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andrew almeter | Senior production coordinator for events

aalmeter [at]

Before coming to the Krannert Center, Andrew worked at the Buffalo Philharmonic working as the operations coordinator, which included planning the logistics of guest artists’ travel, hotel, catering, and being a go-to person for the “different” tasks associated with the orchestra. His most memorable project was making around 1,000 individual jingle bells for audience members to ring during one of the Christmas concerts. As a note to all, Andrew recalls cutting ribbon and threading it through the bells gets pretty boring at around the 700th time. Besides being a martyr, Andrew is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player, coffee drinker, doesn’t know anything about movies, and has the worst sense of humor in the office, all of which he is very proud of. His love for his job is seeing the creative problem solving that this building is capable of and the sheer ability of getting so many shows up and running.


Bunny Berg | ticket office Supervisor

217.244.3962  |  bunberg [at]

Bunny has been at Krannert Center for more than 20 years and works as a ticket office supervisor. She had been in Champaign-Urbana for only two years when she started working here. Bunny grew up in Michigan but has lived on both coasts, in Seattle and New York City. She loves to travel, bicycle, work in her garden, and make art through collages and photography. She has two wonderful sons.


Tonya Bernstein | Assistant Costume Shop Manager

217.244.4086  |  tbernste [at]


Lynn Bierman | Accounting Staff

217.244.6494  |  lbierman [at]

Lynn started at the university in 1990, and first worked in Purchasing before joining Krannert Center. She enjoys riding motorcycles and loves animals.



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Bree Brock | Production Coordinator for Events

217.244.2151 | bkb15 [at]

Bree recently moved to Champaign, Illinois, with her husband and two dogs. She is originally from Kansas City, Missouri, but really feels at home in Champaign. Bree graduated with a BFA in theatre management in December 2018. For a while, she had been working multiple retail jobs to make a living and to provide as many toys for her dogs as possible. It’s important to note that Bree is always willing to show pictures of her dogs—you just have to ask. Now, as a staff member at Krannert Center, she is beyond thrilled to be working in her field and to be a part of the Krannert Center team. Aside from theatre, Bree is an avid artist and foodie, both of which she takes seriously. She hopes one day to make a name for herself in the art community. Bree says she’s always been a right-brained, creative individual, which is why she loves working in this business.


katie brucker | accounting staff

217.300.8583 | kbrucker [at]


MICHAEL BUNTING | Intermezzo Supervisor

bunting3 [at]


Vanessa Burgett | Creative Director

217.333.4864  |  vburgett [at]

Since June 2004, Vanessa has worked for the U of I, becoming part of the Krannert Center marketing team in April 2007. She is currently the Creative Director for the Center’s Creative Services Studio, overseeing the creation of print, web, and video deliverables. She has also worked on campus as a graphic designer for University Housing and as a staff technology training instructor for CITES. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she met her husband in a U of I drawing class, and has since made Champaign-Urbana her family's home. 


Joe Butsch | building Electrician

217.265.5328  |  jbutsch [at]


Dean Brian Carlson | Food and Beverage Director

217.333.9718  |  dbcarlso [at]

Dean has been at Krannert Center for more than 15 years. When he's not at work or cooking for his family and friends, you might find him riding his Harley Davidson around Champaign County.


Eric Carr | Attendant

217.333.6707  |  ecarr [at]


Emmett Catlin | Attendant

217.333.6707  |  ecatlin [at]


Terri Anne Ciofalo | Associate Director for Production

217.265.6969  |  tciofalo [at]

Terri is the associate director for production and the director of new work at Krannert Center as well as a member of the stage management faculty in the department of theatre. Originally from New York City, Terri was the production manager and production stage manager for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet prior to joining Krannert Center in 2007. She has stage managed for the Yale Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and Maryland Stage Company and has toured with Ralph Lemon, Urban Tap, and American Repertory Ballet, among others. Terri is the program director of The Armagh Project, bringing American college students to Northern Ireland each summer to study playwriting, performance, creative writing, and journalism. She earned her MFA in stage management at the Yale School of Drama.


glenda dalton | operations Office Support associate

217.300.9765  |  gsdalton [at]

Glenda joins the Krannert Center Building Operations Office after working 17 years as a Cashier II for Willard Airport Commercial Operations.


