Men on Boats playbill

Men on boats by Jaclyn Backhaus
Playwrights Horizons, Inc. and Clubbed Thumb produced men on boats in New York City, 2016
Initially developed and produced by Clubbed Thumb in 2015

The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited.

Land Acknowledgement and DEI

We acknowledge that we live, work, and create art on the traditional lands of the Tsalagi peoples (now the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) and the Tsoyaha peoples (Yuchi and Muscogee Creek).

We are indebted to these indigenous peoples for their stewardship, both past and present, of this beautiful land.

We recognize and value diversity in all forms, including age, ethnicity, family structure, gender identity, national origin, race religion, spirituality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and veteran status.

We believe inclusivity and diversity in our workplace should reflect the increasing multicultural and global society in which we live. We seek to foster excellent creative research, scholarship and professional practice by creating a welcoming environment, ethical recruitment practices, and a diverse student body who will have lives of awareness and understanding through their creative research, teaching, practicing and advocating for others in a diverse world.

Detailed information on our DEI initiatives can be found here:

About Jaclyn Backhaus

Jaclyn BackhausJACLYN BACKHAUS is a playwright and co-founder of Fresh Ground Pepper. Her play MEN ON BOATS was a NYT Critics’ Pick (Off-Broadway, Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons) after starting in Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks, and was a Kilroys play in 2015. Other works include PEOPLE DOING MATH LIVE! (Under The Radar Festival's INCOMING! Series at The Public Theater), THE INCREDIBLE FOX SISTERS (Live Source), YOU ON THE MOORS NOW (Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, The Hypocrites Theater Chicago), BULL'S HOLLOW (Ars Nova), and the musical FOLK WANDERING. She has received commissions from Playwrights Horizons and Ars Nova and is the 2016 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at Clubbed Thumb. Her work has been developed and showcased with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Playwrights Horizons, The Public and Joe’s Pub, The Ice Factory Festival, (not just) 3 New Plays, The Civilians R&D Group, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, and The Falcons. BFA: NYU. She hails from Phoenix, Arizona.

From the Director

I first heard of Men on Boats shortly after moving to New York City in August 2016, just before it closed at Playwrights Horizons, and as we all stood on the precipice of a turbulent time of reckoning in our country. A few months prior, Hamilton swept the Tonys and for the first time in the award ceremony’s history, four Black performers won in every musical acting category. Across the nation, many grappled with the question of how a story changes based on who is telling it; on a personal level, I was beginning to articulate my own shifting gender identity.

Enter this play about ten cisgender white men and their impact on this country, told by people who didn’t identify as cisgender white men. This casting conceit set up camp in my mind as I continued my own storytelling and theatrical journeys. Almost seven years later, it’s an honor to embark on this expedition, with this company, at an institution I’m proud to return to after graduating from UTK’s Theatre department in 2016.

During this process we’ve explored the concept of identity as a performance, played with masculine and feminine presentation, and incorporated modern materials alongside natural elements as a means of examining how our contemporary society juts up against history. We invite the audience to walk alongside us in considering some of the questions we’ve asked: What does it mean to “play a man” when you are a woman? Non-binary? A gender for which you’re still mapping a course and have yet to name? What pieces of yourself do you bring to the stage? What do you leave behind and what do you salvage following life’s various boat wrecks?

Men On Boats is a play about people who were once real, who are now more myth than man; the proof of their mortality is perhaps never more acutely felt than where we see their lives translated here, via the freedom of the public domain. But their stories live on, told by those whose decisions shape our world today just as Powell and his men shaped the story of this country in its infancy.

Ultimately, we all live here, both those of us who are alive and those who’ve left us with only their stories. Those who closely resemble these characters and those who don’t. We live on stolen land. On land that has been discovered and discovered and discovered—claimed and claimed again—with new names and descriptions that stretch across history and chart changes in this country of contradictions. 

As you settle in for this journey, we hope you’ll join us in opening up your imagination, in embracing the idea that by boldly acknowledging our differences we are able to see our threads of common humanity in even brighter relief. In doing so, may we all be inspired to continue expanding the narrative until our stages look like our society and our society reflects the dreams of our most daring, inclusive stories.

