Rhonda’s love of theatre began at an early age, but she discovered it was a passion when she became an intern at GRCT in 1998. After receiving her theatre degree, she has worn many hats; working in the box office, as a House Manager, Stage Manager, Props and Costume designer and as a teacher at both theatre classes and summer camp. She was even seen onstage a few times! Although Rhonda loves working in all the aspects of theatre, her favorite role is TEACHER. For Civic’s educational program, she has taught classes in acting, technical theatre, and summer programs. Outside GRCT, she even created an educational performance based on the life cycle of apples that she performed for local school group tours at an apple orchard! At the Regional level, she was invited to teach the Stage Management Master Class for the Community Theatre Association of Michigan. Rhonda met her husband Jeff while performing in a GRCT production. They have been married for 22 years and have three wonderful children! When not busy at GRCT, Rhonda runs the Comstock Park High School Drama Club, Crossroads Drama Club, and works with many local educational and professional organizations.
What inspires you?
Children. They always see so much good in the world and act with their hearts first.
Who is your favorite fictional character?
Winnie-the-Pooh! He says very wise things, and I usually have a rumbly in my tummy too.
What was your favorite after school snack growing up?
Cheerio Treats! My mom made them with Cheerios, raisins, peanut butter and honey.