Kelly Darr | Evening Intermezzo and Stage 5 Bar Manager

217.333.9718  |  kdewitt [at]


Debbie Delaney | Accounting Staff

217.244.4862  |  ddelany [at]

Debbie has worked at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts since December 2007. She grew up in Tuscola, Illinois, but now lives in Gifford. Debbie has three daughters, one stepson, and three grandchildren.


megan dietrich | assistant properties director and rentals coordinator

217.333.9720  |  mcberge2 [at] (mcgerbe2)domain [at] (@)mcberge2 [at] (


Joe Domain | Attendant

217.333.6707  |  domain [at]


Adriane Binky Donley | Properties Director

217.333.9720  |  adonley [at]

Binky is the properties director at Krannert Center as well as the chair of the Properties Design and Management Program for the Department of Theatre. Originally from Florida, Binky was previously an assistant professor at Ithaca College heading the areas of props and scenic art. She has also worked as a prop master at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival and the University of Virginia. As a prop artisan, she has had the privilege to work at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Seaside Music Theatre, and Virginia Shakespeare Festival, among other venues. She has a BA from the University of South Florida and an MFA from the North Carolina School of the Arts. This is her seventh year as a member of the Krannert Center family.


James Edaburn | Costume Cutter/draper

217.244.4086  |  edaburn [at]


John ekstrom | Attendant

217.333.6707  | jekstrom [at]


Stacey Elliott | Accounting Staff

217.300.2312  |  sjelliot [at]


jesse fancher | attendant

217.333.6707  |  jdumyahn [at]


Jason Finkelman | Artistic Director of Global Arts Performance Initiatives

217.265.0640  |  finkelma [at]

Through a partnership of leading cultural arts institutions and programs in the College of Fine and Applied Arts and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the U of I, Jason was established as director of Global Arts Performance Initiatives in August 2012. From a foundation of established programming that includes the Sudden Sound concert series, Global Transfer Afterglow concerts, and the AsiaLENS film series, this position consolidates Finkelman’s distinct perspective as a curator of genre-blurring music and international performing arts and allows for development of new programs that expand campus and community engagement. Cultural arts programming in 2013-14 on behalf of the Spurlock Museum and the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music included musical performances and classroom engagements with artists from Tuva, Syria, Ghana, and Haiti.


Linda Follmer | Theatrical Stitcher

217.244.4086  |  lrfollme [at]


Bryan Franzen | Attendant

217.333.6707  |  franzen1 [at]


andrew giza | Events Director

217.300.5222  |  giza [at]

Originally from Massachusetts, Andrew is an alumnus of Emerson College where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting. Before joining the Events Office at Krannert Center, Andrew worked with the Artist Partner Programs team at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center while earning a Master of Science degree in management. Andrew’s professional career began at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as the program’s Music Production Manager, a position he held for over 14 years. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and enjoys golfing, riding motorcycles, and working with the Boulangier Initiative to promote inclusivity in classical music


richard gregg | Costume Rentals Director / assistant costume shop director

rdg [at]


Chuck Hanson | Intermezzo Assistant

217.333.8412  |  cchanson [at]

Chuck has been at Krannert Center since 1998, when he was hired to run the kitchen at Intermezzo during the day. When he first started, it was very slow during the school year, but it has grown to a very busy and fun place to work. His food-service career started in 1977 by working at the Round Barn Restaurant and then Domino’s Pizza. He also spent more than 20 years in the Illinois Army National Guard as a combat medic and later as a cook. Chuck is married to Beth, with whom he has two small and beautiful children, Gracie and Curtis.


Whitney Havice | Ticket Services Director

217.244.3963  |  whavice [at]

Whitney has worked as part of the Krannert Center team since 2003 as a Ticket Services Supervisor and then Assistant Ticket Services Director. In addition to her extensive experience working in the Ticket Office, for many years Whitney has served on Krannert Center’s engagement team, occupational and safety committee (including co-chairing the group), and as class coordinator for Krannert Center’s Dance for People with Parkinson’s program. Whitney is an english and journalism graduate of Bradley University and is active in the C-U and regional communities as a dance instructor, choreographer, director, and a board member for the Champaign Urbana Theatre Company, in addition to other efforts.


