Experience. Passion. Creativity.

Rosalinda Sanchez

Executive Director

Rosalinda Sanchez was born and grew up in Downtown San Jose and has deep ties to both the downtown and East Side communities of San Jose, California. Rosalinda holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Baker University, Kansas.

As an artist, she has practiced both vocals and visual arts professionally. Rosalinda comes to Audacity from the School of Art and Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza (San Jose) where she developed and directed their educational programs in multi-disciplinary art forms. She was a key representative of the School and closely worked with their partners who provided early education, food justice, social justice, and community (family) engagement programs. Rosalinda also has a strong background in entrepreneurship, for and non-profit finance, business administration, and management (both work experience and education).


Louis Stone-Collonge

Founder and Development Director

In sixth grade, Louis begins working with his father building sets at local theater companies, Montalvo Players and Theater West. After dropping out of high school in 1985, he returned to college in 1987 and continued working in theater at San Jose City College. He earned his B.A. in Religious Studies from San Jose State University.  Louis also studied Media & Cultural Studies at CSU, Sacramento, and Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom.  After a long break from theatre, he returned to youth theater in 2006 serving as Technical Director at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga for seven years. Louis founded The Audacity Performing Arts Project, Inc. in 2012. Louis served as Technical Director for Performing Arts at Notre Dame High School (San Jose) between 2012 and 2018 where he grew the school’s technical theatre program from 20 +/- girls working in the program to over 100. He has also worked with Silicon Valley Shakespeare serving as Technical Director and Build Intern Mentor for their 2012-2019 seasons. Today Louis works exclusively for Audacity working to secure the long-term future of this power amazing project.


Paul Contreras

Production Director

Amanda Cullen is currently a student at Ohlone Community College studying Interior Design. Amanda been doing theatre since she was in the third grade, and has enjoyed every minute of it. She has acted, directed, stage managed, and more through her years in theatre. Amanda has learned so much through each production. She looks forward to teaching our students how amazing the arts truly are.

Aaron Ancheta

Production Director

Aaron Ancheta has been performing since he was in the first grade and has been enjoying being on stage since. He has an Associates Degree in Communications and is continuing his educational journey at San Jose State University majoring in Communication Studies as well as minoring in Theater Arts. He worked for his old high school as their theater choreographer and props manager. Aaron was a performer at California’s Great America in recent years and is grateful for the performing experience. He now wants to shift his energy to the next generation theater students and bring positivity and guidance to this wonderful art form.

Caitlin Stone-Collonge

Photography/Video Production

Caitlin is currently working towards her BFA in Film (major) and Photography (minor) at the San Francisco Art Institute. She has loved film/ photography and pretty much every aspect of the arts her whole life and finds a passion in capturing life in moments of motion picture and still image. She adores being the photographer for the Audacity Performing Arts Project because she loves connecting people with the magic that happens at every Audacity production.