The Team

Brooke Tansley
Executive Producer

On stage/camera, Brooke starred on Broadway as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and was in the original cast of Hairspray, eventually playing sidekick Penny Pingleton. Films: Music and Lyrics (Hugh Grant & Drew Barrymore), My Sassy Girl (Elisha Cuthbert & Jesse Bradford), Who’s the Top? (Steve Buscemi), and Take Care. Television: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC) and Video Game Reunion (Comedy Central). Los Angeles stage: the smash hit immersive concert/club experience For the Record, Rocky Horror: the Concert (Janet) at Rockwell Table & Stage, Anne Frank in the West Coast Premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s Little Fish (Cast Recording on iTunes), and the Los Angeles Regional Premiere of The Light in the Piazza as Clara Johnson (Best Performance by a Leading Actress - Stage Scene LA). She’s performed on the Tony Awards, the Vogue/VH1 Fashion Awards, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Today Show, Christmas in Rockefeller Center, sang with Jeff Goldblum and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, and was featured alongside Micky Dolenz in the starry From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook on television, DVD, and CD. In the comedy world, Brooke spent three years on the roster of Amy Poehler's Upright Citizens Brigade and has appeared in comedy festivals all over the country. She spent four years as a performer with Transcendence Theatre Company's Broadway Under the Stars in Jack London State Historic Park. Her next films are Stumptown from Pixel Grove Productions and a stoner comedy with Brooke starring opposite Steve Rannazzisi from FX's The League (both in post-production). 

Off stage/behind the lens, Brooke’s career began at age 13 producing theatre with her family. Their ventures into theatrical production have now spanned 26 successful years, 50 productions, and included over 5000 children aged preschool through college, with Brooke serving as either producer, director, choreographer, set designer, lightning designer, or publicist over the years. While studying acting, musical theatre, and design at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she studied lighting design, studied advanced costume design under Tony Award winner Gregg Barnes, assisted Mr. Barnes on the original Broadway production of Side Show and the reimagining of the iconic Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, served as wardrobe supervisor under Tony Award winners Beowulf Boritt and Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and worked in children’s television, handling national publicity for Nickelodeon’s Goosebumps and Lily Tomlin’s The Magic School Bus. Through her work with Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, she partnered with some up-and-coming filmmakers and comedians, producing the feature film Take Care. Brooke came to Sonoma in 2011 with Transcendence Theatre Company, having worked onstage and off since 2011 in marketing & publicity, front-of-house management, design & branding, casting, ticket sales, event planning, assistant stage management, community outreach & service, merchandise sales, and arts education. In 2015, Brooke served as artistic director for theatre company Sonoma Arts Live.

 

Brooke is the Executive Artistic Director of Folklight Film Club, a local film movement that's creating the world's first farm-to-table films.
 

Kristen Rozanski
Producer & Company Manager

Kristen Rozanski is an actress and writer and an all around indoor kid. Acting credits include Ugly Betty (ABC), Law and Order (NBC), Law and Order: SVU(NBC), The Birthday Boys (IFC), Comedy Bang Bang! (IFC), Adam Ruins Everything (TRUTV), The UCB Show (SEESO), I Ship it (CW SEED), Abominable's Filthy, Preppy, Teen$, as well as several videos produced by Funny or Die, College Humor, Nerdist, and Cracked. Favorite theater credits include Into the Weeds: The Bill Weeden Songbook at the Laurie Beechman theatre (NYC), Fahrenheit 451 at 59E59 (NYC), the world premiere of Trick Saddle's Wickets at 3LD (NYC), Guys and Dolls at Teatro Politeama (Palermo, Italy), and her solo show Kristen Rozanski has Womanly Attributes at UCB (LA). She performs regularly at the UCB theater in LA. This year she returns to FringeNYC after receiving great reviews in 2010 for her performance in another of playwright Meghan Gambling's delightful plays, Happy Birthday, Mom. Kristen is referred to as "out of touch" by teenagers for preferring Twitter over Instagram.

MeLissa Luna
Social Media & Marketing

MeLissa Luna is a writer, actor and musician who writes funny songs as 50% of big time comedy duo, Erin and MeLissa (visit us at ErinAndMeLissa.com btw). Their newest show, Getting Sexy, just debuted in LA. Along with Erin McGown, MeLissa has been a resident of Los Angeles by way of Nashville, TN and in that time has performed all over the country at fan favorites like the Upright Citizens Brigade Los Angeles, iO West, Nerdmelt Theater, Zanies Nashville, the Comedy Catch - Chattanooga and super fun festivals like San Francisco Sketchfest, Funny Women Fest, LA Musical Improv Festival and two turns at Sonoma Laughfest. She has done other cool things too, like a handstand pushup, but just ask her in person about anything you might be interested in knowing.

Technical Director
Marshall Givens

Marshall bio

Erin McGown
Marketing & Promo

Erin bio

Tessa Hope Morgan
Box Office Associate

Tessa bio

Business Manager
Morgan Johnson

Morgan bio

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