Tom has been a member of the Beverly Theatre Guild for almost 40 years. He has served on the Board for a total of 10 years as Social Chairman, Publicity Director, Corresponding Secretary,Vice President and subsequently President in 2016-17. The main goal for the Beverly Theatre Guild is to bring quality arts entertainment at a reasonable price to the Beverly community and neighboring suburbs. Hopefully, in the years to come he sees this vision grow and thrive with the efforts of BTG’s members.
Gail Scruggs Lauryn
I got my start in theater during Junior High School when one of the leads in “Our Town” was ill and I was picked to do her part! Yep, heard that applause and I was hooked. I was fortunate enough to do some professional summer stock theater and dinner theater but eventually choose my other passion, nursing, as my career. But my love of theater never abated and I have acted, directed, worked front of the house and all crew positions in community theaters over the USA and even South America! My husband’s job took us to Puerto Rico, Brazil and Argentina and we found community theaters there. My proudest moment was directing a children’s show in Argentina – all in Spanish!
Chicago is my hometown and through my friends, I maintained a relationship with the Beverly Theatre Guild so when we returned to Chi-town, my husband Dave and I immediately became involved. I am excited to be on the Board of Directors this year as Vice-President and Membership Chairman. We are only as good and as strong as our membership so my goals this year are to increase membership and let our members know how much we appreciate them. We will be opening up membership to Season ticket holders and also establishing a point system for earning membership through volunteering. Hope you can join us!