Tekla Gaughan is an artist currently living in Burlington, Vermont. During the day, they manage the Showroom for Skida Headwear and Accessories. Skida has been a wonderful home and company to work for during the past 6 months. The commitment to the planet, their customers, and employees has taught Tekla incredible leadership skills and exposed the beauty of properly formulated excel spreadsheets.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Tekla is an alumna of Cincinnati’s School of Creative & Performing Arts with a degree in drama performance. After high school, Tekla continued her education in the performing arts and attended Kent State University to earn her BFA in Theatre Studies.
Following graduation from undergrad, Tekla relocated to New York City with her partner for two years. To begin their theatre career in the city, Tekla was a production intern for Commercial Theatre Institute and Scorpio Entertainment, whose proprietors run and operate legendary cabaret club, 54 Below. Following that engagement, Tekla operated as the Marketing Head and Administrative Assistant for BroadwayGPS, a group sales company for Broadway.
While balancing a 9 to 5, Tekla Gaughan was also the Producing Director for Articulate Theatre Company. While in this position, Tekla was the assistant director for Mr. Toole at 59e59 Theaters, marking her Off-Broadway debut. Past projects include The Day the Sky Turned, a fundraising performance for Australian Bushfire Relief at The Tank, the developmental production of Doctor Frankenstein and Perversity in Articulate's series, Articulating the Arts: The Art of Protest.
While dealing with the effects of Covid-19 on both their career and the Broadway industry, Tekla is thankful for the ability to speak her mind, her partner and their family. It has been an incredibly uncertain and challenging time, but film photography has been a welcomed creative outlet and an emerging passion for Tekla. They are excited to show you the world through her eyes.