Co- Founders

Theresa Barcus, Co-Executive Director


Ms. Barcus studied theatre at Kent State University. Starting her career in Cleveland, she performed as as vocalist for Dobama Theatre, Singing Angels, and other freelance work. She is a board member of Mira Family Charity and has had several executive roles with Mira Productions. Ms. Barcus has directed several musicals for St Paul High School.  In addition, she served as Assistant Director at Greenbriar and Cassidy theaters.  She is currently an aide at the Early Childhood Center at Norwalk Catholic Schools and also teaches for Spark Theater 4 Youth.

Vanessa Cook, Co-Executive Director:


Ms. Cook holds an undergraduate degree from Baldwin- Wallace Conservatory of Music in Music Therapy and obtained a Master of Arts in Theater from Regent University. Ms. Cook is the owner of Cook Theatre Designs LLC, a freelance design and education company specializing in arts education and set, costume and prop design/production.  Cook Theatre Designs, LLC has been affiliated with Cleveland Opera Theatre, Cleveland Musical Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Cassidy Theatre, Traumatic Players, Baldwin-Wallace University, Hathaway Brown Theater Institute. Heidelberg University and Community School, and Spark Theatre 4 Youth.

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Contact information:

Norwalk Arts Center

57 E.  Main St

PO Box 656 (Mailing Address)

Norwalk, OH 44857

419-681-3091 or 567-220-0011

Norwalk Arts Center is a registered 501C3 charitable organization and Limited Liability Company.

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