Crew and Staff
- Director — You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Shelby Art-Koljonen is a Boston-based theatre artist. She works full time as the Assistant Production Manager for Brandeis University’s Department of Theater Arts. Before moving East, Shelby received her BA from Fresno State and then spent 6 years based in Montana working with Missoula Children’s Theatre: first touring nationally and internationally as an actor/director and then in the company’s tour and marketing departments. Since moving to the Boston area in 2019, Shelby has served as a stage manager, casting assistant, performer and director for various companies including Brandeis, Actor’s Shakespeare Project, Gloucester Stage Company and Fort Peck Summer Theater. For Shelby, Happiness is puzzles with friends, babysitting, and Starbucks dates with her husband. She’d like to thank Andy & the Post Team for this opportunity!
- Choreographer — Leader of the Pack, Clue the Musical
Michael Callahan is so excited to be working at Post Playhouse this summer. Michael is a Performer/Choreographer based out of New York City. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Michael studied at The Youth Performing Arts School, Broadway Theatre Project, and Interlochen Arts Academy. He went on to earn his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Elon University. Broadway credits include Aladdin (Dance Captain/Fight Captain/Swing/u/s Iago) and Cinderella (Raccoon/u/s Jean-Michel). National Tours include Aladdin, Cinderella. Regionally, he has worked with Musical Theatre Louisville, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, Goodspeed Opera House, Transcendence Theatre Company, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, TUTS, Hangar Theatre and Derby Dinner Playhouse. Currently, Michael is in the Broadway Production of Aladdin the Musical and is the Dance Supervisor of Aladdin-Mexico City. www.michaelcallahan.me
- Deck Stage Manager — The Spitfire Grill
Making her Post Playhouse debut, Mariah Cathey is thrilled to be part of the 2023 season. Originally from Culbertson, MT, she looks forward to any opportunity to share her passion for theatre. Mariah spent the last nine years at Fort Peck Summer Theatre in shows such as Mamma Mia, Peter Pan, as well as a fan favorite, Grease. Mariah is currently pursuing a degree at Rocky Mountain College in Theatre Arts: Performance and cheerleading on the RMC Cheer Team. She hopes to continue sharing her talents with everyone for years to come. She would like to thank her mother, Kelly, and her sister, Michaela, for always supporting her. Most of all, she would like to thank Andy Meyers for helping her find her voice.
- Music Director — Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Spitfire Grill
Hudson Crowe is a pianist, music director, percussionist, conductor, vocalist, arranger, and composer from Roanoke, Virginia. Hudson’s musical interests span from solo piano, composition, conducting, and arranging, to percussion ensemble, drum corps, dance, and theatre. He has played for shows like The Secret Garden and The Addams Family (Virginia Children’s Theatre), Once Upon a Mattress (Virginia Tech), and has AMD’d Radford University’s production of The Drowsy Chaperone. Hudson is thrilled to be joining Post Playhouse as a music director for his first season! If you want to learn more about Hudson, check out his website! www.hudsoncrowe.com
- General IT
Don has stepped down from his position of designing all Post Playhouse’s printed and digital materials and taking care of the bulk of the marketing related tasks. It was a fun 13 years, but he is very happy to have extra time with his family, now that his main responsibility to the Playhouse is making sure the website works and everyone gets their emails. Best of luck to all the new, talented folks who are stepping in to keep creating art in the Northwest corner of Nebraska!
- Director/Choreographer — Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Danny is a singer, dancer, choreographer, director, and teaching artist. Danny has worked at such theatres as Arizona Broadway Theatre, Millbrook Playhouse, The Cumberland Theatre, The Wick Theatre, Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Stage Door Theatre, and New Bedford Festival. He’s also a Resident Choreographer for Norwegian Creative Studios, as well as a teaching artist for Inside Broadway in NY. Danny has choreographed the 2021 and 2022 National Tour of A Christmas Carol and most recently Brooklyn the musical at Baruch College in NYC. Danny is excited to be back at Post Playhouse after being a company member in 2018. Danny wants to thank his fiance Andrew for his love and support. www.dannydurr.com, IG: @dannyjdurr
- Remote Box Office Staff
Brooke is thrilled to be joining Post Playhouse for another season, this time as the remote assistant box office manager. She is an actress with experience stretching from the Quad Cities to the south suburbs of Chicago. When she isn’t answering the phones from home, you’ll find her writing freelance scripts and monologues, playing with her new baby boy, and exploring the outdoors. She wishes so much to be able to support our talented cast from the audience! Break legs, everyone!