Tara Heiser | Human Resources Specialist

217.344.2600  |  tlheiser [at]


elizabeth henke | catering manager

217.333-9718  | ehenke [at]

Lizzy is thrilled to join Krannert Center as the catering manager after spending over 20 years in the hospitality industry. Lizzy attended Colorado College and UIUC and is a native of Champaign. She loves spending time with her husband Kurt, parents Dale and Judy, and her French bulldog Bo. Her interests include sports, cooking, art, music, watching documentaries, and reading a great book.


kaitlin higgins| co-director of patron services

kmhiggs [at]


Cindi Howard | Associate Director for Finance and Operations 

217.333.9722  |  choward1 [at]

Cindi joined the Krannert Center team in the fall of 2009, when she was hired as the director of business and operations. Her primary responsibilities include overseeing the finance, human resource, and building operations of Krannert Center as well as acting as our liaison to FAA IT. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2004 and her master’s degree in human resources in 2012. Cindi and her husband live in a small town about 20 minutes south of Urbana with their two amazing children, Courtney and Carson, who keep them busy hopping from one sporting event to another.


Janet Huber | Program and Web Editor

For more than 11 years, Janet worked at the International Society of Arboriculture in Champaign, earlier as editorial and production manager of educational publications and more recently as corporate communications manager. She joined Krannert Center staff in September 2018. Janet has a love of the written word and finds great satisfaction in reading, writing, and editing to create a meaningful, well-phrased message. In her spare time, Janet loves gardening, reading great novels, gourmet cooking, and walking at Meadowbrook Park. 

217.300.8378  |  jdhuber [at]


Bill Kephart | Scene Shop Chief Clerk

217.300.3943  |  kephrt [at]

Bill manages the Krannert Store in the Scene Shop, where a variety of materials are available for purchase by students, staff, and the public. Bill has an English literature degree from the U of I and is actively involved in the local independent film scene as an actor, a writer, and a producer. Bill loves spreadsheets.


Lisa Kidd | Associate Lighting Director

217.300.6245  |  lisakidd [at]

Lisa has spent 20+ years in the entertainment industry and 16 of those years at Krannert Center. Before coming here, she was a freelance lighting designer and technician working in many venues around the country.


Tammey Kikta | Associate Director for Artistic Services

217.333.6703  |  kikta [at]

While Tammey was en route to Krannert Center, her degree in music led her to educational, management, and performance-based work for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera, WFMT Fine Arts Radio, WILL-FM, and the Arts and Lecture Series of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The people she has met along the way have inspired her with their ideas, passion, creativity, and dedication. Amidst the challenges of selecting and scheduling a diverse season of artistry with Director Mike Ross, Tammey enjoys working through the details of contract execution, developing collaborative partnerships and initiatives that contextualize performance experiences and bring them to a wide-ranging public, and advocating for the power and positive impact of the arts in our lives.


dylan kind | Theatrical Scene Shop Coordinator

dkind2 [at]


Cynthia Kocher | Production Stage Manager

217.244.6734  |  ckocher [at]

In addition to being the production stage manager, Cynthia also serves as the chair of the Stage Management Program at the U of I. Previously, she taught in the BFA Stage Management Program at the University of Miami and served as the associate chair of the Department of Theatre Arts. Her Broadway stage management credits include August Wilson’s King Hedley II and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Regina Taylor’s Drowning Crow. Regionally, she has worked at theatres such as the Goodman Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Connecticut Repertory, and Westport Playhouse. She has also worked at various opera companies including the Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, the Florida Grand Opera, and the Opera Festival of New Jersey. Cynthia holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association.


Alec LaBau | Assistant Audio Director / video director

217.244.9899  |  alabau [at]

Alec is currently serving as the assistant audio director at the Krannert Center and as a member of the sound faculty for the department of theatre. He received his BFA in sound design from Utah State University and continued his education, earning an MFA from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Alec has worked nationally as a sound designer and engineer with the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival (MO), Kansas City Repertory Theatre (MO), Crossroads Theatre Company (NJ), Actors Theatre Kansas City (MO), and the Old Lyric Repertory Theatre in Logan, Utah. Prior to coming to the Krannert Center, Alec worked as the assistant technical director for production services.


