Johnson is involved with countless educational and professional theatrical productions both on- and off-stage and has been described as "an influential part of Rochester Arts” (West Side News Magazine) and as "one of the leading figures in Rochester's musical arts scene" (Pittsford Neighbors Magazine) as well as recently featured as a Rochester “Extraordinary Person” (News 8 Now). Johnson founded OFC Creations in 2005 for actors of all ages to participate in unique and artistic programming not offered in Rochester. Most recently, Johnson co-wrote and directed the world premiere production of Two Tickets to Paradise: The Eddie Money Musical, starring Eddie Money himself. He also performed as Dorothy in the sold-out run of OFC’s The Golden Girls Musical. In July of 2018, Johnson published his first book, My Quarter-Life Crisis. Johnson also served as the Board President for the Greece Performing Arts Society for three years leading the organization into its “Next Chapter.”
Ekberg, a native Minnesotan, works as a Freelance ASL Interpreter, and is the Executive Director of Hands-In Entertainment, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to providing ASL Interpreters to performance and event spaces around New York State. Ekberg has breathed life into characters such as Snail (A Year With Frog and Toad), Fairy Godmother (Bibbidi Bobbidi Cinderella), The Gingerbread Man (The Gingerbread Man), Long John Silver (Treasure Island), and Rose Nylund in the sold-out run of OFC Creations’ production of Thank You for Being a Friend: The Golden Girls Musical. Ekberg has flexed his directing muscles on such projects as Rent and Winnie the Pooh and has continued his love of music by vocal directing The Lion King, Newsies, and Frozen Jr., all performed by youth actors. Ekberg believes strongly in the incredible transformative power of performing & strives for a world where kids of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are able to experience the joy of being on stage.
Hacker is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of the Arts program where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Kendra has been involved in theatre since she was nine months old and since then has acted in, directed, stage managed, and designed several productions; both in Kansas and Rochester. Kendra’s most recent credits include: stage managing OFC’s “Wrapping Around the Christmas Tree”; “Vivian” in NAC’s “State Fair”; and assistant stage managing Blackfriar’s “Mauritius.”
Gregoire is no stranger to behind the scenes work. A past president of NYS Ballet, Production Manager, and currently the secretary for Hands-In Entertainment, Andrea is involved in many aspects of theatre. After 19 years in Legal Publishing, Andrea finally decided what she wants to be when she grows up and is happy to be feeding her passions by working with OFC Creations.
Her focus is growing and supporting local talent by helping create programs for youth performers in the Rochester area. Andrea is also passionate about making the theatre experience a great one for all audiences and can frequently be seen house managing local shows throughout Rochester.