Camelot Theatre Company, Griffin Georgia

Directors

Officers of the Board

President: Brad D. Fowler -  Brad's credits include - Acting: a Hoovervillian, Bert Healy and as Franklin D. Roosevelt in Camelot's 2002 production of Annie; Commander Harbison in South Pacific (2003); the school teacher in School House Rock (2004, 2006 & 2007); the lawyer in Haints in a Haunted House (2005); Mr. Cocker in Back to the 80's; Harvey in The Papers (2010); Jim in All Shook Up (2012); and most recently portrayed the father in Meet Me in St. Louis (2013). Producing: Nunsense (2005); Back to the 80's (2009); and Disney's High School Musical (2010). Assistant Directing: Hansel & Gretel (2014) & The Outsiders (2016). Directing: School House Rock (2004 ~ co-director); School House Rock (2006, 2007, & 2009); School House Rock Too (2008); Willy Wonka, Junior (2008); The Wizard of Oz (2010); The Papers (2010); Disney's Camp Rock (2011); Snow White Goes West (2011); All Shook Up (2012); Disney's Beauty & the Beast, Junior (2012); Meet Me in St. Louis (2013); Disney's The Little Mermaid, Junior (2013); Disney's My Son Pinocchio, Junior (2014) The Adventures of Robin Hood (2015); Disney's Peter Pan, Junior (2015) and most recently Disney's The Lion King, Junior (2016). He most recently directed The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe which opened April 2017. He is currently directing School House Rock Live! Brad also directed some of Camelot's young actors in a nationwide competition at the 2011-2017 Junior Theatre Festivals. Brad's wife, Colleen, and two daughters, Whitley and Lindsey are also very active with Camelot in various roles. Brad is an IT Project Manager for the Georgia Department of Labor in Atlanta and was a local Girl Scout leader.

 Brad D Fowler


Vice-President: Tim Franklin -  Tim is a valuable asset to the board. He and his family have been very involved in Camelot over the past several years. Tim helps in the set construction for all shows including The Wizard of Oz, Camp Rock and All Shook Up. He made his acting debut in All Shook Up and made his directoral debut with Arsenic & Old Lace (2012). Tim also runs the sound board during the productions.



Treasurer: Kitt Holmes -  Kitt is the wife of Gene and mother of Katie and Mary. They live on a small farm in Spalding County. As Kitt grew up in New Jersey, she was often told that she was nearly born at the Wagon Wheel Playhouse while her parents performed in The Mousetrap. She followed her parents into the spotlight as a member of the Children's Theatre Repertory of Monmouth County and in many elementary and middle school productions. Her fondest Neptune Sr. High memories are of her performances in The Bells are Ringing, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Carousel. Although she hasn't appeared on stage since graduation (except in a conga line during Five Guys Named Moe at the Atlanta Fox), Kitt has used her theatrical talents as a Sunday school teacher, IT instructor at Georgia Power, school volunteer, founding member of the Scottish Society of Middle Georgia, and Girl Scout leader. Kitt wears many hats for Camelot. She helps with costumes, props, painting, refreshments, and programs.



Secretary: Jacob 'Jake' Sapp -  Jacob Sapp is a resident of Fayetteville, Georgia. He has appeared on stage as an actor 16 times since 2005 with a variety of Theatre companies. His favorite non-Camelot stage credits so far are Jim Haller in All Shook Up (2008), Ensemble in Les Miserables (2008), Matthew in Cotton Patch Gospel (2009), John the Baptist/Judas in Godspell (2010), and The Ghost of Hamlet's Father in Hamlet (2010). Jake made his Camelot debut during the spring of 2009 portraying Billy Arnold in the Company's production of Back to the 80's. He went on to appear as The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (2010), Warren Sheffield in Meet Me in St. Louis (2013), Little John in The Adventures of Robin Hood (2015), and most recently as Darrel Curtis in The Outsiders (2016). Jake also ran lights for The Little Mermaid Jr. (2013) and Disney's My Son Pinocchio, Junior (2014). Jake made his Directorial Debut in the Fall of 2013 with Camelot's Production of 101 Dalmatians - Kids, an experience he thoroughly enjoyed. He has also directed Hansel & Gretel (2014). Outside of the Theatre, Jake has spent the past five years since Graduation in school. He earned his Associates Degree in Theatre from Gordon State College in May 2011, and recently graduated with his BFA in Creative Writing for Entertainment from Full Sail University in May 2014. Jake loves to read, write, sing, and make movies with his buddies. His dream is to write for the screen someday. He is very excited to be a new addition to the Board and looks forward to helping to continue Camelot's mission of providing quality Community Theatre experiences for all ages. He just recently directed Camelot's The Outsiders (2016).