Mark Lashbrook | Attendant

217.333.6707  |  lashbrok [at]


Emily Laugesen | Co-director of Engagement

217.333.9727  |  elaugese [at]

Part of the Krannert Center staff since 2009, Emily is endlessly fascinated by the power of the arts to bring people together through shared experiences. Her work with arts engagement is focused on creating opportunities for intercultural exchange, personal and professional growth, and community development. She is program director and collaborative curator of the Krannert Center Youth Series, a series of performances by professional touring artists designed to nurture creativity in students preschool through high school. Born and raised in Indiana, Emily feels at home in the Illinois prairie but has also enjoyed living in St. Louis and New York as she completed degrees in comparative literature, Italian, and musicology/music theory. She embraces the inherent contradiction in her love of both coffee and yoga.


Bridget Lee-Calfas | Advertising and Publicity Director

217.333.6282  |  bklee [at]

Bridget Lee-Calfas has been at Krannert Center since 2006, when she relocated from sunny North Carolina to once again face the frozen (yet still beloved) plains of her native state. As the primary media correspondent for the Center, Bridget is thrilled to share the numerous performances, initiatives, and ongoing projects of the Center with our community through managing media relations, assisting with the marketing and patron relations efforts, and participating in the strong public engagement campaign that is central to Krannert Center’s mission. Prior positions include director of marketing and development for the Temple Theatre in Sanford, North Carolina; theatre manager for Harper College in Palatine, Illinois; and roles in marketing, programming, and event planning for the U of I, Yale University, and other nonprofit organizations.


jacob lerch | attendant

217.333.6707  |  jlerch [at]


Lisa Lillig | Co-director of Patron Services

217.244.6298  |  lillig [at]


Kevin Logue | Attendant

217.333.6707  |  klogue [at]


Tony Mapson | assistant facility manager

217.333.6707  |  amapson [at]


taylor mccoy | snack bar attendant

217.333.9718 | mcco [at]


EB McTigue | cutter/draper

mctigue2 [at]


vincent meade | Theatrical Scene Shop Assistant

vmeade [at]


Ty Mingo | ticket office Supervisor

217.265.0271  |  tmingo [at]


Zia Moon | Patron services assistant

217.333.8300  |  ziamoon [at]


gina moton | human resources specialist

217.244.3084 | moton [at]


Nicholas Mulvaney | Senior Designer

217.300.2240  |  nmulvane [at]

Since childhood, the arts have inspired Nic’s imagination, and been a rich platform to teach him about the world we live in. After receiving his bachelor of fine arts, Nic has worked professionally as a designer since 2005. He strives to always remain curious about the craft of design and be thoughtful towards it’s privilege and responsibilities. He has been involved with local organizations such as 40 North Arts Council and Champaign Urbana Design Organization (CUDO). Nic joined the talented team at the Krannert Center in 2018, and considers it a special highlight both personally and profesionally. When not designing, Nic likes wandering imaginary worlds, taking photos, drawing, reading and listening the wind. The inky skies of a starry night will always feel like home. 


keith norton | theatre audio & media specialist

217.333.9723 | krnorton [at] 


Jared Painter | Assistant Chief Building Operations ENgineer

jaredp [at]


Jon Proctor | ticket office Supervisor

217.265.0271  |  jproctor [at]


Maureen Reagan | Associate Director for Marketing

217.244.4864  |  reagan [at]

Maureen began her time at Krannert Center in 1987 as a student employee—and she's still happily working! As the associate director for marketing, she focuses on staff management, the collaborative development and implementation of a variety of initiatives for audience growth, and oversight of advertising and creative services. She holds three degrees from the U of I.


