Staff

Mark DeLancey

Mark DeLancey

Mark DeLancey  - Season Scenic Designer

Mark is happy to be joining the creative team at Post Playhouse for his first year.  Mark is currently an Assistant Professor at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne(IPFW).  In his 6 years there he has designed scenery for shows ranging from King Lear to Hot L Baltimore to most recently, Gint.  He has designed scenery for  the Weathervane Playhouse of Newark Ohio and Millbrook Playhouse in Mill Hall Pennsylvania.  Prior to teaching at IPFW Delancey was a Designer and Scenic Artist in NYC from 1999 to 2008. He thanks his friends and family for their support over the year and most especially his dear parents for everything.

Pheobe H. Boynton

Pheobe H. Boynton

Pheobe H. Boynton – Season Costume Designer

Pheobe has a BA in Art History from Cornell University and an MFA in Costume Design from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has been honored to work with such companies as the LA Opera, The LA Philharmonic, Machinima, and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Favorite productions she has designed include the costumes for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (California Theater of the Performing Arts), The Drowsy Chaperone (Cerritos College), A Christmas Carol (Kansas City Rep), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Unicorn Theatre), and The History Boys (Cornell University) as well as several films in and around the Los Angeles area.

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Michael Kruse

Guys & Dolls – Rusty
Box Office Staff

Michael is ecstatic to be a part of the Post Playhouse this year!  Growing up in Chadron, he has always enjoyed watching the shows every summer, and is very excited to now have the chance to perform on the stage so close to home.  Currently pursuing a degree in Musical Theatre at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Michael couldn’t be happier than to experience his first professional show so close to friends and family.  He cannot thank Tom enough for welcoming him, and for the board members always having an open theatre for all to enjoy!

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Tommy Wallace

Guys & Dolls – Nicely Nicely
School House Rock, Live! – George
Sound of Music – Ensemble
9 to 5 – Ensemble

Season Choreographer

Tommy is thrilled to be returning to the Post for a second summer! You may remember him from last year for his tapping feet in both Hollywood: A Cabaret and The Drowsy Chaperone. Tommy is beyond excited to have the opportunity to play Nicely Nicely this season, as it was his first role ever in a musical! Tommy is a proud graduate of Belmont University. Many many thanks to Tom and Rob for the wonderful opportunities and much love to his friends and family for their constant love and support!  www.tommy-wallace.com

Jeffery Gilmore

Jeffery Gilmore

Box Office Manager

Jeff is a Box Office Administrator and Social Media Manager.  He is glad to be joining the Post Playhouse team for the first time this summer. Jeff is a senior theatre major at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and will graduate in December 2014 with his B.A. in Theatre. During his time at Henderson he has acted in Main Stage productions including Doubt: a Parable, and Scrooge! The Musical. He has more recently been designing the graphics for the Main Stage ad Second Stage shows: Scrooge! The Musical, Melancholy Play, Twelve Angry Men, and Spoonface Steinberg. While acting and designing, Jeff has maintained the day-to-day running of the Henderson Theatre and Dance Box Office under the direction of Director of Theatre, Claudia Beach. Before transferring to Henderson Jeff earned an A.A. in Speech and Theatre from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College where he worked as the office aid to the Director of Music, M.S. Whaley. He is looking forward to an exciting summer here at Post Playhouse.

John Millerd

John Millerd

Season Sound Designer

John Millerd is a sound designer and engineer excited to be working with the Post Playhouse for his first time this season. He is currently studying at the University of Arizona pursuing a BFA in Sound Design and Technology. Recent credits at the Arizona Repertory Theatre include the sound design for The Glass Menagerie, and assistant sound designs for A Midusmmer Night’s Dream and The Man Who Came to Dinner. In past summers, John has interned at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and Arizona Theatre Company. He is looking forward to a wonderful summer with the Post Playhouse.

Don Fox

Don Fox

Season Lighting Designer

Don Fox – Don holds a B.A. in Theatre Administration from St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX and an M.F.A in Lighting Design from the University of Arizona (both summa cum laude).   He has served as lighting and sound consultant for Silversea Cruises, has twice designed Shakespeare in the Park for the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, and is resident lighting designer for Tucson’s Artifact Dance Project for whom he recently designed I Wonder if my Name is Alice, and The Great American Dance Tour which toured for a month to the great opera houses of China.  He is also the resident lighting designer for the critically acclaimed Rogue Theatre in Tucson and won the 2013 Creative Achievement Award from the University of Arizona.  In addition to happily designing the summer 2014 season at the Post Playhouse, Fox will be producing Bat Boy The Musical for the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, a high-tech venue where he spent five years as technical director and facilities manager.  His extensive portfolio is at www.djfox.biz.

