Enlightened Theatrics Staff
Founding Artistic Director
A Salem native, Vincenzo graduated from Sprague High School in 2007 and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre from Elon University in North Carolina in 2011. In 2012 Vincenzo lived in NYC where his passion for directing and education swayed him to found Enlightened Theatrics right here in Salem in 2013. After Enlightened's production of Once on this Island Vincenzo spent months working on the opening of A Night with Janis Joplin on Broadway! Vincenzo is passionate about bringing newHe currently sits as the Vice President of the Salem Theatre Network, and is a proud Board Member of Liberty House, a Child Abuse Assessment Center. In addition, Vincenzo is a passionate member of the Downtown Advisory Board. Off the clock, you can find Vincenzo belting copious amounts of varied music and finding any excuse to visit the Oregon Coast.
Aubrey Near is a new face to Enlightened Theatrics. Originally from Independence, Kansas, Aubrey grew up inspired by the works of William Inge. She completed her BA in Theatre with a Minor in Communication at Emporia State University. After undergrad, Aubrey was the Production Manager and Production Stage Manager at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, KS. During that time, she took a sebbatical to stage manage and production manage two shows in New York City. Aubrey then attended graduate school at the University of Iowa where she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre with emphasis in Stage Management. Aubrey is passionate about musical theatre, new works, and educational programming. When she is away from the office, Aubrey enjoys kayaking, hiking, and camping anywhere in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Enlightened Theatrics Board of Directors
Enlightened Theatrics is fortunate for the strategic support and guidance of a dedicated Board of Directors representing various industries and communities throughout Salem, Oregon and the greater Willamette Valley. If you’re interested in learning more about or serving on Enlightened Theatrics’ Board of Directors, please email Founding Artistic Director, Vincenzo Meduri.
Joe Meduri, Interim President
Retired Co-Owner of Meduri Farm
Josh Bailey, Treasurer
Aldrich CPAs and Advisors LLP
Tiffany Carstensen, Secretary
Drama Director at McKay High School
Co-Owner of Allied Video Productions
Former Real Estate Broker
Vice President of Client Care and Development at Keller Williams
Operations and Policy Analyst/Oregon Health Authority