Monique Rivera | co-director of Engagement

217.244.2044  |  merivera [at]

A native of Key West, Florida, Monique earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Florida State University and honors in French language and phonetics while studying at L’Institut Catholique in Paris. Since 1995, she has held positions as a foreign-language instructor and translator (Illinois and Florida), a human resources assistant in hospitality (New Mexico), and a group tour coordinator and event planner (Washington). In 2006, she joined the University of Illinois as the senior program coordinator in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access. Currently, she serves as the visiting academic engagement liaison at Krannert Center and is excited to do great work with great people! She is honored to be the mom of an amazing son and is passionate about celebrating their Cuban heritage through genealogy research and photojournalism.


Mike Ross | Director

217.333.6700  |  mikeross [at]

Mike Ross became the sixth director of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in 1997. He came to the Center from the Miller Theatre at Columbia University in New York City, where he received his doctorate with distinction in music composition and where, under his direction, the Miller Theatre was recognized by The New Yorker as “the city’s hottest hotbed of innovative programming.” Deeply committed to embracing the art of the past as well as the art of our time across disciplines, aesthetic sensibilities, and cultural legacies, Mike views Krannert Center as a potent blending of classroom, laboratory, and public square. He attributes his experience as a professional classical, jazz, and rock musician and his interest in the visual and environmental arts, broader cultural history, and explorations into the nature of creativity writ large as major influences on his collaborative approach to arts administration. He has served as board chair for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and as board president of Arts Alliance Illinois and is a founding member of 40 North, the Champaign County Arts Council. He is a recipient of the North American Performing Arts Agent and Managers Association’s Award for Excellence in Presenting the Arts and was selected by National Arts Strategies to participate alongside 100 national and international cultural leaders in its inaugural Chief Executive Leadership Initiative. Mike is an associate dean in the College of Fine and Applied Arts, has served on numerous campus committees, and chaired the cross-campus Seedbed Initiative for Transdomain Creativity, which led to the establishment of the eDREAM Institute (Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media), for which he now serves as an advisor. Mike is a passionate advocate for the micro-urban Champaign-Urbana community and has served as co-chair of the 2013 Champaign County United Way Campaign.


Barbara Schoenoff | ticket office Supervisor

217.333.1872  |  bschonff [at]


Rick Scholwin | Audio Director

217.300.2154  |  scholwin [at]

Richard is a Wisconsin native. He attended DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, Illinois, as a voice major, completing his bachelor of science in sound recording technology in 1994. He served as the assistant audio director for the University of Illinois School of Music from 1994-2001. Richard worked for Northern Illinois University as a recording engineer during the 2001-02 school year and then as lead audio technician for the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Davis from 2002-07.  While working at the Mondavi Center, he earned his MFA in dramatic arts-sound design from UC Davis, graduating in June 2007. He was resident sound designer for the Denver Theatre Company for the 2007-08 season.  Richard then served as fine arts and humanities audio director for the University of Nebraska at Kearney from 2008 through December 2014. In January 2015, Richard joined Krannert Center as audio director, also serving as the chair of sound design for Illinois Theatre, and is delighted to be on the Illinois campus.


amber dewey schultz | Assistant Production Director

217.300.5376 | amber [at]

Since earning her BFA in stage management from North Carolina School of the Arts, Amber has worked as a stage manager, company manager, and tour manager for companies across the country, including San Francisco Opera, The Dallas Opera, Opera Carolina, Piedmont Opera, Northern Stage, Chicago Opera Theatre, and Bristol Riverside Theatre. She has toured nationally with Western Opera Theater and internationally with Trinity Irish Dance Company.


Ryan Schultz | Technical Director

217.300.4223 | ryans [at]

Ryan is the technical director as well as the Chair of the Scenic Technology program for the Department of Theatre at the U of I. Prior to joining the Krannert Center in August, Ryan was the technical director at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. There, his credits include the annual production of A Christmas Carol, Disney’s The Jungle Book adapted by Mary Zimmerman, The Iceman Cometh at the Brooklyn Academy of Music starring Nathan Lane & Brian Dennehy, Robert Fall’s & Seth Bockley’s massive interpretation of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666, and the Broadway production of War Paint starring Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersol. Ryan received his education from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


Sam Smith | Director of Civic Engagement and Social Practice

217.244.0925  |  smsmith3 [at]

With interests in schools, challenged neighborhoods, and international settings, Sam uses the resources and tools of making art to extend the impact of the Krannert Center.


