CRT Staff


JOHN DIANTONIO (he, him, his)

Producing Artistic Director 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 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. In December 2018 they welcomed into the world the newest member of their family, little Leo!

MORGAN M. MANFREDI  (she, her, hers)

Managing Director     719-658-2540 Ext: 256

Morgan is thrilled to be back at CRT after an eight year hiatus. 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, teaching artist, and designer dedicated to creating interpersonal 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 where she had the opportunity to participate in TCG’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute. With a firm commitment to arts education and training the next generation of theatre practitioners, Morgan has spent the last 7 years as a designer and technical adviser for New Hope Solebury School District. Morgan met her husband Tyler while they were CRT company members together in 2011; the pair have a one-year-old son named Duncan and a menagerie of furry critters.


Education Director 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, Luna, and Moody.

JACOB BANNERMAN (he, him, his)

Director of Production and Facilities 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 (she, her, hers)

Associate Artistic Director 719-658 -2540 Ext: 233

This is Kate’s 10th season in the CRT acting company and her third as a full-time staff member, where she manages 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.

BRANDON DAVIS  (he, him, his)

Director of Marketing and Communications 719-658 -2540 Ext: 221

Brandon Davis is a designer, painter, maker of art, and performance. He enjoys doing a variety of silly voices, as well as accents, to keep things comical. Graduating with a Bachelor’s in Visual Communications and a minor in Art History, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked over the past decade as a filmmaker, photographer, and producer on Larry King’s post CNN television series, PoliticKING. When he isn’t in the office you can find him on adventures with his wild dingo, Kamelei.

JULIA McCORVEY  (she, her, hers)

Development Manager 719-658 -2540 Ext: 231

New to Colorado and to Creede, Julia McCorvey 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 a violinist and pianist raised to love of opera and choral music, she believes in the power of the arts to give life to individuals and, through those impassioned artists, their communities. Julia developed a love of philanthropy and grant-writing while serving on the executive board of Vanderbilt Dance Marathon, and later while acting as President of Vanderbilt Divinity School Student Government. In these roles, she saw firsthand how the opportunity to offer a diversity of gifts to the causes that move you has the possibility of creating long-lasting change in the world, one person at a time. She is thrilled to join the CRT family as Development Director, and can’t wait to meet as many people as possible who call CRT their heart and home. Stop by her office on the second floor to say hello!

MONICA SALLAWAY  (she, her, hers)

Company Manager 719-658 -2540 Ext: 226

Hailing from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Monica is a freelance theatre artist with specializations in company management, stage management, and directing. Passionate about theatre in education, she enjoys writing and producing theatre work for youth, and is a co-founder of the Weatherford Arts Council’s Music Theatre Camp, now in its fifth year. She currently serves as a rotating member of the directing team for The Drunkard & The Olio, America’s longest running play. B.A. in Communication Arts & Theatre from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. When she isn’t in the office, you can find her hiking on the surrounding mountains or making a mess in her kitchen. Monica is overjoyed to return for Creede Rep’s 55th season!

EMILY DIAZ (she, her, hers)

Education and Operations Associate 719-658 -2540 Ext: 255

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!

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