2018 Cast & Crew

 

Actors | Musicians | Creative | Production | Patron Services

 

2017 ACTING COMPANY

 

Kate Berry*

Violet Newstead – 9 to 5
Sherlock Holmes – Miss Holmes
Performer – Boomtown

This is Kate’s 8th season in the CRT acting company and her 1st as a full-time staff member. She is inspired by new play development and has appeared in several new play festivals around the country. Colorado Credits: The Arvada Center (The Importance of Being Earnest, Blithe Spirit), Theatreworks (Wild Honey, Psycho Beach Party), Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Twelfth Night), Lake Dillon Theatre Company (Dancing Lessons), and Curious Theatre Company (Charles Ives Take Me Home). Favorite roles at CRT include Elsa in The Road to Mecca, Eliza in The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, and Sally Talley in Talley’s Folly. BA from Knox College. Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

 

Christy Brandt*

Professor Marvel/Wizard – The Wizard of Oz
Mrs. Banks – Barefoot in the Park

Christy is so happy to be back at CRT for her 44th season! She has appeared in more than 130 different productions at CRT. Favorite roles include Helen in The History Room, and Kimberly in Kimberly Akimbo. In 2011 she received an award for Best Actress in a Drama from The Denver Post for her role as Miss Helen in The Road to Mecca. Christy co-authored and performed in Six Women with Brain Death. She appeared in Ang Lee’s film Ride with the Devil and a recent release called The Sublime and Beautiful. She has worked at the Maples Repertory Theatre, The Coterie Theater and The Unicorn Theater in Kansas City, and The South Carolina Repertory Theater, but CRT has been her professional home since 1973. She was married to photographer and painter John Gary Brown on the Creede Rep stage in 1981.

 

Dustin Bronson*

Mycroft Holmes/Edwin Greener/Vagrant – Miss Holmes
Paul Bratter – Barefoot in the Park Steve – Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Performer – Boomtown
Teaching Artist

Dustin is thrilled to be returning for his second season at Creede Repertory Theatre, previous productions at Creede include Around the World in 80 Days, Taming of the Shrew, William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead. Guthrie Theater: To Kill A Mocking Bird, Juno and the Peacock, Crimes of the Heart. Mixed Blood Theatre: Hir, Pussy Valley. Park Square Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Of Mice and Men. The Illusion Theater: My Antonia, Autistic License. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Co.: Handle with Care, Photograph 51. The Bucket Brigade: Kingdom Undone. Walking Shadow Theatre Co.: Mary Stuart. Minnesota Fringe Festival: Lungs. Assistant Directing: Public Theater of Minnesota, Southwest High School. Education: University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA, Globe Theatre in London. Awards: National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Awardee, California Alliance for Arts Education Emerging Young Artist Award, Presidential Scholar in the Arts Nominee, Best Comedic Actor 2015 by Lavender Magazine. Visit  www.dustin-bronson.com

 

Anne Faith Butler*

Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch – The Wizard of Oz
Roz – 9 to 5

Anne lives full time in Creede, Colorado and is active in the community as a member of Ladies Aid, a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Committee, and an actor for HBMG’s National Winter Playwright’s Retreat. Among her favorite roles for CRT are Vi, in August: Osage County, Rose in The Last Romance, and Madame Aigrivelle in The Ladies Man. She holds a Master’s Degree in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver (although she is still struggling to pay off the loan), and a BA in fine art (Studio Arts) from CU-Boulder. She has worked at Colorado Shakespeare Festival (5 seasons), Arvada Center, Aurora Fox, Germinal Stage, University of Denver, Changing Scene Theatre, as well as Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, and 5 years in Minnesota at the Commonweal Theatre. This year marks Annie’s 16th summer at CRT. She dedicates this summer to her family.

 

Hercules Butler

Toto – The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz marks Herc’s 2nd professional performance in the theatre (both at CRT, ahem, one wonders why). Talent! Audiences may remember his audacious interpretation of Peaches in The Last Romance here alongside both Christy Brandt and John Green as well as its run at the Arvada Center! Local fans may recall his subtle contribution as Deputy Dog with the Creede Community Players in The Velvet Cake Wars, and his appearance as the Savage Bear in John DiAntonio’s promo for Cabin Fever Days in the Movie Trailer episode. Herc has grown up in Creede, and loves all folks and neighbor dog friends, and would like to dedicate this season to his sister Mars.

 

Yael Chanukov 

Dorothy – The Wizard of Oz
Secretary – 9 to 5

Yael is unbelievably thrilled to be making her debut at Creede Repertory Theatre with one of her biggest dream roles, Dorothy. She is currently going into her junior year of studying musical theatre at the University of Northern Colorado. Her favorite previous roles include Natalie in Next to Normal, Fiona in Shrek, and Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie. She would like to thank her incredible family and friends for being the most kind and supportive human beings to ever have graced the Earth. She would also like to thank the entire creative team for granting her this phenomenal opportunity. She now knows that “the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”

 

Zayaz Da Camara 

Uncle Henry/Guard – The Wizard of Oz
Frank Hart – 9 to 5
Michael Stamford/Reginald/Orderly – Miss Holmes

Zayaz is absolutely thrilled to be making his CRT debut this season! A South Texas native, he grew up surrounded by the arts in a small town on the Mexican border. As a child, participation within the local theatrical community greatly influenced his passion for the stage, and his credits reflect his multidimensional talent. He has been showcased in both plays and musicals, comedies and dramas, and as the occasional cross-gendered character. Notable roles include Edna Turnblad (Hairspray), Reverend John Hale (The Crucible), Dotty Otley / Mrs. Clackett (Noises Off), and Judge Turpin (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street). Zayaz attended the Idyllwild Arts Academy and is a member of the Matthew Corozine Studio Theatre Inc in NYC. He has been recognized by organizations such as the Alamo Theater Arts Council and Laredo Theater Guild International. He is eternally grateful to his family and friends for their unyielding support.

 

Stephanie Diaz* 

Dr. Anderson/Mrs.Hudson/Eudora Featherstone – Miss Holmes
Guadalupe – Guadalupe in the Guest Room

Stephanie is delighted to join Creede Rep! A multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago, she divides her time between acting, puppetry and writing. As an actor, credits include work at Goodman Theater, Lookingglass Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Kansas City Rep, Seattle Rep, Victory Gardens, Mixed Blood, First Stage and the award-winning 16th Street Theater, where she is an Associate Artist. TV appearances include Easy, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and The Chicago Code. She specializes in Bunraku-style tabletop and shadow puppetry and has designed for numerous Chicago theatres in addition to her own critically-acclaimed, full-length piece, Mariposa Nocturna: A Puppet Triptych, which opened the 2015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and enjoyed several successful runs throughout Chicago. The recipient of numerous artistic grants and residences, she was featured in The Chicago Reader’s annual People Issue and is a founding member of The Chicago Inclusion Project. She’s a native Californian and proud Guatemalan-American.

