News From RTAA!

The Roseville Theater Arts Academy (RTAA) is pleased to announce that Roseville native Megan Lewis will become its new and second-ever Executive Director. Ms. Lewis grew up in Roseville and was an avid child actress, studying under both outgoing Executive Director Michelle Raskey and RTAA Board President Jennifer Vaughn. “Megan is a shining example of what we’re trying to achieve with all of our students,” said RTAA Board President Jennifer Vaughn.
Incoming RTAA Executive Director Megan Lewis performs as a child with outgoing Executive Director Michelle Raskey on the RTAA stage.

Currently employed by LucasFilm in San Francisco, Ms. Lewis works on projects related to the Star Wars brand. Prior to joining LucasFilm, Ms. Lewis was a project coordinator for Google. While working for both companies, she gained extensive business experience managing projects, creating and executing strategic planning, budgeting, and operations management. On the theatrical side, Ms. Lewis brings an extensive amount of experience in theatre production, stage management, directing, and performing.

Ms. Lewis replaces her mentor, Ms. Raskey, who accepted a position with a children’s theatre company in Arizona to spend more time with family and focus on her work as a playwright. “Megan literally grew up on our stage and has come back with a wealth of knowledge and skills that will be invaluable to RTAA,” Raskey said.

In addition to hiring Ms. Lewis, the RTAA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it will promote Colton Archey from his current position as Production Manager to the role of Artistic Director. Jennifer Vaughn, who became president of the RTAA Board of Directors when Ms. Raskey stepped down last month, will move from her Musical Director role into a newly formed position of Program Director.

“We are confident that Jennifer Vaughn, Colton Archey, and Megan Lewis will lead RTAA into a bright future, as we continue providing a broad range of shows and programs for children and reaching out into the community to make live theater accessible to local school children,” the Board said. “The focus of our organization remains the same, and this leadership team will help RTAA programs flourish in the years ahead.”

“Fortunately, Michelle is leaving RTAA in a tremendous position to continue our important work with children,” said Ms. Vaughn. “We will certainly miss her and there is really no one who can replace everything that she did. She helped grow us from a company with a shoebox of cash and no home to the amazing organization we are today. Yet at the same time, we are so excited to see where RTAA will go over the next few years with Megan and her vision of the future. I know she is the right choice to join our team,” said Vaughn.