The Team Grows

The Hickory Playground is incredibly pleased to announce that Megan Clark and Destre Tashjian will be joining the crew. Megan was our fantastic stage manager for the second annual Hickory Playground, and she is joining the team as its Stage Manager. She will serve as a direct assistant to Jordan Makant, Technical Director, and will help to ensure that future Playground events go as smoothly as possible. Destre has participated as one of the wonderful actors in both the first and second annual Hickory Playgrounds, and she is joining the team as its intern. She will help advise the Hickory Playground’s media presence, provide news and updates to followers, and help as a volunteer on the day of the event.

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Megan was homeschooled in the foothills of North Carolina where she discovered a deep passion for the theatre arts. During the last three years, she has stage managed multiple productions with five different theatre companies, including Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama in Kings, Mountain, NC. When she isn’t working on a theatre-related project, Megan can be found enjoying life with her family, friends, and her dog, Oakley. She is happy to have been able to join the Hickory Playground team for their second year, and is excited to help expand and grow the company as it moves forward.


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Destre is excited to join the Hickory Playground team as the Social Media Manager! She was born and raised in Hickory and regularly volunteers in the community. She is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate at Hickory High School where she is motivated both academically and artistically. Her involvement in theatre spans over more than 10 years and she is intending to continue her training and peruse a BFA in Theatre in college. She has participated in several New York original cast readings and workshops, in addition to her regional and local theatre credits: Hairspray (Tracy), Into the Woods (Witch), 25th Annual…(Logainne), Once Upon a Mattress (Wizard, Stand-in), Legally Blonde (Delta-Nu/Stenographer), Wizard of Oz (Swing, Ensemble), and more. She is excited to join the team!