Red Curtain's Instructors

Scott B Randall

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  Scott is the founder and Artistic Director of The Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts, and is chairperson for our Educational Development Committee. He earned his B.A. in Theatre Education from Western Washington University, served as Adjunct Professor of Theatre at Trinity Lutheran College, and taught classes throughout Snohomish and Los Angeles counties. In addition, he has directed dozens of plays, including The Fantasticks, Nunsense, On Golden Pond, Slipping, Last of the Boys, and The Sunshine Boys, along with recent productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Noises Off!

Sherry Penoyer

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Sherry Penoyer has been a driving force in Snohomish County theatre for several decades as an actor, director, playwright, company manager and much more, and she now serves as Red Curtain's Youth Theatre Director. Sherry developed the curriculum for RCF's first outreach program, guiding the young Drama Club at Marysville's Marshall Elementary in 2018. She has worked with, and learned from, icons of the area's theatre history, including Bob Henry and Arden Flom, and brings years of knowledge and passion to her current work with young actors.   

Kelly McClain

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   Kelly founded Marysville Theatre for Young Actors in 2002, and has taught after-school theater classes in Marysville and Everett School Districts, the Marysville YMCA, and Pilchuck Dance & Performing Arts Center. She has also taught drama and public speaking classes at Legacy School of Arts and Classics in Marysville. Kelly studied drama at Eastern Washington University and holds a degree in Speech Communications from Western Washington University. Kelly believes that children first learn about their world through make-believe play. When this creative outlet is focused into acting, children can become more confident, compassionate, and cooperative individuals.

Liam Cole

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 Liam is a local director/actor/playwright/producer who has been actively involved in the Puget Sound theatre scene for the last three decades. As a playwright, he has written any number of full-length and ten-minute plays. He has worked as a director, instructor and actor with numerous companies in Tacoma, Seattle, Edmonds and Everett, as well as several companies in the state of Oregon. Most recently he directed the Red Curtain production of American Buffalo for the 2018-2019 season.

Alexis (Lexi) Jones

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Alexis is a dancer, singer, and actor whose most recent work includes choreography for Angry Housewives here at RCF and Pippin at Snohomish High School. She currently teaches dance at Camano Dance Academy and was the assistant choreographer for Seussical Jr. at Heatherwood Middle School. She has been seen on the RCF stage in Spider’s Web and My Three Angels and was stage manager for It’s a Wonderful Life. Alexis has trained with several professionals from the Seattle area in dance and theatre. 

Garrett Lander

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A Seattle-based performer, teacher and director, Garrett has spent years training in a wide variety of performing arts. As a student at WWU, Garrett originally planned on going into musical theatre, but instead discovered a passion for physical theatre, and finding creative new ways to use body and voice in theatre. This passion has led Garrett to explore circus arts, particularly aerial silks and partner acrobatics. Training in Grotowski, Suzuki, and Viewpoints, Garrett has found great joy in adding elements of circus and dance to these already very physical forms, and exploring how they all come together to generate original and engaging forms of theatrical storytelling.

Courtney Calkins

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A founding Board member of RCF, Courtney has been heavily, happily involved in community theatre for more than 20 years in northern California, San Francisco, and Washington state. In addition to stage managing a great number of plays and musicals, she has mentored others, served as assistant director, and is currently the Props Department Manager for Red Curtain.

Emily De Roest

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Emily is a happy-go-lucky drama nerd from the United States of America. During her humble, lifelong career in fringe theatre, she has dabbled in many different types of performance art with varying degrees of aptitude, including musical theatre, standup, rap, vocal coaching, Shakespeare, miming, dance, sketch comedy, puppetry, and a whole slew of other super cool accolades she doesn't like to brag about. Most recently, she has been captivated by improv comedy and its power to transform any situation into a good time.

David Alan Morrison

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David has been involved with the theatre for over 40 years. He started off backstage, then as a teenager, he studied acting at the Goodman School of Drama's summer programs for young people. Later, he studied theatre accessibility and got his BA in Theatre, Deafness and Cultural Diversity from Fairhaven College (WWU). While studying for his MA in Theatre Arts from the University of Kentucky, he got his first offer to direct. Since then, he has devoted equal time to the two disciplines. One of the crowning achievements of his career was taking a group of college students to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

Joren Thiessen

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