Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT) in Rolla, MO, has appointed Pamela Reckamp as its new Artistic Director. Ms. Reckamp is a St. Louis-based actor, director and educator with a professional career spanning over 25 years. A longtime member of Actor’s Equity Association, Ms. Reckamp helmed her own company, Spotlight Theatre, for over ten years, producing mainstage plays, theatre for young audiences and cabaret. Most recently she was Co-Artistic Director of Dramatic License Productions. As an actor, she has been seen at STAGES St. Louis, Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble, HotCity Theatre, Variety Children’s Charity, Dramatic License Productions, and Upstream Theatre. She has been involved in theatre at OAT since 2006, performing in Gypsy, Anything Goes, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and this past summer, Lucky Stiff. She has also directed two productions at OAT, including A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Ms. Reckamp holds a BA from Fontbonne University in Voice and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Western Illinois University. She has taught theatre at Fontbonne, Voice and Diction at St. Louis University and, within the last several years, has begun dialect coaching at various theatres and schools. She was a founding member of the Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble where she directed the critically acclaimed 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane, and received a Kevin Kline nomination for Best Ensemble for her 2008 devised piece, PRIMAL. In 2014, Ms. Reckamp spent a month in New York studying with the internationally renowned SITI Company, whose work focuses on Suzuki and Viewpoints. She is a key player in a new organization “St. Louis Women In Theatre,” dedicated to promoting women in all aspects of theatre.
Producing Managing Director Stephenie Moser says: “The staff and Board of Ozark Actors Theatre are so thrilled to have Pamela share her broad-based educational experience, talent and creativity with the South Central Missouri community. We are fortunate and thankful to have a beautiful, historic building as our home to bring such a wide variety of performing arts to this community and for the wonderful donors, volunteers, and patrons who make it possible.”