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IAC Proudly Welcomes Three New Board Members.

The Inspired Acting Company proudly welcomes Norman L. Berman, Jerry Nechal, and Rachel Keown to our board of directors.

With the addition of these three dynamic individuals, we are excited to continue our journey of growth and creativity. Each new member brings a unique perspective and valuable skills to our team, ensuring that we can continue to provide exceptional experiences for our community.

As we gear up for Season 2 in the Fall, we are committed to bringing you even more captivating performances, thought-provoking productions, and engaging events. We are thrilled to unveil our upcoming plans. Keep an eye out for our Season 2 announcement next week, and thank you for being a part of our journey. Your support means the world to us!

Norman L Berman

Norman L. Berman was born and bred in Detroit, Michigan.  He served as composer and director for major regional theaters in New York City including New York Shakespeare Festival, Manhattan Theater Club, Roundabout Theater, Circle Repertory Theater (Composer-in-Residence), Chelsea Theater Center, New York Theater Workshop, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and most of the major theaters across the United States.


Jerry Nechal

Jerry Nechal has a BA in Political Science from the University of Detroit.  He also holds both a Master’s in Public Administration and a MBA in Finance from Wayne State University.  Jerry has worked as a manager and administrator in both government, corporate and university settings.


Rachel Keown

Rachel is a 2008 graduate of UNC School of the Arts and is a director and playwright. In 2019, she was selected to attend the Mitten Lab playwriting workshop (Bear Lake, MI) as a playwright in residence — facilitated by Rachel Sussman (Producer of “Suffs,” “What the Constitution Means to Me;” Katherine Carter (Director, Canadian Grand Opera, Houston Grand Opera) — and was afforded the opportunity to develop her first full-length play, BOX CUTTER, that culminated in a performance at Interlochen.


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