband, Peter, moved to the desert in 2003. Wendy retired from UCLA Medical Center after 20 years as a manager in the Patient Business Services department. Her retirement didn't last long. For the last 11 years, she has been the Office Manager for a local CPA. Wendy and Peter met in their high school Drama department and Wendy went on to major in Drama in college, however once she started working in the financial field, she knew that was her calling. She still loves theatre and tries to volunteer with the local theatre groups as time permits. She's looking forward to retiring soon and being able to devote more time to S2S2S.

Contact Information: 760-864-6303  |  wgnicholson@yahoo.com