Pamela Chermansky - Teaching Artist
Pamela is a native Ohioan, but resides in Chicago. Pamela Chermansky is an actor, clown and classically trained mime artist. She was a student of the world renowned mime, Marcel Marceau, and assisted him in numerous seminars and workshops. She has created original work, performed and taught throughout the United States for over thirty years, and performed in Hong Kong and China. In Chicago, Pamela has taught for The Actor’s Gymnasium, Gallery 37, CircEsteem and Global Explorers Kids. She is the Director of Good Medicine's annual summer Wizard Camp, a lead actress in Uptown Scrooge and is currently a performer with Vaudeville Chicago and Healthy Humor.
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 - Production 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 almost 15 years experience writing, performing and directing in the show Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind and 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.