Professional Staff

Jack Phillips (Interim Executive Director)
John Grant-Phillips (Jack) has been a working professional actor and director for over thirty years. He received his MFA from the Acting/Directing Division of the Yale School of Drama where he was the John Schubert Memorial Scholar in Directing. Jack has directed nearly 200 productions in professional and community theatres from Belgrade to Los ... more »

David Baker (Technical Director)
David has a BA in Drama from the University of Washington and an MFA in Technical Theatre from Southern Methodist University. This training is supplemented with over 30 years of design and technical stage experience. David is the proud father of four and resides in Spokane with his wife, Michele. more »

Matthew Egan (Assistant Technical Director)
Matthew spent 18 years in Los Angeles working in the film industry as an Art Director and prop maker. He graduated from the University of Texas with a BFA in Production and Design, and from the University of Southern California with a MFA in Production design for theatre and film. more »

Jan Wanless (Costume Design and Construction)
Originally from Portland, Jan came to Spokane for college and never left. She holds a degree in British Literature and Theatre from Whitworth University. She has designed costumes for Civic and many other regional theaters. Favorite costuming projects include My Fair Lady, The Drowsy Chaperone, Assassins, and Evil Dead! Thanks to ... more »

Summer Berry (Costume Design and Construction)
Summer joins the Spokane Civic Theatre community after 14 years as costume designer and adjunct instructor at Gonzaga University. Her B.A. in costume design is from Washington State University. Her costumes have been on stages in Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oregon and Washington. Some of her favorites have been; Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and ... more »

Christopher Taylor (Director of Education)
Academy Staff: 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 ... more »

Bryan Durbin (Theatre Master Electrician / Technician)
Bryan is a graduate from Eastern Washington University, BA of Arts in Theatre, and has mostly been seen designing lights or choreographing stage combat. He was last seen onstage as Aramis in Civic’s Production of The Three Musketeers.  Bryan’s professional credits include: Lighting designer for The Belle of Amherst, Rounding ... more »

Rebecca Martin (Box Office Manager)
Rebecca has been involved in community theatre for nearly 25 years, beginning as an actor at Cutter Theatre in Metaline Falls, Washington. She additionally served as board secretary/treasurer and was the first paid staff person when the group acquired their own facility. She has enjoyed her relationship with Spokane Civic Theatre since 2004. First ... more »

Kelli Cunningham (Assistant Box Office Manager)
Kelli grew up in Spokane, training in all different kinds of dance and martial arts for most of her adolescence. She has a BA in Finance and Business Management from Eastern Washington University. In school she volunteered backstage in the theatre and soon became the Box Office Manager at EWU. After graduation she was volunteering at Spokane Civic ... more »

Mikayla Hoffman (Marketing Coordinator) more »

Kearney Jordan (Little Shop of Rentals Manager)
Kearney was raised in Spokane, and has been involved in theatre all her life. She began volunteering at Civic over 20 years ago, joined the staff in 2014, and considers Civic her second home.  Kearney graduated from EWU with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies, and is a mother to 3 children, who share her love of the performing arts.  She ... more »



  May 2016

Coming Up

Guys and Dolls

May 20 - June 19, 2016
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28th Playwrights' Forum Festival

June 2-12, 2016
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ACADEMY: Disney's High School Musical

July 22-31, 2016
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ACADEMY: The Worst Talent Show... EVER!

August 19 - 21, 2016
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70th Anniversary GALA - Disney's Beauty and the Beast

September 9, 2016
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