(Stage Manager / Assistant Stage Manager) Becca is a California State University, Long Beach grad, an elementary school teacher by day, theater technician by night, working with Good People from the start on Closer Than Ever (Hollywood Piano), The Fantasticks (Hollywood Fringe 2014), A Man of No Importance (Hollywood Fringe 2013), as well as Barrymore (Greenway Court and El Portal). Becca is a fan of choreographing and performing. Recent projects: Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Fame.
(Graphic Design) Oliver is a graphic designer based in Los Angeles. He works across a range of disciplines from print to web to architectural spaces. His projects include work for UCLA, United Way and Whole Foods Market. Oliver’s has been recognized by AIGA, Type Directors Club, the One Show, and Communication Arts.
A baritone soloist with symphony orchestras since age 16, Dr. Gordon Goodman has been a soloist or recording artist with organizations such as: the London City Symphony, the Prague Symphony, the West Side Symphony, the Pasadena, Phoenix, Utah, and San Diego Symphonies, and the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra. His voice can also be heard on the soundtracks of: Flatliners, Dracula, The Postman, Star Trek VI, Star Trek Generations, Twister, Independence Day, Six Days-Seven Nights, Devil’s Advocate, Sum of All Fears, A.I, and Triple X. Dr. Goodman has worked under the baton of John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Randy Edelman, Bruce Broughtner, and Henry Mancini was once his personal accompanist.
A professional actor, Dr. Goodman has performed dozens of roles for the professional stage across the United States, including the Prince and the Wolf in Into the Woods, Charlie in Annie get Your Gun, Jud in Oklahoma, Dr. Craven in Secret Garden, Lancelot in Camelot, the Duke in Big River, Matt Burke in Anna Christie, the Professor in Gilligan’s Island the Musical, Pierre inThe Merry Widow, and Jigger in Carousel, with co-starring roles on television for more than 30 years, beginning with classics like 21 Jump Street andIn Living Color. He has worked on stage or screen with performers such as: Bob Hope, Jack Nicholson, John Raitt, Ed Asner, Johnny Depp, Rich Little, Jim Carrey, Steve Martin, Leslie Uggams, Tim Curry and many others.
Goodman holds dozens of copyrights for his music, books, research, screenplays, full-length musicals, and concept albums recorded by stars from Phantom, Sunset Boulevard, the Scarlett Pimpernel, Wicked, The Addams Family, among others. Goodman also owns the trademark for HypnoCast Educational Products.
Goodman has two Master’s degrees as well as a Ph.D. in Psychology focusing on media and entertainment.
(Costume Designer) Barbara was a theatre major at Immaculate Heart College, where she honed her talents in set and custom design. Eventually joined her sister, Kathy Gillespie, as a partner in The Costume House. She has been creating magic on stage for over 25 years.
(Costume Designer) Educated at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles with a B.S. in Nursing. Kathy took on a second career in costuming in 1984, and started The Costume House, a theatrical costume design/rental company in 1990. Fifty musicals/plays later, including 17 built for shows directed by GPTC’s own artistic director, Janet Miller.
Matt is an actor, stunt performer, and fight choreographer. Companies he has worked with include the Guthrie Theater, Marin Shakespeare Company, Phantom Projects, and has toured throughout the U.S. with the National Theatre for Children. Matt has worked with director Janet Miller on several other productions in the past, including The Crucible, The Importance of Being Earnest, and most recently, a staged reading of The Flier, a short play written by Kitty Felde. Matt also currently trains and performs with Swordplay Fencing Studios’ professional stage combat troupe.
Kate has stage managed on 3 continents and performed all manner of stagecraft wizardry across the United States. Educated at Northwestern University and California State University, Fullerton, she currently resides in Southern California where she has served as stage manager for many local theater companies.
Kate tours internationally as stage manager with Wiesenthal. She is the Production Manager for the Whittier Center Theatre. Her favorite lighting designs include A Man of No Importance, The Fantasticks, Seussical- the Musical, Man of La Mancha, The Tempest, and The Nutcracker.
(Board President, Company Principal as Marketing Director) Kimberly started her marketing career in the arts, first working at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa before its opening season in 1986, and later serving as Director for a summer music festival in San Diego County. When the arts hit hard times economically in the late 1980s, Kimberly migrated her marketing skills to Silicon Valley, eventually founding a technology marketing firm which she and her three partners grew to 90-person consultancy. She sold her stake in that business and, after a few left turns, ended up back in arts marketing. Kimberly has a BA in Music from Duke University, an MA in Music from CSULB, and she played the lead in Annie Get Your Gun her senior year in high school.
Janet is the 2016 recipient of the LADCC Joel Hirschhorn Award for Career Achievement in Musical Theater. Her original choreography was showcased Off-Broadway in The Marvelous Wonderettes, for which she received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination. TMW has garnered Janet numerous accolades, and she was fortunate to choreograph the European Premiere of Wonderettes in Milan, Italy. GPTCo is celebrating their four-year anniversary at HFF! Under Janet’s direction, Good People has six productions under their belt—A Man of No Importance, Barrymore (2x) The Fantasticks, Closer Than Ever, and Marry Me A Little. The shows have been well received by both critics and spectators, garnering wonderful notices, as well as inclusion in year-end roundups, award nominations and wins, with Barrymore receiving an Ovation nomination for Best Actor. In 2015, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awarded Janet the Joel Hirschhorn Award for a career of “outstanding contributions to musical theater.” Janet holds a B.A. in musical theatre-CSUN, an M.A. in theatre-CSULA and, Dec. 2016, an M.F.A in TVFT-CSULA. Ms. Miller is a proud member of SDC.