2016 Cast & Crew

Acting Company

2016-barronJustin Barron

Freddy – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Nicolas – Reading! And Other Superpowers Multiple Characters – Bodyguard! Protector of the Anatomy (Young Audience Outreach Tour)

Justin is thrilled to be back in Creede for his second season. You may remember seeing him on stage last season in Guys & Dolls, Our Town and Reading! And Other Superpowers. Justin is specifically grateful for the opportunity to share the stage with his talented new wife, Deanna. He graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from University of Central Missouri. Justin lives in Kansas City where he has worked at such theatres as Unicorn, Coterie, Musical Theatre Heritage and MET.

Excited about: The Superhero Summit!! I can’t wait to meet the other heroes of the world!

 

2016-berryKate Berry*

Eliza – The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
Jeanne – The History Room
Performer – Boomtown

Kate is overjoyed to return to CRT for her sixth season in the acting company. She was most recently seen in Dancing Lessons at Lake Dillon Theatre Company in Silverthorne, CO. Denver Area: Arvada Center Blithe Spirit, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Other Desert Cities, Colorado Shakespeare Company Twelfth Night, Theatreworks Psycho Beach Party and Curious Theatre Company Charles Ives Take Me Home, for which she was nominated for a Henry Award. CRT: Hope and Gravity, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, Annie Get Your Gun, The Taming of the Shrew, The Language of Trees, The Road to Mecca, The Bad Man, The 39 Steps, The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite, Slabtown, Light Up the Sky and Noises Off. Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

Excited about: The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence made my brain explode and weep at the same time. And this year I finally have time to perform in the Boomtown season. I guess the real question is “what aren’t I excited about this season!”

 

2016-brandtChristy Brandt*

Helen – The History Room
Louise – Private Lives

Christy is so happy to back at CRT for her 42nd season. She has appeared in more than 120 plays at CRT and some of her recent favorites include: The Last Romance, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, The Language of Trees and The Road To Mecca, for which she was named “best actress in a drama, 2011” by the Denver Post. A few of her other favorite roles at CRT include: Kimberly in Kimberly Akimbo, Nora in A Doll’s House, Kate in The Cripple Of Inishman, Meg inCrimes of the Heart, Virginia in Three Viewings, Marjorie in This Day and Age, Princess Puffer in The Myster of Edwin Drood, Bunny Flingus in The House of Blue Leaves and Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress. She co-authored and performed in Six Women With Brain Death or Expiring Minds Want to Know, a musical that ran for over two decades across the country and she has appeared in Ang Lee’s Ride With The Devil and The Sublime and Beautiful, which was recently shown at many film festivals. She has worked at the Coterie Theater in Kansas City, and the South Carolina Repertory Theater, but CRT has been her professional home since 1973. She and her husband John Gary Brown, CRT photographer and well-known professional artist, were happily married on the CRT stage in 1981 and share a home in Creede with two other couples.

 

2016-butlerAnne F. Butler

Esther – Kind of Red
Muriel – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Annie has lived in Creede for 15 years now, since first laying eyes on it in 2001. She’s played 14 seasons with CRT, and favorite roles include Vi in August Osage County and Rose in The Last Romance. She lives with her pup and kitty as a crazy spinster with the help of a supportive town. She attended CUBoulder and the National Theatre Conservatory. Love to her little family and her big family.

Excited about: Working with Charlie Oats in a musical and getting to be in love with Logan Ernstthal twice in one season.

 

2016-clarkRon Clark*

Robert – The History Room

Ron Clark is a Founding Artist at Riverside Theatre in Iowa City, Iowa. During his tenure with Riverside he acted in, directed or produced over 230 productions in the company’s 34-year history, alongside his partner Jody Hovland. Favorite acting roles include: King Lear, Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Dennis Shepard in The Laramie Project and Joe Keller in All my Sons. He has directed Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Exit Interview. Ron has written four original scripts (all produced) and is happy to be launching his new freelance career at Creede Rep.

Excited about: Performing in a play written by a former student, Charlie Thurston – I am therefore unduly proud of what he must have learned from me. Besides he’s only 32 and he already gets it – it’s enough to make a senior citizen jealous.

 

2016-diantonioJohn DiAntonio*

Rick – Kind of Red
Ensemble – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Elyot/Victor – Private Lives Performer – Boomtown
Author – Kind of Red, Reading! And Other Superpowers, and Bodyguard! Protector of Anatomy (Young Audience Outreach Tour)

John’s been with the company since 2011 as an actor, director, playwright and fight director. Some of his plays for CRT include: Kind of Red, Reading! And Other Superpowers, Harry the Great, Math-stronaut and Suspended. John will write this year’s Young Audience Outreach Tour show: Bodyguard! Protector of the Anatomy. His favorite CRT acting credits include: August: Osage County, Hope & Gravity, Taming of the Shrew, Language of Trees and Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead. Other recent acting credits include: Cyrano and The 39 Steps (Lone Tree Arts Center), It’s a Wonderful Life and The Liar (Theatreworks), Is He Dead? and Good on Paper (Arvada Center), Othello and A Christmas Carol (Denver Center Theatre Company). John received his MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory and B.A. from Case Western Reserve University. John and Caitlin got married in Creede’s little white church on the hill in 2014 and are now elated to make this magical place their new home.

 

2016-diazChris Alexey Diaz

Ensemble – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Multiple Characters – Reading! And Other Superpowers

Chris is thrilled to be making his Creede Repertory Theatre debut! He recently received his MFA from the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. His most recent credits include: Aaron Henry in All the Way, u/s Chino, Shark Swing in West Side Story, Bartender in Ah, Wilderness, Antonio in Twelfth Night with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Other credits: Jaques in As You Like It, Petya Trofimov in The Cherry Orchard and Morton Gross/Barker in The Water Engine at the FSU/ Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training; Gabino/Bishop Andrew in Bathing in Moonlight as part of Asolo Rep’s Unplugged Series; David/Mable in Miss Nelson has a Field Day at Orlando Shakespeare Theater; Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet, Ensemble in All Shook Up and Ensemble in Light In the Piazza with Hope Summer Repertory Theatre; Nikos/Padamadan in Legally Blonde with TheatreWorks Florida. Chris would like to thank his family & friends for their love and guidance! Enjoy the show!

