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About the Mansion

Behind the Gates

Windy Hallows is in loving memory of my grandmother. A woman who wrote, produced and directed plays in her backyard. Her events became more than just a night of theatre. They were themed events and all proceeds were in support of the Hathaway-Sycamore House in Pasadena, CA. Anyone entrusted with my grandma's whimsical side knew her as 'Windy.' Halloween was her favorite day of the year. Her house was a place where childhood came to life. Windy Hallows creates theatre that encapsulates the nuances of childhood, and focuses on themes of mental health awareness. Creating a place of kindness that allows children of all ages to step into their own no matter how dark the path.

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Erika Jenko

Erika is the creature behind Windy Hallows. Having dreamed of running off to join the circus from the time she was a little girl, Erika has adventured all over the country creating theatre. As a playwright, Erika's works have been produced in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and Boise. Her plays focus on themes of mental health including grief, OCD, anxiety and depression, and her focus is writing plays for children of all ages. 

Not known to sit around and wait, Erika has worked in every element of theatre from producing her original plays, stage managing, location scouting, casting and more. Her inspiration for creating magical worlds came from years of working in entertainment at the Disneyland Resort, seeing Hook when she was 9 years old, and being encouraged to play in the mud and swing on ropes throughout her childhood. 

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About Windy Hallows

Windy Hallows opened its gates in 2022 with the inagural production of "The Firefly Web." Presented as part of the SheLA Theater Festival, and winning Best Production and Best Director (Erika Jenko), Windy Hallows will continue to create whimsical productions focused on mental health awareness.

With original plays from the mind of Erika Jenko, Windy Hallows creates theatrical events for children of all ages, with many of the stories putting children at the forefront of the adventure. Utilizing unique storytelling and theming Windy Hallows hopes to create a space where no one feels alone. 

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