MEET OUR BOARD
Petra Karr worked in regional theater as actor, director and writer in Washington for more than 40 years. She liked to see herself as a cross between Bette Midler and Mother Teresa.
Time with family was her first priority—if that involved scrabble and a Bombay sapphire martini with 3 olives, all the better! "Less drama and more theatre!"
Chris met Petra on the set working with Puget Sound Musical Theater. They married, and have been collaborating for 27 years on- and off-stage. He works (voluntarily) as Tech Director for ACT 1 Theatre and as a Journeyman with Auburn Mechanical in the service department with the Local 32 Commercial Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. Twelve years ago ACT 1 gained non-profit status and Chris lost any hope for free recreational time. He has a great understanding of the mantra "happy wife, happy life!"
Kimberly Graham has been involved with ACT 1 since its launch. Her very first role with ACT 1 was as a mermaid on the first street parade float. Outside of ACT 1 she has an Associates of Arts degree in Accounting and Retail Management. She was awarded Store Manager of the Year (1996) at Ross Dress for Less. Now retired from a great career in management at Starbucks of over 15 years, she is now ACT 1's Board President. She is passionate about volunteering in her community. Kim also loves to be adventurous in exploring new things.
Megan Noborikawa has been a designer, coordinator, collaborator, and all-around helper since she was dragged to Drama Club by her friend, Kristen (thanks, Kristen). Once upon a time, she also took an acting class. Currently she handles communication for ACT 1.
Outside of the theater, she’s a freelance editor and writer.
James "Jym" Kinney
James “Jym” Kinney is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in Mathematics Education and a Master of Theatre Studies in Production and Design from Southern Oregon University. As a teacher, he relaunched the theater program at a local high school, giving students new opportunities to participate in performance, technical theater, and design. His first year with ACT 1 saw him as the Lighting Designer for The Drowsy Chaperone, Production Audio Technician for You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and performer in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Jym would like to thank his bride for more than 25 years of continued support both in and out of the theater.
Jessie Mulrine is the Arts Management Intern at ACT 1. Jessie has been working with ACT 1 since 2007, acting, volunteering, managing, and now working as a board member. Along with being an intern, Jessie is also a mixed-media artist enjoying embroidery and illustration. One of their favorite ACT 1 shows is Seven Clever Pirates.
Emily Mayberry was introduced to ACT 1 by a friend in 2012 and hasn't left since. She has risen from scarecrow dancer to now Stage Management and Production Intern. She has been a part of multiple shows acting or set painting or running the spot light, but her favorite part of the production process is calling the show and seeing it all come to life. ACT 1 has been a second family and she couldn't be more grateful to be a part of it.