- Stage Management Team
- Calling Stage Manager — Leader of the Pack, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Deck Stage Manager — Clue the Musical, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Kathryn is absolutely thrilled about her debut summer at Post Playhouse! She is currently entering the third year of her BFA Design & Technology degree, with an emphasis in Stage Management at the University of Arizona. Some of her previous selected credits are Freshman/Sophomore Showcase (Stage Manager), Head Over Heels (ASM), Vaud (ASM), Legally Blonde (ASM), High Fidelity (ASM), and more! Musicals have always had a special place in her heart, so Post has been a dream! She wants to thank her two favorite people, Suzanne and Jim for always supporting her dreams. For more on Kathryn, see her website kathrynkulaga.com. Enjoy the show!
- Interim Executive Director
Em is delighted to be part of the administrative team, supporting Andy Meyers through the transition into his first year at Post! Em worked as an actress at Post Playhouse for four seasons spanning from 2009-2019 before joining the administrative team. She received her BFA in music theatre from Elon University and her MPA in nonprofit management from Indiana University. Em has worked in administration and advancement for arts organizations around the country since 2015, most notably The Cleveland Orchestra and the San Diego Symphony. You may remember Em on the Post Playhouse stage in The Wizard of Oz ‘10 (Dorothy), Oklahoma! ‘12 (Laurie), and The Music Man ‘19 (Marian). She looks forward to visiting her home away from home in Nebraska this summer and bringing her husband and 2 year old daughter along!
- Assistant Media and Scenic Design
Syd is beyond excited to be working at Post Playhouse for the first time. She is even more excited to be working with her friend Stephen Seder with scenic design and media this season. Syd was recently found at the Arizona Theatre Company as the stage management apprentice where worked on shows Cinderella, An American in Paris, and Chorus Line. She wants to thank her family for being there for her and her best friend Kate for always pushing her and encouraging her. Thank you to you too for watching!
- Producing Artistic Director
Andy is an actor, director, playwright, and arts administrator, working at theatre across the country, including the Tony Award winning McCarter Theatre, Herb Strauss Big Arts, Luna Stage and Arizona Broadway Theatre. He’s also Artistic Director of Fort Peck Summer Theatre and was previously Managing Director for Performing Arts at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, NY. As an actor, Andy has appeared in the national tours of Annie, Bus Stop and A Christmas Carol, and starred Off-Broadway in the 35th Anniversary Revival of Dames at Sea and Circle of Friends.
Andy is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Boston, Wagner College in NYC and holds post graduate degrees in Musical Theatre and Nonprofit Management from University of Montana.
- Season Lighting Designer
- Production Manager
Ken is extremely thrilled to be coming back for his eighth season at the Post Playhouse; this year as the Production Manager and Season Lighting Designer. He is currently at the University of Arizona where he teaches as an Assistant Professor of Lighting Design; as well as serving as the Theatre Department’s Production Manager. Primarily his work has been in Musical Theatre & Opera working on productions around the country. To view his work, please feel free to visit his website at KGPhillips.com. He would like to thank the community for always welcoming him back, for his parents support, and the love of his wonderful wife, Alexandra.
- Scenic and Media Designer
Stephen is excited to be joining the Post Playhouse family this summer! Stephen is an interdisciplinary theatre and media artist from Montana. He is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at The University of Montana Western and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College. He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts from the University of Montana. Stephen was a technical director and adjunct instructor for Carroll College for four years and has worked for the Virginia City Players, Myrna Loy Center, Helena Theatre Company, Grandstreet Theatre, Blue Slipper Theatre, Gateway Playhouse, Venture Theatre, and Billings Studio Theatre. Learn more on stephenalanseder.com, or follow him on Instagram: @seder.stephen.
- 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.
- Associate Artistic Director
Originally from Elberta, Alabama and a graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) Program at the University of Southern Mississippi (2021), Elizabeth quickly dove into the world of technical theatre when she stage managed Perseverance Productions’ A Christmas Carol National Tour in 2021. She returned to A Christmas Carol in 2022 to both act in (Millie, Ensemble) and company manage the tour. She also spent several months last year working on and acting in shows in Farmington, NM. These shows include The Music Man (Ensemble), The Pirates of Penzance (Daughter/Policeman), Annie (Lily), and Sweeney Todd (Featured Soloist). She also stage managed the World Premiere of Gene Kelly’s Lost Musical. She is thrilled to be a part of both the production team and cast this summer at Post Playhouse!
- Stage Management team
- Deck Stage Manager — Leader of the Pack, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
- Calling Stage Manager — Clue the Musical, The Spitfire Grill
Mesa is thrilled to join the Post Playhouse team and return to the Midwest for an amazing summer! She is entering her third year studying Stage Management and Arts Administration at the University of Arizona, where her most recent production credits include assistant stage managing for Legally Blonde, New Directions Festival, and Showcase. In her free time, Mesa loves to explore the outdoors and discover new ice cream flavors. She would like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her.
- President of the Board
- Vice President of the Board
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