CRT Staff

 

staff-catCatherine Augur

Executive Director

cat@creederep.com    719-658 -2540   Ext: 226

This is Cat’s eighth year with CRT and her third as CRT’s Executive Director. With over ten years of non-profit experience, Cat holds a masters degree from University of Denver and a fine arts degree from University of Illinois. She lives in Creede with her husband Avery and son Theodore, and they can often be found in the mountains, fishing streams, hiking overgrown trails, and cross-country skiing with their two dogs Emmy and Lula.

 

staff-jaxJessica Jackson

Artistic Director

jess@creederep.com      719-658 -2540   Ext: 224

Jess has worked with CRT since 2004 as an actor, director and resident composer. For CRT she’s directed 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 and her husband, Ryan Prince, welcomed their daughter Penelope in February 2012.

 

staff-johnJohn DiAntonio

Associate Artistic Director

john@creederep.com       719-658 -2540  Ext: 229

John’s been with the company since 2011 as an actor, director, and playwright. His plays for CRT include: Harry the Great, Kind of Red, Reading! And Other Superpowers, Math-stronaut, Viva Agua!, Suspended, Alice in the Bookstore Palace, and Saving Red. Some of his favorite CRT acting credits include: August: Osage County, The Liar, Hope & Gravity, Taming of the Shrew, Language of Trees, The Bad Man and Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead. John received his MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory and BA from Case Western Reserve University. John and Caitlin Wise 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.

 

Jessica Kahkoska

Consulting Director of Marketing and Communications

jessicak@creederep.com        719-658 -2540  Ext: 221        

Jessica Kahkoska is a native of Colorado, and couldn’t be more delighted to spend time in the San Luis Valley at CRT. In New York, she has performed at The New York Theatre Barn, ART/NY, The Musical Theatre Factory, and New York Musical Theatre Festival, 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, and others. Regional credits include Theatre Aspen, the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Notre Dame Shakespeare, American Stage Theatre Company, Lake Dillon Theatre Company, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Jessica is co-writer of rock theatre-band Discount Ghost Stories with composer Alexander Sage Oyen. She has worked in Marketing and Communications for The Worldwide Tribe, Nurture Project International, Detroit Public Theatre, Women in the Arts and Media Coalition, and Chautauqua Theatre Company. Graduate of Northwestern University.

 

staff-johamyJohamy Morales

Education Director

johamy@creederep.com     719-658 -2540  Ext: 227

Johamy Morales holds an MFA in acting, with a specialization in outreach and devising new work from The Ohio State University and a BA in theatre from San Diego State University.  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 the La Jolla Playhouse through their education programs as a teaching artist.  Johamy is an alumni from the Arena Stage fellowships program and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England.   As an educator, artist, and director she has worked with various schools and non-profit organizations including Fort Lewis College, University of San Diego, Esperanza Charter School, Wexner Center, Dennos Museum, Student in Transition Empowerment Program, Traverse City Continuation School, and Columbus Refugee & Immigration Services. She has toured children’s shows and taught internationally to underserved populations in South Africa, Mexico, and India. Outside of the office, Johamy can often be found hiking with her dog, writing, singing in Spanish, or eating her husband’s delicious food!

 

staff-heatherHeather Pollock Green

Business Manager

heather@creederep.com     719-658 -2540  Ext: 230

Heather, aka Wren Green’s mom, joins CRT after witnessing the powerful impact of the KID Show on kids, families and the community over the past three years.  Heather brings a diverse background to CRT as a Certified Professional Midwife providing care for planned home birth in the SLV, a BS in anthropology, and more than 15 years in small business management. The unifying theme in all Heather’s work is a passion for cultivating deep health in family and community through whole-hearted care of people – and joining CRT fits this mission perfectly!

 

staff-rickRick Reeves

Production Manager

rick@creederep.com     719-658 -2540  Ext: 254

This is Rick’s first year at CRT. Last year he visited as assistant Scenic and Lighting Designer for Private Lives.  Rick has been in the theatre in some capacity for more than twenty years. Most of his career has been designing scenery, lights, or projections. He has Designed for opera, ballet and modern dance, musical theatre and theatre. Rick has a BA in Theatre from Abilene Christian University and will Complete his MFA in Theatrical Design and Production this May from Texas Tech University. Rick and his wife, Michelle are eager to relocate to Creede permanently and will do so this summer.

 

staff-grahamGraham Ward

Development & Fundraising Associate

graham@creederep.com      719-658 -2540   Ext: 231

This is Graham’s fifth season with CRT, and he couldn’t be happier to widen his reach beyond acting into development and fundraising. He’s an avid connoisseur of film, TV, and nerd culture–particularly comics and tabletop games–and has an inner mountain man who’s perfectly at home in Creede. Favorite roles at CRT include Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days, Watson in The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, George in Our Town, Nicely-Nicely in Guys & Dolls, and Jeffrey and company in Mrs. Mannerly. Graham has a BFA in Acting from Brigham Young University, and spends most of his free time as a small-press game designer.