Michelle Raskey has served as the Executive Director and President of the Board for Roseville Theatre Arts Academy since its inception in 2011. Michelle is a graduate of Sacramento State University with a degree in English and Creative Writing and has written several children’s theatre scripts and shows. She is a director and has appeared locally on stage for over 25 years as an actress, winning numerous Elly nominations and awards. In her two days off a year, she likes to spend time with her husband, Frank, and daughters, Alexandria and Morgan.
“Balancing the stage” is a common theater term. It refers to the arranging of the actors and set in a strategic way to produce a desired effect. A director can create a feeling of order or of chaos with the choices they make. For the audience, balance is crucial — a stage that lacks balance will pull focus and distract from the story the company needs to tell.