Our Board and Staff
Keith Harper (Producing Artistic Director)
Adrienne Thompson (President)
Adrienne Thompson, a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, is a teacher, visual artist, and founding member of Ozark Living Newspaper Theatre Company. "Born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in June of 1997, I thought black people were the majority as a child. I was surrounded with black individuals. I mean, individuals! So, when I, just before my high school years, moved to the predominately white town of Conway, Arkansas, I was completely out of my element. I had to find myself and reidentify who I was. Making art helped me do that. I could no longer be just another black girl in the sea of strong-willed, black people that was my hometown and family. I stood out and was questioned about my blackness. All the anxiety and emotion that came with learning and defining who I am presented itself in my art."
Adam Frank (Treasurer)
Adam Frank is a graduate of the University of Arizona Department of Theatre (BA, 1984) and the University of Texas at Austin Department of Anthropology (PhD, 2003). A 35-year SAG-AFTRA member, he is a frequent performer with Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and has worked regionally with companies such as Mabou Mines, Theatricum Botanicum, the Gaslight Theatre, and the Tucson Art Theatre. Film and television credits include roles in Revenge of the Nerds, ABC’s Young Riders, the Dennis Hopper series Flatland, and the prizewinning short A Wheel and the Moon. Professional voice work includes dubbing more than a hundred films, animations, and television shows in Hong Kong in the 1980s, as well as recorded narration for the Grace H. Flandrau Planetarium in Tucson. He is the founding artisitc director Ozark Living Newspaper Theatre Company and Professor of Anthropology and Performance Studies in the Schedler Honors College, University of Central Arkansas.
Steven Jones (Board Member)
Steven is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He moved to New Jersey in 2000 and lived in the greater NYC metro area for 11 years. In 2014 he moved to Little Rock to be near family. Having worked in theatre, radio, and television since the 90s, he also holds degrees in Theatre from Oklahoma State (Acting, ‘97) and Montclair State (Production/Sound Design, ‘10), and Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon (‘13). He currently works for the Arkansas Department of the Military as a civilian and runs a computer lab program for the Army National Guard throughout the state. If you're really interested or extremely bored, here's Steven's Portfolio.
Jet Butler (Secretary)
Rev. Denise Donnell (Board Member)
Kristy Hutchinson (Board Member)
Jermaine McClure (Board Member)