Meet the Board
Robbie Soto: President
Community Theatre Program Manager
Robbie Soto has been involved in the theater community in Washington County for over 15 years. After attending college at Full Sail University for film, he made the switch from stage to screen. Robbie was a partner in a successful media company where he was a writer, film director, podcast host, production manager and wore many other hats. Robbie made the return to theater in 2014 when his late uncle (Ralph Mauriello) was in need of some actors for a show he was directing and has loved every minute of it. He joined the board of ACT in 2015 and currently serves as president and Program Manager for our Community Theatre!
Tiffany Vinson: Vice President
Fundraising & Teen Community Theatre Program Manager
Tiffany Vinson was born and raised in the Hagerstown area. She has a very diverse background in employment opportunities; such as customer service, behavioral consultant, management and sales to name a few. She graduated from HCC with an Associates degree in Psychology and is continuing her education to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis of Applied Behavioral Analysis. Tiffany continues to produce and stage manage in ACT’s Community Theatre program. She also enjoys being a part of the Board of Directors.
Britney Soto: Treasurer
ACTjr Productions & Art in the Woods Program Manager
Britney Soto performed in shows as a teen but found a way to express her artistic ability by helping behind the stage! She has costumed shows for ACT including Lion King Jr, Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma, Dorothy in Wonderland and Willy Wonka Jr and loves to work with creative and visual arts. Britney serves as the office administrator for Authentic Community Theatre and has been a member of the ACT Board of Directors since 2016. She looks forward to the continuous growth of the organization in the coming future!
Show & Event Director
Kim Brown is excited to be a part of the ACT team! She is a mother of a daughter who has been involved with ACT for 5 years, including voice class, musical theater, dance class, SIFTA , ACTjr productions and ACTs Community productions. She currently lives in Williamsport, and has been an Early Childhood Teacher for Head Start of Washington County for over 16 years. She loves to work with children and uses her creativity to coordinate events and shows for both production groups. Kim has been a part of the board of directors since 2018.
Lesson Program Director and Instructor
Lawren Hill-Palmer has been with ACT since 2018 as their inaugural voice and piano teacher! Currently, Lawren is a full-time practice manager at Evolution Oral Surgery in Germantown, but she’s also a full-time mother to her darling daughter, Coraline, and continues to teach voice and piano at ACT. She looks forward to helping oversee and grow the lesson program as one of the newest members of the Board of Directors.
Lawren actively performs around the tri-state area. Recent performances include the soprano soloist Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem with Hagerstown Choral Arts, the title role in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opus Concert Theater, Fanny Wiggins in Sousa’s Chris and the Wonderful Lamp with Victorian Lyric Opera, and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance with Way Off Broadway. She has also been a soloist with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and performed with the enCanta Collective in New York City. Scene work includes Le Nozze di Figaro, Lakmé, and Carmen.
Ms. Hill is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) where she received a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance, and of Shepherd University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance. Lawren enjoys musical outreach, including serving as the music director for the Rural Artists Project in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and various outreach performances all over Manhattan for children and the elderly.
Community Partnership Director
Sue Edwards brings many years of business and non-profit experience to the ACT Board of Directors. Joining in early 2019, Sue’s primary focus is to increase public awareness of the valuable community and children’s programs offered by ACT, as well as to provide sponsorship and advertising opportunities to the local business community. Sue is an avid supporter of the arts in her community, being an active parent of a 2013 alumni of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. As a young woman she performed in Funny Girl, Sound of Music, Trial by Jury and many other musical and theatrical performances, as well as in many choral concerts. She is awed by the caliber of the talent that works with ACT, and the professionalism of their performances!
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