 

2016-ernstthalLogan Ernstthal*

Frank – Kind of Red
Andre – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Logan is delighted to be back at CRT for his tenth season. Some of his favorite roles here include: Sheriff Gilbeau in August: Osage County, Stage Manager in Our Town, Pseudolus in Funny Thing…Forum, Marius in The Road to Mecca, El Gallo in The Fantastics, Jamie Tyrone in Moon for the Misbegotten, Ivan in A Beautiful Country, Mitch in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Merle in The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite. Other favorite roles include: Lennie Of Mice & Men with Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Polonious Hamlet and Toby Belch Twelfth Night with the National Shakespeare Company, Doalty Translations with Actors Theatre Kansas City, Frederick Noises Off, Malvolio Twelfth Night and Vershinin Three Sisters with UMKC, where he received an MFA in ’08; Tito Lend Me a Tenor and Lazar Wolf Fiddler on the Roof with Theatre on the Hill. He has worked at Shakespeare Festivals all over the country including Colorado, Heart of America, Riverside, Utah and was a founding member of The Alaskan Shakespeare Festival.

 

2016-eslaminiaMehry Eslaminia

Rosalita – Kind of Red
Jolene – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Master Teaching Artist

Mehry is thrilled to be back at CRT for a 4th year in a row! Past CRT credits include: Adelaide in Guys & Dolls, Johnna in August: Osage County, Mrs. Soames in Our Town, Sandy in Good on Paper; Remountat The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities as well as the Young Audience Outreach Tours: Isabella in Math-stronaut and Eva in Viva Agua. Denver credits include: Denver Center for Performing Arts: A Christmas Carol,Kate/musician in Appoggiatura; Colorado New Play Summits: Midwinter, Holy Laughter, Appoggiatura; Ignite Theater: Lulu in Cabaret; Avenue Theater: Motherhood Out Loud.

Favorite Creede Activity: Something that I need more of – Freemon’s Ranch burgers and ice cream!

 

2016-lehmanJoe Lehman*

Merrick – The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
Lawrence – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Joe Lehman is truly delighted to join the terrific company at Creede Rep. A proud member of Actors’ Equity, he is based in Chicago where he has worked at Drury Lane Oakbrook (Carousel, 1776, Christmas Carol, My Fair Lady, Brigadoon), The Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Williams Street Rep, Shaw Chicago, Light Opera Works, Illinois Theatre Center No Way to Treat a Lady, By Jeeves, A Year with Frog and Toad and First Folio Shakespeare, among others. A sampling of his regional work includes shows with Greenbrier Valley Theatre (WV), Meadow Brook Theatre (MI), Theatre at the Center (IN), Fireside Theatre (WI), Springer Opera House (GA) and The Human Race Theatre (OH). He tours regularly with Classical Kids Live! working with symphony orchestras across the country to introduce young audiences to composers’ lives and music. More info at www.joe-lehman.com. Thank you for your support of live theatre!

 

2016-mazdraDeanna Mazdra

Ensemble – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Natalie – Bodyguard! Protector of the Anatomy
(Young Audience Outreach Tour) Asst. Teaching Artist

Deanna is thrilled to be with CRT for her first season! She is a St. Louis native who now calls Kansas City home. Past credits include: Sally in Cat in the Hat at Coterie, Natalie in Next to Normal at She & Her, Kansas City’s first ever One Minute Play Festival, Helga in Cabaret at Stray Dog Theatre, Jan in Grease at Crane River Theatre. Deanna could not be more excited to be a part of this gorgeous community, especially with her new husband, Justin. She sends all her love to her Mom and Dad and the Barron’s!

Favorite Creede Activity: I don’t have much experience in town, but…hiking! I’m ready to see some beautiful sights this summer!

 

2016-riderSTUART RIDER*
Steve – The History Room

I was first introduced to Creede by my friend Jim Mitchell. It was March and snowing and Jim wanted to show me the theatre. There was no heat and only one fellow working in the lobby, but I clearly remember the pride and sense of belonging with which Jim showed me around. As stark and skeletal as a theatre in the off-season can be, there was an undeniable warmth and vitality that spoke loudly to me. It said, “you’ve got to work here someday!” A dozen years later, the stars aligned and the chance to play Steve in Charlie Thurston’s new play could not be more thrilling.

Stuart has worked in his home town of Minneapolis, New York City, and most extensively Kansas City: The Cripple of Inishmaan, Private Lives, Glengarry Glen Ross (Kansas City Actors Theatre); The Seafarer (KCAT/The Unicorn Theatre). He also worked with George Wendt and Tim Kazurinski in The Odd Couple and opposite Loretta Swit in Move Over Mrs. Markham at The New Theatre. He now lives in southern Oregon with his wife, Cynthia (a phenomenal actor he met doing summer stock in New Hampshire 32 years ago and the single most fortunate turn his road has ever taken.)

 

2016-talleyBethany Eilean Talley

Ensemble – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Performer – Boomtown
Asst. Choreographer – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Choreographer – Reading! And Other Superpowers, Bodyguard! Protector of  Anatomy (Young Audience Outreach  Tour), The KID Show
Asst. Teaching Artist

This is Bethany’s fifth season with the Creede Repertory Theatre. Last year she was seen as Cookie in Ghostlight, Rebecca Gibbs in Our Town and a Hot Box Dancer in Guys & Dolls. Other credits include: Viola in Twelfth Night at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Berdine in Psycho Beach Party at Theatreworks, Maggie in Lend Me a Tenor at the Vintage Theatre, Frieda in Sunday in the Park with George at Playhouse 22, Jordan (u/s) in The Great Gatsby, Aouda (u/s) in Around the World in 80 Days and Marie (u/s) in Is He Dead? at the Arvada Center for the Arts. At CRT she has been seen in The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, Annie Get Your Gun, Alice and the Bookstore Palace, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Boomtown. BFA Acting, Brigham Young University.

 

2016-vanfleetEmily Van Fleet*
Christine – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Amanda/Sibyl – Private Lives
Performer – Boomtown
Co-Author & Co-Director – The KID Show: Rodeo & Juliet

Emily returns to CRT this year for her 4th season! CRT credits include: August: Osage County, Guys & Dolls, Our Town, Annie Get Your Gun, The Liar, The Drowsy Chaperone and Harry the Great. She recently appeared at the Arvada Center in Death Takes A Holiday. New York credits include: Warsaw (NY Musical Theater Festival) and Alice (NY Musical Development Series). Regional favorites: The Servant of Two Masters (CO Shakespeare Festival); Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It (Lake Tahoe & Sierra Shakespeare Festivals); A Man of No Importance, Big River (Arvada Center); and The Wizard of Oz (BDT Stage, Colorado Backstage Spotlight Award). Emily appeared for 5 years as a featured vocalist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration (with Maestro Jack Everly). Film/TV: “Clear Blue Tuesday” (Elizabeth Lucas) and “Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods” (MTV/Reveilles Productions). BA in Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado.

Excited About: PRIVATE LIVES!! It’s going to be an incredible challenge to learn two roles and alternate them from night to night. I also can’t wait for The KID Show, RODEO & JULIET. It’s the first collaboration between my brilliant and hilarious husband, Nathan Jones, and I as directors and playwrights.

