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Northwest Theatre Productions

We are a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit.  NWTP incorporated as a non-profit parent company in 2012.
Our mission:


Northwest Theatre Productions (formerly Maple Valley Theatre Productions and More!) was formed for the education, improvement and development of the continuing growth of the performing arts in the great Maple Valley-Black Diamond community and adjacent King County Area.  We are dedicated to both artists and audiences through the vehicle of quality family theatre, performing arts, and film.


NWTP is doing business as 

  • LookingGlass Theatre - a theatre focused on family theatre and educational opportunities for youth and adults

  • SnapDragon Films - dedicated to independent film productions in the greater Seattle Area.


MVTP and More! Board of Directors:

Earlene DeLeon, President

Wally Ridgewell, Vice President

Carrie Sleeper-Bowers, Treasurer

Sandra (Sam) Marx, Secretary

Anthony DeLeon, Board Member

Amy Silveria, Board Member

Molli Elwell, Board Memeber

Meet Our Directors
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Earlene DeLeon

President, NWTP

Earlene is a co-founder of NWTP and has been on the board since its inception.  She has been teaching and directing theatre both for young people and adults for the past 30 years.  As a public school teacher, she grew an award winning middle level theatre program from a few interested students 25 years ago to a program that involved over 200 students each year.  She is now focused on bringing quality theatre into the communities in south King County.

Wally Ridgewell

Vice President, NWTP

Performer, Educator and business man, Wally has been on the Board with Northwest Theatre Productions since 2014.  Wally has enjoyed working with youth theatre as a pit musician and watching students grow and gain confidence though acting.  Professionally, Wally has performed throughout the Northwest with such greats as trumpeter “Doc” Severinsen and Comedian Pete Barbutti.  He is a well respected public school educator and runs a growing home business.

Carrie Sleeper-Bowers

Treasurer, NWTP

Carrie is a co-founder of Northwest Theatre Productions and has been on the booard since its inception.  She is a seasoned actor with experience in local theatres.  Carrie has been the primary producer of most Emerald Theatre productions.


Sandra (Sam) Marx

Secretary, NWTP

Sam is a co-founder of Northwest Theatre Productions and has been on the board since its inception.   Sam is active in Cosplay and her company, Hey! I Made That! creates one of a kind artistic items.  She is our resident graphic designer and has created many wonderful designs for our company.

Anthony DeLeon

Board Member

Anthony studied Musical Theatre at Central Washington University, graduating with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts. He has competed in performing competitions and attended numerous theatre workshops and seminars with industry masters on both coasts. He has performed in numerous plays, musicals and improv sketch comedies over the past decade throughout the Pacific Northwest. In his spare time, he coaches young local performers to help them start their careers. 

Molli Elwell

Board Member

Molli is the newest member of our board.  In addition to being a crucial part of our board, Molli is a student at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, pursuing a BFA in Acting. Growing up in the Puget Sound region, she was strongly impacted by the beautiful arts community and local theatre education programs. She wishes to support that community alongside Emerald Theatre. Molli was most recently seen at Emerald Theatre as The Ghost of Christmas Past & Others in 2020's virtual A Christmas Carol.  Molli's crucial role with Emerald Theatre is being our resident social media guru.

Amy Silveria

Board Member

Amy (not pictured) is a professional theatre tech and has worked with many theatres to provide lighting, sound, and general technical support.  In addition to being Emerald Theatre's chief tech, she works at Tacoma Musical Playhouse.

Ayleen Piteo-Tarpy

Board Member

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Jackie Grant

Board Member

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