Serving Pensacola.

We are a non-profit (501c3) in Pensacola, Florida that brings theatrical arts to under-served members of our community and professional theatrical productions to an already vibrant Pensacola theatre scene.

Our mission is to use the arts to bring people of different backgrounds and lifestyles together to unify the community, and expose Pensacola to a wider variety of theatrical arts.

Our goal is to produce theatrical events that have never been presented in Pensacola before.

The members of PenArts Inc. have vast amounts of professional experience in the performing arts and business. The diversity of the members helps run PenArts Inc. successfully.

We are passionate about working with youth and other members of the community who may not have been exposed to theatrical arts. Studying the theatrical arts has been proven to be beneficial to learning collaborative, communication, and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to express oneself. These creative skills can contribute to bringing people of different backgrounds and lifestyles together to unify a community. Music, theatre, and dance have the ability to cross the perceived boundaries between us and PenArts wants to open doors to a future that we never dreamed possible.

Professional Productions

Aside from community outreach, it is PenArts’ mission to provide Pensacola with professional productions of shows that have never been produced in this area before. We strive to provide powerful and relevant theatre to our community. We desire a Pensacola that is more connected by the art we create.

Community Outreach

Community outreach is a huge part of our mission here at PenArts Inc. We are constantly searching for ways to reach out into Pensacola. If you or your business are interested in participating in our community outreach programs please contact our Outreach Associate, Danielle Barrie, at PenArtsInc@gmail.com.

The People

Christine Kellogg: Artistic Director

Christine is a professional director/choreographer. She began her career as a performer on stage, tv, and film before moving into directing/choreographing. Between professional engagements around the country, Christine is excited to now be working with members of the Pensacola community. (www.christinekellogg.com)

Harper Garcia: President

Harper is a professional performer and who has worked in various ballets, plays, and musicals around the country. She has taught at various dance studios in both Florida and Maryland. Harper has a BA in Criminology and has also worked as an investigator in Washington DC. She brings her passion and knowledge of the theatre; her creativity; her enthusiasm; and her business skills to PenArts, Inc.

Barbara Kellogg: Treasurer

Barbara, who has been a local Pensacola resident for 18 years,  possesses an MBA from MIT. She has worked both nationally and internationally as an executive for several large corporations. Barbara brings her immense  knowledge of computers and business, as well as her intimate knowledge of Pensacola, to the running of PenArts, Inc.

Irene Kellogg: Secretary

Irene brings her multilingual and organizational skills to our program, She is a fan and advocate for our young students. Irene and her husband, Dr. Gordon Kellogg, have been proud residents of Pensacola for over 40 years.

Unissa Cruse-Ferguson: Board Member

Unissa is a professional performer and instructor. She acquired her BA in Dance from UMD and much of her experience consists of hip hop and modern dance. Unissa has  worked as an investigator, as well as an Artistic Director and active member of multiple non-profit dance organizations in the Washington, DC area. She is thrilled to bring her wisdom, enthusiasm, compassion, and creativity to PenArts, Inc. K

K. April Soroko: Board Member

April is Associate Professor of Scenic Design at Florida Atlantic University, Professional Chair for the Florida Theater Conference and a Professional Scenic and Costume Designer. Her Off-Broadway credits include scenery for Napoleon at NYMF; Costumes for Mariage Blanc at Playwrights Horizons. Some regional credits include scenery for Collected Stories, A Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and My Old Lady for Palm Beach Dramaworks, scenery for The TempestKing Lear, and Much Ado About Nothing, costumes for The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at NCShakes, costumes for Manifest at Portland Stage, costumes for The Cure at Troy at Yale Rep, scenery for Pump Boys and Dinettes, scenery and costumes for Androcles and the Lion, The Last Romance, Talley’s FollyThe Savannah DisputationRace, The 39 Steps, costumes for Native Gardens, The Fabulous Lipitones, and BeehiveThe 60s Musical at Florida Studio Theatre. Ms. Soroko is a member of USA Local 829 in both scenery and costumes and holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. aprilsoroko.com

Staff Members

Victoria Grace:Media Manager

Victoria is a graduate from the University of West Florida with her dual Bachelor’s degree in Performance Studies with an Emphasis in Directing and Arts Administration. She also teaches Acting and Musical Theatre Dance Styles at The P.A.C.E Studio in Pace, Florida.

Danielle Barrie: Outreach Associate

Danielle is a current student at the University of West Florida majoring in Musical Theatre. She also teaches at The Little Prodigies Preschool in Pensacola, Florida.

Contact Us

Email: PenArtsInc@gmail.com

Phone: (850) 565-9508