Staff at The Skip
Maureen Berry, Theater Operations Manager
Maureen manages the facility and rental operations for the Skip Viragh Center for the Preforming Arts. Maureen received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Lighting Design in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film from San Diego State University in 2008 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Lighting Design and Technical Theatre from The University of California Santa Cruz in 2004. Maureen has designed lighting for theatre, dance, opera, concert, and television, and currently designs lighting for many companies in and around the Saint Louis area and is currently a member of IATSE USA 829.
Ethan Dudenhoeffer, Production Manager
Ethan Dudenhoeffer (Production Manager) manages the production elements for the student productions and the Skip Viragh Center’s audio systems for Chaminade College Preparatory School. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Technical Theater and Design from Lindenwood University. He worked as the Head Carpenter for the Tulsa Performing Arts Center where he worked to coordinate touring Broadway shows, locally produced operas, symphonies, and ballet productions. During his time in Tulsa, Ethan had the honor of working with the first national tour of Book of Mormon, as well as a run of the productions Newsies, and Wicked. Ethan is a member of The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States Local #354 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Jim Robert, Technical Director
Jim teaches a Technical Theatre class for the Chaminade high school students and builds the scenery for all of the Drama shows. He has worked at Chaminade for 4 years as a part time staff member and was hired full time in the Fall of 2019 as the Technical Director. Jim has been working in entertainment for 10 years in a variety of positions such as: Properties Master at Opera New Jersey, Touring Audio Engineer with Nebraska Theatre Caravan's east coast tour of A Christmas Carol, Entertainment Technician Sound (FOH, IEM, and Shipboard maintenance) for Carnival Cruise Lines, and most recently Properties Carpenter for The Muny. He has a solid foundation in FOH audio, sound design, set carpentry, joinery, welding, and scenic craft.