Our Team

Trish Lindberg

Artistic Director

Artistic director Trish Lindberg, is a professor and the coordinator of the MEd in integrated arts program at Plymouth State University. Recently named the Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor, Lindberg seeks, through her work with TIGER, to bring children and the arts together in powerful new ways.

Co-founded in 2003, with Gary Goodnough, Gail Mears, and Kate Mausolf, Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education and Responsibility (TIGER), has performed for over 500,000 children in schools throughout New England.

In addition to recently creating an interactive original e-learning program called Turbo TIGER, in collaboration with PSU graduate students and other professionals, which is now available to schools, TIGER has also produced many original TIGER musical performances exploring difficult social issues children face in schools and in life. In the Fall of 2012, TIGER also created an original television pilot on bullying with NHPTV, winning a regional Emmy for the best produced Children’s/Youth program, a bronze Telly, and a first place for best feature given by the NH Broadcasters Association.


Lindberg teaches graduate and undergraduate courses at Plymouth State University, and is artistic director of the Flying Monkey Family Theatre in Plymouth, NH, the St. Martins Summer Theatre in St. Martins, New Brunswick, Canada and the Palestinian-American Children’s Theatre (PACT) in Ramallah, Palestine. Lindberg also founded the Kearsarge Arts Theatre (KAT), a summer arts program that ran for 30 years in the Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire, and is currently the producing/artistic director of the Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC). An Affiliate Faculty member at Emerson College in Boston, Lindberg also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Puppetry and Theatre for Young Audiences and supervises MFA students in Theatre Education. With the help of TIGER’s wonderful Tour Manager, Pam Irish, Lindberg hopes to produce many more inciteful, powerful, and meaningful TIGER performances for countless children in the years to come.

Darren Biggart


Darren Biggart is a creative producer, artist, and educator based in NYC. He is currently a Producer on the Civic Programs team at The Shed. Producer: Evita, 4 seasons of Encores! Off-Center, & Lobby Project series at New York City Center, where he co-founded an internship for early career artists; Ayodele Casel’s While I Have the Floor (Spoleto Arts Festival) and Diary of a Tap Dancer, v. 6 (City Center). Assistant Vocal Producer: West Side Story film, dir. Stephen Spielberg. Co-Creative Director: Idina Menzel’s World Tour (2017). Co-founder: tall poPpy, inc, an artist-led social enterprise that develops new work, educational & advocacy programs (most recently partnering with SDCF to advocate with Deaf artists). Founding Program Director: A Broader Way Foundation, an arts-centered leadership program for young women and femmes. Assistant Director: American Repertory Theatre Gala. Director/choreographer: Pace University & Plymouth State University. 

Darren earned his BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan, and has performed on tour (Elf The Musical), Off-Broadway (Prospect Theatre Co, NYMF, Lincoln Center) and at regional theaters throughout the country (Madison Square Garden, New York City Center, Kennedy Center, MUNY, PCLO, Northern Stage). He recently earned his M.Ed from Harvard University (Leadership, Organizations, & Entrepreneurship; Arts & Learning), where he received the Leadership in Education award. darrenbiggart.com

Pam Irish

TIGER Tour Manager

Pam is honored to say this is her 15th season as Tour Manager for TIGER. She is thrilled to begin TIGER’s 20th  anniversary season with our incredible cast who cannot wait to visit your school.

She wishes you all a very happy and healthy school year!

TIGER Cast 2022-23

Emily Shafritz - T

Emily Shafritz

Originally from Vermont, Emily is thrilled to be back in NH to make her TIGER debut. Emily is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she studied Musical Theatre, Dance and Music. She has worked with many theaters including her Alma Mater, Kaso Jogi, The Ogunquit Playhouse, Stowe Theatre Guild, Fairfax Community Theater Company, and WildActs Theater Troupe. Additionally, Emily is a freelance photographer (Emily Shafritz Photography) working for Seacoast Online, UNH Music department (SYMS), Theatre and Dance department, Nursing Student Org, ROTC Air Force, as well as individual clients. Emily is excited to bring her multiple talents to tour with TIGER for their 20th season! 

Matthew Murray - I

Matthew Murray Hails from Maryland and is excited for this years TIGER Season. Matthew is currently getting a associates degree in Theater and plans on going the distance into the field. Mr. Murray enjoys trying new things and expanding his joy of life. Some of Mr.Murray’s hobbies include Improv, Dancing, Biking, Basketball, and Cooking. Matthew Murray is ready to bring the It factor to TIGER this year!

Olivia Etchings - G

Olivia Etchings is a graduate of Manhattanville College with a BA in Music. She is a resident of Plymouth, New Hampshire, and is very excited to be returning for another season of TIGER! Olivia also sings with  the Pemigewasset Choral Society, and has been a soloist for both Pemigewasset Choral Society, and Kearsarge Chorale. This past summer, she was very fortunate to participate in her first professional summer stock production at Interlakes Summer Theatre.
She would like to thank all of her family, and friends, for all of their love.

Kellen Schult - E

Kellen Schult (He/Him): Kellen is honored to be a part of the 20th anniversary of TIGER  Originally from Connecticut and residing in Queens NY, Kellen has been a featured Detective and Host with The Dinner Detective murder mystery shows in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York since 2019. He is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and Stella Adler’s Studio of Acting Summer Conservatory. Over the last 2-3 years he has hosted and been a part of numerous online readings of plays and original works for his acting community. Personal credits include but are not limited to: A Lion in Winter (John), Barnum (Amos Scudder), Company (Peter), Fiddler on the Roof (Avram/Bottle dancer), The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff), Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince/The Wolf), Wild Party (Phil D’Armano) and Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.
If you wish to learn more, go to www.kellenschult.com

K. Bernice - R

K. Bernice (she/her): is very excited to be apart of the 20th anniversary touring cast of TIGER as music director and Reina! A New Jersey native, K. Bernice has the honor of being an Aurway Artist with the Aurway Repertory Theater in Newark, NJ. She is also featured as Jill on the Original Cast Recording of Heartbreak County (Ramsay Burgess & Payton Millet). 

FAVORITE CREDITS: Whispers of Jubilee (Aurway Rep. Theatre), Underscoring America (Underscore Cabaret), I Love Christmas Movie (RWS Entertainment Group), SUMMERSTUCK SERIES: Songs from the Shows I Should’ve Booked at the West End Lounge, NYC, Sarah in Ragtime, Lindsay in Godspell and many cabarets at The Zeiders American Dream Theater (Va Beach, Va). This one’s for you, Grandma, RIP, I miss you! Follow her on Social Media: @_kbernice