J. Thomas Kidd (Managing Director/Artistic Director) is an Associate Professor
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Mark K. Varns (Advising General Director) holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Design and Technology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Mark has worked with a number of
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Danae DeShazer (Associate Director) is thrilled to return to McLeod Summer Playhouse for 2018! Last summer, Danae served as the Assistant Director/Assistant Choreographer for "Into the Woods," "Pinkalicious," "Singin' in the Rain," and "Sister Act." Favorite on-stage credits include: "Into the Woods" (The Baker's Wife), "Crazy For You" (Polly Baker), "A Chorus Line" (Sheila), "Cabaret" (Sally Bowles), "Side Show" (Violet), "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" (Drood), and "The Drowsy Chaperone" (Janet). You can also catch Danae in the new web series "Barry Baker:
Kevin A. Smith (Music Director) is native of Omaha, Nebraska and holds degrees from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Southern Illinois University. Musical Supervisor of McLeod Summer Playhouse, Carbondale, Illinois. New York City credits include; Theater 2020 A Little Night Music; Three Act Theater Next to Normal. National Tours: Miss Nelson Is Missing, Miss Nelson Has A Field Day, Stinky Cheese Man, The Little Engine That Could. Regional credits: Northern Stage Mamma Mia; McLeod Summer Playhouse Into the Woods, Sister Act, Singin’ in the Rain, Bring It On, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hairspray, Spamalot, The Sound of Music, Chicago, and ANNIE; Dartmouth College Urinetown.
Jenna Mee Dosch (Associate Music Director) received her Master of Music degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2015. She completed her undergraduate degree in piano performance in 2013 at Luther College. Jenna currently lives in New York City and is a faculty member of NYU Steinhardt. Recent collaborators include Kelli O’Hara, The Staples Players, Three Act Theatre, Polaris Productions, and Crystal Theatre. Jenna is excited to return to McLeod Summer Playhouse and thanks her family and her fiancée Lyndsay for their love and support.
Timothy Fink (Advising General Director) has served as either Artistic Director or Co-General Director of the McLeod Summer Playhouse from1997-2010. Recent directing credits include Urinetown for the McLeod Mainstage, the opera Hansel
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Scott Elliott (Business Manager)
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Darlene Reidelberger (Dept. Secretary)
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