Our Staff

Linda Hartzell, Artistic Director

Linda Hartzell has been the Artistic Director of SCT and its Education Programs since 1984. She received her BA in Education from the University of Washington. She has directed over 45 plays for SCT, over 35 of which were world premieres, including The Red Badge of Courage, Holes, Pink and Say, Still Life with Iris, The Odyssey, Afternoon of the Elves, and The Rememberer. She recently directed The Grapes of Wrath at Intiman Theatre. Ms. Hartzell was formerly on the board of Theatre Communications Group, and she is a former vice president of the United States Center for the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ/USA). She was recently honored with the prestigious Gregory Falls Sustained Achievement Award, given by Theatre Puget Sound, and the Mayor’s Arts Award. She has also been inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from UW College of Arts and Sciences in 1994.

Karen Sharp, Managing Director

Karen Sharp is the Managing Director for Seattle Children’s Theatre and has been a member of the SCT staff since 1999. She honed her administrative skills teaching and coordinating arts education programs for 20 years including several years as a drama specialist in a public elementary school. In addition Karen is an adjunct faculty member for the Seattle University MFA Arts Leadership program, Cornish College of the Arts and serves on the faculty of Bringing Theatre into the Classroom and Teaching Artist Training Lab. She has consulted with art schools and theater education departments across the country to help them implement best practices at their institutions and has been a guest lecture at many colleges and universities. Karen has presented at several local and national conferences including the 2011 and 2013 One Theatre World conferences, 2012 AATE Theatre in our Schools regional conference and the 2013 and 2015 AATE national conferences. Karen is the current Board President of both TYA/USA and The Winifred Ward Scholarship Foundation.  

Artistic & Production:

Nanette Acosta, Costume Shop Manager

Tobias Cullins, ASL Interpreter

Elizabeth Friedrich, Properties Shop Manager

Alexis Garrigues, Company Manager

Rita Giomi, Artistic Associate

Michael K. Hase, Technical Director

Eric Koch, ATD

Mark Perry, Literary Manager

JoAnna Smith, ASL Interpreter

Beth Ellen Spencer, Associate Production Manager

Chris R. Walker, Resident Sound Designer

Michael Wellborn, Production Manager

Education Programs:

Claire Bancroft, Education Administrative Manager

Joanna Barnebey, Education Business Manager

Chris Dewar, Education Outreach Manager

Don Fleming, Education Director

Andrea Ichikawa, Education Program Manager

Laura Knote, Education Specialist

Development & Marketing:

Chris Allen, Marketing & PR Coordinator

Ariel Bradler, Director of Sales & Marketing

Sue Brekke, School Show Assistant

Emily DenBleyker, Development Associate 

Eron Huenefeld, Annual Fund and Events Manager

Connie Moffit, Institutional Giving Manager

Brooke O'Neal, Director of Development

Kanani Reichlin, Sales & Database Manager


Eric BischoffIT Administrator

Tammy Hase, Volunteer Coordinator

Riley Kimsey, Business Office Associate

Sue McAllister, Accounting & HR Manager

Patrick Schroeder, Director of Finance & Administration


Patron Services:

Maria Albutra, Patron Services Associate

Carolyn Bolling, Patron Services Associate

Kathryn Bolling, Patron Services Associate

Kate Drummond, Patron Services Associate

Genevieve Ferrari, Ticket Office Associate

Aimee Filippi, Patron Services Associate

Tammy Hase, Volunteer Coordinator

Lauryn Hochberg, Patron Services Associate

Faith Howes, Ticket Office Associate

Grace Orr, House Manager, Public

Paul Richter, House Manager, Schools

Sarahann Rickner, Patron Services Manager

Gen Zoufal, Patron Services Associate

Telemarketing & Telefunding:

Trick Danneker, Member Services Coordinator

Susan Schoenecker, Lead Member Services Associate

Stephen de Tasnady, Member Services Associate


Backstage Crew:

Benjamin Baird, Master Stage Carpenter

David Baldwin, Stagehand

Craig Bradshaw, Master Electrician

Michael White Hayes, Lead Sound Engineer

Nick Koester, Lead Electrician

Nick Lauris, Lead Stagehand

Emily McLaughlin, Wardrobe Assistant

Mandy Mueller, Lead Dresser

Erin Perona, Wardrobe Master

Jackie Roberts, Lead Stagehand

Joseph Swartz, Master Sound Engineer

Desiree Stone, Dresser

Allysa Thompson, Lead Electrician

Alex Trewin, Lead Sound Engineer


Properties Shop:

Daphne Maurides, Master Properties Artisan

Todd Peacock-Preston, Lead Properties Artisan


Puppetry Shop:

Annett Mateo, Master Puppet Artisan


Costume Shop:

Cora Brown, Stitcher/Crafts Assistant

Kellie Dunn, Master Crafts Artisan

Christina Hobbs, Master Draper

Shellie Moomey, First Hand


Scenic Shop:

Ashley Bailey, Assistant Charge Artist

David Baldwin, Scenic Carpenter

Jeffrey Cook, Charge Scenic Artist

Brian "Chili" Culver, Master Scenic Carpenter

Zach Danneker, Scenic Carpenter

Clark Sandford, Scenic Shop Foreman

Stage Management:

Mike Egan, Stage Manager

Stina Lotti, Stage Manager

Shellie Stone, Stage Manager

Hannah Wichmann, Stage Manager

David Hartig, Assistant Stage Manager

Hattie Andres, Production Assistant

Julianna Brei-Crawley, Production Assistant

Amy Jurkiewicz, Production Assistant

Laurel Nichols, Production Assistant



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