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Lakota West Theatre Staff

Kim Eldridge (Artistic Director) • Deborah Moning (Business Manager) • Cindy Gregory (Set Designer) • Tom Sanders (Technical Director) • Christy Munafo (Musical Choreographer) • Susan Bauer (Vocal Director) • Andrew Carr (Music Director)

Staff Bios

Kim Eldridge (Artistic Director) Ms. Eldridge founded the Lakota West Theatre Program in 1997. She has directed two to three productions a year since that time. Her favorite projects have been Little Women, The Diviners, Miracle Worker, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Anything Goes. This season, Ms. Eldridge will direct Noises Off and Godspell. She teaches five sections of theatre at Lakota West, including Acting I, Acting II, and Acting III and Musical Theatre Revue. Ms. Eldridge has held a variety of performance jobs such as a radio disc jockey, model, actress, director and teacher. She holds a BA in English Education with an emphasis in Theatre and an MA in Directing from the Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University. Contact Kim Eldridge.

Cindy Gregory (Set Designer/Technical Director) Mrs. Gregory is honored to be entering her twelfth year with West Theater. She has worked hard to win over audiences with her innovative set designs and decors, working with the current (and some past) theater students to teach them the skills and vision from set design to construction. Her favorites include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Anything Goes, Beauty and the Beast and The Diary of Anne Frank. Mrs. Gregory's other skills include scenic painting and set and prop construction as well. Before working here at West she was a scenic artist at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for several years and has freelanced throughout the Cincinnati area. She has also designed sets for Loveland Stage Company, Loveland High School, private parties and for groups in her home state of Maine. She has won several Orchid Awards from ACT Cincinnati for her set designs. Along with designing for West, she also developed and currently instructs Theater Arts classes at West. She currently resides on the coast of Maine with her husband Nick and her brown lab Payton, but journeys to West Chester to teach and to design and build the main stage shows. She is often a guest teacher in West's advanced acting classes. She is very grateful to all her students and peers at Lakota for giving her the opportunity to work with them.

Christy Munafo (Choreographer) Ms. Munafo is only in her fourth season at Lakota West Theatre, but is no stranger to this wonderful program. As a graduate of Lakota West's class of 2000, she was involved in theatre during her high school career. She has been on crew as well as performed on stage. Ms. Munafo was a student director, dance captain, and a D-honoree. She has been trained in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and modern dance for over twelve years by AllThatJazz Dance Center, West Chester. Her choreography credits include Disney's Beauty and the Beast and co-choreography for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Ms. Munafo was the Lakota West Dance Team Coach for three years and is now pursing a Masters Degree in Education. She holds a B.S. in Education from Miami University. She is in her fourth year teaching fifth grade at Fairfield Intermediate School and is very excited for this upcoming season of Lakota West Theatre.