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Board of Directors

Will Adams - Board Chair

Will is co-founder and Executive Producer of Lucent Performing Arts, and is its board chair. Prior to founding Lucent, Will was the Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Arts Association for two years, and board chair for five. Will founded Mosaic Youth Chorus in 2007, a safe space chorus for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer youth and their straight friends ages 14-20. In 2009, he was the founding producer of Gravity Defied Theatre, the predecessor to Ignite Theatre. He received recognition as a "Denver 150," one of 150 citizens that made a significant contribution to Denver's first 150 years, for his work at RMAA and for founding Mosaic Youth Chorus.

Will has a B.S. in Finance from University of Colorado and is Senior Manager of Customer Care at RTD. Prior to RTD, Will was Director of Regional Contact Center Operations for U.S. Bank. Will is also a former board member and treasurer of Ascend Performing Arts in Denver, and remains active with the organization.

Mike Uhelenkamp - Secretary

Mike is proud to be a board member of Lucent Performing Arts and having seen the tremendous growth and success of the organization. Mike is deeply involved in the Denver community, volunteering countless hours to various causes and organizations. He has designed and built many of the sets for Ignite Theatre's productions including 35MM, Aida and Dreamgirls. Mike previously served for six years, including three as chair, as a member of the Denver County Cultural Council which distributes funds raised through the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) to arts, cultural and scientific organizations in Denver County. He is currently a member of the Lowry Community Advisory Council, working as a community adviser on the redevelopment of the former Lowry Air Force Base. Mike was recognized in November, 2014 through official proclamation by the Denver City Council for his volunteer work in the community. Mike extends a heartfelt thank you to all of those individuals that make Lucent Performing Arts such an incredible organization. It is a true joy and honor to be involved in an organization that makes a difference in the community.

Stephanie Prugh - Board Member

Stephanie Lynn Prugh began performing at the age of three for her very enthusiastic family in their living room. Her passion for the performing arts was ignited after she saw her very first musical, Peter Pan, at a very young age. Having been an avid dancer for the whole of her life, Stephanie began with ballet but eventually decided to branch out into other forms of dance including modern, Fosse, Broadway and Ballroom. As an actor, Stephanie has performed and choreographed all over town with companies such as Gravity Defied, Ignite, Town Hall, Performance Now, Evergreen Players, Miner's Alley, Spotlight, Firehouse, Vintage, Inspire Creative, Curtain's Up and Identity Theatre. Currently, Stephanie also works as an Instructor and program coordinator for Vintage's Youth Theatre Program. As a performer and teacher, Stephanie aims to ignite passion in others, hoping to inspire them to follow their own hopes and spark in them a fire that will light their lives.

Keith Rabin Jr. - Board Member

Keith is co-founder and Executive Artistic Director of Lucent Performing Arts. He has over 17 years experience with community & professional theatres, including a term as Vice President on the board of M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa, which was his inspiration for starting his own theatrical production company in Denver. Keith also has over 15 years experience in human resource and administrative management. Keith's passion for the performing arts has always been and always will be ignited by musical theatre. The "Light" theme for all of Lucent Performing Arts comes from the final song in the musical Next to Normal. Light has always been a symbol for good, warmth, beauty, safety, creative ideas, and above all, hope... There will be LIGHT!

Peter Dearth - Board Member

Peter is a native of Colorado and is proud to have worked for some of the most acclaimed and award winning theatre companies in the state. These include OpenStage Theatre & Company, Bas Bleu Theatre Company, Fort Collins Children's Theatre (Board of Directors), Opera Fort Collins, Front Range Music Theatre and Canyon Concert Ballet. Since moving to Denver, Peter has worked with Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, Lone Tree Arts Center and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). At the DCPA, Peter managed sponsorships and planned donor events as well as served on the Young Professionals Advisory Committee and the committee which brought Justin Lance Black's "8" the play to Denver. Peter also had the privilege of working with the touring cast of Wicked to produce The Rocky Horror Show (performed by the cast) as a benefit for Broadway Equity Fights AIDS. Currently Peter works for the City & County of Denver, Division of Arts & Venues and is in the 2014-2015 Leadership Arts class with the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. After Assistant Directing Dreamgirls for Ignite last season, Peter is excited to be joining the Lucent Performing Arts Board and feels truly lucky to be working with such a progressive theatre company. CSU B.A. Theatre and Direction.

Marcus Turner - Board Member

Hailing from the Midwest, Marcus holds a B.M.E. in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music and an M.M. in Musicology from CU-Boulder. During his time in Colorado, Marcus has worked as a marketer and fundraiser for several arts organizations such as the University of Colorado College of Music, the CU West African Highlife Ensemble, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the CU Department of Theatre & Dance and the Clyfford Still Museum. Previously, Marcus was a teacher of students grade 5-12 in choir and instrumental music in Boulder. Marcus is proud to be a part of Lucent Performing Arts and is looking forward to the bright future of this great organization!

John White - Board Member

John has been performing since the age of 10, and it was his 9th grade teacher that gave him his first insight into musical theatre. John debuted with Ignite Theatre in La Cage Aux Folles in 2015 and was thrilled to be asked to join the board. He spends his down time volunteering for various Colorado organizations including The GLBT Center of Colorado, where he was named Volunteer of the year for 2014. Being an event planner by day, John has learned how to juggle many tasks at one time and he brings his hope and determination along to help Lucent Performing Arts thrive. John has worked for The Walt Disney World Company in various shows, including being a part of The Voices of Liberty, and Princess Cruise Lines as a featured vocalist for many years. John is looking forward to giving back to his theatre family and helping make an impact to keep local theatre alive in Colorado. John is a graduate of AMDA and is grateful for his husband, Michael.