Aya Hashiguchi Clark joined the TLT board in 2019. She is a former occupational therapist who worked with special education students in the public schools. After retiring from her chosen profession, she and her husband Randy Clark founded Dukesbay Productions, an independent, multiracial theatre company in Tacoma. The Clarks also built The Dukesbay Theater, an intimate 40-seat venue that has become the home for several independent theatre companies.

Aya is a producer, actor and playwright. She is also an advocate for keeping live theatre in Tacoma vital and accessible for all, inclusive of ethnicity, disability and gender expression.


C. Ellen Peters, Vice President

ELLEN PETERS has earned a B.A. in theatre and psychology from Bates College in Maine and an Ed.M. in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University. She has also studied improvisational comedy. Ellen has performed on stage and screen with professional and community productions and has directed and taught at community theatres in Maine and Washington, D.C., all prior to her move to Tacoma in 2011.  She joined the Tacoma Little Theatre Board in fall 2012. While in Maine, she also served on the Lewiston Auburn Public theatre (AEA) Board, and as Chair of the Education Committee, Ellen spearheaded a school liaison program, the Maine Learning Results connection to theatre productions, and the “No Teacher Left Behind” free educator preview nights. Ellen is delighted to be a part of the Tacoma arts community and is an administrator at the University of Puget Sound. 



Donna Knudson is a retired music educator, having spent the last 25 years in Puyallup School District. In retirement she is enjoying mentoring new music teachers as well as serving as Education Coordinator for Early Music Seattle. She joined the board at TLT in the fall of 2013, and has enjoyed extending her love of theater as a patron, to helping form policy and doing some of the behind-the scenes work and cheerleading. The most rewarding role on the board has been as chair of the annual GALA. Thanks for the opportunity to work with dedicated folks on the board and an up close view of quality theater here at Tacoma Little Theatre.



Heidi Walworth-Horn’s love of the theater dates back to when she was four playing a shrub in a melodrama directed by her mother (she was too short to play the more prestigious role of “tree”). Since then she has been in numerous straight plays and musicals, including recent favorites on the TLT stage.

Heidi earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Music, and a Master of Arts in Teaching, from the University of Puget Sound. While at UPS, she sang with the Adelphian Concert Choir as well as the University Madrigal Singers. After college she has sung with PLU’s Choral Union and with Cora Voce. Heidi teaches English and history at Drum Intermediate School in the University Place School District. 

She joined the board of Tacoma Little Theatre in 2010. Heidi also sits on the board of her family’s non-profit organization The Walworth Music Foundation which provides scholarships for private music lessons to children in Oregon’s Mid-Columbia region. She and her husband Joe have two children, Jack and Anna. She is proud to say that all the members of her family are involved in the arts, either as participants or as patrons.


Micheal O'Hara

I am pleased to rejoin the Board of Director after serving on the Board from 2008- 2016. It is a great group of individuals looking to bring this community quality Theatre. I have been apart of the Theatre community for the past 35 years and want to bring the total sum of my experiences to the conversations of this Board in hopes of enhancing TLT’s ability to produce great theatre. 

I own and have operated Glass Works, a retail glass shop, in Gig Harbor since 2004, graduated from The University of Puget Sound, live in Lakewood with my wife Sharry and 3 lovely canines and hope I can always be a positive addition to Tacoma Little Theatre.