Camelot Theatre Company, Griffin Georgia


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 Huntington Hall (2005); Mr. Cocker in Back to the 80's; Harvey in The Papers (2010); Jim in All Shook Up (2012); the father in Meet Me in St. Louis (2013); Sponge Bob in School Hose Rock Live! (2017); Brian in How to Have the Best Christmas Ever (2017); and Corey Sr. in Back to the 80's (2018). Producing: Nunsense (2005); Back to the 80's (2009); and Disney's High School Musical (2010). Assistant Directing: Hansel & Gretel (2014); The Outsiders (2016) and Disney's Sleeping Beauty Kids (2017). 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); Disney's The Lion King, Junior (2016); The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2017); School House Rock Live! (2017); How to Have the Best Christmas Ever (2017); Back to the 80's (2018); and most recently Junie B. Jones, Junior. Brad also directed some of Camelot's young actors in a nationwide competition at the 2011-2018 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 and is a member of the Georgia Faith Riders Motorcycle Ministry.

 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 2009 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), Darrel Curtis in The Outsiders (2016), and most recently as Tom in School House Rock Live! (2017). 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); The Outsiders (2016) and Disney's Sleeping Beauty Kids (2017). Jake earned his Associates Degree in Theatre from Gordon State College in May 2011, 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. Jake looks forward to helping to continue Camelot's mission of providing quality Community Theatre experiences for all ages.

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 Middle & 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.

Dee Coombs -  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, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, School House Rock Live!, Back to the 80's, and Junie B. Jones Jr.

Allison Smyly -  Allison Smyly fell in love with theatre early, participating in church productions as a child and duet acting competitions in junior high. She studied speech and drama throughout high school under Mrs. Pat Lee and was chosen to participate in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program in Drama. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she worked in human resources, served as editor of a regional magazine, and is now Marketing Director for an architecture firm. She has three daughters who have participated in various Camelot productions and is glad to be part of Camelot Theatre Company’s Board of Directors.

Joy Adkisson -  Joy resides in and works as a dental hygienist in Henry County. She and her husband, Steve, have been married for 26 years and have three beautiful daughters. Joy has had a love of performance for as long as she can remember. From childhood through adulthood she has been singing in a choir, in a band, or as an individual. Music definitely gave her a love for musical theater, and in high school was a part of a group of students who successfully petitioned to have a drama club and theater classes in their high school. This same group later helped to get the approval, and even had a part in development, of the performing arts center in Clayton County. Joy’s introduction to Camelot was working backstage in 2012 when her daughters Keeley and Alanna performed in Beauty and the Beast Jr. Realizing how much she missed theater, she then worked backstage for The Little Mermaid Jr. and My Son Pinocchio Jr., and then moved on to be stage manager for Peter Pan Jr., The Lion King Jr., School House Rock, Back to the 80’s, and Junie B. Jones Jr. Joy also performed in two Camelot shows, playing the mom in Meet me in St. Louis (2013), and the witch in Hansel and Gretel (2014). Joy believes theater and music are avenues by which we can help grow and develop young people in our communities. Everyone should have an opportunity to entertain an audience, and she loves being a small part of making that happen for so many.

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