- Michael Spicer - Executive Director
- J.R. Lidgett - Technical Director
- Daysha Sutton - Office Manager
- Megan Coberly - Education Director
- Jill French - Director of Patron Services & Volunteer Coordinator
- Jenn Morris - Costume Designer
- Elizabeth-Ali Schade - Production Associate
- Joshua Morris - Scenic Designer
During the 20 years that Michael Spicer has been Executive Director, SCT has been the National Winner of AACT-Fest 2001 with its production of Wit, the recipient of the Governor’s Arts Award for organizational excellence, and the Twink Lynch Award. Michael earned his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Virginia. He has directed and acted for theaters across the United States, and has taught workshops in various aspects of theatre for the American Theatre Association, the American Association of Community Theatres, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, the Southwestern Theatre Conference, the Texas Non-Profit Theatre Association, and the Association of Kansas Theatres. Michael currently serves on the board of the American Association of Community Theatres.
J. R. was born in Charleston, South Carolina, promptly moved to Denver, Colorado, until he was 10, then spent the rest of his years growing up in Wichita. At Goddard High School he found a love for the theatre and pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre at Sterling College with a minor in Psychology. After Sterling, he obtained a Master’s Degree in Theatre at Kansas State University. While studying at KSU, he took a summer internship at the Salina Community Theatre. After graduating, he started working full time at SCT and has been here ever since. He has received several awards from the American Association of Community Theatre for AACT Festivals, including Outstanding Achievement in Scenery & Lighting for the National Award Winning Wit in 2001. J. R. has a wife, Katie, and two daughters, Melissa and Dillen. You will most likely find him toiling away in the shop, playing in the booth, or feverishly searching the web for new lights he wants to buy.
Daysha was born and raised in Pratt County and a graduate in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Washburn University. She manages all of SCT’s financial records and assists in the box office. Daysha has two children, Trenton and Savannah, with her husband Brad; they enjoy living in rural Salina County in Assaria. In her free time, she enjoys watching Treyton perform at school and on the SCT stage as well as watching Savannah play softball and run cross country. Daysha also enjoys the tap and jazz classes offered at SCT through the Center for Theatre Arts education program. Brad and Daysha are regular attendees on opening nights at SCT MainStage productions, whether they are bartending, serving hors d’oeuvres, or managing the box office.
Megan was born and raised right here in Salina, KS. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Friends University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Emporia State University. Megan has been active at Salina Community Theatre since she was eight years old. She has been a volunteer, cast member, dance teacher, choreographer, and now an employee. She is a three-time Music Theatre of Wichita Jester Award-winning choreographer, a two-time Kansas Board of Regents Teacher of Promise, and a recipient of a number of acting and choreography awards from SCT. Megan is also CTA Dance Co-Chair and Director of CTA’s elite dance troupe, Iron Street Dance Company. Megan enjoys giving back to the place that helped raise her; SCT.
Jill is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a degree in Theatre & Communications and Minor in Music Performance. She is a native Kansan who, in 2008, moved back to Salina with her husband, Ross. She has many years of Theatre and Music performance experience under her belt. Her theatre experience started in middle school, performing as a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz and continued through High School and College, performing in over 15 shows. She has performed in more than ten professional theatre shows spanning from Kansas to Ohio to Georgia to Alaska, giving her national tour experience. Jill and Ross welcomed their daughter, Larkin Rose, in April 2011 and two new fur babies in 2017, Doc and Odie.
Jenn is the Costume Designer at Salina Community Theatre. She was born and raised in Emporia, KS and attended Emporia State University where she studied Theatre Design and Business Management and graduated in 2001. Jenn has been Designing with Salina Community Theatre since 2009, where she started as a designer for the Summer Jr. CTA Shows. She joined SCT’s full-time staff for the 2014-15 season and has been enjoying designing the season’s shows since then. Jenn has 3 children with husband Josh and enjoys spending time with them and extended family in her free time. She also enjoys visiting art and history museums and researching historical clothing.
Elizabeth-Ali was born in Anaheim, CA and raised in Riverside. She graduated from Salina High School Central and attended KWU where she studied Theatre. She has received national and regional accolades for dramatic and vocal performance. Elizabeth-Ali is the Advanced Musical Theatre acting teacher for Center for Theatre Arts. Her theatre design career started in the costume fabrication sector which led her to SCT. She and her husband Erich Schade have a son, Oliver Arnold Schade. Elizabeth-Ali regards herself as the “Jack of many trades” at SCT, as her position allows her to assist and work in all departments.
Joshua was born in Lexington, KY, but grew up in Salina, KS. After graduating from Salina South High School, he attended Emporia State University where he received his B.F.A in Theatre and minored in Art. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Florida where he received his M.F.A. in Set Design. Shortly after leaving Florida he moved to Denver, CO where he worked as a designer for Stickley Furniture and as a freelance set designer. Wanting to return to his roots in Salina, Josh took a job as Curator of Exhibits at the Smoky Hill Museum in 2007. Shortly after, he also began designing the MainStage musicals for SCT. Josh is the husband to Jenn Morris, the costume designer at SCT and the father of three kids. Throughout his career he has been lucky enough to tackle a host of odd and exciting projects and has enjoyed living up to the old set designer adage, “jack of all trades…”