 

2016-wardGraham Ward
Watson – The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
Peter – The History Room
Performer – Boomtown

From Boston, Massachusetts, Graham Ward is joining CRT for his fifth season. Recent roles include: Nicely-Nicely in Guys & Dolls, George in Our Town, Cliton in The Liar, Steve in Hope and Gravity, Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days, Flo Ziegfeld in Harry the Great, Jeffrey in Mrs. Mannerly, parts in Annie Get Your Gun, William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, Is He Dead? and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He has done several years of the improv comedy shows Boomtown and Pants on Fire. Other regional credits include: The 39 Steps (Lone Tree Arts Center), Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby, Dr. Sanderson in Harvey and Sergeant Trotter in The Mousetrap (Arvada Center for the Arts). Graham has a BFA in Acting from Brigham Young University.

 

2016-wassermanRick D. Wasserman*
Elyot/Victor – Private Lives

Rick is thrilled to be performing again at CRT. It’s only taken him 20 years to return. He recently portrayed Oberon, Titania, Puck and more in Helena Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Rick made his Broadway debut in Disney’s The Lion King. Last season in LA, Rick played the titular role in the world-premiere play Flim Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter. Favorite television performances include roles on “24,” “The District,” “House MD,” “Law & Order” and “Without a Trace.” Rick is perhaps best known as the 11-year signature voice of AMC Network and for voicing Thor and Hulk for Marvel Animation projects. He can also be heard on popular video game series such as Diable, Starcraft, Call of Duty and Batman Arkham. Rick resides near Malibu, California with his lovely wife, Tamara, his beautiful sons, Max and Sam, and faithful pup, Bowie.

Favorite Creede Activity: I was a “city-boy” when I first visited Creede 20 years ago. Never camped. Never hiked. Never even been near a mountain. One night after a show, I jumped in my car with a borrowed tent, drove up a mountain, and slept under the night sky. I didn’t know there were so many stars. The moon was so bright I had to squint. It changed me. I look forward to experiencing that glorious sky again, but this time with my wife and children. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

 

2016-wiseCaitlin Wise*
Lucia – Kind of Red
Ensemble – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Amanda/Sibyl – Private Lives Performer – Boomtown

Caitlin is thrilled to join CRT for her seventh season. Caitlin recently appeared in Our Town, August: Osage County, Good on Paper, Hope and Gravity, Around the World in 80 Days, Harry the Great, Unnecessary Farce and Boomtown at Creede Repertory Theatre. In NYC: Flirtation (Marvel Rep) and In Loco Parentis (ART/NY). With the Denver Center Theatre Company: Tom Sawyer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol, Dracula and Othello. At the Arvada Center: The Importance of Being Earnest, Around the World in 80 Days and Is He Dead? At Theatreworks, Girl of the Golden West and The Liar. At CSF: Much Ado About Nothing and To Kill A Mockingbird. Caitlin received her MFA in acting from The National Theatre Conservatory. Follow her at unprocessyourfood on Instagram.

Excited about: Playing a famous Redhead

Musicians

Alex Brynildsen
Bassist
Alex began his musical studies on the violin at the age of four before switching to double bass after developing an interest in jazz music. Alex’s musical studies ultimately led him to receive full tuition scholarships to attend Furman University (BM 2014) and Carnegie Mellon University (MM 2016), studying classical double bass with Tim Easter of the Greenville (SC) Symphony Orchestra and Micah Howard of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Micah Howard of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Additional summer studies include Eastern Music Festival (2012, 2013) and Brevard Music Center (2014). In addition to his studies on double bass, Alex is an experienced piano technician in Pittsburgh where he studied with Peter Stumpf (RPT, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) as a graduate assistant at Carnegie Mellon. Alex enjoys a diverse career as a freelance classical and jazz bassist, chamber musician, piano technician and educator. In his free time he enjoys cycling and roasting coffee.

Kara Delonas
Bass Player
Kara Delonas graduated from Montclair State University with a bachelor’s degree in bass performance. Currently she is working as a freelance musician and as a bass, piano, guitar and voice teacher at RMC Studios. For the last two years Kara has served as the principal bassist of the MSU Symphony Orchestra. In addition to her classical studies, Kara is also skilled in jazz, rock and pop music. She has toured the country with NJ Break Contest winners “Wyland” and hopes to do more touring in the future.

Anthony Fidyk
Drummer
Anthony Fidyk is currently a sophomore studying Music Education at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Fidyk has performed with Jason Marsalis, Lynne Arriale, Ingrid and Christine Jensen, as well as the United States Army Blues Jazz Ensemble stationed in Washington D.C.

Jon Nelson
Asst. Music Director/Pianist/Conductor
In addition to regularly working as a music director in his native New York, Jon is a passionate coach of singers in both repertoire and technique, to ensure that the voice that procures the job remains through the end of the contract.  Also a renowned collector of wine corks, shoes, and Le Labo fragrances, he finds artistic inspiration in Barbra Streisand and is hopelessly devoted to his French bulldog, Divina.

Matthew Rossmann
Trumpet
Matthew Rossmann is a freelance trumpet player and a student of jazz studies entering his senior year at the University of North Florida. Throughout his high school career he performed with top-level all-county and all-state wind ensembles, the Alachua County Youth Orchestra and in several jazz ensembles participating in events throughout the state, such as the 38th Annual Festival of Winds hosted at the University of South Florida. Since his graduation from Santa Fe High School, he studied under Brian Osbourne and Julian Kaplan of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Randal Tinnin, Chair of the Music Flagship Program at the University of North Florida; and Professor J.B. Scott, director of the top jazz ensemble “JE1” at UNF. Matthew proved his horn versatility by both doubling and recording trombone for the album “Darkness” with the Savants of Soul, a band based out of Gainesville, FL.

Directors/Designers
Creative Team

Jessica Jackson
Director – Private Lives
Jess has worked with CRT since 2004 as an actor, director and resident composer. For CRT she’s directed Guys and Dolls, The Secret Lives of Mildred Wilde, The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Sighthound, To Fool the Eye, and most of the original theatre for young audience pieces created with Jeff Carey and Steven Cole Hughes. She founded CRT’s Boomtown Improv in 2007. Original Scores for CRT: The Bad Man, The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite, Swiss Family Robinson, Billy Hell (for which she shares a Denver Post Ovation Award for Best Original Music with Ryan Prince & Kendra Kohrt), Meet the Beasts, Grimm Pajamas, Zeus on the Loose, Lullaby Bay and Scruff Turbo. M.M. from The Boston Conservatory and B.A. (Government) from Harvard University. She is on the board of the Creede Community Foundation and lives with husband Ryan Prince and four-year-old Penelope.

