About the Director
Trish Ferrell Wileman has enjoyed a colorful palate of experience in the arts world. Acting and singing from the age of six, Trish has played leading roles in theater, opera, oratorio, and musical theater performances from St. Petersburg, Florida to Washington, DC. Some favorite roles locally include Papagena in The Magic Flute, Marian in The Music Man, Guenevere in Camelot, and CTC concert performances of Sharon in Fininan’s Rainbow and Comfort O’Connell in No Strings. Her directing credits include Arsenic And Old Lace, Tevya & His Daughters, The Music Man, and a five-year stint as the Director of Destiny in Dayton – a reenactment of the Scopes Trial taken from the trial transcript and performed in the actual Dayton, TN courthouse. She has worked in opera production and arts management for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and Sarasota Opera, and is currently Assistant Director of Music at Signal Mountain Presbyterian. She teaches both voice and acting privately, and is a frequent judge for the NAACP vocal competition as well as other vocal contests. She is a member of the CSO Symphony & Opera Chorus. She is a graduate of the Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute, where she first met Jim Pfitzer. She is honored to be a part of helping to bring life to his hero, Aldo Leopold.