The theater company was founded in the summer of 2021.
Frederick Ponzlov, Kathleen Welker,Tim Wilkins,
Linda Ferro and .Zoë Yeoman
were the founding Board of Directors.
Frederick and Kathleen served as
Co-Artistic Directors for the organization.
Actors Studio 66 will strive to provide a wide spectrum of diverse and inclusive theatre experiences to the greater Albuquerque area with emphasis upon support and outreach to underserved communities. As a civic and community-oriented theatre arts organization, our aim is to offer job creation, training and educational opportunities within theater performance and production.
- Produce quality, socially relevant entertainment for the
- Provide an environment for artists and technicians to learn,
develop and advance their skill sets
- Provide educational opportunities
- Encourage the development and production of new and
In August 2021, Renato Estacio-Burdick, President and Artistic Director of the NM Black Cat Cultural Enterprises, a new LGBTQIA community and cultural center, announced a partnership between Actors Studio 66 and the Cultural Center.
Tim has been working in professional theater for 35+ years. He began his career in Minnesota as an actor but quickly transitioned to Stage Managing and Technical Directing. He was also a founding member of Child's Play Theater Company in Hopkins, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis, where he was Stage Manager and Technical Director and later became Producer. Tim has served as a Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Technical Director, Production Manager, Company Manager, Director and Producer for theaters in Minnesota, Florida, New York and California. He has also taken out National and International tours, crisscrossing the U.S. and Canada and performing in Amsterdam, Italy, Taiwan, and Singapore.
Tim came to Albuquerque from Minneapolis and has worked locally for Keshet Center for Arts, Mother Road Theater Company and Aux Dog Theatre. He is excited to bring his experience and passion to help establish and develop a new home for quality and diverse theatrical productions here in Albuquerque.
Linda is a retired software engineer that worked extensively with database management systems during her career. Since moving to Albuquerque from St Louis, MO, she has been an active community volunteer and a loyal theater audience member. Linda is proud to acknowledge she has seen live theater on all seven continents
Zoë is a working actor and Member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA-The Professional Stage Actor's Union) and SAG-AFTRA (Film and Television Union). Having begun performing at a very early age, Zoë's first love has always been the theater. You may learn more about Zoë on her website: zoeyeoman.com or follow her on IMDB.com. We bid you a hearty welcome to our theatrical home; thank you for allowing us to entertain you and we hope we see you over and over again.
Archived Board Photos