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Staff

Thank you to Theresa M. Smerud for most of the portraits.

 

David R. Kilpatrick, Executive DirectorDavid R. Kilpatrick, Executive Director

David comes to La Crosse with a wealth of professional and community theatre experience from around the country. As a theatre administrator, he has served as executive director, production manager, and box office supervisor. On the production side of theatre, David has directed, designed, performed and stage managed. Within the entertainment industry, David has worked for cruise ships, theme parks, a magician, and ticketing software companies. David’s most recent project was a study of the audience’s perspective on ‘preparing for the theatre experience.’ This research project completed his dissertation and Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Missouri–Columbia. His studies focused on theatre architecture and front-of-house operations. David has a wife and an 11-year old daughter who are huge fans of theatre.

To contact David Kilpatrick, email or call him at 608-784-9292, ext. 3.

Greg Parmeter, Artistic DirectorGreg Parmeter, Artistic Director

Greg earned his MFA from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His professional acting credits include seasons with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, the Northern Fort Playhouse in South Dakota, and a tour with the Hampstead Stage Company, a children’s theatre based in New Hampshire. Previously, Greg taught elementary special education, worked as the Technical Director for Aberdeen Central High School, and as an instructor and director with T.O.Y.Box Children’s Theatre. Greg also helped develop a pilot program, called ArtSpark, aimed at educating elementary students in the theatre arts, with Trollwood Performing Arts School in Fargo, ND.

To contact Greg Parmeter, email or call him at 608-784-9292, ext. 4.

Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha, Education DirectorSara Pillatzki-Warzeha, Education Director

Sara holds a BA in Sociology from Northern State University and a MFA in Acting from Minnesota State University Mankato. Committed to theatre education, she has taught theatre and acting for Northern State University, University of Minnesota-Morris, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Northfield Arts Guild, A+ Arts Club Autism and the Arts, Stages Theatre Company, Purple Door Youth Theatre, Latino Play Fest, and Inspiration Performing Arts. A busy director in South Dakota and Minnesota, she has directed for the Northern Fort Playhouse (where she also serves as associate artistic director), Black Dirt Theatre Company, Tromp L’oeil, SaMi Productions, Park Theatre Company, and others. Sara interned at the Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis and presented original research on American Indian Playwrights at conferences in New Mexico and Minnesota. Her writings include an original musical for children call BUZZ, which seeks to educate children about autism. Sara is married to Brian and they love exploring, listening to live music, and scouring record stores for good vinyl.

To contact Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha, email or call her at 608-784-9292, ext. *321.

Dillon McArdle, Technical DirectorDillon McArdle, Technical Director

Dillon has been a technical director, scenic designer, light designer, among other things, and has been a part of the La Crosse community for over 7 years. A Viterbo University alum, he enjoys building things, grilling out with friends, and blowing snow. He has worked as a designer of sets, lights or sound for every production in the last five years. His latest production is a baby son, born August 2014.

To contact Dillon McArdle, email or call him at 608-784-9292, ext. *129.

Mandy Parmeter, Costume SupervisorMandy Parmeter, Costume Supervisor

Mandy received her MFA in Costume Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May of 2005. She is originally from Aberdeen, S.D. She received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Northern State University, where she discovered a passion for theatre. Her design work has taken her from Oklahoma to Washington, Virginia, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Mandy and Greg have a son, Benjamin, and look forward to him growing up in the La Crosse Community.

To contact Mandy Parmeter, email or call her at 608-784-9292, ext. *311.

Eric Severson, Director of PublicationsEric Severson, Director of Publications

Eric has spent nearly three decades creating publications in one form or another. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Wisconsin in 1982, he spent seven years editing fantasy fiction novels for TSR, Inc. He spent another seven years in the 1990s creating marketing materials for local publisher Saint Mary’s Press. Eric has been with LCT since 2006, where he has worked in the box office and in marketing and publications. He has enjoyed singing and swinging a sword on stage in Camelot and The Pirates of Penzance. Eric and his wife, Ellen, live in La Crosse, where they enjoy singing together, rescuing wildlife and texting one another from across the room.

To contact Eric Severson, email or call him at 608-784-9292, ext. *316.

Ryan Puffer, Box Office ManagerRyan Puffer, Box Office Manager

Ryan is originally from Aberdeen, SD, where he first became interested in theatre through the Young People’s Theatre program at the Aberdeen Community Theatre. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in English literature and theatre from Northern State University in 2011. After graduating, Ryan moved to Kansas City, MO, and worked as a stage manager and production assistant for several theatre companies, including Egads! Theatre Company, Spinning Tree Theatre, The Monocle, and the KC Fringe Festival. Ryan also worked as a guest artist for Northern State University’s theatre department and its summer repertory theatre company, The Northern Fort Playhouse. Ryan looks forward to his new adventure here in La Crosse with LCT.

To contact Ryan, email or call him at 608-784-9292, ext. 2.

Tim Harris, Assistant Technical DirectorTim Harris, Assistant Technical Director

Tim is assistant technical director for La Crosse Community Theatre. He has appeared on stage in several LCT plays, including The Producers, Almost, Maine, and Blood Brothers. Tim also has volunteered in a variety of backstage capacities, including on set crews, building sets and running light and sound boards. He looks forward to the day when he can spend quality time with just the right person.

To contact Tim Harris, email or call him at 608-784-9292, ext. *140.

Jessi Davidson, Office ManagerJessi Davidson, Office Manager

Jessi, as LCT’s office manager, handles event planning, social media marketing, donations, and much more, including helping with front-of-house operations as needed. She holds an associates degree in graphic design from Western Technical College and a B.S. degree in marketing from Winona State University. Before joining LCT, Jessi worked as graphic design and sales support coordinator at Hiatt Manufacturing and as marketing designer and visual brand leader at Saint Mary’s Press, both in Winona. Jessi grew up in La Crosse and currently lives in Winona. She and her husband, Mitch, are expecting their first child this summer.

To contact Jessi Davidson, email or call her at 608-784-9292, ext. *315.

Mary Hofer, BookkeepingMary Hofer, Bookkeeping

To contact Mary Hofer, email or call her at 608-784-9292, ext. *317.

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