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To create, produce, and provide accessible educational and performance opportunities in the visual and performing arts that educate, illuminate, and celebrate diversity in our local community.

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Brandon Hanks

Executive Director

Brandon Hanks is the Executive Director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Producing Artistic Director of Rebel Stages/The Rebel Initiative. His most notable productions include Romeo & Juliet, Dog Sees God, Of Mice & Men and The Secret Garden. Director/Choreographer credits include 2019's summer's production of Mamma Mia at The Shawnee Playhouse, for which he earned the Broadway World Regional theater award for Best Director, Best Choreographer and Best Production. Other Director/Choreographer credits include Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Poppins, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Oliver, and Thoroughly Modern Millie (2012 NEPTA Award winner for Best Overall show, Best Choreography). Professional theatre credits as an actor, include Five Guys Named Moe (NoMax), Ain't Misbehavin (Ken), Charlie Brown (Schroeder),Angels in America: Part One (Belize), Guys & Dolls (Nathan Detroit), Music Man(Marcellus) & Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney). 

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