Faculty

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KATHY DORGAN

Artistic Director

Kathy has been with CTE since the summer of 2003, and has served as our Artistic Director since 2004. She has a B.F.A. in Theatre, an M.A.Ed. in administration from Pacific Lutheran University, and has taught acting and theatre classes for over 20 years. She has been the Theatre Director for Olympia High School since 1996 and is active as an actor and director in other local theatre productions. Kathy is committed to working in and promoting theatre arts whenever and wherever she finds opportunities.

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LOUISE DORAN

Managing Director

Louise has been involved with CTE since 2006, as a parent and Board member. After 2008 she became more involved –  running registration and coordinating volunteers for the shows. She has worked in the office during the CTE season for several years and manages the administration of CTE during the off-season.

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JASON HAWS

Showcase Workshop Director

Jason has been Showcase Workshop Director since 2004.  In the school year he teaches Humanities at Marshall Middle School.

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PAUL PURVINE

Spotlight Workshop Director

Paul has enjoyed being part of CTE since 1997, and in 2010 he became the Spotlight Workshop Director. A graduate of The Evergreen State College, he holds a degree in Theatre and Education. Paul is on loan from New York, but local credits include shows at Harlequin Productions, Capital Playhouse, Theater Artists Olympia, Olympia Family Theater, Olympia Little Theater, and the Northwest Playwrights Alliance. He would like to thank all his family and friends for their love and support.

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POSITION AVAILABLE

Music Faculty

Bio coming soon.

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HARRISON FRY

Co-Technical Director

Harrison Fry is so excited to be part of  the amazing CTE family again this summer. He has been involved in the Olympia theater community for many years and loves any opportunity to teach the art of theater, which he loves, to the future of our world!

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POSITION AVAILABLE

Admin

Bio coming soon.

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POSITION AVAILABLE

Production/Costume Assistant, TYROS & Theatre Masterclass

Bio coming soon.

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MELISSA LONGNECKER

Art Faculty

Melissa will teach Art masterclass this summer. She has been involved with CTE for 18 years and is excited to be back for more!

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CAROLYN FRY

Arts Festival Director

Carolyn is delighted to be working with CTE again in 2021 for her fifth summer!   A Wisconsin native, Carolyn holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre at the University of Oklahoma. Since moving to Olympia, she has choreographed, taught, and performed with numerous local theater groups, most recently Olympia Family Theater and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle.

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POSITION AVAILABLE

Dance Faculty

Bio coming soon.

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POSITION AVAILABLE

Accompanist

Bio coming soon.