Stephanie Hickling Beckman Joins Asheville Area Arts Council Board

Stephanie Hickling Beckman

The Asheville Area Arts Council has two new board members, Stephanie Hickling Beckman and Angela Lausell.

Stephanie Hickling Beckman is the Managing Artistic Director for Different Strokes! Performing Arts Collective and has been active in Asheville’s theatre scene since shortly after moving to Asheville, in 1997. She has worked with several local theatre companies as an actor, stage manager and director, and toured nationally as an actor.

In addition to AAAC, Beckman serves on the boards of Directors for the Montford Park Players and Word on The Streets. Her personal mission is to use her passion for the arts to bring about a more cohesive and tolerant community.

Angela Lausell holds a Bachelor’s in Information Technology and a Masters in Business Administration as well as several technical certifications. She has worked in IT management and IT Professional services for over 20 years. During this time, she has worked as a project manager, IT manager and in multiple technology consultancy roles for companies like Teva Pharmaceuticals, Terremark, Assurant, Florida Power & light and several software startups.

The Asheville Area Arts Council believes deeply that meaningful arts experiences should be available to all in our community; they are willing to help to their fullest capacity. Contact the council at, visit, call 828-258-0710, or stop by 207 Coxe Avenue in Asheville.


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