(They/She) has been with Wheelock Family Theater since she was a young child and found a home in the arts here. Her work in technical theater began at age 9 with internships at Wheelock in props and scenic design. Since then, they have found a deep passion for stage management, sewing the pieces of theater into a tapestry of stories. Anika focusses on creating non hierarchical and collaborative spaces in which theater and art can be created and experienced as what she believes is at it’s core, a universal language of being, and is beyond thrilled to be back at WFT to further that work. Anika most recently has been the Production Stage Manager for the UMass Amherst Theater Department, a resident Master Electrician for Moonbox Theater, and a returning teaching artist at Wheelock Family Theater. Her work has taken her throughout Massachusetts as well as internationally to Ramala, Palestine. You can see more of her work on her website anikanayak.org!