Meet our Team
Celine Keefe graduated from Niagara University receiving a dual degree in Theatre Performance and Political Science in 2013, and is a recent graduate of the University at Buffalo MBA Program. Currently, Celine works at M&T Bank in their Enterprise Transformation Office as an Organizational Change Management Analyst. Following her graduation from NU, Celine was hired as a Resident Actor for Charleston Stage, a leading regional theatre located in Charleston, SC where she performed in main stage shows and taught theatre education classes. Upon returning home, Celine served as an AmeriCorps member working with at-risk youth at the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology. As an MBA student, Celine was accepted in the Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program and served in various leadership roles. She is extremely dedicated to the WNY Region economic and job development, giving others the opportunity to pursue their passion and develop through the arts.
Keirsten Lynne Thomas received her BFA in Theatre Performance with a Minor in Costume Design and Construction from Niagara University in 2013. Since graduation, she has been fortunate to continue her work in theatre, from The Entertainment Department of Walt Disney World in Florida, to the Gate Hill Players in the Hudson Valley, where she co-directed and designed multiple productions such as Jack's Nightmare: A Holiday Heist and Disney's Descendants. WNY credits include Pippin , The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Costume Designer), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Costume Design Supervisor) at NCCC; The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Costume Assistant) at St. Joe's Collegiate Institute; The Odyssey (Associate Costume Designer) at ArtPark; My Three Angels (Costume Designer) at The New Phoenix Theatre. She can typically found at NCCC's Theatre Program, as she is their Box Office Manager & Marketing Coordinator.
Primo Thomas is a proud Alumnus of Niagara University graduating in 2013 with a BFA in Theatre Studies Design Technology. Past credits include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Scenic Designer/Technical Director), My Three Angels (Scenic Designer), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scenic Designer/Technical Director), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Lighting Designer), Pippin (Technical Director/Lighting Designer, Late: A Cowboy Song (Technical Director), Assistant Production Designer King Lear (Independent Film 2014). Primo is the Technical Director of the Niagara County Community College Theatre Arts Program.
Michael Wachowiak, a native Buffalonian, graduated magna cum laude from Niagara University with a double degree in Theatre Performance (BFA) and Political Science (BA). Currently, Michael works as a Client Service Manager at Liazon (a subsidiary of Willis Towers Watson), one of the nation’s leading private health insurance marketplace technology companies. He works with a wide network of brokers in the northeast region to develop digital insurance marketplaces that fit the specific needs of each client. Michael is also an active member of the thriving Buffalo Theatre Community. As a professional actor, Michael has appeared in over fifteen productions on local stages, and recently made his professional directorial debut with Forbidden Broadway in the MusicalFare Premier Cabaret. Over a span of six years, Michael worked with ArtPark and MusicalFare on their educational theatre camps. Michael is fully dedicated to the economic and artistic development of the WNY region.
“We are given gifts and it is our blessing, our calling, to share those gifts with the world. Acting is a gift that we borrow for a short time and give back each night. We must be thankful for this special blessing and our good fortune to share it with others in the time that we have.” - Brother Augustine Towey