Pamela Leighton-Bilik (Director)
Pamela puts the "PB" into PB Theatricals. She is a veteran educator (Drama, English, Chorus, Special Education), graduated from the Interlochen (Michigan) Arts Academy. She earned a B.A. magnum cum laude from Ithica College (New York) and an M.A. in communication Arts and Theatre from the University of Maryland. An international Gilbert & Sullivan director, Pamela is a founder and stage director of PB Theatricals. She is a teaching/directing artist for ArtStream, a Washington D.C.-area based non-profit theatre organisation for performers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, Pamela is a freelance vocal coach and speech/language arts tutor in the Washington D.C. metro area and the UK. She also conducts acting and public speaking workshops in the US and the UK.
Gareth Edwards (Musical Director)
Gareth has been performing with Pamela since an early age. From being involved with the Youth Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, being a part of the young artistes programme to travelling to Liverpool to work alongside, Gareth has always loved working in partnership with Pamela to create productions together. Gareth has been involved with PB Theatricals since its formation and is proud to have been the company's musical director for seven years. Gareth works in education and has performed across the UK in both professional and amateur productions.
Amy Bladon (Accompanist)
Amy is a pianist and teacher based in London who recently graduated with Distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Prior to studying there, she completed her undergraduate music degree at the University of Bristol, where she won both the Piano Accompanist prize and the concerto competition. Alongside a busy performance schedule, Amy maintains a keen interest in music education and is a visiting piano teacher at Lister Community School in London and Heath Mount School in Hertfordshire. Previously, Amy worked as a Graduate Music Assistant at Wells Cathedral School, a multi-faceted role involving piano accompaniment and piano, aural and theory teaching.
Danielle Drobny (Assistant Musical Director)
Danielle works full time as the general music teacher/chapel coordinator at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, MD. She has previously worked under Pamela Bilik at Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac, MD from 2006–2010, working on productions such as The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, and HMS Pinafore. Danielle is also the musical director at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, MD and has worked there since 2005.
Michael Beale, Jamie Benson, James Sweetman (co-producers)
These three 20-somethings have been performing with Pamela since they were young boys in 2009. They are now responsible for the day-to-day backroom running of the company and for ensuring that all aspects of the production come together in time. They are all in full-time employment and run PB Theatricals as volunteers in their spare time.
The production team are appointed annually by the committee and are responsible for overseeing the rehearsals and the performance.
PB Theatricals Committee
The committee is staffed with volunteers, parents, former performers and local stakeholders. They are responsible for the day-to-day running of the company. We are always happy to accept new members. Please contact us for more details on how to get involved.
Michael Beale - Chairperson
Jamie Benson - Secretary
Annette Taylor - Treasurer
Sophie Cooke - Publicity Officer
Georgina Morewood - Membership Secretary
Mel Chetwood - Costumes Assistant
Alan Bamber - IT Officer
Katy Beale - Committee Member
Liddy Buswell - Committee Member
Stephanie Hrywnak - Committee Member
Paul Morin - Committee Member
James Sweetman - Committee Member
Cate Taylor - Committee Member
Information on procedures regarding committee elections can be found in our constitution. Please visit the documents section of our website.