The Staff at Lee Street Theatre
Craig Kolkebeck holds a B.A. in music from St. Lawrence University and an M.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Texas. He is the former Artistic Director for Teatro Los Pobres and the Southwest Repertory Organization. He is a SAG/AFTRA/AEA member professional actor and has been a professional director for some 30 years. His productions have ranged from the smallest of warehouse stages to multi-million dollar venues in the theme park live action stunt show arena here in the U.S., as well as Holland, Germany, Japan and Russia.
He has also directed numerous award nominated productions at Catawba College as well as C.A.S.T., Uwharrie Players, Children’s Theatre Charlotte, The Warehouse and Lee Street Theatre. Since coming to Salisbury from L.A., he has discovered a love for teaching, and teaches Beginning Acting for Majors, Audition Techniques, and Acting for the Camera at Catawba and has served as Fight Coordinator for numerous productions.
As Artistic Director of Lee Street Theatre, he hopes to develop an integrated program with the Department of Theatre Arts that will provide more opportunities for theatre students as performers, designers, and theatre practitioners.
Whether for the audiences on a professional stage or teaching students in a technical workshop, Rod Oden is proud to have over fifteen years experience in a variety of venues, genres and audiences. Rod has designed on stages from Los Angeles to New Orleans, and in virtually every type of venue. He enjoys working alongside community members, volunteers and students to help grow and create professional experiences in the theatre.
Some of his favorite work includes Tuck Everlasting (New Orleans Regional Premiere), Chicago, August: Osage County, The 39 Steps, The Mousetrap, Spamalot, How I learned to Drive, Shrek, and Lombardi (WV Premiere). Rod was previously the Production Manager & Technical Director of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society in New Orleans, LA and the Technical Director of the Actors Guild of Parkersburg in Parkersburg, WV. He has worked with countless community theaters, educational organizations and professional troupes to produce quality, high-end productions audiences have enjoyed watching. Rod is blessed and thankful for his beautiful wife Raquel and his four precious boys Tristan, Lucas, Jamie and Sylar. He also enjoys spending time with his two lovely daughters Ariel and Isabelle.
David holds a BFA in theatre from the University of Georgia with a primary interest in scene design. Instead of working in the theatre he went on to work in the corporate world spending most of his time over the past thirty-four years in commercial real estate working with Food Lion for over 25 years, as well as spending time with Shoe Show and 7-Eleven. David is delighted to once again be associated with the theatre and especially happy to be a part of the staff at Lee Street theatre. He has been married to Karen for nearly 27 years, and have one son Spencer who was just married in the summer of 2017.
Marketing and Communications Director
Jimmy has a degree in Music Education from the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University. He also has over 25 years of marketing experience including digital marketing, web development, and social media expertise. He is also a certified theater buff including both community and professional theater from Boone to the Triad. He will be working to grow our network of sponsors and increase our visibility in the community. If you have any questions or would like to talk about becoming a sponsor, email him: firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Our Board of Directors
James Faust – Chair
Lane Wallace – Vice Chair
Chris Blumenthal – Treasurer
Shari Graham – Ex-Officio
Rick Anderson McCombs
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