Teaching Artists

 

Sky Bradley (KID Show Designer/ Mentor)

Sky is graduate of University of Northern Iowa. They consider themself a young, queer, theatre artist. Their past work includes various technical direction positions, and sound designs for She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen, A Gulag Mouse by Arthur M. Jolly and The Aliens by Annie Baker. They additionally enjoy playwriting and premiered an unpublished 10-minute play at Creede Repertory Theatre’s 2017 10-minute play festival. They are very gracious for the many opportunities they have earned and are hungry to continue learning and creating!


Cor Christophe (KID Show Designer/ Mentor)

Cor is grateful for this awesome opportunity to join the CRT team this Summer. In 2018, Cor graduated from Marquette University where they studied the art of lighting. During their senior year, Cor had the pleasure of being the Electrical Intern at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. After graduation, Cor worked at Clearwing Productions Milwaukee as a Moving Light Quality Control Technician and became a Certified Vari-Lite Technician. ​Cor has a wide set of skills and a thirst for knowledge. No matter where they end up, Cor will always be working towards educating themselves and others to see things in a positive light.


Emily Diaz (Education Assistant and Day Camp Instructor)

Recently making the move to Creede, this is Emily’s 1st full year as seasonal staff! 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 ending her 1st full year in Creede working for CRT and living with the love of her life Jacob, and two dogs Bonnie and Sheba!


Diana Grisanti (KID Show Playwright/ Mentor)

Diana is a Playwright in Residence at Theatre [502] in Louisville, Kentucky, and an Affiliated Writer at the Playwrights’ Center. Her plays include The Patron Saint of Losing Sleep (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte), River City (NNPN Rolling World Premiere), Abilene, Semantics, and Mandatory (Weber State University). She was a contributing writer on the bluegrass-inspired anthology That High Lonesome Sound (Humana Festival). She has written multiple plays for young actors and audiences: Dorina and the Plague (Commonwealth Theatre Center), Extracurricular, or The World Is Caving In on My Little Brain (Idyllwild Arts Academy), and The Starkweather-South High School Physics Club First Annual End-of-Year Lock-In, or Ghost Party (Cleveland Play House). Diana has been a Michener Fellow, a Kentucky Arts Council Fellow, and a Writer in Residence at Vanderbilt University. Currently, she is at work on Lawbreakers! (a Fast and Furious History of Women’s Suffrage) for StageOne Family Theatre.


Andy Hudson (Day Camp Instructor)

Andy is excited to be making his debut with Creede Repertory Theatre! A native of central Illinois, he’s now a NYC-based music director, voice teacher, accompanist, director, and composer. Favorite music direction credits include: Into the Woods, The Addams FamilyMamma Mia!, (Forestburgh Playhouse), The Fantasticks,MameThe Marvelous Wonderettes (Allenberry Playhouse), HairsprayBeehiveThe Great American Trailer Park Musical (The Little Theatre on the Square), and My Way (Ivoryton Playhouse). Directing credits include Seussical and Madagascar (Forestburgh Playhouse) and The Princess and the Pea (also composer/lyricist, The Little Theatre on the Square). SuperKids, his third musical for young audiences, enjoyed its world premiere in 2018. Love always to Mom, Dad, Dan, and Brian. Find him online at www.ajthudson.com.


Elly Hunt (KID Show Designer/ Mentor and Day Camp Instructor)

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, Abandoned Way Out West here at Creede, and assistant design for The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 at Chicago Children’s Theatre. Her recent technical credits include stitching and craftwork for Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, wardrobe supervision for Victory Gardens Theatre(Indecent, Rightlynd, Pipeline) and costume shop management and stitching for the 2018 season at CRT, (Guadalupe In the Guestroom, Seeds of Change (YAOT), Barefoot in the Park, Wizard Of Oz, 9 to 5, Miss Holmes). She’s very excited to be working here at Creede Repertory Theatre again!


Kristof Janezic (KID Show Designer/ Mentor and Day Camp Instructor)

Kristof Janezic is a Lighting Designer (LD) and Scenic Designer (SD) in Chicago, IL and excited to be back at Creede Repertory Theater after serving as their Master Electrician. Selected Chicago works include Resident LD at Redmoon Theater from 2014 to 2016, LD at Mercury Theater Chicago for Little Shop of Horrors and Bunny Bunny,Co-LD at Black Ensemble for Black Pearl, LD and SD at Roustabouts for Put Your House In Order, LD at Theo Unique for RENT, and Lighting Director at Rail Events Productions for The Polar Express Train Ride in Chicago, New Jersey and New Orleans, as well as various work in Chicago Public Schools from 2016 to the present.


Kayla Johnson (Day Camp Instructor)

Kayla is so excited to be a part of CRT and the 2019 company for this season. This is her first time doing repertory theatre, but she is no stranger to the stage. Kayla performed in productions such as The Wiz (Dorothy), Emma: A Pop Musical (Emma), Little Shop of Horrors (Chiffon), and many more! Some of her greatest accomplishments include writing, directing, and producing her own musical play called If A Tear Should Fall, which was performed for an audience of almost 500, and also, being cast in an Illinois All-State Production where she got to perform at the International Theatre Festival. She would like to acknowledge her mother and her grandmother for all of their love, encouragement, and support that they have shown her for her entire life.


Michael Rawls (Acting Fellowship Mentor)

Michael is excited to be a part their first production with CRT. Past credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Emma: A Pop Musical (William Street Repertory Theatre), Pippin (Mercury Theater), Man of La Mancha (MadKap Productions). They would like to thank their family for their undying love and support, and also Big Mouth Talent.


Bethany Eileen Talley (Day Camp Instructor)

This is Bethany’s 8th season with CRT. You have seen her choreography at CRT in The Wizard of OzKind of RedReading and Other Superpowers!,and Guys & Dolls. Other favorite CRT credits include Greta in General Store and Rebecca Gibbs in Our Town.

 


McKenna Warren (KID Show Stage Manager/ Mentor)

This is McKenna’s first summer at Creede Rep! She is based out of New York City, where she has been freelance stage managing for two years. Her last few projects include Three Days in the Country (NYU Tisch) and Jack & the Beanstalk (The Panto Project). McKenna is excited to be home in Colorado for the summer in such a beautiful part of the state!


Caitlin Wise (Acting Fellowship Mentor) 

Caitlin is thrilled to join CRT for her tenth season. Caitlin recently appeared in Barefoot in the Park, Miss Holmes, Kind of Red, The Syringa Tree, Private Lives, Our Town, August Osage County, 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 CSF: Much Ado About Nothing and To Kill A Mockingbird. Caitlin received her MFA in acting from The National Theatre Conservatory. Follow her @unprocessyourfood on Instagram.