Todd Trebour has been working with Chester Theater Company since 2012. Todd is an arts manager, operatic performer, theatre artist and educator based in Western Massachusetts. He is currently a visiting lecturer in Non-Profit Arts Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Arts Extension Service (AES), and the project coordinator for AES’s Arts Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Todd worked as a professional operatic performer, music educator, and concert soloist in the Houston area, performing with opera companies and concert organizations from Houston to Nova Scotia. Todd was a member of Houston Grand Opera’s Opera-to-Go, HGO’s touring operatic ensemble, giving over 500 performances in 9 different productions.
In 2007, Todd altered his path and began pursuing training in original performance creation. Todd joined the company of Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, MA. As an apprentice actor, musician, and company member, Todd studied Double Edge’s movement-based improvisation methodology, as well as their unique approach to ensemble theatre management and original work development.
After leaving Double Edge Theatre, Todd relocated to Easthampton, MA, and began creating his own experimental opera theatre work and concurrently pursuing a career in non-profit arts management. With his company “Alchemical Opera Project,” he developed Come and Sleep: An Operatic Fantasy for Voice, Cello, and Silence. Over the course of two years, the piece was performed at Toronto’s Cooking Fire Theatre Festival, Northampton’s A.P.E. Gallery, Toronto’s Wychwood Community Barns Gallery, the Edmonton Fringe Festival, and Minneapolis’ Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre.
As a non-profit arts manager, Todd served as board member and treasurer for Northampton-based c3, a creative community collective whose mission is the development and facilitation of arts programming in underutilized spaces in Northampton. He has worked as grants program intern with Tucson-Pima Arts Council and fundraising project intern with the Warehouse Arts Management Organization (Tucson, AZ). Todd has also served as project development consultant for Art At Work-Holyoke, a project part of the national initiative Art At Work. Todd received his BA from Whitman College, where he studied biology and music, his M.M in Voice from Rice University in Houston, TX, and his core certificate in Non-Profit Arts Management from University of Massachusetts-Amherst Arts Extension Service.[sc:Yellow-Link url=”https://chestertheatre.org/about-us/staff/” name=”Back” ]