Crystal Mercado
Director – Bodyguard! Protector of the Anatomy (Young Audience Outreach Tour)
Crystal Mercado is a theatre artist, director, facilitator and educator who is passionate about the intersections of theatre and her community of San Diego. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University and a BA in Children’s Theatre from San Diego State University. Crystal is the Artistic Director of Bocón: A Community Arts Organization, which is dedicated to empowering artists of all ages to create collaborative works of art that voice social perspectives on community stages. She has worked as an artist in residence teaching theatre, creative drama, puppetry and theatre for social change in classrooms K-12 in National School District, San Diego School District, Sweetwater High School District, Chula Vista School District and San Ysidro School District. Nationally, Crystal has presented and taught workshops at the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, California County of Superintendents Arts Initiative conference and Young Audiences National conferences. Empowering youth through the many forms of storytelling and personal narrative is at the center of her artistic work and pedagogy.

Christy Montour-Larson
Director – The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
Christy Montour-Larson has directed over 75 productions from Shakespeare to Pinter to musicals to the newest works in America. She is a multiple Denver Post Ovation and Colorado Theatre Guild Henry award-winning director, recently named Top Director by Westword Magazine, 5280 Magazine and CBS4 Denver. She is thrilled to be returning to Creede Repertory Theatre for the 4th time, having previously directed August: Osage County, The Last Romance and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. A member of the Artistic Company at Curious Theatre for 15 years, her recent directing credits include: Sex with Strangers, Charles Ives Takes Me Home, Good People, Time Stands Still and Red. Christy’s work has also been seen in Colorado at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Arvada Center, Town Hall Arts Center, Phamaly, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company and Theatreworks. Nationally, Christy has directed at New American Theatre, Rochester Civic Theatre, the Duluth Playhouse, Dark Horse Theatre and for Seven Devils Playwright Conference, where she sits on the Board of Directors. She received an MFA in Directing from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and is on the Affiliate Faculty at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Johamy Morales
Director – Reading! And Other Superpowers
This is Johamy’s 2nd year with CRT.  She holds an MFA from The Ohio State University in acting, with a specialization in devising new works, Viewpoints and Linklater technique. Prior to CRT,  Johamy directed the comparative arts department and the junior musical  theatre program at Interlochen Center for the Arts. She has worked with the Seattle Children’s  Theatre  Company and La Jolla Playhouse through their educational programs. Johamy is an alumnus of the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England and the Arena Stage fellowship program in DC. She has toured children’s shows throughout the Southwest and internationally to South Africa and Mexico. Johamy can often be found hiking with her dogs, writing, listening to music or eating her husband’s delicious food!

Charlie Oates
Director – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
For CRT, Charlie Oates has directed The Mystery of Irma Vep, A Beautiful Country, Ladder to the Moon, The 39 Steps, Mrs. Mannerly, Around the World in 80 Days and did the movement for Pan and Boone. His latest projects elsewhere include: Save You, Hate Me in Berlin, Fool for Love for Chalk Rep in Los Angeles and War of the Worlds and Damascus, both at UC San Diego. As a movement coach and fight choreographer Oates has worked at many theatres including the La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Denver Center and recently arranged the fights and movement for Herbert Siguenza’s Steal Heaven at the San Diego Rep. He has been a guest artist and teacher in many leading actor training programs in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Senegal, Sweden, Hong Kong, China and Switzerland. He is a recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award at UCSD.

Pesha Rudnick
Director – The History Room
Pesha Rudnick is Artistic Director of Local Theater Company in Boulder, CO where she pursues the company’s mission to discover and develop new American plays. She has directed over 30 new works nationally, including the world premiere of O.P.C by Eve Ensler at the ART at Harvard. She previously collaborated with Ensler as Associate Director of Emotional Creature at Berkley Repertory Theatre and Signature Theatre Center. Selected directing credits include: Faith by James McLindon and Elijah: An Adventure by Michael Mitnick (LOCAL); 26 Miles by Quiara Hudes (Curious Theatre); American Night by Richard Montoya (Associate Director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The House on Mango Stree by Sandra Cisneros (Kennedy Center); and Leveling Up by Deb Laufer (Florida Stage’s 1st Phase). Rudnick served as Associate Director of Education at Cornerstone Theater Company in LA and Associate Artistic Director of Theater Masters where she produced work at Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Wild Project, and 59E59 in NYC. Rudnick is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). Excited about: I’m giddy to begin work on Charlie’s new play with new and old friends.

Stephen Weitz
Director – Kind of Red
Stephen Weitz is the Producing Ensemble Director of the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC). He has directed the BETC productions Antigone, Fat Pig, The Sunset Limited, Gross Indecency, How The World Began, Bach at Leipzig, Seminar, The Santaland Diaries, Ambition Facing West, And the Sun Stood Still, Stupid F##king Bird and Ideation. Last summer, he directed the world premiere production of Good on Paper at CRT. Stephen also directed the Denver Center’s recent productions of Tribes and Jackie and Me. He has worked at other prominent area theatres such as the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Arvada Center and TheatreWorks. Stephen holds an MFA from the Acting program at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, as well as an MA in Theatre from CU-Boulder.

Sarah Brett England
Music Director
Sarah has music directed/accompanied over one hundred shows throughout the country with credits at Pan Asian Rep, Barrington Stage Company, Surflight Theatre, Half Moon Theatre, River Valley Rep, Texas Family Musicals, New Harmony Theatre, Ocean City Theatre Company, Nebraska Theatre Caravan, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, Allenberry Playhouse, Dancebreak 2010 and on board P&O Australia’s Pacific Dawn cruise ship. She has written arrangements for multiple musicals, including Halloween Hullabaloo. Sarah received her B.A. in Conducting and Music Theory from the College of William & Mary.  www.SarahBrettEngland.com

Ryan Hazelbaker
Choreographer – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Ryan is a director/choreographer and playwright but is mainly referred to as a creator. Hazelbaker is the mastermind behind two original full-length ballets (nova & universUS), a one act musical (The Night Cap Club) and has started working on his first children’s musical, Amoeba Arriba. Before transitioning to professional director/choreographer-Hazelbaker traveled nationally and internationally performing for eight years. His management credits include: House Manager for two regional theaters and has been the Associate Artistic Director with Thingamajig Theatre Company for the past two years. This year, Hazelbaker was selected as a Guest Artist for Fort Lewis University (Durango, CO) focusing on theatre dance and physical storytelling. The founder of the PSCA’s Drag Night Series and Dance Night Classes, Ryan’s ‘workalcholism’ was very much satisfied since you’ve seen him last. He is also the Dance Instructor for the Curtains Up Pagosa Springs Scholarship Program. Creede Credits: Annie Get Your Gun (2014) and Guys and Dolls (2015). He dedicates this work to his bestie Tay Tay-thank you for your charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.  www.ryanhazelbaker.com. Excited about: Working with such great talent (as usual), seeing some of my favorite friends in my life and being able to be a freed, full-rounded artist. I love the storytelling that happens at Creede. It’s less about the work-and more about the art.

