Cast

Casting is not yet complete for the 2018 Summer season.

Crew

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Ken Phillips

Tucson, AZ

  • Production Stage Manager

Ken is extremely happy to be coming back to a place that feels like a second home. This is his 4th consecutive year being the Production Stage Manager for the Post Playhouse! He is currently working on an MFA in Lighting Design at the University of Arizona. In the past, he has worked as a freelance Stage Manager in LA working at different venues from AMDA Conservatory College to Disney’s El Capitan Theatre. He has also been a Stage Combat enthusiast for many years and enjoys helping others bring sword fights and brawls to the stage. He is thrilled for this season and is very proud to work with some amazing people, new and old.

Creative

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Dewayne Barrett

New York City via Atlanta, GA

Dewayne is very excited to be returning to the post playhouse this season as Artistic director as well as Directing and choreographing this season. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, he moved to New York City and began his career/training in the Big Apple. He has performed leading roles around the country such as Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Bobby Child in Crazy For You, Riff in West Side Story, Bobby in A Chorus Line to name a few. He has directed and choreographed for national tours, regional theatres, dinner theaters, community theatres, cruise ships, movies, high schools, music videos, parades and dance companies. He know resides in Florida.

In Venice, Florida he recently directed the area premiere of Billy Elliot the Musical as well as EDM Antigone the Rock Opera with Don Fox in Wenatchee, Washington. Don and Dewayne are planning several US tours of EDM Antigone. He is currently in the works with Phillip Michael Thomas from Miami Vice with a new musical with eyes set for Broadway.

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Pheobe H. Boynton

Ithaca, NY / Los Angeles, CA / MS Oceania Riviera

  • Season Costume Designer

Pheobe Boynton is thrilled to be returning to The Post Playhouse for her fourth season! She is a freelance costume designer and technician originally from Ithaca, NY and currently based out of Los Angeles, California. She has a bachelors in art history from Cornell University, and an MFA in theater design and technology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has done work for a wide variety of clients and companies including the Los Angeles Opera, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Kanye West, Kansas City Repertory Theater, The Unicorn Theater, Legendary Digital, Relativity Media, Investigation Discovery and Theatrical Arts International.

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Don Fox

Wenatchee, WA

  • Season Lighting Designer

  • Season Scenic Designer

Don is happy to be returning for his 4th season at the Post Playhouse.  A native of Colorado Springs, CO, he is based in Wenatchee, WA.  Recent and favorite credits include lighting design for the Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, (Great American Variety Show), The Borgata Casino, Atlantic City, NJ (The Burlesque Show), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (All Shook Up, Legally Blonde), The Moscow Ballet North American Tours 2014, 2015 (The Great Russian Nutcracker), Numerica Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, WA (Young Frankenstein, August Osage County), and he recently created and produced the world premiere of EDM Antigone which is available as an educational production to tour nationally in 2017-2018 (www.edmAntigone.com). His extensive portfolio can be viewed at www.DonFoxDesigns.com.

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Leo Haselhorst

Randolph, NE

  • Season Technical Director

Leo Haselhorst is excited to be returning to the Post again this summer as tech director. A native of Randolph Nebraska, Leo is currently pursuing a BA in graphic design and theatre at Chadron State College. Leo has a variety of experience through carpentry and technical work at CSC, the Post Playhouse, and the Numerica Performing Arts Center. He would like to thank everyone at the Post for the opportunity to pursue his interests in theatre.

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Tom Ossowski

Beatrice, NE via Beijing, China & Tallahasse, FL

  • Post Playhouse Managing Director

Tom Ossowski is an Associate Professor for the BFA Music Theatre Program at FSU, the Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska, and a Professor for the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China. At the Post Playhouse, Tom has directed Legally Blonde, Monty Python’s Spamalot, A Man of No Importance, All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls, 9 to 5, My Way, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Nunsense!, Always…Patsy Cline, Hello, Dolly!, and Oklahoma!. FSU directing credits include Beauty & the Beast, All Shook Up, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, The Drowsy Chaperone, How To Succeed…, On The Town, Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Music directing credits include A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar, The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, RENT, Into The Woods, and Urinetown. Tom directed and music directed Into The Woods and The Family for The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. The Family toured China and will be released as a major motion picture across China in 2017. Tom has also directed for theatres such as the Centennial Theatre Festival in Connecticut, Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona Beach, FL, and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in Montana. His work has taken him to Zug, Switzerland and to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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Ken Phillips

Tucson, AZ

  • Production Stage Manager

Ken is extremely happy to be coming back to a place that feels like a second home. This is his 4th consecutive year being the Production Stage Manager for the Post Playhouse! He is currently working on an MFA in Lighting Design at the University of Arizona. In the past, he has worked as a freelance Stage Manager in LA working at different venues from AMDA Conservatory College to Disney’s El Capitan Theatre. He has also been a Stage Combat enthusiast for many years and enjoys helping others bring sword fights and brawls to the stage. He is thrilled for this season and is very proud to work with some amazing people, new and old.

