Angie Austin - Guest Artist
Angie has been discovering and devising professional theatre since 2010 when she graduated from Kent State University with a BA in Theatre Studies. She has studied and performed at the Nest Theatre and Improv Olympic, Chicago. She has done shows and taught improv classes in schools day camps and senior living facilities and worked as an interactive street performer at several festivals including the Ohio Renaissance Festival, Florida Renaissance Festival and Great Lakes Medieval Festival. She believes firmly in the healing power and of laughter, so if you see her insanely laughing bring out a gurney. Angie was a founding member of the Good Medicine Specialists and lead actress in Uptown Scrooge.
Pamela Chermansky - Teaching Artist
Pamela is a native Ohioan, but resides in Chicago. Pamela currently works as a clown for Vaudeville Chicago and Healthy Humor. Her work as a clown, actor, mime and teacher has taken her throughout the United States as well as China, France, Taiwan and Mexico. Pamela is the silly brains behind Good Medicine's Wizard Unite Camp and a lead actress in Uptown Scrooge.
Carmel Avegnon Sanders - Arts Admin
Carmel is not only a proud mother of three children, but also an arts administrator, a youth arts advocate, a teacher/coach, a performer and the founder and artistic director of Brave Young Voices: The Westerville youth theatre project. Carmel graduated from Otterbein University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Upon graduation she moved to Chicago to start The Treehouse Theatre Company with several other Otterbein grads. She not only performed in productions with the Treehouse, but also also worked with Steppenwolf’s Arts Exchange program, Redmoon Theatre, CORNservatory Theatre, Voice of the City and others. Carmel is committed to the idea that theatre has a transformative power to create opportunities for meaningful dialog that is vital to the healing of our society. Carmel is the founding producer of Uptown Scrooge and continues to offer administrative wisdom to Good Medicine.
Tara Smith - Stage Manager
Tara is an arts administrator from Gahanna, Ohio. She has jobs at several arts organizations, including the Ohio Prison Arts Connection, Columbus Children's Theatre, and Otterbein University's Department of Theatre and Dance. She started as an Assistant Director at Brave Young Voices, and is in her second year as Managing Director. In 2017 she graduated from Otterbein University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with minors in Music and Arts Administration. Her past work includes stage management, box office and front of house services, producing, and directing. She's passionate about theatre that creates community and sparks a dialogue. Tara is Good Medicine's resident stage manager.
Jay Torrence - Guest Clown
Jay's performance credits include 500 Clown Frankenstein (Francis), 500 Clown The Elephant Deal (understudy), Redmoon’s Hunchback (Quasimodo). Torrence is also the playwright who wrote Burning Bluebeard, Roustabout: The Great Circus Train Wreck! and Ivywild. Torrence is a former Neo-Futurist ensemble member. He has 12 years experience writing, performing and directing in the show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blindand has written and/or performed in over 10 of The Neo-Futurist’s full length original works. He is also the former Neo-Futurist Artistic Director and a current and founding member of an artistic collective called The Ruffians. Jay offers performance workshops to the Good Medicine Specialists as well as provides artistic guidance for public performances.