Most of the productions featured on this site were produced at EHS in one of our two  main theatre spaces. Where noted, VA Performing Arts productions feature sets and lights designed and executed by Emily Dixon and a student crew. Middle School production shots are ones where I was pulling double duty as artistic and technical director.

M. L. O'Connor

artistic director

stage director, choreographer, script adaptation/playwright costume design & construction, co-production design, scenic painting, photography, social media


B.A. Wesleyan University,

M.A. Chicago College of Performing Arts

T. D. Nielsen

technical director



technical direction, production design, lighting design, scenery construction, master electrician, sound design, sound recording and engineering)


B.A. The College of William & Mary 

M.F.A. candidate, University of Virginia