Susan Pringle came on as Executive Director in January of 2017. Prior to this position, Susan spent 2 years being a partner in her own company, In the Black. At In the Black, Susan provided contracting services such as strategic and development planning for nonprofit organizations. Before partnering in her own company, Susan worked for 8 years in Louisville, Kentucky at two different organizations. Notably, Susan was a figure in the Dayton community for years as the Executive Director of The Muse Machine, a nationally recognized arts education organization serving 70,000 students and teachers annually in Southwestern Ohio.
Director of Development
John is the former Vice President – Development for The Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio. While at HRTC he successfully raised nearly $1M in contributed revenue each season and securing the largest gift in the organization’s history. Prior to The Human Race, John served as Director of Development for Muse Machine, and Development Manager for Victoria Theatre Association and Dayton Opera where he also served as an assistant stage manager for Dayton Opera.
John holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Wright State University, in which he acted in multiple productions. Having played piano for over 25 years, John frequently takes up the baton as a local musical theatre music director and pit conductor/musician. As a costumer, John has sewn for over 20 years, privately. For the past 3 years, he has been building recreations of professional theatre costumes as an artistic outlet. In May 2018, John founded Act Two Costumes & John Faas Designs, LLC (www.act2costumes.com). John currently resides in Dayton, Ohio with his husband, Michael Embree.
Isaac is a graduate of Ohio Northern University with his bachelor’s degree in International Theatre Production, Musical Theatre, and French. He has been the resident lighting and sound designer at Findlay High School for the past seven years and the resident technical director and scenic designer at The Findlay YouTheatre for the past four years. He recently moved to Columbus with the love of his life Michelle and made his Columbus Children’s Theatre debut as the Sound designer for their recent production of Urinetown. Isaac is excited to join the CCT team as Technical Director.
Education Department, Teaching Artist
She started acting and taking classes with CCT when she was 13. A graduate of Wright State University with a BFA in Acting with emphasis in Musical Theatre, Kelsey traveled after college to work and teach at regional theatres before moving to New York City. While in New York, she had the opportunity to do film, cabarets, improv, and Off-Broadway workshops. Recent acting credits: CCT’s Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach (Aunt Spiker); Gallery Player’s Oliver! (Nancy). After so many years away, she’s happy to come full circle, teaching and working for the company where it all began for her.
Jessica is a graduate of Otterbein University, where she obtained dual BA degrees in Public Relations and Theatre and minored in Dance. Jessica first started at CCT in May 2018 as the Summer Marketing Intern, which developed over the years into the role of Marketing Manager. She works as the content creator, social media manager, communications manager, and website developer. At Otterbein, Jessica worked as the On-Campus Promotions Assistant to the Audience Services Director, ran the social media for the Department of Theatre and Dance, and was the Historian for Cap & Dagger, Otterbein’s student theatre board. During her time at Otterbein, Jessica performed in “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Dance Concert 2016: The Goddess,” “Dance Concert 2018: Gloriously Grimm,” and the student-coordinated “Festival” all four years. Jessica was the assistant choreographer for two productions, assistant director for a main stage play, as well as the director of her own classroom production, and was the Company Manager for Festival 2017.
Allen Crager, Don Knoblauch, Geoff McTurner
Head shot photos by Jessica Metcalf