Contributing Artists

Contributing Artists are an important part of the production and we accomplish a lot together! Special Thanks to the Artists and Friends of OYES for lending their talents and expertise to our youth theatre program.


Megg Sicotte-Kelly

Production Design, art direction, sets, masks, make-up, costumes, props, puppets & more. Megg has lived in the beautiful Ojai Valley for over four years. Before relocating to Ojai, she worked in television production and technical theater in L.A. and New York. She began training in theater when she was eight years old, and graduated with a bachelors in Film and Digital Media from U.C. Santa Cruz. FULL BIO



Scenic Art Direction for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN JR (2017-2018)


Sheryl-Jo Bedal

Costume Closet & Construction / The Lion king / annie / singin' in the rain / pirates of penzance

Sheryl Jo Bedal has been making costumes for almost 30 years, and doing children's productions for 18 years in the Ventura county area.  She enjoys building costumes that aren't the typical outfit, but the creative, imaginative kind.  She loves working with children because their enthusiasm and excitement is so fun to be around and they really get into their parts.  Sheryl Jo is very excited to be helping OYES and enjoys partnering to create spectacular costumes for young performers.


Tara Saylor    - The LION KING (2017)

Tara is an Ojai native who has recently returned. Growing up in Ojai she performed in many community theater productions. Since graduating college she has worked in the fields of Interior Architecture, Experiential Design, Festival Production and Build. Upon her return to Ojai she has taken her first steps into the field of construction. Building was her first love and it has only grown stronger


Gavin Takase-Sanchez - THe lion king (2017), annie (2017), Singin in the rain (2018), The Pirates of Penzance (2018)

Gavin Takase-Sanchez is a Mexican-American, Texan-born musician, artist and guitar luthier with over 20 years of experience performing and teaching drumming and percussion. He is a native to Houston, Texas. He enjoys sharing his passion for music, art, and culture from around the world and is looking forward to contributing to the music and theatre community of Ojai.



Andrea Carrillo   - THE LION KING (2017) Props, Pumbaa, baby Simba

Andrea is a doll maker / soft sculpture artist native to Ojai California and a tentative resident of planet earth. She has a desperate need to create all the creatures who reside within her head for fear that they may make a messy escape as they eat their way out! She prefers soft materials but has been known to use any manner of found object, from bugs and bones to car parts and medical equipment for the crafting of her creatures. Want to see more of her dolls and weird art? go here......


Len Burge III - The lion king (2017)

Sculptor, illustrator, jewelry, fine art fabrication- installation, animation, prototypes, production, director, art direction, Len E. Burge III is a never-ending river of astonishing talent and a true artist that knows his craft like no other in his field. Millions of people have viewed the films and videos of his exceptional work. ~ Amy Fulton

AKA "Ava's dad who makes stuff"



Daena Bleu Santoyo

Co-Artistic Director

Good with a glue gun...