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Welcome our newest board members,
Joan Chen and Zack Kobayashi!

About Joan: Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Joan has been a part of the theater community since she was 9 years old. She is most recently involved with Tokyo Internal Player’s (TIP) Production of Spring Awakening and P.A. Tokyo’s WeSongCycle Project. Graduated from Georgia’s Institution of Technology, Joan has also worked on many productions of DramaTech Theater under the guidance of their wonderful Artistic Director, Melissa Foulger, and Technical Director, Keith Hinze. She is really excited to be able to give back to the wonderful community of TIP! 

About Zack: Originally from America, Zack has been living in Japan for 5 years now and has been active with TIP since 2019. Zack first joined TIP with the 2019 production of Spring Awakening. From there he participated in TIP’s online Cozy Reads, was cast in the 2020 production of Cinderella, and most recently appeared in the staged reading of Cock. Outside of theatre, Zack enjoys playing volleyball and hiking. He has been involved in theatre at various parts of his life and loves the community that TIP has created here in Tokyo and is looking forward to help bring more success to the group!

Tip Board 2022-2023

President: Brian Berdanier

Vice President: Taylor Wanstall

Secretary: Saya Suetsugu

Treasurer: Carlos Quiapo

Joan Chen

Julius Fuentes

Scott Hernalsteen

Zack Kobayashi
Chieko Tanaka

Advisors to rhe Board for 2022-2023:

Jess Gordon

Ann Jenkins

Shinji Kobata

Jack Merluzzi

Karen Pauley

Marty Pauley

Rachel Walzer