Chris is a native of Orlando, FL and is a graduate of the UCF Conservatory Theatre, where he holds the BFA and MFA degrees in acting. Chris has performed throughout the Central Florida region, including tours with Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Artificial Intelligence INC., Mad Cow Theatre, and the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Chris' tenure in Orlando included a scholarship to the University of Central Florida, a sponsorship from the Florida Theatrical Association, and two ACTF nominations.
Bryan is a graduate from Eastern Washington Universtity, BA of Arts in Theatre, he has mostly been seen designing lights or choreographing stage combat. Bryan’s professional credits include: Lighting designer for The Belle of Amherst, Rounding 3rd, The Clean House, Grace and Glorie, set and lighting designer, Moon Over Buffalo.Community credits include: Set and lighting designer for Don’t Dress for Dinner, lighting designer for Amadeus, The Producers, fight choreography for Man of La Mancha, Oklahoma (x2), The Women of Lockerbie, Pirates of Penzance, Catfish Moon, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, The Illusion, and The Count of Monte Cristo. He was last seen onstage as Bob Crachit in the Civic's 2011 Production of A Christmas Carol.
Briane Green is the director of University High School’s award winning Drama Program. U-Drama accolades consist of six 5th Avenue Theatre Awards for Sweeney Todd, Assassins, and Little Women, as well as a plethora of nominations including Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Overall Musical Production. Last year U-Drama was recognized by the American High School Theatre Festival and invited to perform at the Fringe Festival in Edinburg, Scotland. She holds a BA in English and History from Eastern Washington University as well as an MA in Curriculum Development. She has been performing on the Civic stage since she was 13 and is a popular professional and community theatre actress, known mostly as a well-rounded musical theatre talent. She has been seen in local productions to include Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Lola in Damn Yankees, and Gigi in Gigi at Spokane Civic Theatre. Most recently, she was part of the award winning production of Rent at Lake City Playhouse. Mrs. Green also performed at Couer d’Alene Summer Theatre in various productions such as 42nd Street, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mame, Westside Story and Oklahoma! When not on stage or directing, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Stephanie is a performance artist, choreographer and educator. She uses the expressive arts - movement, drama, the visual arts and creative writing - to facilitate creative growth for children and adults.
Stephanie received a Ph.D. from Gonzaga University's interdisciplinary program of Leadership Studies. She is a graduate of the Tamalpa Institute, an internationally renowned movement-based expressive arts training institute, and received her earliest dance and theater training at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. Stephanie taught modern dance and classical ballet technique, creative movement, movement improvisation, dance history, musical theater, and choreography in private studios and at the university level for nearly 25 years. She was a co-founder, dancer, and choreographer for Namasté Modern Dance Theatre, and founded and directed the children's dance company, Imagination Dance Theatre. She currently guest teaches in Gonzaga University's dance department.
Phoebe was last seen on stage at Civic in The Count of Monte Cristo (Heloise de Villefort) and A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Cratchit). She recently moved to Spokane from Minneapolis and has enjoyed exploring her new home in the Inland Northwest.
Darnelle Preston received the Bachelor of Music degree, Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University. She holds a Masters degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University. Ms. Preston was chosen as a Vocal Fellow to the Tanglewood Music Center where she received the C.D. Jackson award for excellence in performance for the 1986 season. Ms. Preston has appeared with the Utah, Billings, Carmel, Washington D.C. Masterworks, Handel & Haydn Society, Muncie and Nashville Symphonies. Her solo appearances throughout the Northeast have included performances of Bach’s “b minor Mass” and “St. John Passion”, Handel’s “Messiah”, Haydn’s “Creation” and Poulenc’s “Gloria”. Opera roles include the Countess in “Le Nozze di Figaro’, the Cake Box Lady in Argento’s “Postcard from Morocco” and Lady Billows in Britten’s “Albert Herring”. Ms Preston has performed locally with the Spokane Symphony, the Northwest Bach Festival, Allegro – Baroque and Beyond, Zephyr, Spokane Opera and Coueur d’Alene Summer Theatre. She is currently the Associate Director of the Spokane Area Children’s Chorus.
Lauren Waterbury is a teacher for the East Valley School District at Otis Orchards School. She's been teaching for five years and with Civic for four. Lauren earned her Masters in Teaching at Whitworth University and couldn't be happier with the profession she chose to be apart of. She loves working with children and helping them build on their individual strengths.