Cast, Musicians, Crew, and Staff
- Post Playhouse Artistic Director
Dewayne is very excited to be returning to the Post Playhouse for his 5th season as Artistic Director, Director, and Choreographer. 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 now resides in Florida. This coming fall, Dewayne will be heading to Beijing, China to teach, direct/choreograph at The Central Academy of Drama. He recently premiered EDM Antigone the Rock Opera with Don Fox in Wenatchee, Washington. Don and Dewayne are planning several US tours of EDM Antigone. Dewayne would love to thank Tom Ossowski and Don Fox for all the doors they have opened for him and all the wonderful designers and crew that return every year.
- Season Technical Director
Scott is excited to be returning to the Post Playhouse for his second season. Scott is also an Associate Professor of Theatre at Chadron State College. His responsibilities include Designer (Scenic, Lighting, Sound, Projection), Technical Director and Production Manager for the Theatre Program. Recent designs credits (Set and/or Light) include: Money Shot, Rosencrantz & Guilderstein are Dead, Big River, Extremities, The Underpants, Little Shop of Horrors, Bus Stop, Almost Maine, Godspell, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Lost in Yonkers. Always looking for new challenges Scott also Directs at Chadron State College. Some of his recent directing Credits include: Extremities, Money Shot, The Vampire Cowboy Trilogy, The Play About the Baby, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, The Shape of Things, and Stop Kiss. You can see more of Scott’s work at www.scottcavin.com
- Marketing Designer
- Director — Annie
Don Denton is so happy to be returning to Post Playhouse after several years away. Though this time around, you won’t see him on the stage. Instead, he will be directing this season’s production of Annie. Some of Don’s favorite memories were at Post Playhouse: Doing shows like Hank Williams: Lost Highway, and Guys and Dolls, working with Paige Salter. He and Paige are looking forward to making some new memories with their son, Marvin, who now gets to see the place Mommy and Daddy met.
- Season Scenic Designer
Don is thrilled to be returning for his 6th season designing for the Post Playhouse. Don is a native of Colorado Springs, CO, where he recently served as Production Manager for the launch of the brand new Ent Center for the Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Recent and favorite credits include lighting designs 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, Addams Family), THEATREWORKS AT UCCS (A Christmas Carol), The Moscow Ballet’s North American Tours 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 (The Great Russian Nutcracker), and the Numerica Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, WA (Young Frankenstein, August Osage County). Don recently created and produced the world premiere of EDM Antigone which is available as an educational production to tour nationally (www.edmAntigone.com). His extensive portfolio can be viewed at www.DonFoxDesigns.com.
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.
- Producing Artistic Director
Tom Ossowski is an Associate Professor for the BFA Music Theatre Program at FSU and the Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska. 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 in Business Without Really Trying, On The Town, Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Music directing credits include Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar, The 25th Annual Putnam County 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. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
- Season Production Manager
- Season Lighting Designer
- Projection Designer — Cats
Ken is extremely happy to be coming back for his seventh consecutive year at the Post Playhouse; this year as the Production Manager and Season Lighting Designer. He holds an MFA in Lighting Design and currently works at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University where he is the resident Lighting Designer/Supervisor for their Opera & Ballet department’s 1,460 seat theatre. He primarily works in Musical Theatre & Opera. Over the years, he has worked across the country on a variety of different productions. To view his work, please feel free to visit his website at KGPhillips.com. He would like to thank Tom and Dewayne for always welcoming him back, for his parents support, and the love of his wonderful wife, Alexandra.
- Season Production Stage Manager
Arielle is so excited to join the Post Playhouse team. She will be entering her third and final year at the University of California, Irvine where she will receive her Masters in Fine Arts in Stage Management. In addition to stage management Arielle also dabbles in projection design where she is able to utilize her undergraduate degree in Marketing and minor in Digital Media. Some of her favorite shows to work on have included: Katori Hall’s Hoodoo Love, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and Kitt & Yorkey’s Next to Normal. In her free time, Arielle volunteers for FIRST Robotics where she mentors high school students in marketing and fundraising. For more information about her experience visit: http://ariellesinger.com
- Box Office Manager
Crawford native, Ann Stephens, is happy to be returning to the Post Playhouse for the 2019 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.
- President of the Board
- Vice President of the Board
Crawford Clipper/Harrison Sun LLC
H & R Block
Chadron State College
Post Playhouse Alum