Oars up, oars out—we’ll see ya down there,

Ashlee Latimer

Westward Expansion

Westward expansion began in 1803, after the Louisiana Purchase – when the United States bought 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River. The U.S. government hired Lewis and Clark to explore the West and find a route to the Pacific Ocean. William Clark made a map on this journey. Although it had many inaccuracies, it was the start of Western settlers learning more about the West. Many explorers came after Lewis and Clark and continued expanding the available information of the West and creating maps. However, much of this land remained uncharted and unexplored. 

Before 1869, it was difficult to get funding for exploration. The majority of explorations were unsuccessful, which discouraged the government from funding dangerous expeditions. John Wesley Powell noted that much of the West remained blank on maps and that the US lacked information about Colorado and other nearby states. He wished to explore and study the West, developing knowledge on the geography and geology of the land.

On May 24th, 1869, Powell and nine crew members departed on a perilous three month journey from Green River, Wyoming. His crew included a map maker, a cook, hunters, soldiers, and one wealthy Britishman. The men adventured down the Colorado river and through the Grand Canyon, recording information on the land and the surrounding Indigenous tribes along the way.

Cearan Jax Costello, Dramaturg

Shubert Foundation, Inc.Arts & Culture AllianceKnox County Tourism ConsortiumThe Department of the TreasuryKnox County TennesseeWUOTWUTK

Members of Marian Brown's Circle

This project [is being][was] supported in whole or in part by federal award number 21.027 awarded to Knox County by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance.

This production contains strong language, adult content, and sudden loud noises.
Running time: 100 minutes with no intermission

the artists

Ashlee Latimer – Directed
Sophie Smrcka – Scenic Designer
Kaelyn Williams – Costume Designer
Kaylin Gess – Lighting Designer
Allison Bucher – Sound Designer
Lucas SwinehartProjections Designer
Cearan Jax CostelloDramaturg
Carol Mayo JenkinsVoice/Text Coach
Emily AdamsStage Manager
Kenneth MartinArtistic Director/Department Head
Tom CervoneManaging Director
Susan L. McMillanProduction Manager 


Ashlee LatimerASHLEE LATIMER  (Director) Ashlee is a writer, producer, and director focused on creating work that supports and celebrates young people and students of all ages. A Knoxville native, she is a proud alum of the University of Tennessee, Bearden High School, and the Knoxville Children's Theatre. Her Broadway co-producing projects include Once On This Island (Tony Award), The Inheritance (Tony Award), and Be More Chill. Favorite directing credits include A Little Princess, Anne of Green Gables, and Little Women. Her debut picture book, Francis Discovers Possible, was published with Abrams in 2022. She currently lives in Tennessee with her senior lab, Tyson, and takes the opportunity to travel whenever possible. You can find her online talking about books, theatre, and Pride & Prejudice (2005) at @ALNL on Twitter and @ashleelaurynnichole on Instagram. For Zack and Brandon.

Sophie SmrckaSOPHIE SMRCKA (Scenic Designer) was born and raised in Colorado, and graduated with B.A.s in Theatre and Strategic Communications from the University of Denver in 2022. She is now a first-year MFA candidate in Scenic Design at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Men on Boats is Sophie's first show with the Clarence Brown Theatre. More of her work can be found at @smrckadesigns on instagram.

Kaelyn WilliamsKAELYN WILLIAMS (Costume Designer) Kaelyn is a first year graduate student in Costume Design and this is her first show with the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre. She really enjoyed the design challenges this production offered, and loved working with the amazing cast, crew and production team to help bring this story to life. She hopes you enjoy the show.

Kaylin GessKAYLIN GESS (Lighting Designer) is a third-year MFA candidate in Lighting Design at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Gess was previously a Charlotte-based Lighting Designer, Scenic Designer, and Scenic Painter who worked as the Assistant Technical Director at Davidson College, her alma mater from 2017-2020. Professional design credits include: NC Stage Company, Adjusted Realists (NYC), River and Rail Theatre, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, Jobsite Theatre, Hat Trick Theatre, Patel Conservatory, M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa, and Davidson College. Gess most recently served as Projections Designer for Adaptive Radiation and was also the Lighting Designer on last season’s Blood at the Root. Kaylin holds a B.A. in Theatre from Davidson College.