 

Ezinne Elele 

Rosey Kate – Seeds of Change

Hailing from the DC, Maryland, Virgina area, Ezinne is overjoyed to be in her first show with Creede Repertory Theatre. A recent graduate from Howard University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, she is looking forward to touring in the area. Recent roles include: Mama Moja in In the Red and Brown Water and Agatha in The Children’s Hour. She sends a huge thank you to her family for supporting her on her journey.

 

Logan Ernstthal*

Dick/Detective/Tinsworthy – 9 to 5
Lestrade/Others – Miss Holmes
Victor Velasco – Barefoot in the Park

Logan has worked at Creede Repertory Theatre for eleven seasons where some of his favorite roles include; Mike in General Store (World Premiere), Stage Manager in Our Town, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Merle in The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite, Jamie in Moon for the Misbegotten and Ivan in A Beautiful Country. Other favorite roles include; Mick Dowd in Skull in Connemara at Miner’s Alley Playhouse, Toby Belch in Twelfth Night and Long John Silver in Treasure Island at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Marius in The Road to Mecca at The Arvada Center, and Doalty in Translations at Actors Theatre Kansas City. He is a founding member of the Alaska Shakespeare Festival and has an MFA from UMKC.

 

Regina Fernandez

Hunk/Scarecrow – The Wizard of Oz
Judy Bernly – 9 to 5
Raquel – Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Performer – Boomtown
Teaching Artist

Regina is so excited to return to Creede this summer after having been a part of the 2010 Creede Repertory summer company (Joy in This Day and Age and Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)! Colorado credits include Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility and Ann Deever in All My Sons for the Arvada Center, Ayah in The Secret Garden at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts, Miranda in The Tempest for No Holds Bard Theatre in Ouray, Charmian in Antony and Cleopatra for Theatreworks, and Trix in The Drowsy Chaperone for the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Regina graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from the University of Central Florida Conservatory Program in Orlando. “Endless love to my family. For mom, always.”

 

Rachel Marie Inés 
Education Assistant/Mentor/Teaching Artist
Ensemble – The Wizard of Oz
Maria/Others – 9 to 5
KID Show Choreographer

Rachel is thrilled to be back at Creede Repertory Theatre for her second season and her first time on the main stage! Last year, Rachel toured with the CRT Young Audience Outreach Tour production of Albert Porter: Boy Explorer, sharing a story of diversity, self-confidence, and friendship with students across the Southwest. Previously, Rachel has performed in outdoor American Indian dramas in both Ohio and North Carolina. When she’s not performing you can find her reading, swing dancing, doodling, and spending time with loved ones. Favorite credits: Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy Park), Informed Consent (Arella/Natalie), Edges (Woman 1), and Horn in the West (Nancy Ward). Choreography credits: Quilters (Rabbit Run Community Arts Association), In the Heights and Princess Diana: The Musical (Geauga Lyric Theatre Guild). A big thank you to all of her supporters back home!  www.rachelmariaines.com

 

Scott Kuiper*
Ensemble – The Wizard of Oz
Joe/Others – 9 to 5
Thomas Chapman/Superintendent/Others – Miss Holmes

Scott is elated to be breathing in the clean mountain air of Creede and is privileged to be a part of the 2018 Season. He comes to Creede from the land of car horns and delayed trains… New York City. Recently he spent three years receiving his MFA from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida. Theatre credits include: The world premiere of the New Glenn Slater Musical; Beatsville (Swing), The Little Foxes (Leo Hubbard) dir. by Frank Galati, Hamlet (Hamlet), Born Yesterday (Hedges), The Great Society (Seymore Trammel), Macbeth (Macduff), The Liar (Dorante), The Actor’s Nightmare (George Spelvin), The Nerd (Willum Cubbert), On Golden Pond (Bill Ray), South Pacific (Lt. Cable), The World Goes Round (Man 1), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Merrily We Roll Along (Frank Shepard). Love and thanks to his wonderful family. Find out more at ScottKuiperOfficial.com and on Instagram @ScottKuiper.

 

Michael Liebhauser
Nanny Goat / Father – Seeds of Change

Michael is a New York based actor and lyricist whose work has been seen around the country.  Favorite roles include  Incognito (Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theater),  Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear,  Hamlet,  Romeo and Juliet,  Midsummer Night’s Dream  (Interlochen Shakespeare Festival);  Macbeth,  The Lost Prince  (Texas Shakespeare Festival); Donald Giovanni in  Cornlandia (Mixed Precipitation); and The Snow Queen (Park Square Theater). A recent graduate of The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, Michael is thrilled to be joining Creede Repertory Theatre for this amazing tour.

 

Miguel Nuñez*
Roberto – Guadalupe in the Guest Room

Miguel is a Chicago based actor and director. He was last seen in the NYC and Houston production of Cruzar la cara de la Luna (NYC Opera/HGO). Selected Chicago credits: Evening at The Talk House (A red Orchid Theatre); What of The Night? (Cor/Stage Left); Bobby Clearly (Steep Theatre); The Play About my Dad (Raven Theatre); El Pasado Nunca Se Termina (Lyric Opera of Chicago/National Tour); Romulus (Oracle Theatre); Death and the Maiden, Oedipus El Rey (U/S Victory Gardens); PINKOLANDIA, Yasmina’s Necklace, Into The Beautiful North (16th Street Theatre); The Three Musketeers (Lifeline Theatre); I Put the Fear of Mexico In ‘Em (Teatro Vista). He has also worked at the Goodman Theatre, ATC, Gift Theatre, Chicago Dramatists and many more. He is an artistic associate at 16th Street Theatre. Miguel has trained at Black Box in Chicago and at the National Theater University in Caracas, Venezuela.

 

Chris Peterkin
Nanny Goat / Father – Seeds of Change

Chris is a recent graduate of the BFA Musical Theatre Program at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. He is excited to be a part of this year’s YAOT and can’t wait to get out on the road and start sharing this story with so many children. Some of his favorite credits include: The Addams Family (Robin Levine), Women on the Verge (Regional Premiere), West Side Story (Emily Maltby), and Schoolhouse Rock Live! He would like to thank his Mother, Aunt and the rest of his family, his best friend Demitri, and Creede Rep. Theatre for this amazing opportunity. www.chrisjpeterkin.com 

 

Lyndsi Skewes
Rosey Kate – Seeds of Change

Lyndsi was last seen in a developmental reading of Dig A Little Deeper at Arc Stages. Previous professional credits include the Polar Express Live (NYC Premiere Cast), Majestic Children’s Theatre, and The Buddy Holly Story. Additionally, Lyndsi performs children’s music with Jam with Jamie and Friends throughout NYC and New Jersey. You may have also seen her serving ice cream as a singing waitress at The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe on the Jersey Shore. Educational Credits include Tartuffe, Dracula the Musical, South Pacific, and Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens. She is a proud alumni of Marymount Manhattan College’s musical theatre program. Lyndsi is humbled and excited to be spreading the power of theatre throughout the southwest in Creede Repertory’s Young Audience Outreach Tour!

