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 530,000 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.

Pam Irish

Tour Manager

Pam is so thankful to be starting her 16th season as Tour Manager for TIGER!  She cannot wait to talk to your school this year and schedule a TIGER visit!

TIGER is thrilled to start its 21st season touring throughout New England enriching many Children’s lives along the way!!

Darren Biggart

Choreographer

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

Trent Soyster

Choreographer

Trent Soyster is a New York City-based choreographer, performer, teacher and director. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, he focuses his work on character-driven movement through engaging stories. On stage, Trent was recently seen in the First National Tours of Pretty Woman (Giulio) and Escape to Margaritaville (Dance Captain, Swing) as well as at Pittsburgh CLO, The Rev Theatre Co. and Interlakes Theatre. As a creative, selected works include Interlakes Theatre (Footloose), Slow Burn Theatre Co. (Newsies), Iron Bridge Dinner Theatre, and Dixon Place. BFA from Pace University and represented by McDonald/Selznick Associates Agency. More at www.trentsoyster.com

Michael Stoddard- T

Assistant Director/Actor

MICHAEL STODDARD has spent the last 20 years in Milwaukee, Chicago, Miami and New York as an actor, director and playwright. He is currently the Associate Artistic Director for Interlakes Theatre and the Assistant Director of TIGER. He is one of the playwrights and content creators for Musicals Made Easy and recently co-created, Triggered, the newest TIGER touring show. He was recently the Executive Director of Miami Theatre Works and the Director of Theatre at Palmer Trinity School. Last year Michael directed for the CLO Academy in Pittsburgh. When not writing or directing Michael performs all over the world. Recent companies include Interlakes Summer Theatre, ShangKat, Musical Mysteries and More, Split Stage Productions, All In Productions, StageRight! and Jean’s Playhouse. michaeldavidstoddard.com 

Maddie Starr Wicker- I

Maddie Starr Wicker (Any Pronouns) is a Queer/Non-Binary actor, born and raised in Brick Township, New Jersey. They studied at Emerson College in Boston MA, identifying as first generation/low income student; her BFA in Acting and Minor in Dance, awarded in May 2023, has brought them great pride and joy!

Maddie takes pride in being a well rounded creative: he worked as a Visitor Assistant at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, helping medical students in their studies as a Standardized Patient, practicing the art of mindfulness, all while pursuing their passion of acting. Maddie is the recipient of the Best Overall Actor from the New England Talent Showcase in 2022, and made their professional debut as a Swing in See Humans’ Toothy’s Treasure (2023).

Maddie would like to thank Dr. Lindburg, the TIGER team, and their dear friend, Katie Walsh, for this phenomenal opportunity; what a gift it is to ‘inspire greatness’ amongst young people through the lens of performance!

Olivia Etchings- G

Olivia Etchings is a resident of Plymouth, New Hampshire with a BA in music from Manhattanville College.  She is very fortunate to be returning for another season of TIGER!   This season is especially meaningful to her, thanks to Michael, Trish, Thomas, and the Maki family.  The TRIGGERED project is very important to her, and she is very happy that this work is out there.  Olivia would like to thank all of her family, friends, for all their love.  This season is dedicated to her father, Richard.

 

Mariam Masroor- E

 

Born in Pakistan, raised in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and experienced in languages and teaching, Mariam Masroor is a newcomer not just to TIGER, but to musical theater in general. After having lived many lives, she decided to embark on a completely new one by becoming a TIGER actor, for a part of her always loved to sing and perform.

Mariam’s previous acting experience has been in the realm of voice-over, a craft she still hopes to further explore. A true cinephile, she loves to watch films in her spare time, as well as draw, sew, read up on fashion and world affairs, and chat with her family.

She would especially like to thank Dr. Trish Lindberg and Pamela Irish for taking a chance and for believing in her. She will not let them down! 

Thomas Andrews- R

Thomas Andrews is a passionate actor and playwright hailing from Cary, North Carolina. He
pursued his passion at Grove City College, where he earned a degree in English and Theatre in
2021.
During his college years, Thomas honed his acting skills by immersing himself in various roles.
Notably, he brought the character of Serge to life in Yasmina Reza’s play “Art” and portrayed
Charlie Brown in the musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
With a deep love for the stage and the written word, Thomas has also ventured into playwriting.
His original work, “Up and Away,” was selected to be a part of the Pittsburgh New Works
Festival in the fall of 2023.
Thomas continues to pursue his passion for the performing arts and is thrilled to be the ‘R’ in
TIGER this year!