Allison BucherALLISON BUCHER (Sound Designer) Allison  is a Sound Designer from New Orleans, Louisiana and received a BFA in Theatre Design & Technology and a Minor in Media and Entertainment Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2022. She is now a first-year MFA candidate in Sound and Digital Media Design at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Men on Boats is Allison’s first show with the Clarence Brown Theatre. More of her work can be found at

Lucas SwinehartLUCAS SWINEHART (Projections Designer) is currently a Senior at the University of Tennessee pursuing a BA in Theatre Technology and Design. Lucas worked as an audio technician at the Utah Shakespeare Festival for the 2022 season. Recent design and assistant credits include Adaptive Radiation, Murder on the Orient Express, Our Tempest, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and A Christmas Carol. Lucas was also the Sound Designer for River and Rail Theatre’s production of The Wolves.

Cearan Jax CostelloCEAREAN JAX COSTELLO (Dramaturg/Assistant Director) is in his third-year at UTK. He is pursuing a dual degree in Civil Engineering and Theatre: Design and Technology. His areas of focus are directing, stage managing, technical directing, scenic, and lighting design. Since being at UT, he Co-Stage Managed Blood At The Root (Clarence Brown Theatre), was Assistant Stage Manager/COVID Safety Manager for Sweat (River & Rail), directed Twelfth Night (All Campus Theatre), and has crewed CBT shows. He is currently the Managing Director of ACT. One of his favorite projects with ACT was writing and directing When Bad Things Happen for the 2020 One Act Fest. He hopes you all enjoy the show!

CAROL MAYO JENKINS (Voice/Text Coach) Carol has survived many years of professional theatre - On Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional Theatre, as well as national television. She is delighted to be collaborating with her students on this production.

Emily AdamsEMILY ADAMS (Stage Manager) Emily is a senior undergraduate at UTK and is pursuing a degree in Anthropology but Theatre is her true passion. When not at the theatre, you can find her at the movies or at home reading a good book. She has assistant stage managed several productions at the Clarence Brown including A Christmas Carol and She Kills Monsters and she is so excited to be Stage Managing a CBT production! She would like the thank Patrick Lanczki for his guidance and patience and her family for their never ending support. Lastly, she hopes you enjoy the show!

Kenneth J. MartinKENNETH MARTIN (Department Head, Artistic Director) Ken comes from the University of Missouri, at Kansas City, where he was the Patricia Mcllrath Endowed Professor and Chair of the Theatre Division.  His 26-year career in academia also included nearly 18 years serving as chair of the theater departments of Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina and Ashland University in Ohio. Tremendously successful as an administrator at both institutions, Martin navigated curricular revisions and development, managed resources effectively and efficiently, created innovative collaborations, cultivated significant enrollment growth, and forged international partnerships. A member of United Scenic Artists, his designs have been seen at theatres across the country including Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, New Theatre, Ohio Light Opera, Cleveland Ensemble Theatre, Ocean State Theatre and many others. He has also designed shows for many colleges and universities including Marquette University, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Coastal Carolina University, Cuyahoga Community College, and The Ohio State University. Martin has actively served his profession as a respondent for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, as a consultant for several regional theaters and through active participation in organizations like the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Educational Theatre Association and the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Tom CervoneTOM CERVONE (Managing Director) has dedicated most of his professional career (and life) advocating for and working in the best interests of the arts and culture industry, 25 years (and counting) serving proudly as the managing director for the Clarence Brown Theatre/Department of Theatre at UTK. He previously served as the first executive director of the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation and the executive director for Dogwood Arts. Cervone spent many years on the board of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Greater Knoxville, and currently serves on the boards of the WordPlayers, the Knoxville Children’s Theatre, Department of Theatre and recently appointed to the Board of Governors of West Liberty University. Cervone remains active within the UTK community as a member of the Exempt Staff Council and Chancellor’s Commission for LGBTQ people. He received the Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Service to the University in 2010. He is a longtime member of the Actors’ Equity Association. Cervone holds his undergraduate degree in Speech and English Education with an emphasis in Theatre from West Liberty University in West Virginia and an MFA (1993) and MBA (2010) from UTK. He is a graduate of and was selected as the Class Representative of the Leadership Knoxville class of 2011.  Cervone is a member of his undergraduate alma mater’s class of 2015 Alumni Wall
of Honor.

