Meet the Board:
President: Matt Kopp
Matthew Kopp was raised in North Potomac, Maryland and is recent Frederick transplant. Matt has been working in theater, in one capacity or another, since he was 7 years old. Prior to FtP, he was on the Board of Directors of Damascus Theater Company from 2012-2016, performing in seven of their productions while co-producing three of them. In 2014 he won the Ruby Griffith Award for Best Musical of 2014 for Seussical The Musical. Most recently he had his directorial debut with Hairspray for FtP and is currently Producing the Fall and Winter shows for FtP, Into the Woods and Company. He hopes his enthusiasm and experience are an asset to the FtP Family!
Treasurer: Chris Berry
A Baltimore Native, Christopher Berry has been in and around community theatre since the age of 12 when he appeared in the title role in “Oliver!” with Dundalk Community Theatre. Through high school, college and into adulthood, some of his best memories are the ones that he has made on stage with his family and friends. He has run the gambit in nearly 40 roles, from serious drama as Thomas a Becket in “Murder in the Cathedral” to broad physical comedy as Pseudolous in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”. By day, Chris is the Principal of Tuscarora High School in Frederick, and runs around behind the “Three Little Berries” – Mackenzie, Will and Emerson, who have joined him on the FtP stage. He also enjoys serving his alma mater, Bethany College, and his fraternity,Phi Kappa Tau,as a volunteer. Favorite role is that opposite his lovely wife Amanda, whom he met when they played Thomas and Martha Jefferson in a production of “1776”. They like it so much they decided to extend the run to 16 years and counting.