Meet the Production Team
The people that make DHS Theatre possible!
DHS Theatre Program Director
Blair Cromwell, she/her
Blair has been running the theatre at DHS since 1987. She holds a Masters in Education in Theatre and French. She was the recipient of the Oregon Thespians Melba Day Sparks Award for Teaching Excellence in Theatre, and the Rex Rabold Award from the Oregon Theatre Arts Association. Blair also was part of the teaching staff at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 27 years.
Technical Director and Auditorium Manager
Yvette Geissinger, she/her
Yvette is a happy transplant to Oregon after living and working in Wisconsin, Florida, Washington, DC, and Virginia. She graduated from Viterbo College (now University) with an emphasis in Technical Theatre before working in several venues, most notably Arena Stage and The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.
Hannah Fawcett, she/her
After graduating from Southern Oregon University with a BFA in Theatre, Hannah joined the 2019 Acting Company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. While at OSF, she performed over 100 times in As You Like It, directed by Rosa Joshi.
Hannah is a teacher and director with Children's Educational Theatre and the Artistic Director of Struts & Frets Theatre Company. She is thrilled to be back at her old stomping grounds (DHS class of 2014!) and has recently directed Romeo + Juliet, A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, Pride and Prejudice, and the award winning production of The Yellow Boat for DHS theatre, to name a few!
Terry Kitagawa, he/him
Terry is an Oregon transplant after living in NYC and SF. He is an actor, director, musician, and theatre technician. He graduated from Notre Dame De Namur University with a BA in Theatre Arts, an alum of the National Theatre Institute’s Intensive Semester program and Primary Stages ESPA classes.
He is a company member of Struts & Frets Theatre Co. and Theatre Diaspora.
Credits include working Off Broadway, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Children’s Theatre, The 5th Ave, Portland Opera, and Stumptown Stages
Sharon Oberst, she/her
Sharon Oberst is Professor Emerita of Dance at Western Oregon University where she taught and served as Head of Dance for 32 years. She performed with the Houston Ballet, Eugene Ballet, and Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars. Oberst choreographs historical theatrical productions such as Romeo and Juliet and Pride and Prejudice and has directed and choreographed numerous musicals including Kiss Me, Kate, Victor/Victoria, and West Side Story.
Laura Killip, she/her
Laura is a singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, and choreographer, that graduated with a masters of music in 2017 focusing on American Vernacular Music and Musical Theatre at Western Oregon University.
She teaches private voice lessons and has been vocal director for our last two musicals! She is also a freelance singer and performs at wineries and restaurants throughout the Willamette Valley.
Aaron Fawcett, he/him
Aaron was our choreographer for many years and works as a Director and Acting Coach periodically for DHS Theatre. He has a background in Directing, Acting and Dance. He holds a BS in Theatre and a Master in Education: English from Western Oregon University.
2023-24 Thespian Board
Students apply to be on the Thespian Board and are elected by the Thespian Troupe. To be a Thespian, a student must accumulate 170 hours of theatre work, both in performance and technical theatre.
Amelia Woolsey, she/her
Amelia is a senior at DHS! In her time at DHS Theatre, her favorite projects have been Pride and Prejudice, The Yellow Boat, and Cinderella. When not at DHS, Amelia works as a teaching assistant at Children's Educational Theatre. She has also worked at Struts & Frets Theatre Company on their production of The Winter's Tale. She play Cleomenes and Mopsa.
A fun fact about Amelia is she is an identical twin!
Lily Williams, she/her
Lily is a junior at Dallas High School. Lily's favorite projects are understudying Eddy in The Yellow Boat, playing Macduff in Macbeth, and Joy the Stepsister in Cinderella. She has also worked at Struts & Frets Theatre Company, where she played Tiny Wingfield in Anatomy of Gray.
Lily's fun fact is her favorite books are the Percy Jackson series.
Elliot Grass, she/her
Elliot is a senior at DHS! Some of her favorite projects she's worked on here are Pride and Prejudice, Macbeth, and The Yellow Boat. Elliot has worked outside DHS at Struts & Frets Theatre Company on their productions of The Winter's Tale and Anatomy of Gray, and also on Valley Shakespeare Company's production of Shakespeare in Love.
Outside of school, Elliot enjoys writing and a fun fact about her is that her favorite movie is the 2005 Pride and Prejudice.
Coffee Cart Manager
Savanna Young, she/her
Savanna is a senior at DHS. Her favorite project she has worked on here is The Yellow Boat!
Outside of theatre, Savanna does cheer and works at a coffee shop. A fun fact about her is she loves to bake!
Seth Jones, he/him
Seth is a senior at DHS. His favorite projects he's worked on have been Pride and Prejudice, Cinderella, and All Together Now!
Seth loves tennis, soccer, and Wicked the Musical!
Kolby Woolsey, he/him
Kolby is a senior at Dallas High School. His favorite productions he's worked on are Peter and the Starcatcher and Cinderella. When not at the theatre, Kolby is playing tennis, hiking, working at Dreamies Creamery, and hanging out with friends (WHOM HE LOVES DEARLY)
A fun fact about him is that ever since he started doing Theater, his love and passion for it has only gotten stronger and stronger as he becomes part of more productions, learn more things, and create bonds with other people. He says it all the time how it makes him sad that he didn’t do it sooner, but he's glad that it came into his life at the right time.
Bio coming soon.