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Board Members


Barron HenzelBarron Henzel (President) has worked at Coronado Playhouse since the late 1990s. His first role was in Pump Boys and Dinettes. Since then, he has held several roles at the Playhouse. He produced A Chorus Line and co-produced Sugar, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Aubrey), TBLWIT (Aubrey), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aubrey), Cinderella (Aubrey) and The IT Girl, all at Coronado Playhouse. He designed and built many of the sets seen on our stage. He has also designed many of the visual communications including show graphics, posters and postcards for our shows over the last five years.

Favorite CPH acting credits include: A Little Night Music, Frog and Toad (Aubrey), Sleeping Beauty, Pageant, Much Ado About Nothing, Pump Boys and Angels Among Us.

Barron works with many of the theaters in town and strives to make our theatrical community strong. Other local credits include: Grease (OnStage)(Aldea Award); They’re Playing Our Song (Scripps Ranch); The Busy World is Hushed, Torch Song Trilogy, Handsome Men (Diversionary); Trolls, Miss Mcinerney’s Acquaintances (6th @ Penn).

Barron, when not at Coronado Playhouse, also works as an Art Director.


Thomas HaineThomas Haine (Vice President) Tom was previously on the boards of New Fortune Theatre Company and Vanguard Theatre Company. Tom also has extensive directing credits include Tartuffe, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Macbeth, Hedda Gabler, You Can’t Take It With You, Bury the Dead, Rumors, and Dearly Departed. He has received formal training in directing from the Berkeley Rep and from Cambridge University in the UK. He has also trained with the Old Globe’s Jonathan McMurtry, Dakin Matthews, and Brendon Fox and with the San Diego Rep’s Todd Salovey and Sam Woodhouse. He is a graduate of the British American Drama Academy Mid-Summer Oxford Program (BADA) in 2010 and practices immigration and criminal law in his spare time.


256Katy Skyrud (Member & Treasurer/Theatre Manager)


Debbie David (Member)


headshot_dinningVanessa Dinning (Member & Director of Artistic Planning and Marketing) English-born and professionally trained in acting, voice and classical music in London, Vanessa pursued a successful stage, TV and radio career in acting, direction, theatre education, cabaret, voice teaching and dialect work throughout the UK working at The Royal National Theatre, The Belgrade Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe in London, Covent Garden’s Theatre Museum, The King’s Head Theatre, Cabaret at No. 3 The Green, The Canal Café Theatre, various drama schools and touring. Moving to San Diego in 2007, she became Artistic Director of San Diego Shakespeare Society, a position she held for three years, producing and directing performance and outreach programs. Recently she has worked at North Coast Rep Theatre School, Coronado Playhouse, Scripps Ranch Theatre, Bodhi Tree Concerts, Write Out Loud, The Welk Resorts Theatre, Cygnet Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, Vanguard and San Diego Symphony as an actor, a director, a singer, a voice teacher and a dialect coach. Vanessa has sung with Pacific Coast Chorale, All Saints’ Episcopal Church Choir, Folklore Guild, SACRA/ PROFANA and San Diego Opera Chorus. Vanessa is a member of the UK Actors’ Equity. www.vanessadinning.com


Ro HarrisonRo Harrison (Secretary) has been associated with CPH since 2004.  She and her husband, Ivan, came to San Diego from England in 1978 and Ro became involved with theatre as support for Ivan.  She has assumed a number of roles including sound and lights, stage manager, property manager, dresser and producer (Dracula).  Ro has been a Board member since 2005 and assumed the role of secretary in 2010.  Her hobbies include orchids, cooking and F1 and NASCAR racing.


Mike McCullock (Member)


Stacy MyCorn (Member)