New Members 2022
NTC is proud to introduce its newest members!
NEW MEMBER BIOS
Lyndsay Burch is the Artistic Director of The Sofia: Home of B Street Theatre. For B Street, Lyndsay has directed more than twenty productions across the Mainstage and Family Series, written for multiple touring shows, and produced hundreds of professional productions. As a director and assistant director, Lyndsay has developed new plays with Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, the National Showcase of New Plays, Sacramento Theatre Company, the Dramatist Guild Footlight Series, Hangar Theatre and Berkshire Theatre Group, American Conservatory Theater and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, among others. Lyndsay has written two full-length plays for the B Street’s Family Series: Gandhi! (2018) and an adaption of The Wizard of Oz (2019). She was honored as one of Sacramento Business Journal’s “40 under 40” in 2017 and as one of Sacramento Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” in 2021. She is an alum of Elon University’s BFA Acting Program, the National Theater Institute, Yale University’s Directing Intensive, SDC’s Observership Class of 2017 and Theatre Bay Area’s ATLAS Program for Directors. Lyndsay serves as the President of the National New Play Network (NNPN). Locally, Lyndsay is a proud member of Point West Rotary (PWR) and she is a recent graduate of Leadership Sacramento, Class of 2020. Lyndsay lives in Sacramento with her dog Manny and her partner Tommy
Cynthia Santos DeCure
Cynthia is a bilingual actor, voice, speech and dialect coach specializing in culturally inclusive pedagogies in actor training, accents, and dialects. She is an Associate Professor Adjunct of Acting at David Geffen School of Drama at Yale University, certified as Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, and teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork. Some of her coaching credits include productions at at Yale Rep, Denver Center, South Coast Rep, REDCAT/CalArts CNP, Round House Theater, and Phoenix Theater.
She is a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA with over 30 years of acting experience and an MFA in Acting from California State University Los Angeles and a BA in Acting from University of Southern California. She has taught internationally and presented at national conferences in Chicago, Washington D.C., London, and Montreal, Puerto Rico and Shanghai on empowering underrepresented voices, speech, and accents of Spanish. She is co-editor of the award-winning anthology Scenes for Latinx Actors and the upcoming, Latinx Actor Training (Routledge 2023).
Jack Reuler founded Mixed Blood at 22 and served as its Artistic Director until 2022. Mixed Blood disrupts injustice, models equity, and creates community, using theatre as a vehicle for artistry, entertainment, education, and effecting social change.
Jack received TCG’s Peter Zeisler Award, for “exemplifying pioneering practices in theatre, dedication to the freedom of expression, and for being unafraid to take risks in the advancement of the art form.” Jack has received the Ordway’s Sally Award for Vision, Actors’ Equity’s Spirit Award, and the St. Paul Foundation named him a Facing Race Ambassador. He was presented with the Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement and was named a Local Legend by the United Negro College Fund. At APAP, he received the Met Life Access Award on behalf of the theatre’s disability initiatives.
Jack was named to Esquire magazine’s first “Register of People Under Forty Who Are Changing America.” He has also received Equity’s first Rosetta LeNoire Award for “celebrating the universality of the human experience on the American stage,” Macalester College’s Distinguished Citizen Award, The City’s Minneapolis Award, and the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award. Twin Cities Business named Jack a 2O21 person to watch as a change agent.
RICK SHIOMI is a founding member and the Co-Artistic Director of Full Circle Theater. He has been a playwright, director and artistic director in the Asian American theater movement since the 1980’s and was a co-founder of Theater Mu in 1992 and Artistic Director for twenty years. His many plays include Yellow Fever, Fire In The New World and Mask Dance His directing credits include: Flower Drum Song (David Hwang version), Into The Woods, The New Mikado and Caught by Christopher Chen. He has received The McKnight Distinguished Artist Award, The Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Sally Ordway Irvine Award for Vision.