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About Us

The Green Room is a Performing Arts Production company with a focus in theater & dance arts education.


We produce shows, provide directors & choreographers, offer classes and workshops, write original plays and musicals, and do theater and dance outreach at schools, companies, and organizations.

  Our Founders   

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Maggie Cole

Founder / Artistic Director 


MAGGIE COLE is a 2011 graduate of the Dramatic Writing program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she completed a major in Dramatic Writing and a minor in Film Production. She is well versed in Dramatic Literature, Cinema Studies, Musical Theater, Shakespeare’s works, and Backstage Production. She also has focused skills in acting, writing, directing, and digital film production.Before her work with The Green Room, Maggie worked for TheatreWorks as a Playwright in Residence, a playwriting instructor. She has also worked as a drama teacher for 9th graders in the Summit Public Charter schools and has written and directed musical for outreach programs.

The Green Room Team
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Cassian Grove

Teaching Artist 

Cassian Grove is an avid storyteller with many years of experience teaching children (and adults!) theatre. Their favorite roles are director and playwright, but they also enjoy dancing and singing. They are the co-founder, artist-in-residence, and dramatist for Starhouse Amateur Theatre Company in San Jose. Cassian also recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a major in Comparative Literature and minors in Creative Writing and Theater. While at school, they directed an original play and performed as Feste in Twelfth Night. They love Shakespeare, musicals, straight plays, puppets, and many other modes of telling stories.

Nikki Fathi

Teaching Artist

Nikki grew up performing theater at a young age in the preschool connected to her house and at local theater camps. She went on to pursue theater in high school and later in college. In 2015 she graduated from UC Santa Cruz where she majored in Theater Arts & minored in Education. She performed in productions such as Maria: A Telenovela for the Stage, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, and Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Last year she worked as an after school teacher with the YMCA where she taught a theater and improv club. She has also worked for the TheaterWorks playmakers camp as a counselor and stagecraft teacher. She is super excited to pass down the tradition of theater and musical theater to the next generation!

Angie Fribourgh

Teaching Artist

Angela “Angie” Fribourgh has always had a great passion for the arts. Her love of dance and theatre was sparked at an early age when her parents took her to see the Nutcracker at the San Francisco Ballet. For the following 10 years, she trained in ballet, tap and jazz at Kirkpatrick’s School of Dance in San Mateo. She then went on to San Francisco State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts. 

Angela has always loved working with young people. At the age of eleven, she began working with her mother, running a summer arts camp for children. There she choreographed, taught dances, and  eventually began writing and directing short musicals for the camp.

For the past 12 years, Angela has taught a variety of dance classes for both children and adults at Kirkpatrick’s School of Dance in San Mateo and Red Morton Community Center in Redwood City. In spring 2018, she choreographed the 8th grade Musical “Willy Wonka” at Our Lady of Angels School in Burlingame.

Teaching Artist

Madison Gerringer is a proud bay area native and a graduate from Emerson College with a BA in Theatre Education. While earning her education degree, she also spent her time at Emerson exploring directing, performance, playwriting, choreography, and the development of new works. Before Emerson, Madison attended high school at Idyllwild Arts Academy in southern California with a concentration in Musical Theatre. She developed a passion for theatre education early on and most of her artistic endeavors since then have stemmed from that passion. She is also actively pursuing a career in theatrical directing, and was a 2017 Theatre Bay Area ATLAS participant. Madison currently works as a teaching artist at various locations in the Bay Area and serves as the Director of Education at Town Hall Theatre. 

Madison Gerringer
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