IMAGINE PRODUCTIONS STAFF
AARON AULD- ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Aaron Auld (Artistic Director) is excited to be joining the Imagine family. A native of Columbus, he has been involved in community theatre since 2006. Aaron has worked with multipule theatre companies both on and off stage. His most recent credits include Once Upon a Mattress (Director; Little Theatre Off Broadway), Lizzie (Production Stage Manager; Bloody Good Productions) and How to Succeed in Business (Assistant Director; Imagine). On stage, some of his favorite credits include Bunnicula (Harold), The 25th Annual… Bee (William Barfee), 9 to 5 (Franklin Hart), Urinetown (Office Lockstock), Grease (Roger) and Beauty and the Beast (The Enchanted Keg). He would like to thank his family for always supporting him and his friends for always understanding when he says, “I have rehearsal.”
STEVE STUMPHAUZER - BOX OFFICE MANAGER / ASSISTANT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Steve Stumphauzer has been involved in theatre since before coming to Columbus in 2011. Since then, he has been all over the local community theatre scene including assistant directing with Evolution’s first Devil Boys from Beyond, acting with Columbus Immersive Theatre and Performing Arts Creative Ensemble, and appearing in several Imagine shows including La Cage Aux Folles, Reefer Madness, and two runs of The Rocky Horror Show. He also sings with the Columbus Symphony Chorus and enjoys recreating challenge bakes from the Great British Bake Off. He currently lives in Olde Towne East where he has become obsessed with the neighborhood cats he feeds, Marvin and Miss Jessica.
KRISTIN GLOEGE MICHELS - AUDITION COORDINATOR
Kristin Gloege Michels has been dancing since the age of three, and started choreographing as a teenager. She has worked with dance troupes, show choirs and school and community theatre groups over the years. She performed in a professional production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Park City, UT and has been seen on stage in Columbus as ChaCha DiGregorio, Gloria Rasputin and stunt double for the Wicked Witch of the West, among other roles. Kristin choreographed Imagine’s inaugural show, The Wedding Singer, and then took a few years off to have a couple kids. She recently returned to the Imagine family, to choreograph Sister Act. By day Kristin works in HUD multifamily mortgage lending. She lives in Minerva Park with her family and looks forward to serving the theatre community in Columbus.
MELISSA BELMAN - PRODUCTION MANAGER
Melissa Herrera-Ortiz comes to us after moving to Columbus in early 2015 after graduating from Heidelberg University with a B.S in Chemistry. It was at Heidelberg that she discovered the love of theatre and passion for stage management after working on shows: Hairspray (2011), Young Frankenstein (2012), Les Misérables (2014) as well as various smaller plays. Melissa has been active in Central Ohio Community Theatre scene since her first show with Curtain Players Theater in February 2016 with Come Down to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Stage Manager), Assassins (SM) with Short North Stage, New Vision Dance Company as their production director/stage manager, Madama Butterfly with Opera Columbus (Sept 2018), and quickly found her home with Imagine after working on the 2017-2018 Season shows: Godspell (ASM), Avenue Q (SM), and most recently Rock of Ages (Production Manager). Aside from stage management experience, she loves helping other aspects of tech but mostly contributes with her extreme organization skills. She resides in Grove City with her now husband, Michael, and her princess cocker spaniel, Lady.