Central Virginia Community Theater  



A Lynchburg native, Megan fell in love with the stage when she was a mouse in her first dance recital at the age of five. She's been performing, teaching, or directing ever since. Megan is the Theater Teacher, One-Act Competition team coach, and Thespian Society advisor at Brookville High School and the Director of Dance at Lynchburg College, her alma mater. Megan and her husband, Mike, have three young children Emily, Ethan, and Eli. She is excited to have this opportunity to bring theater camps and classes to the children in Lynchburg and the surrounding areas.  Megan believes arts education is invaluable to learning important life lessons while gaining self-confidence, public speaking skills, and making new friends!  


MEGAN EMANUEL, STUDENT COORDINATOR

DENISE THOMAS, MANAGING DIRECTOR


Denise has been making a scene her whole life. She has dabbled in almost every aspect of the theatre and has even been paid to do so a time or two. While she loves being onstage, more of her energies seem to be invested in writing, stage management and directing. One of her favorite things about theatre is watching an idea grow into a story and then that story into a production. Denise has had the privilege of seeing several of her stories produced and five of them have been published. She has a BA in Theatre and an MA in Communication. She is a professor of speech communication and coaches the Forensics (speech competition) Team at Liberty University in Lynchburg.

Our Mission

The mission of MasterWorx Theater is to provide children and adults in Central Virginia with wholesome theatrical performance and educational opportunities. MasterWorx is committed to honoring Christ, building character, and enriching our community through quality theater arts education and productions. We will do this through affordable workshops for all ages, production and performance of family friendly material, and community enrichment opportunities.

MICHELLE VELASTEGUI, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Michelle fell in love with theater at the age of 13 when she played an orphan in her schools "Best of Broadway".  She loved the sound of the audience and the feeling she got when people were "entertained".  By 8th grade, Michelle was choreographing and costuming and, though her college life took her to the field of business, her heart stayed true to community theater. She became involved with then "The Lynchburg Fine Arts Center" and worked on all areas of production, props, costumes, set construction, stage managing, etc. Now a full time Drama teacher, Michelle is dedicated to providing more opportunities for the Central Virginia community to perform in a family friendly environment through MasterWorx Theater.

Our Core Team

Our Board of Directors consists of members of the Central Virginia Community who support the mission of the organization and contribute from their own professional skills and experience. 


Jeff Wittman - educator, actor, director


Loretta Wittman - educator, choreographer, actor


Karl Lindevaldsen - performer, educator


Scott Ehrhorn - educator, businessman


Nora Moore - educator, musician


Don Brooks - builder, actor


Ted Kraje - engineer, performer, clown


Kelly Posenauer - arts promotion





Board of Directors