John Gary Brown
Company Photographer
John Gary Brown has been CRT’s company photographer since 1974. He is proud to have created a voluminous photographic arcane of shows and events and wishes he could have started in 1966! Brown has an MFA from the University of Washington and has sold over five hundred oil paintings to museums, galleries, corporations and private collectors since 1973. The University Press of Kansas published his photographic study of cemetery art, “Soul in the Stone,” and it was their best-selling book two years in a row. His photographs were used as illustration in “Gardens of Revelation” (Abbeville Press, 1995). Brown’s artwork has won numerous prizes in juried exhibitions and the Institute of Arts and Letters in New York purchased one of his canvases. One of his paintings was awarded “First Prize, regardless of Medium” at Kansas City’s Nelson/Atkins Museum during their “Mid-America” exhibition, which had three thousand entries. In 2013, Brown had a retrospective exhibition at the Lawrence Art Center in his hometown. His work was featured on the cover of “Architectural Digest,” and he provided photo illustrations in Smithsonian and other magazines including Reader’s Digest, Fine Woodworking, Men’s Health and Santa Fean. He operated a photographic portrait studio for ten years and has traveled and worked in Europe and the Middle East since 1971. He is happily married to actress Christy Brandt.

Amanda Embry
Set Designer – The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
Amanda is excited to be back for her fourth season with the CRT. She is an award winning set and costume designer for theatre, opera and film. Her most recent credits include: CRT’s productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Ghost Writer, Our Town and Guys & Dolls. Other design credits include: Little Shop of Horrors, The Good Person of Szechwan, Addams Family, Cabaret and the world premiere multi-media event He Who Gets Slapped (Scottsdale Community College), the Off-Broadway productions of Lebensraum (Harold Clurman Lab Theatre) and Yorktown (The Drama Garden Theatre), Long Way Go Down (Harold Clurman Lab Theatre), The Whipping Man (Luna Stages), Crave (WingSpan), Franny’s Way, The Cripple of Inishmann, The House of Bernarda Alba, Top Girls (Stella Adler Studio of Acting), Le Nozze De Figaro (SMU) and Trojan Women (Stages of Learning). Her film credits include: The Sundance Channel’s Webby award winning political series “The Captive” and the world’s first online game show, “Red Carpet Run.” She is currently the Department Chair of The Scottsdale School of Film and Theatre at Scottsdale Community College in Arizona.

Logan R. Foy
Lighting Designer – Reading! And Other Superpowers, The KID Show: Rodeo & Juliet
Master Electrician
Logan is so excited to be back for a second season at CRT. Logan is from Memphis, TN and works there as a lighting designer and technician. His most recent designs include: An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, Mothers and Sons by Terrance McNally and The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers. Big thanks to AC for this opportunity. Favorite Creede Activity: 4pie is the greatest sport ever invented, and it was invented right here in Creede by none other than our own John DiAntonio and others.

Mark Guirguis
Set Designer – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Mark is excited to be returning to Creede Repertory Theatre this season. He previously designed the set for Around the World in 80 Days in 2013. He has designed stage sets for numerous professional theatre companies including San Diego Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks, CA, Firefly: Theatre and Films, Cape Repertory Theatre Company, Playhouse on the Square and Circuit Playhouse. Design credits this past year include: Outside Mullingar, Billy Elliot, Buyer and Cellar and American Idiot. He is the recipient of several design nominations and four Ostrander Awards for excellence in set design. He is currently Head of Undergraduate Design in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of California, San Diego.

Jacob K. Harbour
Sound Designer – The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, The History Room
Jake is the Technical Director at the University of West Georgia overseeing the work of their TD’s, Sound Designers and Stage Managers. This is his 7th season with CRT as a Sound Designer. Some of his credits include: Guys and Dolls, Good on Paper, Hope and Gravity, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, The Last Romance, William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, Bright Room Called Day (NIU), Red Noses (NIU), Almost Maine (NIU), Romeo and Juliet (UWG), Prides Crossing (Lipscomb). Jake was a Co-Host/composer/engineer of CRT’s podcast ‘The Cast’ during its first two seasons. Jake has yet to leave the field of educational theater. After receiving his BFA at Abilene Christian University he went on to teach at Lipscomb in Nashville. He later went on to get his MFA at Northern Illinois University. He is thrilled to be back in this beautiful place with such talented artists. Excited about: This will be my first time composing music for CRT. I’m thrilled to not just find the sounds that help tell our stories but to be a part of those sounds creation. The opportunity to express feeling with melody is a lovely and intimate gift. Favorite Creede Activity: Um. 4-pie. Duh. Oh and to get my hands on whatever John Arp is cooking!

Kathryn Kawecki
Costume & Set Design – The History Room
Kathryn Kawecki is a Visual Artist & Theatrical Designer based out of Baltimore. She is a multi-disciplinary artist with interests both in the exploration of humanness and in the act of story telling. The bulk of her visual work is in printmaking, sculpture & installation. She designs for theatre, opera, and film across the country. She received a B.A. in Visual Arts cum laude from Columbia University in New York and an MFA in Scene Design from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. In 2006, she was selected for USITT’s Young Designers’ Forum and invited to exhibit her work at both Ming Cho Lee’s Clambake at Lincoln Center and UCLA’s Design Showcase West. In 2007 she received USITT’s Young Designer Award for Scene Design sponsored by Rose Brand. In 2008, her proposal for X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, a collaboration with Eric Einhorn and Candid Nichols, was recognized by Opera America as a noteworthy production.

Mallory Logan
Illustrator – Bodyguard! Protector of the Anatomy (Young Audience Outreach Tour)

Elinore Loomis
Set Designer – Bodyguard! Protector of the Anatomy (Young Audience Outreach Tour)
Elinore Loomis is currently employed at Interlochen Center for the Arts as a Production Designer. Some of her recent scenic designs include: Urinetown, Failure: A Love Story, The King and I and Platonov. She received her BA from the University of Northern Colorado and her MFA at The Ohio State University. She is thrilled to be a part of this amazing project and work alongside such talented people.

Kate Mott
Costume Designer – Bodyguard! Protector of the Anatomy (Young Audience Outreach Tour)
Kate Mott is a graduate of the Costume Design MFA program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She received her B.A. in Costume Design from the University of Northern Colorado in 2008. Her designs include: Love’s Labour’s Lost, a UMKC production, Equus at The Living Room Theatre,The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-on-the-Moon Marigolds with Kansas City Actor’s Theatre and Fiddler on the Roof with Spinning Tree Theatre. The past year has seen Kate at the Fort Lewis College Theatre Department in Durango as the resident costume designer and costume shop manager. Her designs for FLC include: A Girl’s Guide to Coffee and Charles Mee’s Trojan Women: A Love Story. This is Kate’s third season with CRT and she is thrilled to be designing her first show with this great company.

