Linda Yurschak - Director
Theater got into Linda’s blood with her appearance on stage in SPAO’s first production of “You Can’t Take It With You” in 1989 as the Countess Olga Katrina. Thus began a passion that has led Linda to many “firsts” with SPAO. As a founding member of SPAO she has worn many hats--author of several segues and preludes, lobby design, prop mistress, back stage hand, stage manager, on stage actress, producer, ticket taker and director. Linda is our only member to serve two full two-year terms as SPAO president. This is Linda's tenth show that she has directed for SPAO. Her first, ironically, was the original version of "The Odd Couple". Linda was the first to introduce filmed segments as a part of her production of “The Solid Gold Cadillac”. A mother of three, grandmother to one and now retired, Linda recently moved back to the Town of Stillwater, home of her beloved SPAO Community Theater which she’s proudly been a major part of for over eighteen years.