Susan L. McMillianSUSAN L. McMILLAN (Production Manager) is in her ninth year as Production Manager at CBT and UT Department of Theatre. In addition, she teaches Stage Management. Prior, Susan was the Production Manager and Stage Management Instructor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, for 6 years. Susan is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and was a Stage Manager at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 18 years. Additionally, she has stage managed at the Guthrie Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, PCPA, Rogue Valley Opera, Portland Civic Theatre, and has toured to the Kennedy Center. Through science and music (B.S. degrees in Biochemistry and Biology from Oregon State University), Susan found her passion in theatre. She is incredibly grateful for the opportunities and adventures, inspirational mentors, artistic and talented colleagues, amazing students, and the love and support of her family and friends.

the cast

Aboard the Emma Dean: 
…..John Wesley Powell – Jasmine R. Handy
…..William Dunn – Allison Hahn
…..John Colton Sumner – Sidney Scarlett

Aboard the Kitty Clyde’s Sister:
…..Old Shady – Madison M. Mansouri
…..Bradley – Cameron Skillen

Aboard the No-Name:
…..O.G. Howland – Sarah Wahrmund
…..Seneca Howland – Abigail McCarter
…..Frank Goodman – Catherine Blevins

Aboard the Maid of the Canyon:
…..Hall – Ella Trisler
…..Hawkins – Sarah Hazlehurst

The Others on Land:
…..Tsauwiat (an Ute Chief – doubles with O.G. Howland)Sarah Wahrmund
The Bishop (Tsauwiat’s Wife – doubles with Seneca Howland)Abigail McCarter
Mr. Asa (a desert settler – doubles with Goodman)Catherine Blevins


Powell, Old Shady, Hawkins, O.G., Seneca, Tsuawiat, The Bishop – Shahd Abbas
Dunn, Sumner, Bradley, Hall, Goodman, and Mr. Asa – Monica Gardiner

In tonight’s performance, the roles of “Seneca Howland” and “The Bishop” normally played by Abigail McCarter will be performed by Shahd Abbas.


Shahd AbbasSHAHD ABBAS (Assistant Director /Understudy - Powell, Old Shady, Hawkins, O.G., Seneca, Tsuawiat, The Bishop) is a 2021 UT graduate who studied Theatre and Leadership and was heavily involved in the All Campus Theatre and Volunteer Short Films (the film club on campus) where she gained leadership experience in management, treasury, producing, and directing. She also enjoyed being a crew member for CBT shows such as Urinetown, The Real Inspector Hound, and A Christmas Carol (2019). Shahd is currently a Singing Server and is working on her own theatre projects in Nashville. She wants to thank Director Ashlee Latimer and UT’s Theatre Department for the opportunity and for the warm welcome back to Knoxville.

Catherine BlevinsCATHERINE BLEVINS (Frank Goodman, Mr. Asa / a desert settler – doubles with Goodman) Catherine is so excited to be a part of this production of Men on Boats! Currently a junior at UTK, Catherine recently graduated with an AFA in Theatre from Pellissippi State and performed in many shows there including The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Love and Information, Sappho at the Edge of the Abyss, and Popcorn at the Odessa. Catherine also frequently works with other local theatre companies, having most recently been seen in River and Rail’s production of the The Wolves. Catherine would like to thank all the amazing friends, family, directors, and instructors that have given their support over the years.

