Four County Players Board of Directors
Edward Warwick White (Vice President of the Arts/Marketing Coordinator)
Edward Warwick White joined the cast of Annie in 2011, and has been involved with Four County Players both on and offstage ever since. Last seen onstage as Frank Parker (“The Old Man”) in Four County’s A Christmas Story: The Musical, Edward has directed, produced, and designed numerous 4CP productions, having most recently directed Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Avenue Q, The Best of Barboursville, and Chicago. EWW is a graduate of Radford University and earned his M.Ed. from UVA’s School of Education and Human Development. By day, he serves as Assistant Dean of the Full-time MBA Program and Student Affairs at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. Residing in Charlottesville, he has found a true home in the local theater community, working with Live Arts, Heritage Repertory Theatre Festival, and of course–Four County Players. As an actor and performer since early childhood, he feels coming to Four County Players is like coming home.
Hannah Vidaver (Treasurer)
Hannah Vidaver has been involved at Four County since 2014 when she appeared in her first Four County show Shrek! The Musical. Always a “theater nerd” Hannah fell in love with the theater, its history, and its volunteers, and has been in many Mainstage and Cellar shows since then. Memorable roles include Ernestina Moneymaker in Hello Dolly! and Marlafaye Mosely in Savannah Sipping Society. Theater has always been her passion and always will be. Working both on and off the stage she knows how important a supportive and inclusive theater can be. She hopes to be a part of that support at Four County. Theater is always expressive, and messy, and evolving, and she is excited to be a part of that process. To bring that experience to the next generation.
Meg Hoover (Secretary)
Since Meg got involved in Four County in 2016, she has come to know many of the members and the terrific work they are doing to keep 4CP an alive and vibrant theater resource for the community.
Since her first association with 4CP in the role of Ethel in Moon Over Buffalo, she has helped with set builds, costumes, costume changes, hair, and being an extra hand when needed. She loves all things theater and although she loves being on stage the most, it takes so many behind the scenes hands to make a good production. She strives not to lose sight of the contributions of everyone who pitches in, especially the board, to produce good theater.
In 2015, Karen’s children started showing an interest in theater. As a parent, she found herself working on costumes, helping backstage, and doing anything that was needed. During this time she met a couple people who were part of the 4CP family and they encouraged her to look into volunteering there. The moment she walked through those doors, she knew she was home. Karen started showing up at set builds ready to paint anything black. That was about her skill level, but she quickly learned new skills from all the amazing and talented people there. Karen was asked to assist with costume design for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and continued working backstage for Hello, Dolly!, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, White Christmas (ASM) and then Dear Edwina (costumes). There is no place in the world that she would rather be than at 4CP looking for things to do. Karen is thankful to be serving on the board working with such a great group of people.
Jeff Ward caught the theater bug at an early age watching his older brother play the lead in pretty much every Rodgers & Hammerstein musical ever written. Jeff’s own theater career peaked in eighth grade as Tully Bascomb in The Mouse That Roared. Fortunately, he has been able to stay connected to the theater with his daughter Amanda’s participation in the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre Conservatory in Laguna Beach, California, and his son Matty’s work at Four County: A Christmas Story: The Musical; The Best Christmas Pageant Ever; and Broadway, Our Way, and the 2019 DMR Junior Theater Festival team. The whole family fell in love with the amazing people on stage and behind the scenes at Four County, and we have really enjoyed pitching in with set builds, serving in the Bistro, managing the house, and even running a spotlight. Jeff went to the University of Virginia and was a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps after graduation. He has worked in information technology since leaving the service. Jeff is the proud husband of Karen Ward of Melbourne, Australia ,and father to Chelsea, Amanda, and Matty.
Gary Warwick White
Gary Warwick White (Production Manager) became involved with Four County Players in 2001, appearing in such shows as Man of La Mancha, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Once Upon a Mattress. In 2006, Gary joined the board of directors and was shortly thereafter appointed its secretary — a position he filled for seven years. In 2011, he became chairman of the Programming Committee, and in 2014, he began his current role as Production Manager. He still occasionally finds time to be onstage at Four County Players (as well as other local theaters). Recent productions include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Hello, Dolly!, Chicago, and The Fantasticks.
Tres is a teacher, actor, musician, and father. As a teacher, he has worked for twenty years with students from elementary through high school. He started acting ten years ago when his daughter begged him to perform with her on stage. Having found his passion, he has since worked in various roles and theaters in the Charlottesville community. From acting, singing, producing, and stage managing, to running a summer theater camp and serving on the Four County board of directors, Tres has done it all with a smile on his face.