The Interior Independent Theatre, Inc., was formed to provide cultural enrichment and entertainment for the community and to provide an outlet for artistic talents in our community of the greater Fairbanks area. The specific purpose for which this non-for-profit corporation was formed is to encourage, promote, and develop interest in the arts and to produce plays and any other various forms of live theater to enhance the cultural level of our community.
Board of Directors
Gwendolyn P. Brazier began teaching for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in 2009. In her first year with the district she taught general music and physical education at Salcha Elementary School. 2010 was the beginning of her current part time music position at Barnette Magnet School teaching band and orchestra. In 2013 she began teaching at Arctic Light Elementary School making her a full time Band and Orchestra teacher.
Her talents do not end in the classroom. Ms. Brazier is an avid Fairbanks arts community supporter and performer. She has performed as a bassist in the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and as a guest soloist and choral member of Choir of the North and the Alaska Camerata. She has directed and performed in numerous shows throughout the Fairbanks theater community. She has worked and performed with the Fairbanks Drama Association, Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, UAF Theater and Film, Fairbanks Opera as well as the University of Alaska Student Drama Association. Currently, she sits on the board of directors for Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre in the position of Past President and performs with a popular 70's funk band.
A salesman and owner of Adam Kohl Films, Adam has been performing music and theater since 1994, starting in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Adam studied Music Performance at Brigham Young University - Idaho, earning his Bachelor Degree in 2007. He was brought to Alaska with the 9th Army Band in 2009, performing on tuba with different ensembles throughout the state. Outside of performing with the Army Band, Adam has performed with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra. Adam was brought to stage theater with Fairbanks Light Opera Theater with Sweeney Todd, Secret Garden, Les Miserables, Once Upon a Mattress, and the music director for The Music Man.
Adam saw a need for smaller, experimental and edgy shows in the interior of Alaska. Being one of the founding members of IIT, he strives to be a pioneer in changing the performing arts scene in Fairbanks.
Long ago in a distant land, I, Bill, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish Samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is Bill!
Adam and Gwen approached me about the board. I thought I’d do stuff, but I really, really don’t. I was in Once Upon A Mattress and spent my time trying to pull off a prank in one of my scenes.
Amanda’s passion for the theatre started when she was in the 5th grade and her then teacher asked her to read for the class’ Civil War play. It was a pantomime, so the opportunity to be showcased as the only voice in a class of 25 appealed to her. Amanda has since appeared off and in Fairbanks plays including FLOT’s RENT, Once Upon a Matress and most recently IIT’s Avenue Q. When Gwen approached her about joining the board, she was only too happy to accept.