Board of Directors

Lori Bush -  Lori first discovered her passion for theatre at Upson High School in the 9th grade. She also became involved with the arts in Griffin as a teenager studying dance and mime under the Bradleys at Arts in Motion. Upon her graduation in 1993 she received a theatre scholarship to Gordon College. After finishing her associate's she moved on to the University of Georgia where she graduated with honors and a double major in theatre and English. Soon after, Lori and her husband returned to Griffin and Lori was immediately able to put her degree to good use teaching ballet, acting and mime, and directing her first show for Arts In Motion at the age of 24. Once her first daughter was born in 2000, theatre took a backseat to motherhood as Lori enjoyed being a stay at home mom and involving herself in her children's pursuits. Lori became involved with Camelot in 2010 when she and her daughters auditioned for The Wizard of Oz. Since then, she and all three of her children have been very active on and off the stage with Camelot and also with TUAC in Thomaston. Recently, Lori has completed a second bachelor's degree in Education from Gordon, and she currently teaches drama at Pike County High School. Her favorite past roles include Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Anna in The King and I, Lady Macduff in Macbeth at UGA, the Wicked Witch in Camelot's Wizard of Oz, and Mayor Matilda in Camelot's All Shook Up. Lori is a firm believer that creativity, collaboration, and accountability are just a few of the real-life essential skills that our kids are able to master when given the chance to participate in the arts.



Marianne Hammond -  Marianne was born and raised in Griffin, Georgia. She graduated from North Georgia College and works as a physical therapist. She is married to Trey and they have four children named Taylor, Emily, Ansley and Jack. She watched her niece perform in Camelot Theatre plays many years ago and has attended many others since then before becoming actively involved with local theatre herself. Her involvement began when her daughter, Emily, auditioned for a show. Emily has performed in several Camelot productions in various roles. Marianne enjoys art and expressing her creativity through painting. She has assisted in the designing and painting of sets for several Camelot shows. The shows include 101 Dalmatians-Kids, Disney's My Son Pinocchio, Jr, Hansel and Gretel, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Disney's Peter Pan Jr, The Outsiders, Disney's The Lion King Jr and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. She enjoys watching her daughter perform and how the hard work and efforts of the actors, directors, backstage crew, set construction team, costume designers and sound board staff come together to create an outstanding performance. She is excited about the future of Camelot Theatre and being involved in many more productions.



Robin Liles -  Robin has worked on sets for Beauty and the Beast Jr, Arsenic and Old Lace, Little Mermaid Jr, 101 Dalmatians - Kids, Disney's My Son Pinocchio, Junior, Hansel & Gretel, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Disney's Peter Pan Jr, The Outsiders, Disney's The Lion King Jr and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. His wife Shelly and daughter Ruthie are also involved with Camelot.



Dee Coombs -  Camelot’s newest Board of Directors member, Dee was born and lives in Griffin. She is married to Greg and they have a Son, Kyle. Dee has worked in healthcare for over 35 years. She has volunteered her time working with costumes, and enjoys being involved in theater. Dee was recently quoted saying, “Kyle has performed in several productions, and I fell in love with theater”. And, “I’m amazed watching the cast bring the costumes to life”. She looks forward to working with cast members & crew, sharing in the theatrical development of everyone involved. Dee was the official costumer for Disney's The Lion King Jr and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.




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