About us

Goldfinch Productions was founded in 2018 by a group of friends with one thing in common: their need to put theater above literally everything else in their lives.

With a combined 50+ years in theater, the board of directors is comprised of passionate individuals from all walks of life. From experts in law and sales, to business entrepreneurs, their common thread has always been theater. As we take the next step of our journey together, we invite you - the community - to join us.


Kevin McManus
Artistic Director

Kevin has been a passionate arts advocate and local theater staple for over two decades. After his stint at Cornish College of the Arts, where he studied Acting, he began to perform on stages throughout the Puget Sound. During this time, he developed a studio for youth and adult educational programs. He has taught both classical and modern techniques in courses on acting for film and stage. In early 2019, McManus was appointed by the Olympia City Council to serve a three year term on the municipal Arts Commission. Has directed productions ranging from Shakespeare’s As You Like It to Shrek the Musical. As co-founder and first Artistic Director for Goldfinch Productions, he has high aspirations for the new company. He hopes that the community will continue to support the work and, most of all, the people who make Goldfinch fly.


Kalen McCrea
Board President

Bio coming soon.

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Rebekah Bonnett
Board Secretary

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Mariah Moore
Board Treasurer

Bio coming soon.

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Jalen Penn
Board Member

Bio coming soon.

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Ed Thorpe
Board Member

Bio coming soon.


Andrew Helsing
Board Member

Bio coming soon.