Volunteer & Artist of the Month

We wouldn’t be able to thrive without our dedicated Arts Center teachers and students, work study participants, and our amazing volunteers. Each month, we spotlight different ones to show the rest of the world how much they really mean to the FOA!

September Volunteer: Noah George


Noah is our hero! He’s an all around great kid and we love having him around for all the help he gives, not to mention his positive attitude. He is currently running lights for Joseph but can be found both on and off stage doing whatever is needed. Here’s what he has to say about himself and his experience:

“My name is Noah George. I am a sophomore at Valley View High School. I have had an
amazing time being a part of the production Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I
have been involved with the FOA for a little over two years. My first experience with the FOA
was helping work the lights for “The Producers”. While working behind the scenes, I was inspired to
try out for Akeelah and the Bee and fell in love with the FOA. Since then I have been in several
productions, and have helped with set and production for others. When I joined the FOA I was
looking for a hobby, hoping to make a few friends along the way and become involved in my
community. I would have never imagined that I would be making a new family instead. I look
forward to acting and helping out in future productions, and meeting new people as well.”

September Artist: Liz Goad


This month, we’d like to give an artist shout out to baker extraordinaire, Liz Goad! Not only does this lady slay in the kitchen, she has some impressive pipes as well! She will be playing the role of Narrator in our upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Thanks for everything Liz! Read below what she has to say about her experience and come see this fun show for yourself!

“I have had an absolute blast being a part of Joseph! I haven’t been in a show like this since I was 15 going on 16 singing about how I was “16 going on 17”! Two years ago, when the FOA came to my bakery to ask if I would be involved in the SPIN nights, they had no idea how big of a theater fan they were reaching out to. I’ve been singing showtunes to these kitchen walls for years! Consequently, my girls and a few of their friends have joined classes at the FOA and even played a part of a few shows. In fact, one of them will be on stage with us starting only a week from today sporting a full length beard 😂 It’s not hard to fall in love with such a supportive group of people that come from all walks of life, possessing all ranges of abilities. The teachers and directors have a way of instilling confidence in you that you didn’t know you had. I’ve found a new family in the FOA crew, and I look forward to the shows that my girls and I will be lucky enough to be a part of in the future!”