 

Heidi Carann Snider
CRT/CMU Musical Theatre & Patron Services Intern
Ensemble – Wizard of Oz, 9 to 5

Originally from Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Heidi is currently attending Colorado Mesa University and pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She is thrilled to be joining CRT this season as their musical theatre intern. Her previous credits include Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Muzzy Van Hossmere in Thoroughly Modern Millie. When she is not performing she loves spending time with her friends and family and binge-watching her favorite shows on Netflix!

 

Kietraille Sutton
CRT/TTU Musical Theatre & Patron Services Intern
Ensemble – Wizard of Oz

Kietraille is currently attending Texas Tech University. He is Majoring in Musical Theater and is minoring in Dance. He was raised in the small town of Longview, Texas. The Wizard of Oz will be Kietraille’s first professional show. Before The Wizard of Oz, Kietraille has performed in many Texas Tech theater shows, as well as Lubbock’s Community Theater in Little Women and Cinderella or Prince Charming Gets the Boot: A West Texan Panto. Kietraille is very thankful for the opportunity to work.

 

Antony Terrell
Zeke/Cowardly Lion – The Wizard of Oz
Dwayne/Others – 9 to 5
Telephone Repair Man – Barefoot in the Park

Antony is thrilled to be making his debut on the stages of Creede Rep. Very passionate about Theatre for Young Audiences, Antony has spent the past several years touring up the East Coast and across the Midwest with multiple TYA companies. A few of his favorite shows include: The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane (Musician/Edward), Alice In Wonderland (Mad Hatter), Peter Pan (Smee), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (Aslan). Antony is very excited to be checking off one of his dream roles.

 

Emily Van Fleet*
Director – The Wizard of Oz
Doralee Rhodes – 9 to 5
Lizzie Chapman/Peggy/Martha – Miss Holmes

CRT acting credits include: She Loves MePrivate Lives, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, August: Osage County, Guys & Dolls, Our Town, Annie Get Your Gun, The Liar, The Drowsy Chaperone and many others. She also co-wrote and directed Rodeo & Juliet and I, Mac(kers) for the KID Show program. She recently appeared in the Denver Center’s Off-Center production of The Wild Party (LaChuisa) as Queenie, and at the Arvada Center as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George. Other Denver credits: Tartuffe, Bus Stop, The Drowning Girls, Death Takes A Holiday, A Man of No Importance, and Big River. She performed two seasons with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, three seasons with the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and seven seasons as a featured vocalist in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration. Film/TV: Clear Blue Tuesday (Elizabeth Lucas), Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods (MTV/Reveilles Productions). Proud recipient of a 2017 True West Award.

 

Claudio Venancio
Hickory/Tin Man – The Wizard of Oz
Josh/Others – 9 to 5
Teaching Artist

Tour: Albert Porter: Boy Explorer (Albert Porter); Regional: In the Heights (Sonny); She Loves Me (Mr. Keller/Viktor); Arsenic and Old Lace (Brophy);A Few Good Men (PFC Santiago), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Benjamin). New York Credits: The Waiting Room (Daredevil); No Thanks (Worthy); Can I Borrow Your Time Machine (Dave). Other credits: The Lover (Richard); Dreamgirls (Dave); In the Heights (Piragua Guy); RENT (Benny); Dogfight (Fector); Macbeth (Macduff); The Taming of the Shrew (Lucentio); PVT Wars (Woodruff Gately); Hairspray (Kenny).  www.claudiovenancio.com

 

Caitlin Wise*
Aunt Em/Glinda – The Wizard of Oz
Dorothy Watson – Miss Holmes
Corie Bratter – Barefoot in the Park
Performer – Boomtown
Teaching Artist

Caitlin is thrilled to join CRT for her ninth season. Caitlin recently appeared in Kind of Red, The Syringa Tree, Private Lives, 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: The Christians, 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, Is He Dead, and Good on Paper. At Theatreworks: Wild Honey, The Game of Love and Chance, Girl of the Golden West, and The Liar. At Colorado Shakespeare Festival: 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.

 

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MUSICIANS

Vita E. Cleveland
Musician – Percussion
Born and raised in Cleveland, Vita E. has been surrounded by the power of art since they could remember. At the age of 14, they made a pledge that they would use the art that inspired them to influence thought, change, and freedom to express. This pledge would lead to the reception of a Bachelor’s in Percussion Performance from Baldwin-Wallace University, and years as a percussion instructor, from Pre-K to university level. Vita’s passion as a #NeuroDivergent Black Trans artist, activist, and educator, has led to the start of many milestones; from being a finalist in the Capturing Fire Poetry slam in DC, to being a member of the Chicago BTGNC Collective, and playing drums in the Latinx punk band, “Cabrona.” Her response track to Janelle Monae, Hell Y’all Ain’t Talmbout, was cited in The Source’s 10 Songs Soundtracking the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.

McKinley Foster
Musician – Guitar
McKinley is a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who is excited to performing in Creede this summer. Recent credits include The Palace Theatre in Manchester, NH: Rock of Ages, Smokey Joe’s Cafe -featuring performances with the Original Coasters, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Grand Lake, CO: Mamma Mia!, Newsies, West Side Story, Almost Heaven: The Songs of John Denver and Act Out Theatre Group in Scranton, PA: The Wedding Singer, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Godspell. Holding degrees in Music Education and Guitar Performance from West Chester University, McKinley teaches and performs with the alternative rock group, Strawberry Underground around Philadelphia.

Krista Kopper
Musician – Bass
Double bassist, Krista has a diverse background of music making. Her experiences have brought her from the pit orchestras of The Wizard of Oz, art operas, and Sondheim musicals, to appearances with the Wichita Symphony, and everything in-between, including performances with The Celtic Women, bluegrass groups, and the rock band Kansas. An avid programmer of new music she has not only performed works by some of the leading twentieth and twenty-first century composers, she has also commissioned, recorded, and premiered numerous works by living composers both as a soloist and chamber musician. Krista has a bachelor’s degree in music education as well as a double bass performance degree with an emphasis on jazz studies from Wichita State University. She also completed a master’s degree in double bass performance at The Hartt School where she studied with Robert Black.

 

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DIRECTORS/DESIGNERS
CREATIVE TEAM

Asa Benally
Costume Designer – Barefoot in the Park, The Wizard of Oz
M.F.A Yale School of Drama. B.F.A. Parsons School of Design. Credits include Coriolanus and The Seagull (YSD); Cymbeline (Yale Repertory Theater); Tricks the Devil Taught Me (Minetta Lane Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth (Frog and Peach Theater Company); Far Away, Platonov (Columbia University); The Crazy Shepherds of Rebellion, The Secretaries, Roberto Zucco, Trouble in Tahiti (Yale Cabaret); The Winters Tale (HERE Arts Center); Father Comes Home…(Juilliard); Peer Gynt, Big Love (Amherst College); The Brobot Johnson Experience (The Bushwick Starr); She Loves Me, The Syringa Tree (Creede Repertory Theater). He is originally from the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. www.asabenally.com

Dustin Bielich
Scenic Designer – The KID Show: Abandoned Way Out West
Stage Supervisor
Run Crew
Dustin is proud to be working with Creede Repertory Theatre for the first time. Dustin will be heading into his senior year at Oklahoma City University where his previous designs include Three Sisters, Lord of the Flies, Clybourne Park and Miss Nelson Is Missing. Dustin would like to thank Jason Forman and Larry Heyman for their guidance, his dear friends, and his family for their continuous love and support.