Monica GardinerMONICA GARDINER (Understudy - Dunn, Sumner, Bradley, Hall, Goodman, and Mr. Asa) is a Studio Art major with a focus in 3D art, and a Theatre minor at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She likes to do a little bit of everything in theatre including set design and construction, acting, crewing, prop management and artisanry, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. Monica is excited to be involved in this production and grateful to the Clarence Brown Theatre for this opportunity.

Allison HahnALLISON HAHN (William Dunn) is so excited to be making her CBT debut in Men On Boats. Allison is a freshman at the University of Tennessee studying Advertising in the Film/TV Industry. She has been acting since third grade and is grateful to be continuing her favorite activity in college. Allison would like to thank her mom, Ilyse, for always believing in her dreams, her sister, Emily, for convincing her to come to UTK, and she is especially thankful to her director, Ashlee, for never giving up on her and truly believing that she can do anything.

Jasmine R. HandyJASMINE R. HANDY (John Wesley Powell) Jasmine is both blessed and honored to be back in the Clarence Brown Lab Theatre. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she is seeking to complete her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre with an Acting Concentration. Her previous training includes attending the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and Kennesaw State University’s College of the Arts. This will be her third show at the University of Tennessee Department of Theatre. Previous CBT credits include Blood at the Root (Raylynn) and Adaptive Radiation (Olivia). She would like to extend special thanks to her loved ones for unwavering support, Carol Mayo Jenkins for coaching and guidance, and Ashlee Latimer for the opportunity and illuminating artistic direction.

SARAH HAZLEHURST (Hawkins) Sarah is a junior here at UTK, majoring in Theatre with an Acting concentration. Sarah is 20 years old and from Jackson, Tennessee. She is thrilled to be playing Hawkins in this production and has had the best time working with the cast. She would like to dedicate her performances to her late grandfather, George Edward Hazlehurst, and his love for the Grand Canyon
and adventure.

Madison M. MansouriMADISON M. MANSOURI (Old Shady) is pursuing a double major in English and Theatre. She is thrilled to be making her CBT debut! Madison currently serves on All Campus Theatre as the Marketing Director. A special thanks to her parents, brother, and friends for their continuous support.

Abigail McCarterABIGAIL McCARTER (Seneca Howland, The Bishop / Tsauwiat’s Wife – doubles with Seneca Howland) is a Sophomore in the UTK Theatre and Psychology Departments. She is thrilled to be a part of Men on Boats. While she acted throughout high school, this will be her second production with the Clarence Brown Theatre. She would like to thank Ashlee Latimer for the amazing opportunity. She would also like to thank her parents, especially her mom, for supporting her through the late rehearsals and early mornings.

Sidney ScarlettSIDNEY SCARLETT  (John Colton Sumner) Sid is excited to embark on this new expedition, as this is their first show with CBT. Sid is a recent AFA graduate from Pellissippi State Community College and was heard in Think Like A Dinosaur and seen in Love and Information. Also with Pellissippi was their work as soundboard operator for the 2019 production of Blood at the Root. They have also operated the soundboard for Ordinary Days and The Wolves at the University of Memphis. Most recently seen in River and Rail's production of The Wolves, Sid is excited to continue their acting journey with the University
of Tennessee.

Cameron SkillenCAMERON SKILLEN (Bradley) Cameron is absolutely thrilled to be working on this production of Men on Boats! Cameron is in her last semester at UT, majoring in Theatre and minoring in Religious Studies and Nonprofit Organization. She has been involved in several productions around Knoxville since she has lived here, including the Clarence Brown Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol in 2019, and Theatre Knoxville Downtown's production of The Haunting of Hill House in 2021. Most recently, she has been seen in the Clarence Brown's production of Adaptive Radiation last fall. She would like to thank everyone that has supported her through college and hasn't let her give up on her dreams. Enjoy the adventure!

