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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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Pheobe H. Boynton
Colorado Springs, CO
  • Season Costume Designer

Pheobe H. Boynton is thrilled to be returning to The Post Playhouse for her seventh season! She is a freelance costume designer originally from Ithaca, NY and currently based out of the Theatreworks costume shop in Colorado Springs, CO. 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, and is currently an adjunct professor at Chadron State College. She has done work for a wide variety of clients in theater, film, television and new media, including the Los Angeles Opera, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Kansas City Repertory Theater, The Arvada Center, Theatreworks, Chadron State College, The Unicorn Theater, The Hangar Theatre, Legendary Pictures, YouTube Studios, Relativity Media, and Investigation Discovery. www.pheobebird.com

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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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Linda Dabbs
Crawford and Omaha, NE
  • Paint Charge
  • Props

Linda is a recent transplant from Omaha to the Crawford area. She has been painting theater sets for 14 years. After being in the art field as an Art Director for various ad agencies, an outdoor billboard company, along with Art Director at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. Some of the theatres she has painted for are Kountze Memorial at Mahoney State Park, Lofté Community Theatre, Manley, NE, Lincoln Community Theatre, Opera Omaha and Lincoln University Opera. Now semi retired to paint and produce pottery for her own enjoyment. She lives on a ranch north of Crawford with her faithful, but noisy dog, Beau. On good days she can be found wandering the hills with either camera in hand or watercolor brushes. Linda wishes to thank Dewayne and Tom for bringing her into the Post Playhouse family.

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Don Denton
Bettendorf, IA
  • Marketing Designer

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.

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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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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!, Oklahoma!, and The Music Man. 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, Urinetown, and In the Heights. 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
Bloomington, IN
  • Season Production Manager
  • Season Lighting Designer

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.

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Ann Stephens
Crawford, NE
  • Box Office Manager

Ann Stephens has worked as part of the Post Playhouse for many summers, first as a volunteer usher, a volunteer in the concession stand, and for the past several years, she has managed the Box Office. Before retirement, Ann had a long and rewarding career as a classroom teacher and as a public education administrator, working in Texas, Arizona, Idaho and Nebraska before joining Post Playhouse staff. In off-season months, Ann enjoys being with her grandchildren, reading, baking, and volunteering throughout her home community of Crawford. Whether you are ready to make additional reservations for more of our superb productions or ready to enjoy some treats at intermission, you’re likely to see Ann… and she’s USUALLY smiling.

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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Alex Helmbrecht
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Tony Hindman
Hay Springs, NE
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Kathie King
Gordon, NE
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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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Kathryn S. Worley