Our Staff

Regular Staff Members

Marcia Bender


Marcia Bender is the Theatre Director at Woodstock Union High School and Middle School, working with teens to develop theatre and community skills, producing four shows each season. After studying piano performance and pedagogy at Goshen College and Westminster Choir College, Marcia worked at the New School for Music Study in Kingston, NJ, a community piano school, piloting new curriculum and working with grad students to hone their teaching skills. During this time, Marcia was a part of the Westminster Choir, performing with Robert Shaw, Luciano Pavarotti, Riccardo Muti, among others. In Vermont, teaching has continued to be the focus of Marcia’s work, with piano teaching, leading Kindermusik classes, directing community and church chorus, singing and performing with Village Harmony, with Revels, and now with the exploration of bringing this experience to theatre.

Fred Schlabach

Scenic designer and builder

Fred Schlabach is the owner of Broad Brook Carpentry, LLC, and uses his background in art and graphics to design and build beautiful spaces for people. He started Broad Brook Automotive Art in 2018 to capture the beauty that he sees in the rust and decay of cars and trucks that have been discarded. His work can be seen at The Worthy Kitchen. He has been building sets for Yoh Theatre since 2015. He enjoys collaborating with Marcia Bender and her actors on design and elements of productions. A highlight of his time with Yoh was when he accompanied the Yoh Theatre Players to Scotland as a chaperone for their experience at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018.

Regilind Carr

Costume design and seamstress

Scott Hepler

Tech Design and Building

Scott is a full-stack web developer and system administrator. Scott has worked regularly with Yoh Theatre since 2015. He sets and focuses lighting, helps build sets, makes sure all of the technical elements of Yoh shows are functioning well, and fixes anything that is broken. In his free time, Scott loves biking and skiing.

Diane Martin

Costume Designer Emeritus

Diane has worked Accounts Receivable for Proampac for 23 years. She designed costumes for Yoh Theatre from 2011-2020 and enjoyed every minute of it. She enjoys sewing and gardening.

Even after she finished her work as Yoh’s costume designer, Diane has continued to support Yoh in various ways, including helping to organize the program’s volunteer work at the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in 2022. She is an invaluable and well-beloved member of the Yoh community.

We would also like to thank all of our parent volunteers who help with many aspects of our productions ranging from sewing costumes, to striking sets, to selling tickets and beyond. Their generosity and energy helps our productions flow smoothly and successfully!