Helen Dixon - Vice President & Artistic Director
In June of 2017, Helen finished her 25th (and final) year at the helm of the Liberty High School Theatre Arts program, and more than 35 years as an educator. Some of the 50+ productions that she directed and produced at Liberty are Mary Poppins, Man of La Mancha, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast, Taming of the Shrew, Julius Caesar and Letters to Sala.
She couldn’t be more excited to work with these amazing people to start the Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble. Manna from Heaven! She is also grateful to JMPRFN for understanding why she is almost never home and, when she is, she’s too tired to clean up after herself!
Helen earned a BA in Speech/Theatre and her teaching credential from Huntington College. While at Huntington, she played leading or supporting roles in all of the main stage plays, and directed or stage-managed the student-produced musicals. From then until now, Helen has also completed over 100 units of post-graduate studies in Theatre from both Southern Oregon University and SFSU, where she directed As You Like It.
When Helen first moved to this area in 1988, she quickly became involved in Brentwood Community Theatre. For that company, she was involved in Mame and Blithe Spirit, and she directed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. For the last several years, she has participated on and off stage in all of Brentwood Theater Company’s productions. Among others, you may remember her performances as Miss Hannigan in Annie, Golde in Fiddler on the Roof and Chris in Calendar Girls. For BTC, she has also worked backstage in almost every capacity, from selling tickets to directing. In January 2018, Helen received a Shellie Award for her lighting design for BTC’s production of Crazy for You.
During her tenure at Ghostlight, Helen has directed Man of La Mancha, Ken Ludwig's The Fox on the Fairway, FESTIVAL 10, Vintage Murder, a live Zoom production of Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play, and our youth academy production of Frozen Jr. She will also direct the 2021 PAYA production of The Wind in the Willows. She was the Costume Designer for HONK!, and took the stage herself in The Dixie Swim Club.