CRT Staff

 

JOHN DIANTONIO

Executive Director

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John has been with CRT since 2011 as an actor, director, playwright, fight director, videographer, and Associate Artistic Director. He’s elated and humbled to take on his new role as Executive 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 Red, Taming of the Shrew, Language 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), Othello, A 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. They are thrilled to make this magical place their home.

 

JESSICA JACKSON

Artistic Director

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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.

 


JOHAMY MORALES

Education Director

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Johamy holds an MFA in acting from The Ohio State University, with a specialization in outreach and devising new work. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Theatre Communications Group (TCG). Prior to working with CRT, Johamy directed the Comparative Arts Department at Interlochen Center for the Arts, in MI. In 2017, she collaborated with the US State Department, the US Embassy & Consulate, and several NGO’s to promote awareness on gender-based violence in Kolkata and Ranchi, India. As an educator, artist, and director Johamy has worked with Arena Stage, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse. She is an alumna of the Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship at Arena Stage and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. In 2004, Johamy toured with the Carnaval de Calaveras cast to Oaxaca, Veracruz, and Mexico D.F. and in 2006, she joined the cast of New World Jukebox where she performed in the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, in South Africa.

 

JENNA JERNIGAN

Marketing and Communications Director

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Jenna started at CRT as one of the Patron Services Managers during the 2017 season. She immediately fell in love with CRT and Creede and could not stay away. Jenna graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University with a degree in Business Management, Business Marketing, and a minor in Theatre Arts. She is also a proud alumnus of the Goin’ Band from Raiderland. Jenna’s theatre background is on the technical side with a focus in stage management. She’s worked on shows for Texas Tech School of Theatre and Dance, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, and Ballet Lubbock. She is a board member of the Creede & Mineral Country Chamber of Commerce and the SLV Tourism Association. She coached the local Pee-Wee basketball team and after an amazing first year being part of Creede’s community, she’s excited to soak in the beauty of another summer at 9000ft.

 

JACOB BANNERMAN

Production Manager

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Jacob is thrilled to join CRT’s family this season! After working on the production management team at Music Theatre Wichita, Oklahoma City Ballet and the Texas Shakespeare Festival, Jacob looks forward to the fun challenges and rewards of working 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 Bachelors 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 hiking, in the kitchen or playing with his Australian Cattle Dog, Bonnie.

 

ERIN YURKINAS 

Development Coordinator

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Erin has been in Creede since 2011. After a 20-day camping trip during her senior year of college she fell in love with the area and knew she’d be back. Erin was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi with her BA in General Business. Prior to working at CRT, Erin was the Executive Director for the Creede & Mineral County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Erin can be found baking away in the kitchen or hiking around with her doggos. She is thrilled to join the CRT team and excited for another gorgeous year in Creede Colorado!

 

CASSIE RHAFIR

Human Resources Specialist

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Originally from the rainy city of Portland, Oregon, Cassie left to move to Durango, Colorado to attend undergrad in 2008 at Fort Lewis College where she graduated with a BA in Generalized Theatre Studies and Business Administration. She moved to Creede in 2012 to work as CRT’s Company Manager. After a 2-season break she is delighted to return to CRT as the Human Resources Specialist. Last summer, she had the chance to spend 17 days traveling around Europe. She loves traveling! When she is not working hard at CRT, Cassie can often be found on her family’s farm hugging baby pigs, bottle feeding calves or playing ball with her 3 dogs Toby, Penny and Tig.

 

KATE BERRY

Artistic Associate

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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.

 

NATALIE MAYO

Education Assistant

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Natalie Mayo was born and raised in Brownwood, TX. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre with a Minor in Music at Texas Tech University. During her time at Texas Tech, Natalie’s focus was primarily in sound design and stage management. She has worked at different companies in Lubbock, TX as an assistant stage manager, FOY operator, sound technician, and spot light operator. Since then, Natalie has been an Assistant Audio Engineer at CRT, and she has been heavily involved in the CRT Education Department as a designer, tour manager, and now as the Education Assistant. She has a musical background as an instructor for high school percussion ensembles, private percussion lessons for kids, and has been a musician in several different musical ensembles. Natalie is excited for another summer in Creede!