Staff

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Don Denton

  • Assistant Marketing Manager

Don Denton has been performing with Post Playhouse off and on since 2008. Since that time, he has been working with Tom to rethink all their marketing efforts. For the past few years, all the mailings and the website have been designed by Don. He is very proud to continue to help the Playhouse reach for new heights even from afar.

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Tim Gaswick

  • Accountant

Tim is the franchise owner of the Chadron H&R Block office, and has been the accountant for the playhouse since 2007. He and his wife Kari have four children, Kaylee, Aaron, Braxton, and Seth. Tim not only serves as the accountant, but also as the treasurer on the playhouse board. He enjoys working with the great talent and staff every summer, and looks forward to many years with the playhouse.

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Leo Haselhorst

Randolph, NE

  • Season Technical Director

Leo Haselhorst is excited to be returning to the Post again this summer as tech director. A native of Randolph Nebraska, Leo is currently pursuing a BA in graphic design and theatre at Chadron State College. Leo has a variety of experience through carpentry and technical work at CSC, the Post Playhouse, and the Numerica Performing Arts Center. He would like to thank everyone at the Post for the opportunity to pursue his interests in theatre.

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Shellie Johns

  • Winter Box Office

Conferencing — Chadron State University

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Tom Ossowski

Beatrice, NE via Beijing, China & Tallahasse, FL

  • Post Playhouse Managing Director

Tom Ossowski is an Associate Professor for the BFA Music Theatre Program at FSU, the Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska, and a Professor for the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China. At the Post Playhouse, Tom has directed Legally Blonde, Monty Python’s Spamalot, A Man of No Importance, All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls, 9 to 5, My Way, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Nunsense!, Always…Patsy Cline, Hello, Dolly!, and Oklahoma!. FSU directing credits include Beauty & the Beast, All Shook Up, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, The Drowsy Chaperone, How To Succeed…, On The Town, Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Music directing credits include A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar, The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, RENT, Into The Woods, and Urinetown. Tom directed and music directed Into The Woods and The Family for The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. The Family toured China and will be released as a major motion picture across China in 2017. Tom has also directed for theatres such as the Centennial Theatre Festival in Connecticut, Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona Beach, FL, and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in Montana. His work has taken him to Zug, Switzerland and to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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Ann Stephens

Crawford, NE

  • Box Office/Concessions

  • Front of House

Crawford native, Ann Stephens, is happy to be returning to the Post Playhouse for the 2017 season. At the Playhouse, she can often be found cleaning, popping corn, watering plants, or making reservations. Ann enjoys the opportunity to visit with returning customers as well as greeting those new to the Playhouse experience. In addition to her work here, Ann enjoys baking and spending time with grandkids and the rest of her family. Her husband, Dale, is an avid golfer and can be found nearly every day of the spring, summer and autumn on the Legend Buttes Golf course in Crawford.

Board

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Wally Seiler

Alliance, NE

  • President of the Board

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Tim Gaswick

Chadron, NE

H & R Block

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Jo Buchheit

Hemingford, NE

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Amy Hindman

Hay Springs, NE

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Randy Rhine

Chadron, NE

Chadron State College

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Kathie King

Gordon, NE

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Joni Merrigan

Alliance, NE

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Lyle Fodnes

Hemingford, NE

Hemingford Ledger

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Karleen Gramberg

Chadron, NE

Vice President of the Board

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Marge Rotherham

Crawford, NE

Post Playhouse Alum

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Ellen Feldges

Alliance, Nebraska

New York Life Insurance Company

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Jeanine Mohr

Chadron, Nebraska

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Jess Espinoza

Crawford, Nebraska

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Vicki DeWald

Crawford, Nebraska

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Danielle Lecher

Chadron, Nebraska