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Staff & Board

YEAR ROUND STAFF

John DiAntonio

Producing Artistic Director

(he, him, his)

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

John’s been with CRT since 2011 as an actor, director, playwright, fight director, videographer, and Associate Artistic Director. Some of his plays for CRT include: Kind of Red, Reading! And Other Superpowers, and Harry the Great. Favorite CRT acting credits include: Kind of RedTaming of the ShrewLanguage of Trees, and Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead. Other acting credits include: The Game of Love and Chance, The Liar (Theatreworks), Cyrano (BETC), The 39 Steps (Lone Tree Arts Center), Is He Dead? (Arvada Center), OthelloA Christmas Carol (Denver Center). John received his MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory and BA from Case Western Reserve University. John and Caitlin got married in Creede’s little white church on the hill. In December 2018 they welcomed little Leo to the world, followed in August 2020 by the newest member of their family – baby Sebastian!

Morgan M. Manfredi

Managing Director

(she, her, hers)

morgan@creederep.com
719-658-2540 Ext: 256

Originally from Fresno, CA (where the raisins come from) she 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 is an administrator, educator, and designer with a firm commitment to arts education and fostering empathy and cultural dialogue through theatre.  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 most recently as 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 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: 233

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: 227

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, and is particularly passionate about creating and participating in programs that bring theatre into under-served populations. As an educator, she believes strongly in the power of Arts Integration and is focused on exploring the “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. Other notable 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 Lavour, Aria, Moody, Luna, and Dudley.

Jacob Bannerman

Director of Production and Facilities

(he, him, his)

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

Jacob has worked on the production management teams at Music Theatre Wichita, Oklahoma City Ballet and the Texas Shakespeare Festival, and is looking forward to another summer at CRT. Other notable management teams Jacob has been a part of are Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Summertime Theatre in Beijing, China, The American Cancer Society and Atikokan Donald Rogert Canoe Base in Canada. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production and Stage Management from Oklahoma City University, where he met the love of his life, Emily. When he is not in the office, Jacob can be found playing D&D in the kitchen, or playing with his two dogs, Bonnie and Sheba.

Kate Berry

Associate Artistic Director

(she, her, hers)

kate@creederep.com 
719-658 -2540 Ext: 233

Kate first found CRT as a member of the acting company in 2005 and is now in her fourth 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.

SEASONAL ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Julia McCorvey

Grants Manager

(she, her, hers)
julia@creederep.com

Julia is originally from Lexington, Kentucky. After completing her Bachelor’s Degrees in Cognitive Studies and Spanish at Vanderbilt University, she stayed to receive a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. As an artist, Julia was raised by opera singers and she plays violin, piano, viola, and cello. She believes in the power of the arts to give life to individuals and, through those impassioned artists, their communities. Outside of the office, Julia hikes, climbs, plays with her dog, and she serves on the Board of Directors for the Mineral County Chamber and the Advisory Board for the Rural Women-Led Business Fund.

Emily Diaz

Operations Associate

(she, her, hers)
operations@creederep.com
Recently making the move to Creede, she is super excited about this opportunity to share her love of the performing arts to the youth of Creede. Emily graduated from Oklahoma City University with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting with a minor in Stage Management. Most recently Emily worked with the Oklahoma City Ballet, Oklahoma Lyric Theatre’s Academy, The Oklahoma Branch of the American Cancer Society, and The Oklahoma City Children’s Theatre. Emily is thrilled to be in Creede working for CRT and living with the love of her life Jacob, and two dogs Bonnie and Sheba!

2020-2021 Board of Trustees

Kristy Robinson
President

Susan Birdsey
Senior Vice President

Elizabeth Zurn Lujan
Vice President of Finance

Amy Krueger
Vice President of  Board Development

Larry Morgan
Vice President of Facilities

Bob Johns
Vice President of  Strategic Planning

Rick Sloan
Vice President of  Fund Development

Mary Lee Pinkerton
Secretary

Keith R. Cerny
Board Member

Joe Ford
Board Member

Jim Loud
Board Member

Isaac Grody-Patinkin
Board Member

David Risser
Board Member