Professional Staff

Mike Shannon (Executive Director)
Like the prodigal son, Mike returned back to his hometown of Spokane in 2014 to get closer to his roots.  When friend and Civic Board Member Matt Miller mentioned the opportunity to direct the Spokane Civic Theatre, Mike saw this as a way to use his 30+ years of experience in non-profit management and development to lend his talents to one of ... 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 »

Emily Jones (Marketing Coordinator)
Emily has a degree in English from Oregon State University and has worked as a photographer in the Spokane and CDA area for the last 10 years. She visited the Spokane Civic Theatre stage for the first time as an ensemble member in Civic’s production of Les Miserables and fell in love with the community theater family in Spokane. She ... more »

Kearney Jordan (Academy Administrator)
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 »

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 (Operations Coordinator)
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 »

Preston Loomer (Academy Associate)
Preston Loomer is an actor and theatre educator from the Pacific Northwest. Raised in Walla Walla, WA he began teaching at the Walla Walla Community College Children’s Theatre as both their Assistant Director and Technical Director. He attended Whitworth University here in Spokane and while there received the Limelight Award for Outstanding ... more »



  January 2018

Coming Up

A Christmas Story, The Musical

November 17 – December 17, 2017
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Holiday Hijinks

December 8 - 16, 2017
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Miracle on 34th Street, A Radio Play

December 22 - 23, 2017
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Cactus Flower

January 12 – 28, 2018
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

January 19 – February 11, 2018
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