Tatyanna de Pavloff
Costume Designer – Private Lives
Tatyana is a freelance costume designer and a make up and body artist, as well as a member of a design group Taos Runway Vigilantes. She studied theater and costume design in Theater Art College in Moscow, Russia where she was born and raised. She moved to the United States in the late 90’s to the San Francisco Bay Area where she was creating costumes and make up for the fabulous performers of Skyana Entertainment. In California and New Mexico, Tatyana worked in film and theater, doing both costume and production design. Tatyana is delighted to join a creative team of CRT and, once again, spend a part of her summer in beautiful Creede, CO! In the past five seasons she designed costumes for CRT’s I Capture The Castle, The Road To Mecca, The Drowsy Chaperone, Ghost Writer, The Language of Trees, Around the World in 80 Days, The Liar, and Ghost Light. Presently, Tatyana de Pavloff lives in Taos, New Mexico, and part time in New Orleans, LA.

Becca Pearce
Sound Designer – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Kind of Red, Private Lives, Bodyguard! Protector of the Anatomy (Young Audience Outreach Tour), The KID Show: Rodeo & Juliet
Sound Engineer
Becca is excited to be returning for her second season at CRT, this time as a designer! Based out of Chicago, she works with various storefront theatres in the area. In 2015, she graduated with dual degrees in Theatre Studies and Media Studies from Northern Illinois University. She worked most recently as a touring stage manager for StarQuest International. Favorite Creede Activity: Hiking! Where else can you go hike a mountain after work?

Patrick Rizzotti
Set Designer – Kind of Red
Select New York Designs Include: Money Grubbin’ Whores (Theatre Row), Jasper in Deadland (Prospect Theater), Party In The USA, Victor Frange Presents Gas (Incubator Arts), Dukus (Target Margin Lab), Small World, Sex and Education, The Fabulous Lipitones, Asher Lev (Penguin Rep), Titanic (Westchester Broadway). Additional credits include: Pittsburgh Opera, Flat Rock Playhouse, Florida Repertory, South Carolina Children’s Theatre, North Carolina Stage Company, and Temple Theatre. TV design credits include: “America’s Got Talent,” “Mysteries of Laura,” “The Dr. Oz Show” and “The TODAY Show.” Patrick has received the USITT Scenic Design Award, is a winner of the OPERA America Director-Designer Showcase, and a Lincoln Center Director’s Lab Alumni. M.F.A Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Memberships: Wingspace Theatrical Design and USA 829. www.patrickrizzotti.com.

Matthew Schlief
Lighting & Set Designer – Private Lives
Matthew Schlief is an Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Texas Tech University.  He was previously the Production Manager for the Rice Theatre Program as well as Lecturer in Theatrical Design (Scenic & Lighting). Before Rice, Matt was an Assistant Professor of Communications and served as the Scenic, Lighting, and Sound Designer at Augusta State University in Augusta, GA. He has also been an instructor at St. John’s School, Mt. Pleasant High School, Klein High School, and the University of Houston. Matt received his BFA in Theatre from Southwestern University, and his MFA in Scenic and Lighting Design from the University of Houston. Outside of academia, Matt is a Company Member of Horsehead Theatre Co., Resident Designer for Generations A Theatre Co. and Classical Theatre Co., and has designed for Main Street Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival, City Dance Company, West Virginia Public Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre and Brave Dog Theatre. In 2012 Matt received the Houston Press Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

Anthony James Sirk
Costume Designer – Kind of Red, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Anthony is extremely excited to be back at CRT for his fifth season. This past year Anthony and his husband moved from Sylva NC to Pittsburgh PA. Recent credits include: La Calisto at Carnegie Mellon University and Rent at Music Theater Pittsburgh.

Chelsea Sorensen
Costume Designer: The KID Show: Rodeo & Juliet
Stitcher/Dresser
A costume designer/stitcher from Orlando, FL, this is her first season here with Creede Rep. She has a BA in Theatre from the University of West Florida. She assistant costume designed Ben Vereen’s reimagined production of Hair at Venice Theatre in October of 2015. Previous costume designs also include: Noises Off, Godspell, Anton in Show Business and The Three Penny Opera. Excited about: I am excited to be designing Rodeo & Juliet. I enjoy working with children and getting to see how theatre inspires young minds!

Jacob M. Welch
Lighting Designer – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Kind of Red, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, The History Room
Jacob is pleased to be returning to Creede Rep for a fourth season. Jacob is an award-winning freelance lighting designer working throughout North America having designed over 225 professional productions. He recently made his Off-Broadway debut with Conviction at the 59E59 Theatre. Favorite designs include: Angels in America with Bas Bleu, Chess with Arvada Center, Red Hot Patriot with LIDA Project, The Syringa Tree with Alliance Stage, The Night Heron with Paragon and Time Stands Still with Curious. Jacob won the 2013 Henry Award for Best Lighting Design for Kiss of the Spider Woman with Lake Dillon. Jacob is also a tenured theatre professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Jacob has his MFA in Lighting from Western Illinois University.

Emmy Weldon
Set Designer – Reading! And Other Superpowers
Emmy Weldon graduated with a M.F.A in Production Design & Technology from Ohio University. Her most recent work as a scenic designer was for the premiere production of Dauphin Island for Ohio University’s Playwrights Festival. Her other recent scene design credits include: Ohio University’s Blood Knot, Sizwe Bansi is Dead, bobrauschenbergamerica, The 39 Steps and My Attic Wife, as well as The Monomoy Theatre’s Brighton Beach Memoirs, An Enemy of the People and South Pacific.

Production Team

Stage Management
Devon Muko*
Production Stage Manager
Stage Manager – The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Private Lives
Devon is very excited to return to Creede for her fourth season! While not in Creede, Devon functions as the Production Stage Manager for the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training in Sarasota, FL. She has previously worked with Asolo Repertory Theatre and the Santa Fe Opera and some of her favorite past productions include: Our Town, Pants on Fire, William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead (CRT), Macbeth, The Liar (FSU/Asolo), and Avenue Q (USD). Devon is originally from Rapid City, SD and received her BFA in Theatre Design & Technology from the University of South Dakota. Proud member of Actors Equity. Shout out to my Mom and Dad, JP and the other amazing people who have supported me in my career. Thank you for supporting live theatre!

