The Public Team
George Green, CEO/Artistic Director
George has served as the Director of Development for Spokane Civic Theatre as well as the Executive/Artistic Director of The Modern Theaters of The Inland Northwest. A former USAF Member, he gained his business acumen as a marketing and promotion expert in the radio and print industry. George has been involved in the theatrical arts as an amateur and professional dating back to 1977. Mr. Green is an award-winning set designer, director, and performer. Some notable accolades include Outstanding Scenic Designer and Outstanding Director from the 5th Avenue Theater Awards-Seattle as well as the AACT National Best Supporting Actor Award for his portrayal of Lee Harvey Oswald in Assassins. He is inspired by this community’s passion and emotional investment to make the best theater possible for our region.
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Laura Michelle Hoadley, CFO/Business Director
Laura Michelle was born in Arizona and raised near Barksdale Air Force Base in northwest Louisiana. An avid fan of both spreadsheets and a good jazz combo, her passion is comprised of equal parts logistics and arts. She studied music and theater at the University of Louisiana at Monroe before joining Strauss Theatre Center as Operations Manager and Guest Director for YoungTroupe. Her work throughout north Louisiana also includes performance, direction, and technical credits with the Rose Theatre in Bastrop, East Bank Theatre and the Bossier Arts Council in Bossier City, and Shreveport Little Theater in Shreveport. Laura Michelle moved to San Antonio in 2010 and joined The Playhouse team in 2011 as Box Office Manager, later reassigned to the position of Operations Manager and eventually Business Director. Her passion for the arts keeps her busy both on and off stage with local performance and direction credits including work with The Playhouse, SAISD, and Allegro Stage Company. She is also a regular participant in the Association of Corporate Council’s annual Ethics Follies.
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Jeff Morden, COO/Development Director
Jeff Morden has been a resident of San Antonio for 16 years, having been born and raised in Southern California. Jeff has a 30-year professional career in community-based and public service organizations including Orange County’s United Way, The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind, City of San Antonio, The Salvation Army-San Antonio Area Command, Bexar County, and Family Endeavors. Jeff studied Communications at the University of San Diego and Saddleback College. Jeff’s broad, non-profit experience includes business development, program administration, fundraising, special events, community relations, contract monitoring and compliance. Also, Jeff has been an active board member, serving on the board of directors of Miss Fiesta San Antonio, San Antonio AIDS Foundation, West Avenue Apartments, and acted as a volunteer mentor for The Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club. When not giving back to his community, Jeff’s hobbies include attending concerts, riding bikes, or playing tennis and volleyball.
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Courtnie Mercer - Marketing & Outreach Director
Courtnie was born in San Antonio but raised in the West Texas town of Abilene. She relocated permanently to San Antonio in 2003 and attended The University of Texas at San Antonio where she received a B.S. in Kinesiology and a Minor in Health. Courtnie began dancing at a very young age and started teaching dance at the age of nine. Dance and performance has always been her passions. Courtnie has been a member of the San Antonio Spurs ‘Team Energy’ as well as the San Antonio Stars ‘Star Squad’. Courtnie has choreographed for high schools and dance conventions all over Texas and has danced in such events as the Florida Citrus Bowl, Super Bowl XXXVIII, and Fiesta San Antonio's Webb Party. Courtnie is affiliated with Northside and San Antonio Independent School districts as a choreographer and serves as Director for Insight Boys Crew at Trilogy Dance Center. As a performer, Courtnie has been seen on several stages around the community. Recent Playhouse stage credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Durla) and Grease (Patty Simcox). Choreography credits include Beauty and the Beast, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Wizard of Oz, and The Music Man in which she won a 2016 ATAC Globe Award.
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Kyrstin Vens, Guest Services Manager
Kyrstin Vens is a fresh transplant from Spokane, Washington, where she was born and raised. She was hired as the box office manager at Spokane’s professional theater in January 2014 and quickly found her passion for enhancing the guest experience unique to live theater. Kyrstin is currently a MBA student online at Western Governor’s University, and when she’s not at work. Find her in the lobby during shows with any questions, concerns, or compliments. She’ll be glad to help you with season ticket purchases and gift cards for family and friends. Kyrstin thanks San Antonio for the warm welcome and is thrilled to dive into the historic culture of the area. She thanks you for your continued support of the arts!
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Dan Heggem, Technical Director
Dan "Doc" Heggem studied and practiced lighting design throughout Southern California before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2001. Since then, Mr. Heggem has received two critics choice awards for his designs of Woman in Black and Of Mice and Men for Spokane Interplayers Ensemble. He has won Outstanding Lighting Design at the 5th Avenue Theatre Awards in Seattle for his work on Mary Poppins in 2015 and Evita in 2016. Mr. Heggem has also won Outstanding Lighting Design for The Last 5 Years at I-Act Festival in Boise, Idaho. Most recently serving as Technical Director for The Modern Theater, Mr. Heggem has enjoyed many collaborative products with an array of designers and artist from coast to coast. He looks forward to all the exciting new challenges the future may hold.
