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Mary Bennett

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Actor, Director, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Improvisation, Teaching Theatre Artist, Arts Integration

Mary Bennett is currently the Producing Director of Brüka Theatre in Reno and divides her time between Producing/Acting/Directing and working as an actor and theatre Artist in Residence throughout the West Coast teaching improvisation, movement, theatre and mask and improvisation.

Carson Valley Community Theatre

Location: Minden, Nevada
Category: Designer, Director, Producer
Specialization: Theatrical Productions

Carson Valley Community Theatre (CVCT) was organized in May, 2004, to meet the need for a community theatre in the Carson Valley area of Douglas County, Nevada.

James D. Dilworth

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Director, Filmmaker, Writer
Specialization: Teaching writer director filmmaker

James D. Dilworth has been involved in creative endeavors throughout his life and is an award-winning artist, writer, filmmaker, and performer.

Chelsea Hackett

Location: Reno, Nevada
Category: Actor, Director, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Theatre

Nevada native Chelsea Hackett seeks to bring her skills to her home state and to use her theatre facilitation and creative skills to celebrate the voices, ideas, and development of Nevada residents of all ages.

Mark Helton

Location: Dayton, Nevada
Category: Actor, Director, Singer
Specialization: Actor/Director Extraordinaire

Actor/Direct with over 20 years of experience and 35+ productions ranging from high school to professional.

China Hudson

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Dancer, Director, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Writer, Director, Performing Artist

Ms. China’s teaching style could best be described as creative passion through West African dance, creative writing and performance theatre.

Kent Jackman

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Category: Director, Teaching Artist, Writer
Specialization: Acting/Directing

Kent Jackman is a graduate of Howard University with more than 30 years of drama teaching experience.

Whitney Kay Killian

Location: Carson City, Nevada
Category: Actor, Director, Singer
Specialization: Actor, Singer, Director, Playwright, Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, Classic Theatre, Contemporary Theatre, Teaching, Coaching

Hailing from Texas with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Oklahoma, Whitney Kay Killian has over 15 years of training in theatre and voice. She has performed professionally and semi-professionally, and fronted a touring casino band for a year and a half.

Our Las Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Director, Photographer, Producer
Specialization: Las Vegas Cultural Animation

Artists Ginger Bruner & Jon Winet collaborate on "Our Las Vegas," a cultural animation public art project that celebrates the fierce and passionate connection that artists, fiction writers, photographers, musicians, journalists, dancers, designers and other creatives make with “The

Ann Marie Pereth

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Director, Teaching Artist, Writer

Ann Marie Pereth believes strongly in the communal power of great stories, dramatic ideas, and the sincere engagement that audiences find in challenging theatrical events.

Greg Sample

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Category: Choreographer, Director
Specialization: Contemporary Dance Co. Director

Former Celine Dion and Cirque du Soleil dancer, Greg Sample formed SampleDance, a contemporary dance company in early 2016.

Fran Sillau

Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Category: Actor, Director, Teaching Artist
Specialization: Performing Arts

For past decade, Fran Sillau has served as a teacher, writer, director, actor, and producer. He has an extensive background in theatre for youth, working for both Lexington Children’s Theatre and the Omaha Theater Company.