Meet The Team

 

 

Leadership

Katherine Owens

Founder & Artistic Director

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Bruce DuBose

Founder & Producing Artistic Director

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STAFF

Kenneth Bernstein   Technical Director   Ken holds a BA in Technical Theatre from the University of Missouri Kansas City. His theatrical trails have taken him across the country from NY to Alaska with stops in Ohio,Missouri, Massachusetts,Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia. Ken has held positions with some of the most prestigious regional Theatres including Missouri Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Shakespeare and Dallas Theatre Center as well as managing several corporate shops. Ken has been the TD at Undermain since 2011.

Kenneth Bernstein Technical Director

Ken holds a BA in Technical Theatre from the University of Missouri Kansas City. His theatrical trails have taken him across the country from NY to Alaska with stops in Ohio,Missouri, Massachusetts,Oregon, North Carolina and Virginia. Ken has held positions with some of the most prestigious regional Theatres including Missouri Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Shakespeare and Dallas Theatre Center as well as managing several corporate shops. Ken has been the TD at Undermain since 2011.

Blair Crane   Development Director   Blair joined the Undermain in March of 2019. She holds a BFA in Theater Production from Southwestern University and found her love of theater there. She began her career as an Equity Stage Manager in and around theaters in Philadelphia, including Bristol Riverside Theatre and Media Theatre. She spent her summers as PSM of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in the cornfields surrounding Desales University. Retiring from stage management in 2009, she began her work in arts administration and development. She worked for McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ before moving back to Texas. In Dallas, Blair has worked in the development departments of Dallas Theater Center and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Blair Crane Development Director

Blair joined the Undermain in March of 2019. She holds a BFA in Theater Production from Southwestern University and found her love of theater there. She began her career as an Equity Stage Manager in and around theaters in Philadelphia, including Bristol Riverside Theatre and Media Theatre. She spent her summers as PSM of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in the cornfields surrounding Desales University. Retiring from stage management in 2009, she began her work in arts administration and development. She worked for McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ before moving back to Texas. In Dallas, Blair has worked in the development departments of Dallas Theater Center and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Parker Gray   Operations Manager   Parker Gray started his position as Operations Manager in July 2017. He holds a BFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University, where he graduated Cum Laude.  Parker is primarily an actor, and has been seen professionally around the DFW metroplex with Undermain Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theater, Stage West, Watertower Theatre , Shakespeare Dallas and Shakespeare in the Bar. His voice can be heard on several shows with FUNimation, including  One Piece, The Silver Guardian,  and  Convenience Store Boyfriends.

Parker Gray Operations Manager

Parker Gray started his position as Operations Manager in July 2017. He holds a BFA in Theatre from Southern Methodist University, where he graduated Cum Laude.

Parker is primarily an actor, and has been seen professionally around the DFW metroplex with Undermain Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theater, Stage West, Watertower Theatre , Shakespeare Dallas and Shakespeare in the Bar. His voice can be heard on several shows with FUNimation, including One Piece, The Silver Guardian, and Convenience Store Boyfriends.

 
Patricia Hackler   General Manager   Patricia Hackler joined the organization in late 2014. She has over twenty years of senior level management experience in both governmental and non-profit organizations in Texas and New York State. She has been responsible for and has experience in relationship building, service delivery, organizational change, strategic planning and fiscal development and management of multimillion-dollar budgets. She has worked with community boards as well as the organization’s boards.  Patricia holds Master Degrees in both Professional Counseling and Social Work.

Patricia Hackler General Manager

Patricia Hackler joined the organization in late 2014. She has over twenty years of senior level management experience in both governmental and non-profit organizations in Texas and New York State. She has been responsible for and has experience in relationship building, service delivery, organizational change, strategic planning and fiscal development and management of multimillion-dollar budgets. She has worked with community boards as well as the organization’s boards.

Patricia holds Master Degrees in both Professional Counseling and Social Work.

Christina Steffey   Development Manager   Christina, Development and Front of House Manager, joined the theater’s house staff in 2013. She has over twenty-five years of service as a public school educator in both Texas and Kansas, most recently with Dallas ISD’s elementary arts magnet, Sidney Lanier Elementary Vanguard for the Expressive Arts. Her theater experience, buried deep underneath her educator years, includes house management and stage management experience for theaters in the Kansas City area. Christina loves it when her arts and educator worlds collide, such as her opportunity to design and implement the first Arts in Education program at Kansas City’s KC Rep.    Christina holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration as well as an (almost) master’s in Theater History. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a B.S.E. in Secondary Education and remains today a proud Jayhawk.

Christina Steffey Development Manager

Christina, Development and Front of House Manager, joined the theater’s house staff in 2013. She has over twenty-five years of service as a public school educator in both Texas and Kansas, most recently with Dallas ISD’s elementary arts magnet, Sidney Lanier Elementary Vanguard for the Expressive Arts. Her theater experience, buried deep underneath her educator years, includes house management and stage management experience for theaters in the Kansas City area. Christina loves it when her arts and educator worlds collide, such as her opportunity to design and implement the first Arts in Education program at Kansas City’s KC Rep.

Christina holds a master’s degree in Educational Administration as well as an (almost) master’s in Theater History. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a B.S.E. in Secondary Education and remains today a proud Jayhawk.

Theresa Webster   Marketing Manager   Theresa joined the Undermain in January of 2015. She has a BFA in Theatre and English Literature from the University of Connecticut. She started her career in New York City where she worked at Actors’ Equity Association as an assistant Business Representative while she acted in industrials and danced at the Broadway Dance Center. She then made the switch to copywriter/copy editor at Quigley Publishing where she worked on the Motion Picture and Television and Video Almanacs. After moving to Dallas, she continued copywriting and copy editing with Neiman Marcus and Gemmy Industries. At Gemmy, she broadened her experience by taking on the job of music producer for the animated toys they created, including the infamous “Big Mouth Billy Bass.” Somewhat of a homecoming, Theresa is thrilled to be back in theatre as the Marketing Manager for the Undermain.

Theresa Webster Marketing Manager

Theresa joined the Undermain in January of 2015. She has a BFA in Theatre and English Literature from the University of Connecticut. She started her career in New York City where she worked at Actors’ Equity Association as an assistant Business Representative while she acted in industrials and danced at the Broadway Dance Center. She then made the switch to copywriter/copy editor at Quigley Publishing where she worked on the Motion Picture and Television and Video Almanacs. After moving to Dallas, she continued copywriting and copy editing with Neiman Marcus and Gemmy Industries. At Gemmy, she broadened her experience by taking on the job of music producer for the animated toys they created, including the infamous “Big Mouth Billy Bass.” Somewhat of a homecoming, Theresa is thrilled to be back in theatre as the Marketing Manager for the Undermain.

 

Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT

Deborah Nugent

VICE PRESIDENT

Bill Swart

TREASURER

Katherine Sharp

SECRETARY

Lin Medlin

Johnette Alter

Joleen Chambers

Bruce DuBose

Don Ellwood

Bryan D. Garner

Graham Greene

Patricia Hackler

Ashley Kisner

Tim Langford

Karol Omlor

Pat Rosenthal

Linda Patston

Larry Taylor

Angus Wynne III

 
 

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