Cast

Casting is not yet complete for the 2020 Summer season.

Crew

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Ken Phillips

Tucson, AZ

  • Season Production Stage Manager

Ken is extremely happy to be coming back for his sixth consecutive year at the Post Playhouse as the Production Stage Manager! Ken holds a BFA in Stage Management and graduated last year with an MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Arizona. In the past, he has worked as a freelance Stage Manager in LA, working on various productions ranging from Bronies: The Musical! to the Big Hero 6 Laser Light Show at Disney’s historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. In Lighting Design, he has worked on a variety of different productions both academically and professionally, with the bulk of them being in Musical Theatre and Opera. He is also an avid stage combat enthusiast, where he has helped bring some of the Post’s past production’s stage fighting to life. He would like to thank Dewayne and Tom for having him back another year, and to give his love to his wife Alexandra for all her support. To see more of his work, look at www.KGPhillips.com

Creative

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Dewayne Barrett

New York City via Atlanta, GA

  • 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.

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Scott Cavin

Chadron, NE via Lemoore, CA

  • 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

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Don Fox

Wenatchee, WA

  • 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.

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Tom Ossowski

Tallahasse, FL via Beatrice, NE

  • 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.

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Ken Phillips

Tucson, AZ

  • Season Production Stage Manager

Ken is extremely happy to be coming back for his sixth consecutive year at the Post Playhouse as the Production Stage Manager! Ken holds a BFA in Stage Management and graduated last year with an MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Arizona. In the past, he has worked as a freelance Stage Manager in LA, working on various productions ranging from Bronies: The Musical! to the Big Hero 6 Laser Light Show at Disney’s historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. In Lighting Design, he has worked on a variety of different productions both academically and professionally, with the bulk of them being in Musical Theatre and Opera. He is also an avid stage combat enthusiast, where he has helped bring some of the Post’s past production’s stage fighting to life. He would like to thank Dewayne and Tom for having him back another year, and to give his love to his wife Alexandra for all her support. To see more of his work, look at www.KGPhillips.com

Staff

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Dewayne Barrett

New York City via Atlanta, GA

  • 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.

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Scott Cavin

Chadron, NE via Lemoore, CA

  • 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

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Don Denton

  • Marketing Designer

Don Denton has been performing with Post Playhouse off and on since 2008. Since that time, he has also been working with Tom to shape all of the Playhouse’s marketing efforts. For the past several years, he has designed all of Post’s printed materials along with the website and logo. Don has very fond memories of all the years he has been at the playhouse, and regrets that he cannot be there this year. But a very lovely actress whom he met at Post in 2008 will have brought his first child into the world just a little while before opening night, so he’ll be home with Paige and the new baby instead.

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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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Tom Ossowski

Tallahasse, FL via Beatrice, NE

  • 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.

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Ann Stephens

Crawford, NE

  • 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.

Board

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Wally Seiler

Alliance, NE

  • President of the Board
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Karleen Gramberg

Chadron, NE

  • Vice President of the Board
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Jo Buchheit

Hemingford, NE

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Jess Espinoza

Crawford, Nebraska

Crawford Clipper/Harrison Sun LLC

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Tim Gaswick

Chadron, NE

H & R Block

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Tony Hindman

Hay Springs, NE

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Kathie King

Gordon, NE

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Danielle Lecher

Chadron, Nebraska

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Jeanine Mohr

Chadron, Nebraska

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Randy Rhine

Chadron, NE

Chadron State College

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Marge Rotherham

Crawford, NE

Post Playhouse Alum

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Janelle Visser

Hemingford, NE

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Katherine S. Worley