Executive Board

The Executive Board includes the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

To contact the Executive Board collectively, email [email protected]

Board of Governors

Chris Terven has served as a Community Players Board Member in several capacities and has participated in almost every aspect of the organization since he began his involvement at a very young age in 1989.  He’s owned and operated several successful small businesses, manages his family’s property holdings, and garnered numerous Financial and Insurance Designations over the years.  This (and the fact that he has a deep conviction regarding making the arts available to all) made Chris a perfect fit as our previous Treasurer.  By day Chris is a professional “geek” with COUNTRY Financial, a position he seems to relish. Chris participates onstage and off at Community Players and can frequently be found with a drill, paintbrush, or other tool in his hand as he hangs precariously from some set piece.

Vice President / Historian

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Bruce Parrish, Vice President, Historian, and Emeritis, has served Community Players for over 45 years. He is the current Vice President as well as a past Board president (1984-1986), trustee, and has held a variety of Board positions. Bruce has directed, produced, designed, built, or performed in over 140 shows for Community Players. He most recently appeared in Elf, The Musical, and counts Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as one of his favorite roles. Bruce has served as historian for over 30 seasons. In 1997 he co-authored a publication on the history of the organization and is currently working on a history of Community Players 100 seasons of continuous volunteer theater in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Community Players stage was named for Bruce and his wife, Kathy (also an Emeritis), in 2012 for their years of service to the organization.

Britni Williams first got involved with Community Players Theater in 2019 as an actor in A Few Good Men. After performing in a few more shows, she became more involved in show production including sound, set building, and costuming. She is excited to help CPT remain financially sound for its next century of entertaining the Bloomington-Normal community.

Latrisha Green is honored to serve as Secretary for the Community Players Board of Governors. She started performing at CPT in 2014 with the amazing cast of Rent. Since then, she has been a part of 6 other shows. Her career during the day is working at a local Neurology office as a Certified Medical Assistant, and she enjoys time with her family, home and theater, at night.

Ken Sprouls first started working with Community Players as costumer for Blythe Spirit in 2012 and helped with costumes and wigs for too many shows to remember since. In addition to his costume work, you may have seen him in Avenue Q (bad idea bear) or Wedding Singer (George).

Set, Shop & Props

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Michael Ainslie joins the board of Community Players Theatre for its 100th season, and is honored by the opportunity to maintain the vast workshops, as well as the menagerie of props and set pieces. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, Michael is deeply humbled by the friendships and community found with CPT.

House & Grounds

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Jeff Ready has been a part of Community Players since the 1999-2000 season. He has been a part of more than 20 productions over the years and has previously served as the interim Set, Shop, and Props board member. Some of his favorite past productions have been A Few Good Men, And Then There Were None, 39 Steps, and Murder at the Howard Johnson; just to make a few.

Kallie Bundy started performing at CPT in 2013 when she landed the role of Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Since then, she’s performed in many shows and has served as a board member in both the Marketing and Membership positions. Some of her more notable roles at CPT have been Fritzie in Cabaret, Morticia in The Addams Family and Doralee in 9 to 5. She’s also served as a staff member on shows such as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She’s happy to be back on the board promoting community theater!

Play Reading

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Ashleigh Rae-Lynn Feger (she/her) has been a long-time member at Community Players with her first show being back in 2009. She previously served as the Secretary for the board from 2017-2023. Ashleigh holds a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts & Drama and a Masters in Theatre Studies. In 2023 she received a certification from the Casting Society of America for completion of their Casting Assistant Pathway Program. Some recent CPT credits include directing Jesus Christ Superstar (2022), [title of show] (2020), Joseph! (2018), and the upcoming production of James and the Giant Peach. Ashleigh is currently one of the Assistant Drama Directors for University High School, the choreographer for the Town of Normal's The SpongeBob Squarepants Musical, reviews productions for The Pantagraph, and hosts her podcast Raising the Curtain: A Theatre Podcast. 

Susan Eyres is honored to be a part of the Community Players Board of Governors. She has been involved with Community Players as a box office volunteer since Elf 2021. She loves theater and is excited to offer her offstage talents to help CPT thrive for the next 100 seasons.

Events & Membership

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Opal Virtue - In 1985, Opal auditioned for a two-person show. She was not cast, but asked to house manage. A few months later, she auditioned for Once Upon a Mattress. She accepted a chorus member role, and the rest is history. In the next thirty-seven years, she has served on the Board of Governors twice, directed, produced, stage managed, house managed, costumed, and done props. Opal worked as a florist for twenty-two years and is currently enjoying retirement.

Fundraising

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Erica O'Neill is honored to be a part of the CPT Boars of Governors again. She previously served as the Membership and Events Chair from 2017-2018. Now she is excited to be a part of the board during the renovation of our auditorium. Erica has been actively involved with CPT since 2015, debuting as Poppy in Noises Off! Since then, she has appeared on stage, produced, crewed, assistant directed, and is thrilled to step into directing this summer for Mary Poppins. She has also performed with other community theaters such as Peoria Players, Nomad Theatre Company, and Eastlight, but she considers CPT home. Some of her favorite roles have been Crazy Marie in Cinderella, The Wardrobe in Beauty and the Beast, and most recently Juror 10 in 12 Angry Jurors. Erica has a degree in Directing and Stage Management from ISU and works at State Farm as a Business Storyteller during the day.

Ad Sales & PR

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Felicia Jiardina first joined Community Players Theatre in 2013 with the production of Spamalot. Since then she has enjoyed being cast in various productions over the years, including RENT, Legally Blonde, Wedding Singer, and Matilda. She's also had the pleasure of supporting as a staff member of shows such as Raisin in the Sun and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Felicia is excited to become a part of the Board of Governors in a position that will create partnerships between our theatre and local businesses.

Lights, Sound, & Effects

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Dan Virtue has been involved in many shows at Community Players starting with Guys and Dolls back in 1993.  Over the years, Dan has been seen on stage several times (Charlotte's Web, 1776, Boy Meets Girl, and My Fair Lady). But he has found his true calling as a Lighting and Sound Effects designer for the many shows he has helped stage. Some of his favorites include: Sweeney Todd, Dracula, Titanic, Into the Woods, Urinetown: The Musical, and The Wedding Singer. Dan is retired from State Farm, where he was a Programmer/Database Administrator for 37 years.  Dan has served on the Community Players Board of Governors several times over the years, and is thrilled to be a part of the upcoming auditorium renovation!

Social Media & Website

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Megan McDillon is excited to serve on the Community Players Board of Governors! Megan has been a member of CPT since 2021, with her first show being Miscast Cabaret. Since then, she has been seen both on stage and music directing, with some notable favorites being Newsies (Katherine), Jesus Christ Superstar (Ensemble), and Fiddler on the Roof (Music Director). By day, Megan is a K-12 general music and choir director at Roanoke-Benson CUSD #60, where she not only runs classes, but also leads the school's madrigal and musical programs. She also teaches private voice lessons through Hip Cat Music School here in Bloomington. She holds a BME in Fine Arts from Illinois State University and loves spending time with her partner Jeff and their three cats, Kermit, Bowser, and Minerva.