Craig Kolkebeck, Artistic Director

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 non-majors, and Acting for the Camera at Catawba and has served as Fight Coordinator for numerous productions.

With his new position 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.

 

Caitlin Billings,  Marketing Director 

Caitlin Billings graduated from Catawba College with a B.A.  in Theatre Education and spent two summers with Hope  Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan most recently as season Publicist and  Assistant Photographer. She has dabbled in every theatrical field such as costumes, performance, stage management, and directing though she has found that her heart is in promotion and marketing. When she is not in  the theater, Caitlin freelances as a photographer. She picked up her first camera at fourteen and never put it down.

 

 

 

Caitlin Billings,  Marketing Director 

Caitlin Billings recently graduated from Catawba College with a B.A.  in Theatre Education and completed a second internship  with Hope  Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan as season Publicist  and Assistant Photographer. She has dabbled in every theatrical field such as costumes, performance, stage management, and directing though she has found that her heart is in promotion and marketing. When she is not  in the theater, Caitlin freelances as a photographer. She picked up her first camera at fourteen and never put it down. She also is an avid writer of fiction and is currently the co-author of a young adult novel she is writing with her long time friend. 

MEET the  STAFF

Rod  OdenTechnical Director

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  Carmichael,  Business   Manager 

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.

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Stage Manager: Running on Fire

Ada Rosado Valdez hails from Mexico and moved to Knightdale, North Carolina when she was 5 years old. She is currently a sophomore at Catawba College, where she has served as the stage manager for Catawba College’s productions of Exit the King and The Children’s Hour. Ada worked as the Creative Arts Instructor for Camp Paradise Valley over the summer and recently attended KCACTF at Georgia Southern University as a nominee for the Stage Manager Fellowship. Throughout high school, she volunteered her time at Knightdale Repertory Theatre where she worked as a stage manager for multiple shows, director, scenic designer, properties designer, publicity manager, prop master, assistant stage manager, and campaign manager. Ada wishes to pursue theatre as a career after she graduates, perhaps becoming a professional stage manager for a touring company. In addition to stage managing at Lee Street in the spring (’18), Ada will be working with the Marketing and Management team on grant writing.

 

Director: The Realistic Joneses

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Peyton Glendinning is an Honors Senior at Catawba, pursuing a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a minor in Sociology. Originally from Panama City Beach, Florida, she is currently serving her second term as President of the Blue Masque, and also dedicates her time to the Catawba Honors Program and the Theatre Arts Student Advocacy Board. During her time at Catawba, Peyton has been seen on stage (Eurydice in Eurydice) as well as behind the scenes as a Stage Manager, Costume Shop First Hand, and Master Electrician. Her primary focus, however, is directing, and her work has been seen in the FBC numerous times (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Deliver Us Not!, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton, RED). This fall, she is directing Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead as part of Catawba College’s Main Stage Season. In addition to directing at Lee Street in the spring (’18), Peyton will be working as part of Lee Street’s Development team.

 

Caitlin Billings,  Marketing Director 

Caitlin Billings recently graduated from Catawba College with a B.A.  in Theatre Education and completed a second internship  with Hope  Summer Repertory Theatre in Holland, Michigan as season Publicist  and Assistant Photographer. She has dabbled in every theatrical field such as costumes, performance, stage management, and directing though she has found that her heart is in promotion and marketing. When she is not  in the theater, Caitlin freelances as a photographer. She picked up her first camera at fourteen and never put it down. She also is an avid writer of fiction and is currently the co-author of a young adult novel she is writing with her long time friend. 

MEET the  INTERNS

Shari Graham – Chair

James Faust – Vice Chair

Chris   Blumenthal – Treasurer
Tim Campbell

Lane Wallace
Mike Cline
Beth Sowers
Hen Henderlite

Rick Anderson McCombs

Catherine Dalton

Anne Whitton Bolyea

Kate Carey

David Post

Meet the Board

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