Nathan Dingess serves as Costume Shop Supervisor for Gainesville Theatre Alliance and oversees the daily coordination and construction of GTA’s costumes. He graduated from Brenau University in 2020 with a B.A. in Theatre, and has worked professionally in costumes for stage & film. In the costume profession, Nathan has worked for companies such as Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Netflix, AMC, Peacock, Triple Horse Studios, and Actors Express. He is dedicated to the development and growth of the well-rounded artist, as well as the growth of the community around him.
Ali Hooks serves as Assistant Technical Director for Gainesville Theatre Alliance. She graduated from the University of North Georgia with a BFA in Design & Technology for Theatre in 2015, and has worked at the Alliance Theatre as a carpenter and stagehand. Ali was the Stage Supervisor for the Utah Shakespeare Festival from 2015 to 2017. She has served as Technical Director for the recent GTA productions of The Ugly Duckling, The Bra and Panty Club, Avenue Q, Noises Off, The Tempest and Songs for a New World.
David Becker grew up in the Buford and Lawrenceville, GA area and is a graduate of the University of Georgia. David spent several years working in regional theatre in south Florida before moving to Atlanta to take up industrial and corporate theatre endeavors. He serves as GTA’s Technical Director and has been with GTA for over a decade.
Joslyn Hilliard serves as GTA’s Managing Director and UNG’s Theatre Department Business Officer. As Managing Director, Joslyn manages the annual budgets for GTA as well as the accounts payable/receivable, contracts, and purchasing for the organization. She also acts as company manager and department administrator, supports recruitment efforts, and oversees the operations and policies of box office, front of house, and marketing. Joslyn has 30+ years’ experience in the financial and not-for-profit management fields and studied at Auburn University and IUPUI. You can find her between 9 am and 5 pm in her office, but she spends her non-work hours with her husband, David, and their young adult children. Both Joslyn and her husband are avid Premier League soccer fans (Go Chelsea!!). Joslyn likes ice cold pilsners, cheesy Italian & Mexican food, and chocolate. You’ll also find that she’s a big Harry Potter fan and a bit of a nerd with her books and games…and she’s just recently been bitten by the travel bug (London, Paris, Miami Beach, NYC!!).