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Shane Glenn Vickers, Company Manager/Production Manager
Shane Glenn Vickers is a transplant, having moved here from NYC to complete his BFA in Acting from the prestigious program at Texas State University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Shane has been involved in professional theatre for most of his life and has had the pleasure of working as an actor/singer/dancer all over the country, as well as a director and playwright. Some credits include: National Tour: The Wizard of Oz ; Regional Theatre: Taming of the Shrew and Cyrano (Austin Shakespeare), The Producers and Macbeth (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), 1776 (Nashville Repertory Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Playmaker’s), Gypsy and C.C. (Actor’s Express), Out of Order (Theatre in the Square), Electra, Godspell and Crazy for You (Gainesville Theatre Alliance). Shane has also worked with the Tony™ award winning Alliance Theatre, Center for Puppetry Arts and National New Play Network core theatres Horizon Theatre and Actor’s Express. Shane is proud to join the team of The Public Theater under Mr. Green and is excited to help steward San Antonio as a leading city for the arts.
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Jeremy Whittington, Associate Designer/Media Specialist
Jeremy Whittington has been creating art since he was five years old. Over the years, he has been a comic illustrator, muralist, graphic designer, painter, tattoo artist, and most recently, a scenic designer. Graduating Summa Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design, Jeremy uses his multiple talents to create props, backdrops and scenic designs that propel the stories appearing on our stages. He was the Resident Designer for The Modern Theater in Spokane, Washington and Lake City Playhouse in Couer d’Alene, Idaho and is now excited to call San Antonio, and The Playhouse, home. As a performer, Jeremy has been fortunate to play such varied roles as Barfeé in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mr. Spritzer/ Mr. Pinky in Hairspray, Bamatabois in Les Miserables, Sam Byck in Assassins, and Uncle Sweepy in the world premier of the children’s musical Rumplestiltskin.
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Nicholas Ponting, Resident Designer
Nicholas Ponting is thrilled to be with The Playhouse! A Pacific Northwest native, Ponting grew up in Spokane, Washington. He holds degrees in Theatre (scenic design) and Music (voice) from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. Recent design credits include Sweeney Todd, Hooded: Or Being Black For Dummies (World Premiere), Mr. Marmalade, and How I Learned To Drive, which earned him a Kennedy Center Award for the design. As a performer, Ponting has been seen on stages throughout Seattle, WA as well as regionally. Recent stage credits include: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (The 5th Avenue Theatre), Working (Showtunes Theatre Company), Marina, A New Musical (Bellingham TheatreWorks), and Urinetown (WST). Outside of theater, Ponting is an active leadership educator and speaker, working leadership camps, retreats and visiting high schools across the state of Washington, focusing on Maslow's hierarchy of basic needs and group collaboration.
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Jesse Worley - Technical Engineer
Jesse Worley was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He studied audio engineering at Spokane Falls Community College and has been working with The Modern Theaters in Idaho and Washington for the past several years. His audio credits include Chicago, Man of La Mancha, Next to Normal, Mary Poppins, All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, and The Wild Party. Jesse also enjoys working on recording and producing music and audio dramas. He loves being able to collaborate with creative and talented people and is looking forward to doing the same here at The Playhouse.
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Carrie Daniels- Scenic Technician
Carrie Daniels was born in Arkansas and raised in West Texas. She has had a love affair with all things creative from the time she was a little girl. Carrie studied Music at the University of Arkansas and graphic design at Full Sail University. Professionally she has worked as both a graphic and web designer and also enjoys video editing. Carrie is a true right-brained creative and is not content simply doing one thing. Her creative interests include Singing, Dancing, Acting, Painting and Sewing (just to name a few). She has been involved at the Playhouse San Antonio for the past year as both an actor and a shop volunteer. Her Stage and scenic credits include Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Secret Garden, Urinetown, and Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Carrie believes in working hard and putting her whole self into everything she does and is excited to continue to help create beautiful and awe-inspiring sets for audiences to enjoy.
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Alex M Coy IV - Scenic Technician
Alex H. Coy IV was born and raised in San Antonio and has been an active member of the local arts community since 2004, where he is an award-winning playwright, singer, actor, and designer. Alex joined The Playhouse team in September 2016 as a scenic technician and light/sound board operator. Previously, he was the Technical Director for The Overtime Theater. He's worked with The Magik Children's Theatre as a board operator and performer, The AtticRep as a technician and board-op, and was a founding member of the Proxy Theatre Company. When not on stage or working behind the scenes, Alex does stand-up comedy, draws satirical cartoons, and engages in grassroots activism in the anti-war, environmentalist, and trade-union movements.
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