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Ken Phillips

Production Stage Manager

Ken Phillips is a freelance Stage Manager and Director who is thrilled to be joining Post Playhouse this season. With a BFA in Stage Management from the University of Arizona, his recent credits include: Boeing-Boeing, Flatland, Mixedtape: Tour Edition, and Ouroboros. He has served as an Assistant Stage Manager for Arizona Repertory Theatre’s productions of Cymbeline, Bat Boy: The Musical and The Voice of The Prairie. Under Broadway Stage Manager Tom Kelley and Fight Master J. Allen Suddeth, he has also taken specialized training as a Stage Manager to help facilitate the use of staged combat on stage. Over the last few summers, Ken has interned as a Director/Assistant Director on countless plays and musicals at Powerhouse Theater, The Hangar Theatre, and at The Eugene O’Neill Center. He cannot wait to see what amazing theatre this summer brings!

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Maureen Martin

Managing Director

Maureen A. Martin has been represented off-Broadway by The Red Hat, which won highly favorable notices from the New York critics. Her comedy Ghost Writer was also produced off-Broadway, and selections from the POW Festival finalist script Centenary were read at the New York Shakespeare Public Theatre.
Her plays have placed in the Mercyhurst National Playwriting Showcase and the Nashville Circle Theatre’s National Playwriting Competition. She was an invited member of the Theatre Guinevere Writers Lab in NYC and received a Certificate of Recognition as a Florida Artist from the Florida Department of State.

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Shellie Johns

Winter Box Office

Conferencing – Chadron State College

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Don Denton

Interim Managing Director

Don is happy to be able to take part in the goings on at Post Playhouse, even from afar. Don has appeared on the Post Playhouse stage in 2008 (Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, Lt. Cable in South Pacific), 2010 (Jim in Pump Boys and Dinettes, Tin Man in Wizard of Oz, Panch in Spelling Bee), and 2011 (Hank in Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Frankie in Forever Plaid).

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Nicole Blaylock

Box Office
Run Crew
9 to 5 – Kathy

Nicole was born and raised in Western Nebraska. She attended Chadron High School and is now attending Chadron State College as a Music Education Major. Nicole is very excited to be returning to the Post Playhouse for her second summer! She wants to thank Tom for once again giving her this awesome opportunity and her family and friends for their never ending support.

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John Callahan

Music Director – Sound of Music, Guys & Doll, School House Rock Live!
2nd Keyboard – 9 to 5

John is excited to be back for his second summer at the Post Playhouse. Previously at the Post he served as music director for ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and HOLLYWOOD: A CABARET. He received a degree in piano performance from Florida State University, where he was involved in several productions including JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and SPRING AWAKENING. He recently provided an original score for Florida State’s production of THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE and served as music director and conductor for FSU’s production of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT. He is the winner of the 2012 Competitive Festival, for French music, at Florida State, as well as the recipient of the 2012 Brautlecht Award, and in May 2013 performed a chamber concert with violinist/composer Piotr Szewczyk in Carnegie Hall. Also an accomplished composer, his compositions have been played across the United States as well as in the UK and Greece. His recent compositions include “Volando,” which was commissioned for pianist Julian Toha’s Immersion Tour, and “Pulsar” which was premiered by JoAnn Falletta and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rob Gretta

Rob Gretta

Assistant Artistic Director
Director - Sound of Music, School House Rock Live!

Rob is always delighted to return to the Post Playhouse and this time for his seventh summer!  Last year, he created and directed Hollywood: A Cabaret and directed Annie Get Your Gun for the second time.  At the Post, he has directed A Year With Frog and Toad, Godspell, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, as well as directed/choreographed The Marvelous Wonderettes.  Some other directing credits:  Avenue Q ,  Always . . . Patsy Cline, Bat Boy, the Musical , Jesus Christ Superstar, Singin’ in the Rain, The Secret Garden, , Into The Woods, and , as well as noted chamber operas il Matrimonio Segreto and Amahl and the Night Visitors.  As an actor, he’s played the Man in Chair (The Drowsy Chaperone), Horton the Elephant (Seussical, the Musical), Toad (A Year with Frog and Toad), Nathan Detroit (Guys and Dolls), Herr Schultz (Cabaret), Mushnik (Little Shop of Horrors,) Magaldi (Evita), Billis (South Pacific), Tiger Brown (The Threepenny Opera), Giles Corey (The Crucible), Don Armado (Love’s Labor’s Lost), and Dottore Lombardi (The Servant of Two Masters).  Rob is on faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania as the Director of Musical Theater Program, where he directed Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, The 3Penny Opera, SWEET Charity, and most recently, The Pajama Game.  MFA in Directing: Florida State University