Favorite Creede Activity: Hiking & local shops

Jean Egdorf*
Stage Manager – Kind of Red, The History Room, Boomtown
Jean was born and raised in the mountains of northern New Mexico, but has been living in Denver for the past decade. Most recently in Denver she worked as an Assistant Director for the Athena Project’s Plays In Progress series and as stage manager for the new musical I am Alive by Emmy Award-winning composer Denise Gentilini and singer-songwriter Lisa Nemzo. She is a graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver with a BFA in Technical Theatre and a BA in English Writing. Jean is thrilled to be returning for her fifth season with CRT, her fourth season doing technical improvisation from the booth for Boomtown and to be bringing CRT’s Company Generated 10-Minute Play Festival back for its third year in September!Excited about: New work is where my heart lies and I am so proud of the support CRT gives to developing new scripts. Two world premiers, The KID Show, YAOT, the Headwaters new play festival and our third year of company generated 10-minute plays — that’s a lot of new work!

Lucas Bareis-Golumb
Asst. Stage Manager – Kind of Red, The History Room, Private Lives
Stage Manager – Headwaters New Play Festival
Lucas is excited to be joining CRT for his first summer season! Previously he has worked for CRT at the Arvada Center, as well as other such theaters as Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids, Phamaly Theatre Company and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He obtained his BFA in Applied Theatre Technology and Design from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He would like to thank his teachers (and parents) Paul and Mary and his best friend (and sister) Anica. He would also like to thank Jeff Parker, David Wygant and Jean Egdorf for their wisdom and guidance, a little bird for saying “I told you so” and lastly, Mel Duggan, for threatening to break his knees.

Domingo Mancuello
Asst. Stage Manager – The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Stage Manager – Headwaters New Play Festival
Domingo is a Philadelphia-based stage manager, director and pianist. A graduate of the University of the Arts, he has worked for Theatre Exile, Lantern Theatre Company, Shakespeare in Clark Park and just completed an apprenticeship at The Walnut Street Theatre. As a pianist, he specializes in ragtime and 1920s popular music and has entertained in ragtime festivals across the country.

Dylan Nicole Martin
Young Audience Outreach Tour Manager
Dylan is a recent graduate of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) with a degree in Theatre: Design and Production with a focus on stage and production management. While at UNI, Dylan stage managed productions such as The Merry Wives of Windsor (UNI Opera), The Great God Pan (Theatre UNI), and RENT (Theatre UNI). She also worked with students on the autism spectrum in theatre classes and productions. Dylan was an Assistant Stage Manager at CRT in their 2015 season and she is thrilled to be returning to Creede to bring the Young Audience Outreach Tour to life. Excited about: I still have the YAOT songs stuck in my head from last summer–I can’t wait to help bring original, educational, exciting theatre to even more people this year.

Dana Stringer
Asst. Stage Manager – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Stage Manager – The KID Show: Rodeo & Juliet, Reading! And Other Superpowers
Dana is delighted to be joining the team at Creede Repertory Theatre for the season. Originally from Owasso, Oklahoma, Dana holds a BFA in Stage Management from The Theatre School at DePaul University. She has been on stage management teams at Tulsa Opera, Central City Opera, DePaul Theatre Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Goodman Theatre, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. She is very excited to see what the summer has in store!

Scene Shop
Nate Lawrence-Richards
Technical Director
Nate builds stuff. Most of the time it doesn’t light on fire or explode. Unless it is supposed to. Nate is a technical director from Iowa and has worked on over 30 productions. Along side theater work, he remodels house, fixes motorcycles, builds robots and participates in medieval combat sports. He’s a massive dork. Excited about: Living in the mountains.

Miguel Angel Lopez
Asst. Technical Director
Miguel Angel Lopez is a graduate from Mason Gross School of the Arts (BFA) and he is excited to be Creede Repertory Theatre’s ATD for his first summer in Colorado. Miguel has worked in venues such as The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, The Irish Repertory Theatre, The Medicine Show and the New York Theatre Workshop. His credits include: MCVTS – Arts Conservatory (TD/Educator), Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre’s 2015 Season (ATD), The Monomoy Theatre’s 2013 and 2014 Seasons (Carpenter and ATD respectively), Resonance Ensemble’s Cyrano de Bergerac/Burning (TD), Fallen Angel Theatre’s Eva the Chaste and Airswimming (Electrician), Cake Productions’ Swimming in the Shallows (TD Intern).

Trevor Muller-Hegel
Stage Supervisor
Originating from the mountains of Western Montana, Trevor has worked in cities like Minneapolis and Las Vegas, but Creede was the first place he called home after leaving his hometown of Missoula, MT. This is Trevor’s fourth summer working for CRT and he’s excited to be back in the Rockies doing what he loves. In his free time you can find him hiking, dancing or playing board games with his fellow company members. He is also very fond of “4-Pie,” a sport founded by past and present company members. Excited about: To be back hiking, seeing all my friends and test out my recent card game with everyone! Maybe learn about some business and marketing while I’m there as well 🙂

Alex Polzin
Stage Supervisor
This is Alex’s second year at Creede Repertory Theatre and he is thrilled to be back! Back in Denver he works as a freelance scenic artist and assistant designer. Recent design credits include: Calendar Girls at Stage Door Theatre in Conifer and Evita with Phamaly Theatre Company. Alex would like to thank his family and friends for continued love and support of his odd choice of profession. Favorite Creede Activity: Four-pie

Tyler Clark
Carpenter

Donna Kanne
Carpenter
This is Donna’s first year working here at CRT. She is a senior at Metropolitan State University of Denver working on her BFA in Applied Technical Theatre and Design with a focus in scenic carpentry and properties. She is excited to be here and be a part of this wonderful company.

Lisa Allen
Paint Charge
Lisa Allen has practiced a variety of disciplines with a variety of regional theaters in Arizona, Florida, Maryland and New York. She’s now back in her home state and divides her painting and design efforts between Parker Arts and Creede Repertory.

Mark Exline
Properties Master
Mark grew up in central Florida where he first found his love for theatre while helping a friend paint a production of Little Shop of Horrors in High School. He has since received his Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Scenic Design and Production from Florida School of the Arts and Greensboro College, after which he traveled up and down the east coast working as a carpenter, charge artist, scenic designer and technical director. He is currently working on his Master’s degree at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and could not be more thrilled to be spending his first Summer in Creede! Favorite Creede Activity: I’ve heard great things about Creede’s Fourth of July celebration, and can’t wait to experience it myself!

Trevor Frederiksen
Properties Artisan
Trevor is very excited to be returning to Creede this summer! He has just finished his MFA in Scenic Design at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. This is his second season at CRT in the props department and is looking forward to the many adventures that this summer is going to bring!