John Gary Brown
Company Photographer
Brownie has been CRT’s company photographer since 1974. He is proud to have created a voluminous photographic archive of shows and events and wishes he could have started in 1966! Brown received an MFA from The University of Washington and has sold over 500 oil paintings to museums, galleries, corporations and private collectors since 1970. The University of Kansas Press published his photographic history of cemetery art, titled Soul in the Stone in 1993, and it was their best selling book two years in a row. His photographs were used as illustrations in Gardens of Revelation (Abbeville Press, 1995). Brown’s artwork has won numerous prizes in juried exhibitions, including “First Prize, regardless of Medium” at Kansas City’s Nelson Atkins Museum. One of his paintings was purchased by the Institute of Arts and Letters in New York. He is happily married to CRT actress Christy Brandt.

Celia Kasberg
Costume Designer – Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Stitcher/Wardrobe
Celia is a current Junior at Oklahoma City University obtaining a degree in Design and Production with a Costume Emphasis. Her designs with OCU include: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Sister Act, Three Sisters, and The Music Man. Along with designing, Celia also dabbles in wardrobing, having worked for the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Disney’s Touring Broadway shows Newsies and The Lion King. She is very excited to be working her first season with Creede Repertory Theatre and would like to thank her friends and family for their endless support!

Tatyana de Pavloff
Costume Designer – 9 to 5, Miss Holmes
This is Tatyana’s 8th season working with Creede Repertory Theatre! How exciting, another wonderful summer in Creede! Born in Moscow, Russia, Tatyana holds a Costume Design degree from the Moscow Theatre Art Institute. She moved to the United States in 1994, first to the San Francisco Bay area and later to Taos, NM where she resides to this day. Tatyana has worked with theatre and film companies as well as freelancing performers in Moscow, Russia, San Francisco, New Orleans, creative groups in Colorado and New Mexico doing costume design as well as make up and body painting. Her latest costuming credits with CRT are Talley’s Folly, Private Lives, Ghost Light and The Liar.

Mark Exline
Illustrator & Scenic Designer – Seeds of Change
Props Master – 9 to 5, Miss Holmes, The KID Show: Abandoned way out West, Seeds of Change
Hailing from central Florida, Mark has been working as an artist and scenic designer for the past 9 years. He holds degrees in scenic design from Florida School of the Arts (A.S.), Greensboro College (B.A.) and is currently living in Kansas City pursuing an MFA in scenic design from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was recently honored with an invitation to present his work at USITT’s Young Designers’ Forum, along with other emerging designers who represent excellence in their fields. His design credits include Marilyn/God at The Fishtank, Desire at UMKC Theatre, Hana’s Suitcase and The Secret of Courage at The Coterie Theatre, I,Mac(kers) at Creede Repertory Theatre, and And Then There Were None at Kansas City Actors Theatre. For more of his theatre and fine art work, please visit mexlinedesigns.com.

Harry Foster
Light Designer – The KID Show: Abandoned Way Out West, Boomtown
Master Electrician – The Ruth
Harry is electrified to be back for his third season with CRT! A recent graduate of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, he hopes to continue making theatre happen all over the country. Past credit with CRT include Lighting Designer for Red Hot Patriot. Many thanks to family, friends, and the Creede community for just being great people.

Elly Hunt
Costume Designer – The KID Show: Abandoned Way Out West
Stitcher
Elly is a costume designer, craftsperson and stitcher currently working in the Chicago area. She studied theatrical design and technology at the University of Texas at Arlington. Some recent design credits include Red Bowl At the Jeffs with The Sound theatre company, The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare, Abridged with Theatre Arlington, and assistant design for Next Stop Broadway, the children’s musical theatre review at Dallas Children’s Theatre. Her craftwork and stitching credits include stitching and dyeing for American Theatre Company’s We’re Gonna Be Okay and Craftwork for the 2016 and 2017 seasons at Music Theatre Wichita, featuring shows like The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Beauty and the Beast, and Oklahoma!. She’s very excited to be working here at Creede Repertory Theatre for the first time. To see more of her work, visit www.ellyhuntcostumes.com

Elisheba Ittoop
Sound Designer – Barefoot in the Park
Elisheba’s designs and original music have been heard at The Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, Signature Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, National Gallery of Art, Soho Rep, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Two River Theater, Women’s Project, Triad Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Arena Stage, Alliance Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, LaMaMa, 59E59, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Okeechobee Music Festival, and the Center for Puppetry Arts.  Elisheba was a resident sound designer at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for the 2010 and 2011 National Playwrights Conferences, recipient of the Kenan Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and winner of the 2008 USITT Rising Star Award. Education: NYU, North Carolina School of the Arts. www.elishebaittoop.com 

Tristan Jeffers
Scenic Designer – Barefoot in the Park
NYC: The Wedge Horse, At The Table, Breathing Time, From White Plains, The Faire, Frogs, Doctor Faustus (Fault Line Theatre); Brack’s Last Bachelor Party, You May Go Now, and Stomp and Shout (an’ Work it All Out) (Babel Theatre Project) LA: The Imposter (New Guard Theatre Co.); Down In The Face of God, Macbeth (The Vagrancy). Regional: Dreams of Antigone (Trinity Repertory Company); From White Plains (Kitchen Theatre Company) In Development: Here We Are Here, by Jiehae Park, developed at Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, The Sundance Institute’s Theatre-Makers Residency, and PGF-USA Works in Progress. www.tristanjeffers.com

Dustin Lacy
Sound Designer – 9 to 5, The Wizard of Oz
Electrics & Sound Supervisor
Dustin served four years in the US Navy prior to attending Metro State University of Denver’s Theatre BFA: applied technology and design program with emphasis in Sound Design, Sound Engineering, and Show Control. He was hired out of college by The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Garner Galleria Theatre as Sound Department Chief and House Sound Engineer where he completed ten productions earning two Sound Design credits, including one world premiere, prior to gaining employment with IATSE #62, and IATSE #7. Some of his theatrical credits include: Hair, 2nd City: American Mix Tape, Girls Only, Forbidden Broadway, Dixie’s Tupperware Party, and Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull. Some of Dustin’s other interests include world news, international maritime travel, world history, world culture, film, music, design, equality, faith, psychology, peaceful activism, human geography, intelligent empowered women.

