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Staff & Board

YEAR ROUND STAFF

John DiAntonio
Producing Artistic Director
(he, him, his)
john@creederep.com
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2005

John DiAntonio was appointed Producing Artistic Director of Creede Repertory Theatre in 2019, guiding the organization through the pandemic when the 2020 season was canceled and producing CRT’s first-ever outdoor season in 2021. He managed to keep the staff on as full-time employees during the pandemic while raising money to sustain the theatre through the next year. He has continued to bring in numerous grants and new donors to support CRT, helping to raise millions of dollars since joining the staff in 2015. DiAntonio has a passion for developing new work and was fundamental in the creation and development of the Headwaters New Play Festival at CRT. His play, Harry the Great, was the first play workshopped and produced through the Festival. He created the 10-Minute New Play Festival during his second season in 2012. John has acted in nearly 40 shows at CRT and has relished the deep bonds built over that time. Before coming to CRT, he worked for twelve years as an actor, director, and playwright in New York, Los Angeles, and Denver. DiAntonio has had ten original plays produced, including five that have toured around the Southwest. He grew up in Pittsburgh, earning his BA from Case Western University and his MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory. He and his wife, Caitlin, have two sons, Leo and Sebastian, and make their year-round home in Creede.

Morgan M. Manfredi
Managing Director
(she, her, hers)
morgan@creederep.com
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2009

Morgan was overjoyed to return to Creede and join the ranks at CRT in January 2020. She previously served as the Production Manager of American Family Theatre in Philadelphia, PA; the Company Manager and Associate General Manager of Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA; and the Associate General Manager at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ. She was a participant in Cohort 2 of TCG’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute, representing McCarter. Morgan is on the Boards of the Creede Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Preschool Program for the Creede Early Learning Center and serves on the Silver Thread Byway committee. Originally from Fresno, CA (where the raisins come from), Morgan holds a BA in Theatre from CSU Sacramento and owes her career to the amazing visual and performing arts programs of Clovis Unified School District where she attended K-12. Morgan met her husband Tyler while they were CRT company members together in 2011; the pair have a son named Duncan and a menagerie of furry critters.

Lori Heinrich

Development Director

(she, her, hers)

lori@creederep.com
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2006

Originally from Texas, Lori grew up visiting Creede each summer. Married to a now-retired military spouse, Lori had the opportunity to live from coast to coast and work in corporate, non-profit and public-school settings and has experience in grant writing and management, accounting, public and donor relations and event planning. She and her family were thrilled to make their final move in 2018 and establish roots in Creede. Lori has a deep love for Creede Repertory Theatre and has enjoyed watching her children build new skills and confidence because of their involvement in CRT’s education programs. In her spare time, Lori enjoys hiking, making music, knitting and spending time with her friends, family and pets.

Brittni Shambaugh Addison

Education Director

(she, her, hers)

brittni@creederep.com
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2011

Originally from Sneads Ferry, NC (home of the Shrimp Festival!), Brittni received her BA in Theatre from Wake Forest University and her MFA in Directing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Brittni has had the pleasure of teaching, directing, and performing across the country, but is beyond grateful to call Creede home. As an educator, she believes strongly in the power of Arts Integration and is focused on exploring the “who, why, and how” rather than the “what.” She previously worked as the Education Associate at Cleveland Play House and the Artistic Associate at the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Notable performing and directing credits include Players Theatre NYC, Great Lakes Theatre, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Public Theatre, Ensemble Theatre CLE, and Beck Center for the Arts. So much love to her rock- Lavour, her joy- Aria, and her naughty puppies- Luna and Dudley.

Bethany J. Andre

Marketing Director

(she, her, hers)

bethany@creederep.com
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2013

Originally from Wilmington, Delaware (home to a screen-door factory!), Bethany grew up moving all over the country. She received her BA from Purdue University with majors in English Literature and Composition and minors in Psychology and Women’s Studies. Working in both corporate and nonprofit organizations, Bethany began her career in marketing at Butler University and added global marketing experience during her time at Allison Transmission. She has experience generating print and digital content and managing publicity, advertising, merchandising, and customer service. She was just passing through Creede nearly 5 years ago and loved it so much she decided to stay! Bethany loves theatre and is so excited to get back to gathering together to enjoy these shared experiences at Creede Repertory Theatre.

Jake Harbour

Director of Production and Facilities

(he, him, his)

jake@creederep.com
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2007

Jake Harbour is a Sound & Scenic Designer, Music Composer, and Technical Director. He has worked for many prominent theatres in the Denver and Atlanta area and has been nominated for 4 Henry awards and one Suzi Bass award. Jake has 12 years of university experience teaching classes ranging from Sound & Light Design, Scenic Design, Technical Direction, as well as carpentry and welding. He holds his MFA in Technical Direction from the University of Northern Illinois.

Kate Berry

Associate Artistic Director

(she, her, hers)

kate@creederep.com 
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2015

Kate first found CRT as a member of the acting company in 2005 and is now in her fifth year as a full-time staff member. She manages Audience Enrichment programming and the Headwaters New Play Festival. She is inspired by new play development and has appeared in several new play festivals around the country including CRT’s Headwaters Festival, Local Lab in Boulder, and Ashland New Plays Festival in Oregon. Colorado Credits: Arvada Center (The Lion in WinterThe Importance of Being EarnestBlithe Spirit), Theatreworks (Wild HoneyThe SeagullPsycho Beach Party), Colorado Springs Fine Arts Theatre (Other Desert Cites), 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 Sherlock Holmes in Miss Holmes. Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

Jenni Harbour

Education Associate

(she, her, hers)

jenni@creederep.com
(719) 658-2540, Ext 2012

Jenni is grateful and humbled to be part of Team Education at CRT! She is a teaching artist, actor, and director who earned her M.F.A. at Northern Illinois University (which included a summer intensive at the Moscow Art Theatre). She has taught Theatre for the University of West Georgia, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Hardin-Simmons University, Young Audiences of Abilene, and the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature. She is passionate about creating access to arts education for all learners and introducing new students to Shakespeare. Huge gratitude to her husband, Jake. Adventure is out there!

Board of Trustees

Bob Johns
President

Elizabeth Zurn Lujan
Vice President of Finance

Joe Ford
Vice President of  Board Development

Jim Loud
Vice President of ED&I

Larry Morgan
Vice President of Facilities

Jen Houston
Secretary

Pam Berlin
Board Member

Susan Birdsey
Board Member

Keith R. Cerny
Board Member

David E. Creasey
Board Member

Isaac Grody-Patinkin
Board Member

Eli Safayan Hudspeth
Board Member

Amy Krueger
Board Member

Karen Miller Nearburg
Board Member

Glynn Polter
Board Member

Joyce Robinson
Board Member

Kristy Robinson
Board Member, Immediate Past President