About Us

The Iron Horse Theatre Company is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that began in January of 2016. Iron Horse Theatre Company will provide opportunities for anyone in the area (you do not have to be a member of the company) who wants to attend, volunteer, help produce, and perform in any of the theatrical productions produced in the future. The Board of Directors consists of nine members. They are as follows:

President and Artistic Director: London Cain

London Cain is the founder of the Iron Horse Theatre Company. He has been involved in theater for over twenty-five years. He has either written, produced, acted, or directed in more than twenty plays and musicals; some of which include Lone Star, Dinner with Friends, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Marat/Sade, 12:52 The Mike Webster Story, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Tick, Tick ... Boom!, Grease, High School MusicalThe Little Mermaid, and Shrek to name just a few. Currently he is the President and Artistic Director of the Iron Horse Theatre Company.  The Golden Rose, a play written by London will be performed at the Iron Horse Community Theatre in June of 2024. 

Vice President: Catherine Hayashi

Catherine Hayashi has been involved in community theatre since she was 8 years old when she played Bombur in the improbable musical version of The Hobbit. She was never far from the stage throughout her school years and attended Ole Miss for Theatre Arts on a full merit-based scholarship. Although she's since made the career switch to social work, she continues to indulge in her love of acting. Catherine is honored to serve on the Iron Horse Board where she plans to bring her passion and dedication so it may continue to thrive and bring the joy of theatre to the people of Ambridge.

Secretary: Tammy Littell

Tammy Littell is very excited to be a part of the Iron Horse Theatre CompanyTammy Ipiales lives in Ambidge. She has always had a love for the arts. She was a long time
volunteer at the Andy Warhol museum in the Weekend Factory in Pittsburgh. She spent her career as a social worker and also has a masters degre in Professional Leadership with concentration in nonprofit management. She has done organizational development work since
2004. She assists the Iron Horse Theatre with Grant Writing. You will see her working the concessions area at our productions, concerts and comedy shows. She has a passion for grassroot organizations, diversity and progressive ideas that build good communities. She is very excited to be part of the artistic movement happening at the Iron Horse and the positive impact it has on the growth of the Ambridge community.

Treasurer: Alan Hayashi

Alan Hayashi  took improv classes at CMU alongside electrical and computer engineering. With the support of his wife, Catherine, he landed roles such as The Prince in
Cinderella (Stage 62), George Spelvin in Actor’s Nightmare (Misfits Theatre) and Richard in Moon Over Buffalo (R-Act Theatre.) He thanks his family for believing he could be more than an awkward engineer.

Board Member: Pam Anderson

Pam Anderson is excited to be part of the vision, community involvement, innovative thinking, and general shenanigans of this passionate and creative group of artists. 

Board Member: Candace Shaffer

Candace Shaffer was born and raised in Midland PA and always had a love for dance and performance. Her love for theater grew as she accepted the role of choreographer for the kids' musical theater here at Iron Horse. She is also a teacher at Moon Area School District where she teaches 5th grade ELA and Social Studies. She also assists in facilitating Iron Horse Social Media specifically Instagram. Her passions include God, family, and making a positive impact on her students' lives. 

Board Member: Julia Silva

Julia Silva is a special education teacher for Moon Area School District. She has a background in drama and musical theatre. Recently she directed Into the Woods Jr. for the Iron Horse Theatre Company after--school drama club. 

Please feel free to contact any of us with any comments, questions, or ocncerns.

    Our Address

Iron Horse Theatre Company
348 Maplewood Avenue

Ambridge, Pa. 15003

Phone: (724) 263-0075



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