Natalie Mayo
Sound Designer – Seeds of Change
Education Assistant / Teaching Artist
Natalie Mayo was born and raised in Brownwood, TX, where she graduated from Brownwood High School in 2013. She has recently received a Bachelor of Arts in theatre with a minor in music from Texas Tech University, where she was President of the student chapter of USITT. Her two main theatrical focuses are sound design and stage management for theatre. Along with theatre, Natalie is also interested in music. She has a musical background as an instructor for high school percussion classes, private percussion lessons for kids under the age of 12, and a musician in several different musical ensembles. Natalie has experience in composition for theatrical productions and musical improvisation for modern dance.

Robert Mark Morgan
Scenic Designer – The Wizard of Oz, 9 to 5
Rob is thrilled to be returning to Creede Rep after designing General Store last summer. Prior to that, he designed August: Osage County, Ladies Man, Hay Fever, and The Foreigner (2004). His designs have been seen onstage nationally at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Repertory Theatre (Sarasota, FL), Indiana Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Studio Arena (Buffalo, NY), Childrens Theatre Company (Minneapolis, MN), Cleveland Play House, the MUNY – St. Louis, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), Barrington Stage, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, and American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco. He is a teaching professor at Washington University in St. Louis. www.morgansetdesign.com 

Kate Mott
Costume Designer – Seeds of Change
Kate earned her BA in Costume Design from the University of Northern Colorado in 2008 and her MFA in Costume Design and Technology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2014. Her designs include, Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Edward Stern, Fiddler on the Roof with Spinning Tree Theatre, Merrily We Roll Along and Boeing, Boeing at the Summer Repertory Theatre Festival, The Magic Flute at Colorado State University, and Arsenic and Old Lace at Creede Repertory Theatre. Seeds of Change is Kate’s third costume design at CRT, and her fourth season with the company. She is very excited to be joining this talented group of artists once again.

Anna Paniccia
Puppet Designer – Seeds of Change
Anna is an international puppeteer born in Columbus, Ohio. Her puppet building career began while she was a student at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. Since then her puppets have played the world over on stage and screen—from New York City to Las Vegas, Berlin, Prague, and Southeast Asia. Some of her credits include The Muppets and The Muppets: Most Wanted, Terry Fator: Live in Las Vegas, Bookaboo, Glenn Gould vs Glenn Gould, and Das Helmi Puppentheater, as well as many independent productions and projects. Anna is a graduate of Webster University in Theatre Arts. You can check out her webpage at www.annapaniccia.com

Becca Pearce
Sound Designer – Miss Holmes, Guadalupe in the Guest Room,The KID Show: Abandoned Way Out West
Becca is a Denver based sound designer. She has designed ten shows for the last three seasons at Creede Repertory Theatre. Originally from Chicago, she holds two bachelors of arts: one in Theatre Studies and one in Communications: Media Studies from Northern Illinois University. She works at the Denver Center Theatre Company as a stagehand and is a member of IASTE Local #7.

Allison Quiller
Teaching Artist
Videographer
Allison is a Creede native whose career was effectively spring-loaded by the CRT. She attended the Vancouver Film School in Vancouver and followed it up with two years of professional sketch comedy work in the Canadian city. After that, she moved to Los Angeles and spent several years working in film and television, including two years as Art Department Coordinator for the hit ABC Family show, Pretty Little Liars. Other credits include Godzilla (2014) and Disney’s Lone Ranger. She produced her first solo documentary venture Paul Freakin’ Stone: That’s Who in 2015 and continues to explore documentary work.  Allison is thrilled to bring her work back to the town she loves and inspire young folk who dream to follow a similar path.

Uldarico Sarmiento
Scenic Designer – Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Uldarico is an Assistant Professor of Design and Digital Media at the The University of Oklahoma Helmerich School of Drama. His scenic design credits include: Crowns, Rock of Ages, The Fantasticks (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); Cat on the Hot Tin Roof, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Reduxion Theatre); Journey’s End (Kansas City Actors Theatre); Number the Stars (Coterie Theatre); The Trojan Women, Let The Right One In, scenic design and projections for Ragtime (University of Oklahoma). His digital media design credits include: Mary Poppins, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Billy Elliot the Musical (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); Don Pasquale (University Theatre). Film credits include set designer for Nick Cassavetes’ Yellow; set designer for the film adaptation of August: Osage County; and most recently, set design and graphics for Gotti, starring John Travolta.

Matthew Schlief
Scenic Designer – Miss Holmes
Lighting Designer – The Wizard of Oz , 9 to 5, Miss Holmes
Matthew is an Assistant Professor of Scenic Design and Production coordinator at Texas Tech University. He has designed scenery, lighting, and/or projections for TUTS Underground, Horsehead Theatre Co., Creede Repertory Theatre, Main Street Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Flatlands Dance Theatre, West Virginia Public Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, and Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, as well as the COCO Dance Festival in Trinidad. In 2012 Matt received the Houston Press Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and in 2013 received the Broadway World Best of Houston Award for his Lighting Design of Sweeney Todd. He has received three KCACTF Meritorious Achievement in Design awards. He has designed, lectured, and provided master classes at The University of Houston, Rice University, and Oklahoma City University, as well as numerous USITT Conventions. Over the past 14 years Matt has designed more than 120 different productions, both nationally and internationally. This is Matt’s third season with CRT.

Mandi Wood
Lighting Designer – Barefoot in the Park, Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Mandi is a Lighting Designer currently working out of New Orleans. Mandi received her MFA in Production and Design from Tulane University, and is currently the resident Assistant Lighting Designer for the New Orleans Opera Association. Mandi works extensively as a technician and designer in both film and theatre, and is a member of IATSE Local #39. Mandi was the lighting designer for CRT’s 2017 season on iMac(kers) and Pants on Fire. Her most recent design work has been featured with The Nola Project, Southern Rep Theatre, The Contemporary Arts Center, Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, The New Orleans Opera Association, The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, and The Tennessee Williams Literary Festival. Mandi is thrilled to be back for her second season with CRT, and hopes you get a chance to enjoy all that this season offers.

Maddy Apple
Choreographer – 9 to 5
Maddy is a director, choreographer, performer, and teaching artist based in NYC. She holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Performer Credits: Me and My Girl (NY City Center Encores!); Saturday Night Fever (Fingerlakes Musical Theater Festival); Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Broadway National Tour); Hello, Dolly!, A Wonderful Life (Goodspeed Opera House). Director/Choreographer Credits: She Loves Me (Creede Rep); School of Rock, The Drowsy Chaperone (Northern Stage); Nice Work If You Can Get It, Sister Act (Mac-Haydn); Bernarda Alba (LIU Post); Broadway by the Year (NYC Town Hall). www.maddyapple.com. Insta: @ mappleography

Amanda Berg Wilson
Director – 9 to 5
Amanda is the Artistic Director of the Boulder-based theatre company The Catamounts, for whom she has directed nine productions, including God’s Ear (2011 Camera Eye Award, Best Director) and Failure: A Love Story (2013 True West Nomination, Best Director), and with whom she performed as Ellen in There Is A Happiness That Morning Is (2014 True West Award, 2015 Westword Best of Denver Award), and Warrior #1 in Beowulf, A Thousand Years of Baggage (2017 Colorado Theatre Guild Nomination for Best Choreography.) Elsewhere in Colorado, she performed as Sharon in Detroit with Curious Theatre Company, and as the Woman in Sweet & Lucky with the Denver Center Theater Company. She recently directed an immersive production of The Wild Party for the Denver Center, and co-directed The Catamounts first immersive piece, Rausch, with Control Group Production’s Patrick Mueller.