Costume Shop
Tamara M. Carruthers
Costume Shop Supervisor
Tamara thoroughly enjoys working at CRT and is excited to be back this season. She has been designing, shop managing and building costumes professionally for more than fifteen years. She has designed classics such as Wuthering Heights, Importance of Being Earnest, Blithe Spirit and Othello, musicals and musical reviews such as My Way, Honk, Always Patsy Cline and Spitfire Grill, and the world premieres of Shadow of the Raven: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, Robert E. Lee and John Brown: Lighting the Fuse, Southern Crossroads: The New Orleans Adventure. She would like to thank her family and friends for their continual love and support!

Sarah Travis
First Hand/Draper
Sarah Travis, native of Bowling Green, KY, is a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University and works during the school year as a stitcher at Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater in Bloomington, IN. She has worked as a draper in a variety of theatrical genres, including productions such as The Marriage of Figaro, Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz, and a number of dance productions. A holder of a BFA in Studio Art, she enjoys mixing artistic media with costuming in both professional and personal pursuits alike. She hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Costume Technology in the near future.

Daylee Reichenbach
Stitcher/Dresser
Daylee is a senior at Emerson College and is studying Theater Design and Technology. She has worked as a stitcher and wardrobe crew for Emerson College for 3 years and Virginia Heritage Theater Festival last summer. This is her first year at CRT and she is very excited to work with such a wonderful group of people.

ElleryJane Ring
Stitcher/Dresser
ElleryJane Ring is going into her third year at Mason Gross School of the Arts pursuing her BFA in Costume Design and Costume Technology. She is excited to be working with Creede Repertory Theatre for her first summer stock. ElleryJane’s credits include: Rutgers Theater Company’s (RTC) Performance Ensemble 2016 (Costume Designer), RTC’s Franny’s Way (Assistant Costume Designer), RTC’s School for Scandal (Wig Assistant), MCCC Academic Theatre Company’s HAIR! (Assistant Costume Designer), Pinnworth Productions’ Love! Valour! Compassion! (Cutter/Draper) and Pinnworth Productions’ A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Cutter Draper).

Electrics & Sound
Harrison Foster
Electrician/Light Board Operator
Harrison is a Theatre Production student at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is excited to be joining CRT for his first season. He’d like to thank friends, family and everyone that is involved with Creede Repertory Theatre.

Willow McGinty
Electrician
Willow is returning for her second season here at CRT. She is currently pursuing her BFA in Applied Theatre Technology and Design with a concentration in Lighting Design at Metropolitan State University of Denver. When she’s not studying or working in theatre, she’s walking her dog, dancing in the bathtub or exploring the universe through the stargate.

Eaton Saylor
Head Sound Engineer
Eaton Saylor is the Sound Designer and Engineer for Abilene Christian University. This last year he designed for the theatre department productions: Mary Poppins, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Nickel and Dimed, Hands on a Hardbody and I and You. Eaton is very excited to be back in Creede for another season.

Interns

Gabriel Alaniz
Development Intern
University of Kansas – John David Lentz Memorial Award Gabriel Alaniz is a recent graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Culture, & Society with concentrations in Arts Administration and Stage Management. Gabriel is the recipient of the John David Lentz Memorial Scholarship. He is thrilled to begin his post-graduate life exploring multiple facets of arts administration at Creede Repertory Theatre, which was established by twelve leading theatre artists from his alma mater over 50 years ago. Excited about: I am excited to begin my post-graduate career working in the professional theatre industry. I’m anxiously awaiting the adventure that is in store for me this summer at CRT. This internship is an opportunity for further exploration of the multiple facets that make up arts administration and I am thrilled to begin this educational journey.

Donna Warfield
Production Assistant
Cornell College Fellow
Donna Warfield will graduate from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 2017 with a B.A. in Theatre and a minor in Physics. At Cornell, she has been on stage management teams for main stage productions of The Elephant Man, Machinal, a devised piece called Those That Fall and The Glass Menagerie, which was a co-production with Riverside Theatre in Iowa City. She has been involved in many student productions including: The Pillowman (The Little Jesus), Edward II (Stage Manager), The Flies (Electra), Boy Gets Girl (Run Crew) and Fat Pig (Run Crew). She also stage-managed Man of La Mancha with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. Donna is so excited for this season at Creede and very thankful for the opportunity.

Patron Services

Dawn Youngs
Patron Services Manager
Dawn holds a BA in Performing Arts from American University and MFA in Acting and Directing from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She has worked in a variety of capacities at theaters across the country including Door Shakespeare Festival, The Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Coterie Theater, Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati, The Beck Center for the Arts, Utah Shakespeare Festival and even here at CRT way back in 2003 for the Young Audience Outreach Tour (Sally Ann Thunder!). Dawn is also a visual artist, illustrator, gardener, yogi and writer. She is currently collaborating on an illustrated children’s book with playwright Dave White, inspired by his play Dance on Bones, and working on her first novel. Favorite Creede Activity: I love the natural beauty of the area and am looking forward to hiking in hills in my free time.

James Rollins
House Manager
This is James’ first season with Creede Repertory Theatre. James was born and raised outside of St. Louis in St. Charles, Missouri. He studied Theatre and Arts Management at Missouri State University and Lindenwood University respectively. Though he has traveled to the Rockies on a few occasions, this position marks his first time as a resident of the state of Colorado. James’ free time interests chiefly include his Catholic faith, reading, writing/blogging, golfing, and the Irish sport of hurling.

Zoe Ruth
House Manager
Zoe, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, is a recent graduate of Boston University’s School of Theatre where she received a BFA in Theatre Arts. At BU she directed Red Light Winter, fight directed Night Mother and Hamilton Township and acted in countless studio and main stage productions. Independently she wrote, directed and produced a workshop production of a new play, Beware of Cat. Zoe is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. She is thrilled to be spending the summer with Creede Repertory Theatre. Most excited about: As an aspiring playwright, I am most excited for this season’s two world premiers!

Annie Bruner
Patron Services Associate
Annie Bruner is excited to join the Creede Repertory Theatre for the 2016 season as a Patron Services Associate. She spent the last three years living in Washington, DC working at a research and advisory firm as a Communications Research Coordinator. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Public Relations.

Sara Cooper
Patron Services Associate
Sara is a recent graduate from Cornell College, where she earned her degree in Directing Theatre for Social Change. She recently directed Boy Gets Girl and Rabbit Hole at Cornell. This is Sara’s second season at CRT, following a Fellowship during which she worked in CRT’s Development Department. Sara is excited to be returning to CRT and this season she dedicates her work to her mom. Excited about: I’m excited to meet all of the amazing patrons that will be coming to see our shows, and giving them tours of our beautiful theatre.

Alexandra Finta
Patron Services Associate
Alexandra Finta joins CRT for the first time this season as a Patron Services Associate. Alex graduated from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan with a BS in Business/Music Industry Management. She hails from the small town of Vassar, Michigan where she grew up as a middle child with two sisters. When not working, Alex enjoys listening to music, exploring new places and baking.

 


ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION*
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 50,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org