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Aimee Radics

Music Director – My Way, 9 to 5
2nd Keyboards – Guys & Dolls, Sound of Music

Aimee is thrilled to be back in beautiful Nebraska for her second season at Post Playhouse!  She was last seen at the Fort in 2012, where she served as music director for GODSPELL, OKLAHOMA, and BROADWAY GOLD: A CABARET.  Since then, Aimee has continued to enjoy her gypsy lifestyle with the company of her trusty Cavalier pup, Henry.  Most recently, she spent the winter in Sanibel, Florida where she was the resident music director for the 2013-2014 season at the Big Arts Herb Strauss Theater.  A few favorite regional MD credits include: ROMANCE/ROMANCE, LES MISERABLES, [TITLE OF SHOW], NEXT TO NORMAL, URINETOWN, RAGTIME, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS.  Aimee has also been a music director for Norwegian Cruise Line since 2012.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in music and theatre from Ithaca College, and is looking forward to returning to her alma mater to pursue her Masters degree in Musical Theatre/Opera Conducting this fall.  She is grateful to Tom for providing such a wonderful summer home, and to her endlessly supportive family and friends!

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Darlene Serres

Season Stitcher
Darlene was born and raised around the Crawford and Harrison area on a farm/ranch with her parents, sister and brother.  She currently works as a cook at the Crawford Senior Center and several other odd jobs.  Darlene also owns her own quilting business, “The Butterfly Patch” and enjoys sewing and will join the Post Playhouse this summer as stitcher for all of the musicals.  She has two sons, Cody and Clayton. Darlene was seen last season helping out with A Year With Frog & Toad and Oklahoma. She is looking forward to helping the Post Playhouse out again this summer.  It should be a lot of fun!

 

Tom Ossowski

Tom Ossowski

Artistic Director – Post Playhouse
Director – My Way, Guys & Dolls, 9 to 5.

Tom is the Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska and is an Associate Professor for the BFA Music Theatre Program at Florida State University. Most recently at the Post Playhouse, Tom has directed The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease, Broadway Gold: a Cabaret, Pump Boys & Dinnettes, The Wizard of Oz, NunsenseAlways…Patsy Cline, Hello, Dolly!, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, and Guys and Dolls, and at Florida State, he has directed The Drowsy Chaperone, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, On The Town, Hair, The Rocky Horror Show and Sweeney Todd and music directed Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar, Spelling BeeRENT, Into The Woods, The Man of LaMancha, and Urinetown. Tom has also directed for theatres such as the Centennial Theatre Festival in Connecticut, Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona Beach, FL, The Lost Colony in Manteo, North Carolina, and the Bigfork Musical Theatre in Montana. His work has also taken him to Zug, Switzerland and to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tom is also the former Head of the Music Theatre Department at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he taught acting, directing, and musical theatre courses. Some additional directing/music directing credits include Chicago, 42nd Street, A New Brain, and A Man of No Importance. Other professional credits include You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown!, Lucky Stiff, The Fantasticks!, Crazy for You, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, and Fiddler on the Roof. He is also a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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Scott Cavin

Season Technical Director

This is Scott’s 18th year at the Post Playhouse.  Scott graduated with a MFA from Illinois State College and a BFA from Stephens College in Columbia MO.  After graduation Scott worked and designed for theaters in Los Angles, Chicago, Albany GA, Boise ID before landing in Chadron.  Scott is currently employed at Chadron State College in Chadron NE. His responsibilities include Designer (Scenic and Lighting), Technical Director and Production Manager for theatre, college, community, Galaxy (touring), and Fine Arts events. Recent designs credits (Set and Light) include:  The Underpants, Little Shop of Horrors, Bus Stop, Almost Maine, Godspell, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Junglebook. He has also recently returned to Directing.  Directing credits include:The Vampire Cowboy Trilogy and The Play About the Baby, Beautiful Child, The Shape of Things and Boy Gets Girl. www.scottcavin.com