HELEN HOCKER THEATER STAFF

HHT Associate Artistic & Education Director

Laurie Uhler

POINT OF CONTACT FOR:Helen Hocker Theater costume shop, camps and shows

BACKGROUND: B.A. of Secondary Education in Theatre/Communications and Masters in English from Emporia State University. Taught theatre and English for 15 years and has worked in various community theaters. Runs Berkeley Square Media with Dave Uhler.

JOINED TCT STAFF: 2012

Member of: International Thespian Society (EdTA)

HHT Office Manager

Lynda Sims Denton

POINT OF CONTACT FOR:Ticket sales, summer camps, volunteer opportunities, general HHT information

BACKGROUND: TCT: Oldfather Capital Campaign secretary, 2005-2007; Administrative Assistant, 2007-2013; Office Manager, Helen Hocker Theater, 2013-present.

JOINED TCT STAFF: 2005

Member of: Various TCT fundraising committees (past: Academy, Gala, Oldfather Capital Campaign; present: Bravo)

HHT: Resident Designer / Technical Director

Deb Bruner

POINT OF CONTACT FOR:Helen Hocker technical design and production

BACKGROUND: Deb began her theatre career as a youth volunteer working backstage and in the scene shop at TCT’s Warehouse on the Levee. In 2000, she joined the TCT staff serving as the designer and technical director for all the shows in the [then] studio theater. In 2005, she left TCT to pursue other opportunities, eventually earning degrees in theatre and communication. In addition to working with numerous theatre companies in the area, Deb has also worked as Deck Chief and Carpenter for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and as a scenic and props designer for the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre in Michigan.

JOINED TCT STAFF: 2016

Member of: United States Institute of Theatre Technology, Broadway Green Alliance

HHT Resident Costume Designer

Cassie Hermes

POINT OF CONTACT FOR:

Costume inquiries and costume rental questions at Helen Hocker Theater

BACKGROUND: Cassie has a BA in Theatre from Centenary College of Louisiana and her AFA in Theatre and Dance from Cottey College. She has taught and directed multiple theatre workshops and classes in Kansas and Missouri. Her design expertise is in props and costumes.

JOINED TCT STAFF: ‘2016