Cheryl Snyder | Associate Director of Advancement

217.333.2533  |  casnyder [at]


Julianna Steitz | Theatrical Stitcher

217.244.4086  |  steitz [at]


Andrea Stewart | Associate Technical Director

217.244.7379  |  ags [at]


shelly thomas-eichorn | accounting staff

217.300.8954 | seichorn [at]


joycelynn trask | Director's Assistant

217.300.2474  | jltrask [at]


Shanitera Walker | Human Resources Support Specialist

217.300.2878  |  walker32 [at]

Shanitera joined the Krannert Center team in the summer of 2012, and serves as a human resources support specialist. She began her career at Krannert Center shortly after earning her bachelor's in communication from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. As an integral member of the business office team, Shanitera utilizes her educational background and her passion for interacting with people from all walks of life as she tackles a variety of human resources tasks each day. Shanitera takes great pride in her work, always looking for opportunities to hone her skills and improve her processes.


SETH WHEELER | technical coordinator for Events

sww22 [at]


Bethany Whoric | Assistant Director of Advancement

217.300.6042 | bbwhoric [at]

Bethany joined Krannert Center in February 2019 after relocating from Columbus, Ohio. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bethany received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. For the past seven years, Bethany has spent time working in styling and sales training and customer relationship management for Nordstrom Inc. Always a lover of the arts, Bethany is thrilled to be responsible for all aspects of Krannert’s corporate giving program as well as working with individual donors, allowing her to play a part in continuing to bring the performing arts to an already vibrant arts community. Bethany’s hobbies include running, yoga, fashion, and traveling. 


John O. Williams | Facility Manager

217.333.6702  |  jowillia [at]

John started at Krannert Center in 1999 as an extra help building attendant, shoveling snow and filling in where needed. In 2000, he was hired as a part-time building attendant. By the end of that year, John was upgraded to a full-time building attendant. In 2001, John was promoted to day-shift facilities manager. He was assigned his current duties filling in as the assistant director of operations when his predecessor retired in 2008. When not working to maintain Krannert Center, John enjoys riding his Harley Davidson motorcycles across the country. He has visited 49 states, Canada, and Mexico from the seat of his motorcycles.


Michael W. Williams | Lighting Director

217.300.3788  |  william7 [at]

Michael Williams, lighting director, has been here for the last 16 years. Michael has been the primary lighting designer for Dance at Illinois’ annual Festival Dance concert since coming to Krannert Center. Before coming here, he served as the master electrician at Cornell University’s Theatre Arts Complex, where he taught lighting design and designed the lighting for many of the university’s drama and dance department productions. Prior to being at Cornell, Michael was the master electrician for the St. Louis Black Repertory Company for its opening season in the Grandel Theatre. While with that company, he designed the lighting forThe Meeting. Michael holds an MFA in lighting design from the U of I, as well as a BM and MM in vocal performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Ranae Wilson | Advancement office manager

217.300.1106 | rnwilson [at]

Ranae began her career with Krannert Center in August 2014. She was a military brat who moved around most of her life, but home has always been right outside of Champaign-Urbana. She received her BA in theatre performance from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and has continued performing with many local theatre companies. She is a huge advocate for the arts and can be seen at many shows at Krannert Center. When she isn’t at Krannert Center, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and doing karaoke whenever possible. She also enjoys anything Harry Potter-related. She is thrilled to be a part of the Krannert Center family!


Crystal Womble | Outreach Director

217.244.0549  |  cwomble [at]

As the outreach director, Crystal works with an amazing group of individuals, our volunteers! Our Krannert Center community volunteers usher daytime and evening performances as well as staff special events throughout the season! As an advisor for the Krannert Center Student Association, she has the pleasure of working with one of the oldest registered student organizations on campus that was established in 1969 to unite the Center, campus, and community by celebrating the power of the arts. In addition, she coordinates special presentations about Krannert Center events to a variety of community groups and campus organizations through information fairs, expos, and promotion of our groups sales program.


Maximilian Zorn | Scene Shop Coordinator

mzorn [at]