Melissa Firlit
Director – Seeds of Change
Melissa is a New York City based director and teaching artist. She was last at CRT directing Albert Porter: Boy Explorer. She is a 2018 Alan Schneider Director Award Nominee. She recently directed the Ireland National Tour of Misterman by Enda Walsh. Some of her favorite credits: The Texas Homecoming Revolution of 1995, BUBBA, Annabel Lee, Trojan Women: A Love Story, West Side Story, Aida, Circle Mirror Transformation, The Pillowman, The Secret Garden, Red, Dracula, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Under Construction, Machinal, boom, Fabulation, or the Re-education of Undine. To provide up and coming thespians with the same passion she thrives on, Melissa helms a Musical Theatre Bootcamp Program at The College of St. Rose. Training: MFA in Directing Rutgers University, BA in Theater The University of Hartford and The O’Neill National Theater Institute. Associate Member SDC. www.melissafirlit.com

Sara Guerrero
Director – Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Sara is a Southern California native. She’s the founding artistic director of the award-winning, Santa Ana-based Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, and has been recognized as one of the “People to Watch” by American Theatre magazine, and “Best [Artistic] Director” and “Person of Interest” by OC WEEKLY. A CalArts alum, Guerrero is a professional, versatile theatre artist whose mission is to model, share, and create theatre-making opportunities for and with her community. She served as the community engagement director for SCR’s Dialogue/Diálogos Project (two -year community theatre -making project) and was producing associate to the project’s production, El Largo Camino de Hoy / The Long Road Today by José Cruz González. Recently, she directed Stephanie Alison Walker’s The Madres, A NNPN Rolling World Premiere first presented at Skylight Theatre in Los Angeles. Additional directing credits: Fabulous Monsters (Latinx New Plays Festival/San Diego Repertory), Angel of the Desert (South Coast Repertory’s Studio Series), Real Women Have Curves (Costa Mesa Playhouse). teatroguerrero.com

Jessica Jackson
Director – Miss Holmes
Artistic Director since 2012, Jess has worked with CRT since 2004 as an actor, director and resident composer. For CRT she’s directed Talley’s Folly,  Private Lives, The Secret Lives of Mildred Wilde, The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, Sighthound, To Fool the Eye, and several 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. MM from Boston Conservatory and BA (Government) from Harvard University. She is on the boards of the Creede Community Foundation, ROCK Coalition, Colorado Preschool Program, and has the greatest muse, her 6-year-old daughter Penelope.

Emily Van Fleet
Director – The Wizard of Oz
CRT acting credits include: She Loves MePrivate Lives, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, August: Osage County, Guys & Dolls, Our Town, Annie Get Your Gun, The Liar, The Drowsy Chaperone and many others. She also co-wrote and directed Rodeo & Juliet and I, Mac(kers) for the KID Show program. She recently appeared in the Denver Center’s Off-Center production of The Wild Party (LaChuisa) as Queenie, and at the Arvada Center as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George. Other Denver credits: Tartuffe, Bus Stop, The Drowning Girls, Death Takes A Holiday, A Man of No Importance, and Big River. She performed two seasons with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, three seasons with the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and seven seasons as a featured vocalist in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration. Film/TV: Clear Blue Tuesday (Elizabeth Lucas), Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods (MTV/Reveilles Productions). Proud recipient of a 2017 True West Award.

Ian LeRoy
Season Music Director
Composer – Seeds of Change
Patron Services Associate
Ian is so thrilled to join Creede Repertory Theatre for a second summer. He is a music director, pianist, and composer originally from Ohio. He recently finished a Masters of Music at the Dana School of Music, where he studied conducting with a focus on musical theatre and opera. He is a proud alum of the University of Mount Union, having worked with both the music and theatre departments during his time there. Some favorite music direction credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar at Near West Theatre, Avenue Q: School Edition at the Beck Center for the Arts, and West Side Story at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. He will be moving to New York City this fall.

Michael Perlman
Director – Barefoot in the Park
Michael’s directing credits include Goodspeed Opera House, Cleveland Play House, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Trinity Repertory Company. Previous shows at CRT include Is He Dead, Language of Trees, Annie Get Your Gun, Our Town, and She Loves Me. As Associate Director, notable credits include Fiasco Theater’s Into the Woods (McCarter Theater, The Old Globe, Menier Chocolate Factory and Roundabout Theater Company) and Noises Off (Roundabout Theater Company). Michael’s plays include At The Table (Jeff Award), From White Plains (GLAAD Media Award) and Flying on the Wing (NYFringe Outstanding Solo Show). Michael is an Associate Artist with both Fiasco Theater, and Fault Line Theatre, proud to be a member of SDC, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Brown/Trinity MFA Programs, where he has also served on faculty. He is currently Artistic Associate at PlayMakers Repertory Company.

Bethany Eilean Talley
Choreographer – The Wizard of Oz
Teaching Artist
Bethany is a Colorado-based actor and choreographer. She is thrilled to help bring The Wizard of Oz to life! Other CRT choreography credits include: The Syringa Tree, Bodyguard: Protector of Anatomy, Reading! And Other Superpowers, and Kind of Red. She also worked as the Assistant Choreographer on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Guys and Dolls, and Annie Get Your Gun. Last season Bethany appeared on the CRT stage as Greta in General Store and in Boomtown.

 

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PRODUCTION TEAM

Stage Management
Devon Muko*
Production Stage Manager
Stage Manager – The Wizard of Oz , Miss Holmes, Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Off Season Production Consultant
Devon is excited to return to Creede for her 3rd season as the PSM and her 6th season overall! When not working in Creede, Devon has worked as a Stage Manager at Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory, both located in Sarasota, FL. Her other credits include Gulfshore Playhouse, The Santa Fe Opera and Saint Michael’s Playhouse. From South Dakota, she would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love, laughter and support. Proud member of AEA.

Nia Sciarretta*
Stage Manager – Barefoot in the Park, 9 to 5, Guadalupe in the Guest Room (Rehearsal)
Assistant Stage Manager – The Wizard of Oz
Nia is excited to return for a second season with Creede Rep! Off-Broadway credits include In the Blood, Jesus Hopped the A Train, and The Wayside Motor Inn at the Signature Theatre. Nia is also the Production Stage Manager at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. In six seasons at Asolo Rep, credits include Shakespeare in Love, Roe, Guys and Dolls, All the Way, South Pacific, Hero: The Musical, and others. Other regional credits include eight seasons with the Hangar Theatre (Spring Awakening, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The 39 Steps, and others), and shows with Penguin Rep (The Fabulous Lipitones) and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth). Ithaca College graduate.