Ella TrislerELLA TRISLER (Hall) is thrilled to be performing on the Lab stage for the first time! Most recently, she appeared as a Puppeteer in the Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of She Kills Monsters. Over the summer, she participated in the BroadwayEvolved NYC Summer Intensive, where she had the opportunity to learn from several Broadway performers, including Wesley Taylor and Britt Mack. Some of Ella’s favorite roles so far include Mayella Ewell in The Oak Ridge Playhouse’s production of To Kill A Mockingbird, for which she won a Georgie Award in 2019 (Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role), Kim MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie, Louisa von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Meg March in Little Women: The Musical.

Sarah WahrmundSARAH WAHRMUND (O.G. Howland, Tsauwiat / an Ute Chief – doubles with O.G. Howland) is a junior at UTK majoring in Theatre with a minor in Vocal Performance. Previously, she has been in many shows, including Chicago and Twelve Angry Men in highschool, and Guys and Dolls at the East Brainerd Community Theatre. More recently, Sarah performed in CBT's Adaptive Radiation (Mel), and has been involved with All Campus Theatre throughout college. She would like to thank her family for supporting her and her love of theatre, and CBT for giving her this amazing opportunity.


On boats in 1869. Traversing the Green & Colorado Rivers from Wyoming to a Big Canyon on the government’s first Sanctioned Expedition.

Production Crew

Assistant Directors - Shahd Abbas, Cearan Jax Costello
Assistant Stage Manager - Rachel Prior

Wardrobe Supervisor - Elizabeth Aaron
Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor - Dottie Haller
Wardrobe Crew - Destinee Vess

Props Director - Monica Gardiner
Deck Crew - Amelia McCabe, Gideon Rainey

Production Electrician / Light Board Operator - Collin Davis

Projections Operator - Amanda King

Sound Board Operator - Amanda King

Caroline Bradley

CBT Production Staff


Artistic Director/Department Head - Kenneth Martin
Managing Director - Tom Cervone
Business Manager - Tara Halstead
Accounting Specialist - Le Anna Jacobson
Marketing & Communications Director - Robin Conklin
General Manager - Vickie Carter
IT Specialist - Mark Spurlock
Graphic Designer - Julie Anna Summers


Manager of Ticketing and Sales - Sarah Burton
Box Office Manager - Callie Bacon
Lead House Manager - David Ratliff
Patron Service Associates - Faridat Akindele, George Bull, Desirea Burke, Julie Carter, Jordan Gatton-Bumpus, Kidist Girmai, Diamond Leonard, Emma Massengill, Jordan McCready, Faith McManus, Anderson McNeil, Ariella Mingo, Whitney Priest, Brana Shankle, Ariyana Shaw, Emmy Sinclair, Savannah Smith, Lillian Snead, Justin Spinella, Emily Stone, Jenna Tiger, Jacob Toran and Avalon Trunzo

External Relations Manager - Shelly Payne
Grants, Education, and Outreach Manager - Hana Sherman
Tours, Workshops - David Brian Alley
Summer Acting Workshops, Actor Talk Backs - Terry D. Alford

Production Manager - Susan L. McMillan
Rental Coordinator/Assistant Production Manager - Phyllis Belanger
Production Stage Manager - Patrick Lanczki

Costume Shop Manager - Melissa Caldwell-Weddig
Cutter/Draper - Kyle Andrew Schellinger
Costumers - Elizabeth Aaron, Amber Williams, and Laura Clift
Costume Assistants - Alex Heder and Kaelyn Williams
Costume Maintenance Crew - Alana Mara and Mahum Malik

Electrics Shop Manager - Travis Gaboda
Lead Electrician - Jon Mohrman

Technical Director - Jason Fogarty
Assistant Technical Director - George Hairston
Lead Carpenter - Jerry D. Winkle
Senior Carpenter - Kyle L. Hooks
Scene Shop Assistant - Michaela Lochen
Scene Shop Volunteer - Grace Bartoo
Scenic Charge Artist - Jillie Eves
Scenic Artist - Sophie Smrcka 

Props Supervisor - Christy Fogarty 
Lead Properties Artisan -  Sarah Gaboda
Prop Assistants - Monica Gardiner, Jacob Leon, Michaela Lochen,  Aliah Mahalati, Sophie Smrcka, and Katie Stepanek

