GO-FAME is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation.
Office address:2005 Palo Verde Ave, #218, Long Beach,CA 90815
Tami DiPoalo, President
MICHELLE ALBRECHT-SMITH, TREASURER
doreen wiley, secretary
Our Board of Trustees ensures that the company complies with tax and legal requirements and uses funds and resources efficiently toward meeting the organization's priorities. In addition, the board helps with the work of GO-FAME including assisting with productions as well as raising funds through non-production events such as our annual costume sale and gala.
Elaine Zofrea, Artistic Director, Co-Founder
Elaine has worked professionally in theatre for over 30 years. She is a BFA graduate of Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has worked as a stage manager, director and stage tech. Her credits include Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons; Atlantic city at Trump's Castle Casino; a west coast tour with Dance Theatre of Harlem; three years with Children's Educational Tour at South Coast Repertory and 29 years with Disneyland Resort Entertainment. She has directed at Hill Middle School, Saint Anthony's High School in addition to 14 shows for GO-FAME. Additional work with youth includes Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout Den Leader and trainer. She has received the Boy Scout District Award of Merit and five Presidential Service Awards. She still has the dittoed copy of her first play from second grade as well as the first script she wrote at age 12. She believes that art can change lives.
Tom Zofrea, Resident Designer
Tom is a Senior Art Director for Walt Disney Creative Entertainment. His work can be seen in California, Florida, Paris, Hong Kong and Shang Hai. Tom has a BA in theater from California State University, Long Beach and a MFA from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. He has worked Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons, in regional theaters such as South Coast Repertory and taught theater at Cerritos College and William Patterson College. He has received a TEA and the Walt Disney Legacy award. Tom was recognized for his work with Boy Scouts with the District Award of Merit and Honored Scoutmaster awards. He currently is an Eagle Scout adviser and mentors high school students. Tom not only designs our shows. He works with our volunteers,teaching stage craft and scene painting.
Kathy McGuire, Co-Founder (retired)
Kathy has a BA in Applied Mathematics from CSULB. Using her 20 years of experience in business along with skills learned as a volunteer in schools and scouting, Kathy has guided GO-FAME along the zig-zagging path from after-school program to 501(c)(3) nonprofit. This endeavor has reconnected Kathy to her artistic roots and rekindled her love of musical theater. She believes in the positive outcomes experienced by youth involved in the arts and particularly at GO-FAME.
We are fortunate to have outstanding artists and educators work on our productions. They share their experience and talents with our performers as directors, choreographers, musical directors, vocal coaches, instructors and more.