Aaron McEachran
Tour Manager – Seeds of Change (CO, NM, UT, AZ, OK, NV, CA)
Aaron is very excited to be returning to Creede Rep after six months of working at sea as a Technical Stage Staff with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Aaron is a graduate of Hope College and a Colorado native having grown up in Golden. He loves to hiking, biking, travel, and photography. Last summer he joined the company as an ASM for She Loves Me and General Store, and the SM for Pants on Fire and iMac(kers). This season he is very excited to be the Tour Manager for the Southwest leg of the Young Audience Outreach Tour. He can’t wait to see and be a part of the impact this tour will have on so many kids across the country.

Heidi Rothra
Tour Manager – Seeds of Change (CO, OK, KS)
Heidi is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Design and Technical Production program. Recent projects include Triad Stage’s Beautiful Star (Production Assistant), UNCG’s As You Like It (Stage Manager), Willy Wonka Jr. and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mill Mountain Theatre, Stage Manager), The Jungle Book (MMT, Stage and Tour Manager), Go, Dog. Go! and From Up Here (UNCG, Stage Manager), and sound engineering UNCG’s production of the world premiere of Jim Wren’s Pinkie and Blue.

Michael George
Assistant Stage Manager – The Wizard of Oz, 9 to 5, Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Michael is excited to work his first summer with Creede Rep. Michael studied stage management at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  Since his time at WSU, he has spent two years touring the country coast to coast with Cat in the Hat and Rock the Presidents with Childsplay Theatre Company. Aside from tour he has worked in various cities across the country including: Boston (Encore! –  Chamber Theatre Productions), Chicago (Sweeney Todd  – Porchlight Music Theatre), and New York City (The Light Princess – New Victory Theatre). Most recently he stage-managed the New Orleans production of  The Polar Express  onboard a moving Amtrak train.

Alexandria Skaar
Assistant Stage Manager – Barefoot in the Park, 9 to 5, Miss Holmes, Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Stage Manager – Headwaters New Play Festival
Alex is thrilled to be back for her second summer with CRT! Past credits include: CRT – ASM – She Loves Me, Talley’s Folly, General Store; Arkansas Shakes – ASM – Fiddler on the Roof, As You Like It. She’d like to thank her family for all of their support!

Lisa Tinker
Assistant Stage Manager – The Wizard of Oz, Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Stage Manager: Boomtown,The KID Show: Abandoned Way Out West, Headwaters New Play Festival
Originally from Wichita, KS, Lisa is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City with an MFA in Stage Management. Recent work includes the world premiere of Letters from Freedom Summer (SM, UMKC/KCRep), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (PA, KCRep), and King Lear (ASM, Kansas City Actors Theatre). She spent last summer working at Central City Opera and is excited to be back in the mountains to join Creede Rep for her first season! She’d like to thank her husband Justin for the tremendous love and support!

Alison Letsos
Assistant Production Manager / Event Manager
This is Alison’s first summer with Creede Repertory Theatre and she is so excited to be a member of the team! She is a recent graduate of Oklahoma City University with a degree in Design and Production with an emphasis in Stage and Production Management. Some of her recent/favorite experiences working in the entertainment industry have been with Houston Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, and the six months that she spent in London. She wants to thank her family, friends, mentors, and the entire company of CRT for making this possible.

COSTUME DEPARTMENT

Abby Meyer
Costume Director
Abby is originally from Watertown, South Dakota. She discovered her love for theatre in high school and went on to teach high school English and theatre for seven years. She has been at the University of South Dakota for the last three years earning her Masters in Fine Arts for technical theatre design with an emphasis in costume design. Abby hopes to teach theatre costume and makeup design at the collegiate level. In her free time she enjoys reading and seeing live music. She is the costume shop manager for this season and is very excited to be a part of this great family.

Maria Albutra
1st Hand/Draper
Maria is excited to be back as a 1st Hand/Draper for a 2nd season with CRT. She has worked as the Costume Shop Supervisor at West Texas A&M this past year and she will be pursuing an MFA in Costume Production at Boston University in the fall.

Aurora Kenyon
1st Hand/Draper
Aurora has worked in professional theatre for almost 15 years. She grew up in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Two of her favorite activities were drawing and playing dress up, so her mother gave her art supplies and taught her to sew. Aurora tried acting in high school, but hated it, so she figured theatre was not for her. She went to Hampshire College where she studied art, history, and creative writing–not theatre–but she frequently helped out in the costume shop. Later, as a stay-at-home mother, she sewed Renfair costumes to bring in extra cash. She learned to make her own patterns, because she liked the challenge. When her son started preschool, she got a job stitching at the LA Opera. Two years later, she moved to Houston, where she worked at the Alley Theatre as a tailoring stitcher. She enjoys tailoring but is eager for new creative challenges.

Morgan Severeid
CRT/University of Evansville Costume/Wardrobe Intern
Morgan is delighted to be an intern at Creede Repertory Theatre for the summer of 2018. This is her first time working with a professional theater company. Morgan is a junior pursuing a BS in Theatre Design & Technology with an Associated Study in Creative Writing at the University of Evansville, where she studies costume design and construction. Her notable positions for the University of Evansville Theatre Department’s 2018-2019 season include: Wardrobe Supervisor for the first collegiate run of Fun Home, Assistant Costume Designer for The Tempest, and Associate Costume Designer for Sense and Sensibility. She also worked as one of two Assistant Costume Shop Managers at the University of Evansville during the Spring of 2018. When she is not in the costume shop, Morgan likes to spend her free time painting, drawing, and doing yoga.

ELECTRICS AND SOUND

Sky Bradley
Sound Engineer – Ruth Theatre
Sky (they/them/theirs) is so excited for their second summer with Creede Rep. In August, they will return to the University of Northern Iowa and complete their last year as an undergraduate. They are a young queer theatre artist, pursuing a thorough and complete education in technical theatre and sound design. Their past work includes various technical positions for four different companies, and sound designing A Gulag Mouse by Arthur M Jolly and The Aliens by Annie Baker. They additionally enjoy playwriting and premiered an unpublished work at Creede Repertory Theater’s 2017 Ten-Minute Play Festival. They are very gracious for the many opportunities they have earned and are hungry to continue learning & working!

Kristof Janezic
Master Electrician – Main Stage
Kristof is a lighting and scenic designer working in and around the Chicago area, and couldn’t be happier to be in Colorado for the 2018 summer season. Most recent Chicago Design credits include Mercury Theater Chicago (Lighting Designer for Bunny Bunny), The Roustabouts (Lighting and Scenic Design for Put Your House In Order), Albany Park Theatre Project (Lighting Design for Take Your Place), Theo Ubique (Lighting Design for RENT), and the now closed Redmoon Theater (mid 2014 to early 2016 Lighting Designer for main stage and rented events). Alongside Lighting and Scenic Design he performs as Master Electrician, Lighting Supervisor, and Lighting Director in various environments, from Broadway scale summer stock to storefront theatre communities, from warehouse installations for performance to unique location events (such as The Polar Express Train Ride in Chicago, New Jersey and New Orleans). If you have questions about Kristof or his work, please contact janezic.design@gmail.com

Scott Luke
Sound Engineer – Main Stage
My purpose as a sound artist, sound engineer, musician, and composer, is to make the world become heard. I create worlds through space, texture, and history to add and help tell a story through sound. Much of my work is achieved through exploration within the characters eyes, the world of plays, and our world.