Sound Supervisor - Mike Ponder
Sound Assistants - Allison Bucher and Amoirie Perteet

CBT Society Members

Artists Circle

James Alan Carmichael and Cynthia Moxley
Dr. Jeffrey and Virginia Eberting
Laura Kimsey Eshbaugh
Pamela and James Given
Michael Higdon
The Lederer Family
Theresa Lee and Jacob Love
Mrs. Townes Lavidge Osborn and Robert S. Marquis
Linda and Terry Tyler

Producer Circle

Jennifer Banner
Larry and Jeanie Brakebill
Sandra and Peter Campbell
Lisa Carroll
Dr. Jimmy and Ileen Cheek
Michael Combs
Susan and Kent Farris
Drs. Joe and Jayne De Fiore
Drs. Nancy Duckles and Cameron Sears
Steve Drevik and Le Ann Rogers
Stanton and Alison Garner
Tara and Scott Halstead
Vickie Ellis and Joe Hoagland
Prof. Amy Morris Hess
John and Susan Hoffman
Julie Howard and Ted Flickinger
Susan and Jerry Kornegay
Robert and Brenda Madigan
Maureen Dunn McBride and Neil McBride
Mr. Arthur G. Mitchell
Margie Nichols and John Gill
Linda B. Norris
Hei Park
Meredith Peccolo and James Vaughan
Susan Sgarlat
Patricia Roux-Sharp
Jan and Mary Ann Simek
Donna Solod
Donald Thorne
Alice Torbett
Nancy Voith and Kenneth Stark
Donna and Terry Wertz
Wendy and Dale Wortham

Director Circle

Donna and Randall Riggs
Brooks and Karen Clark

Rising Star

Jeff and Laura Allen
Myrwood Besozzi
Will and Rebecca Brewer
Mr. John L. Butler, Sr.
Clay S. Davis, Jr.
Christopher and Kelly Herbstritt
Dr. Jeffrey D. Kovac
Dr. Samantha Murphy and Mr. Justin Roby
Sheena McCall
Sarah Phillips

Leading Player

Anne G. Armstrong
Amy Caponetti
Leann and James Dickson
Dr. Stuart B. Elston
Cynthia Gibson
Dennis F. Hayward
Lyle and Trish Irish
Michael and Nancy Lofaro
John D. North
Vladimir Protopopescu
CortneyJo and Calvin Sandidge
Robert Trigiano
Georgiana Vines
Alexander Oaks Waters

MBC Members

Priscilla Bright
Constance Burnett
Steve Drevik
Vickie Ellis
Mardel Fehrenbach
Virginia Kerwin
Susan Kornegay
Jerry Kornegay
Sharon Kreis
Stephen LaVie
Maureen McBride
Sheena McCall
Margie Nicols
Linda Norris
Sarah Philips
Donna Riggs
Fran Scheidt
Helen Sirett
Alice Torbett
Terry Tyler
Linda Tyler
Georgiana Vines
Donna Wertz

CBT Advisory Board

Julie Howard, Chair
Margie Nichols, Immediate Past Chair
Steve Drevik, At-Large
Alexander Waters, At-Large

Jennifer Banner
Larry Brakebill
Will Brewer
Amy Caponetti
Lisa Carroll
Jeff Cheek
Brooks Clark
Katharine Pearson Criss
Leann Dickson
Steve Drevik
Danielle Ely
Pamela Given
Amy Morris Hess
Julie Howard
Erica Lyon
Maureen Dunn McBride
Margie Nichols
John North
Sara Phillips
Vladimir Protopopescu
Lee Riedinger
CortneyJo Sandidge
Susan Sgarlat
Pedro Tomás
Alice Torbett
Bob Trigiano
Robin Turner
Terry Tyler
Georgiana Vines
Alexander Waters
Donna Wertz
Melanie Wood
Wendy Wortham


Charlie Brakebill
Joe De Fiore
Susan Ferris
Townes Lavidge Osborn
Jan Simek

Ex Officio

Kenneth Martin
Tom Cervone
Holly Jackson-Sullivan
Stephanie Wall

◊ Deceased