SCENE SHOP

Colin Shay
Technical Director
Colin is grateful to be returning for his second season at Creede Repertory Theatre as the Technical Director! Colin is currently a Technical Production MFA at Florida State University. Originally from Indianapolis, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Prior to working at Florida State, Colin spent five years as the Asst. Production Manager at Butler University. In addition, he has been a designer, engineer, and technician in lights, sound, projections, and scenery for over fifteen years and has worked for companies such as Creede Repertory Theatre, Butler University, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Crossroads Repertory Theatre, Indiana Festival Theatre, Markey’s Audio/Visual, IATSE Local 618 and 115, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Cardinal Stage Company, and many more. When he is not in a theater, you can find Colin hiking, biking, playing guitar, or walking his dog.

Ryan Ponsell
ATD/Master Carpenter
Ryan is currently an MFA Technical Production candidate at Florida State University slated to graduate in May of 2020. Prior to starting graduate school, he spent three years as Assistant Technical Theatre Director at Chipola College in Marianna, FL where, among other responsibilities, he taught safety procedures and building techniques for theatre and helped in the creation of a new Technical Theatre track for their program. He holds a BFA in Theatre, emphasis in Production, from Valdosta State University. Outside of work, Ryan is an amateur Astronomer and Astrophotographer and is looking forward to spending a great summer in the mountains of Colorado. He is excited to start his first season at Creede Repertory Theatre and is honored to be welcomed so warmly.

Carleigh Wagner
Paint Charge
Carleigh is a junior Scenic Design and Production student from Oklahoma City University. She has designed and painted for Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, The Oklahoma State Fair, and is really stoked to be joining CRT this summer as the Paint Charge. She grew up vacationing in this beautiful area of Colorado and has pictures of her and her sister as kids feeding chipmunks at the Creede mines. She loves what she does and hopes you enjoy the show!

Sara Sharos
Props Master – Barefoot in the Park, The Wizard of Oz, Guadalupe in the Guest Room
Sara is thrilled to be with Creede Rep this season! She recently worked at Fingerlakes Musical Theatre Festival where she worked on Ghost The Musical, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and the 2017 SALT Awards Best Musical, Parade. Previously she was the Prop Master for Cincinnati Shakespeare Theatre where they completed Shakespeare’s History Cycle in 2017. She also worked on classics like Raisin in the Sun and Anne Frank. Sara would like to thank her amazing team for their hard work and dedication to making incredible art. She would also like to thank her boyfriend Christian and her family for all their love and support. All you need is love and a little hot glue! 

Mak Booher
Properties Artisan
Mak is extremely excited to be returning to the Props shop this summer! He would like to thank Creede Repertory for this opportunity. He is a recent graduate from the University of Wyoming! He would like to thank all of his friends and family for all of the support they have provided him throughout his educational journey, and his career.

Heather Brophy
Stage Carpenter / Run Crew
Heather is a life-long resident of Creede. After graduating from Creede High School, she went on to study technical theatre at the State University of New York at New Paltz. While there, she worked on shows such as Parade: The Musical, Much Ado About Nothing, and Trojan Women. Heather is very excited to get back to her roots and meet all the new faces at CRT this summer. She currently lives in Creede with her main squeeze and their rescue pup, Aspen.

Joshua Philoon
CRT/KU Scene Shop Intern
Scenic Carpenter
Josh is currently in his fourth year at the University of Kansas, pursuing degrees in both Theatre Performance and Theatre

Mark Stargel
CRT/TTU Backstage Operations/Scene Shop Intern
Stage Carpenter & Run Crew
Mark was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, and currently attending Texas Tech University as an undergraduate theatre arts student. He graduated from Monterey High School in 2006 and from South Plains College in 2008. Interning at CRT is his first introduction into the world of professional theatre.

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PATRON SERVICES

Britney Sinclair
Patron Services Manager
Britney Jade is excited to return to Creede Rep for her second season with the company! She is in her final year of completing her degree in Theatre at Texas Tech University. She calls Tennessee home, but she currently lives in Lubbock, TX with her husband, William. She has been known to try her hand at just about everything the theatre has to offer. These are skills she has put to good use as a Stage Manager and Customer Service Manager in the past and will do so again this year as CRT’s Patron Services Manager. She would like to thank everyone for making her feel like part of the Creede family, and she can’t wait to spend another beautiful summer with you!

Will Sinclair
Patron Services Associate
Season Dramaturg
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, William lives in Lubbock, Texas with his wife Britney and is a Ph.D. candidate at Texas Tech University. His research focuses on manifestations of horror and science fiction in modern American theatre, with an emphasis on site-specific and immersive productions. In addition to scholarly pursuits, William is an instructor at Texas Tech and West Texas A&M University and also works as a freelance playwright and dramaturg. William is excited to be a part of CRT’s 2018 season and is looking forward to spending his summer here in Creede! Rachel Campoli Patron Services Assoicate
Rachel Campoli grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a BA Graduate from Texas Tech University, with a focus in stage management. Her most recent work includes stage managing TTU’s Production of Passion Play and Next to Normal.

Katie Hahn
Patron Services Associate
Katie is a theatre practitioner specializing in directing (musical theatre focus) and voice/speech pedagogy. Katie holds an MFA in Performance and Pedagogy from Texas Tech University and most recently directed a production of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s Next to Normal for the TTU School of Theatre and Dance’s 2017-2018 season. While at Tech, she also spent time house managing and working in the box office. Additionally, she enjoys dramaturgy and is interested in new musical development, specifically those written by female playwrights and composers. She is thrilled to join CRT for the summer season and can’t wait to connect with the wonderful patrons!

Rosemary Vigil
Patron Services Associate
Rosemary is a Senior at Cornell College, double majoring in Theatre and Personnel Management. Originally from Los Alamos, New Mexico, Rosemary wants to pursue a career in Arts Administration and Stage Management. She has most recently stage managed Cornell College’s production of August: Osage County as well as GREEK by Steven Berkoff. She is excited for her second season with CRT and is very proud to be a part of such a wonderful community.

Noelle Grapentine-Benton
Cornell College Development & Patron Services Fellow
Noelle is the Cornell Development and Patron Services Fellow at CRT this summer! She is a rising sophomore at Cornell College, double majoring in Theatre and Sociology/Anthropology. In the future she would like to work for a professional theatre, either as an administrator or an actor. For now, she just wants to learn as much as possible this summer about what it takes to run a theatre. She is extremely excited to work with industry professionals at CRT and to spend her summer in Creede. She would like to thank Cornell College and CRT for giving her this amazing opportunity, and her parents and sister for supporting and believing in her.

 


* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. www.actorsequity.org

+ The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.

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