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Executive Director

Occupation: Dentist

Dr. Jessi Waring

Theatre since they were 4 years old. I love this organization and the opportunities it creates for the kids in our community. I am excited to serve as the interim Executive Director as we continue to grow and improve our programming. I currently serve on the State Speech Pathology-Audiology Board and the Seal of Biliteracy Task Force. I attend many community fundraisers and events throughout the year and was recently a celebrity judge for Dancing with the Stars of Casper! I love the arts and am committed to ensuring that the kids in our community have outlets to express and explore their creativity.

I joined the CCT Board of Directors in 2014 and served as the President from 2017-2019. My daughters have been involved with the Children’s

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Program Coordinator

Occupation: Teacher

Audrey Egan 

grade when I starred in her first production, Annie. Since then I have been in many productions in both the United States and Canada, and I traveled with the cast of Up With People performing the show, Roads, for a year.  My love of theatre has focused more on directing and inspiring young performers in the last decade. Joining the CCT has been a dream come true for me and I am excited to use my passion and talents to inspire, direct, and shape the landscape of children’s theatre in Casper.

I currently teach 8th grade Language Arts and directs the theatre productions at CY Middle School.  My passion for the theatre began in 6th

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Program Coordinator

Occupation: Teacher

Dominque Simmons

direction of the late Tom Empey. I spent many years performing professionally in musical theatre productions all over the region, such as Big River, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, She Loves Me, and many more. Lately, my focus has shifted from being on stage to teaching language arts and directing theatre productions at CY Middle School. I have a true passion in developing and nurturing the next generation of fine arts performers, and the CCT allowing me to do just that makes me feel ultra lucky! 

I am a former Broadway World award nominated stage actress whose theatre education hails from Casper's own community college, under the

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Board Member

Occupation: Office Manager at Mountain West Valuations

Lea Christensen

more time and energy in the theatrical arts because they benefitted myself and my family in numerous ways. I keep busy with my sons’ activities, but I always make time to deliver Meals on Wheels every Tuesday.

I joined the CCT Board in 2019. My son loves the children’s theatre and my family has been involved for several years. I wanted to invest

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I joined the CCT Board of Directors in 2015 and was recently elected President. I have been involved in theatre for as long as I can remember. I was in Casper Children's

Board President

Occupation: Photographer

Jessica Sorensen

Theatre when I was a kid and I have always been passionate about theatre and performing ever since. I received a musical theatre scholarship from Casper College, and I met my husband while in the musical "Children Of Eden". Once I had children of my own, I knew I wanted to expose them to my love of theatre. My children have been actively involved in CCT since 2011. I believe in CCT and have seen first-hand the amazing opportunities and skills it offers our youth. I joined the board so that I could help drive and support this wonderful organization. I strongly believe in being an active member of my community and especially serving others. I am also currently serving on a board for a nonprofit that raises funds to send children involved in the Dual Language Immersion program on educational trips to Spanish speaking countries. I am a member of my children's school PTO, I hold a volunteer position that works with youth in my church and I also enjoy being involved with "Wyoming Food For Thought Project" when I can.

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I joined the CCT Board of Directors in 2018. I have seen the very important, positive impact the Theatre has had on our Casper

Board Treasurer

Occupation: President, WIDC Frontier CDC

Mary Doherty

community and on the children who participate in the program. I joined the Board to help the Theatre continue its important work. I also serve on the Casper Children's Chorale Board, on the Wyoming Children's Law Center Board, and as a Casper Chamber Ambassador.

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I joined the CCT Board of Directors in August 2017. My daughters have been involved with theatre since they were

Board Secretary

Occupation: Teacher

Carrie Patterson

young, so I joined the board to become more involved and supportive to the organization. I also love to help with family events at my and my kids’ schools and I am a chaperone for Girls Scouts.

I joined the CCT Board in 2019. Both of my daughters have participated with the theatre and as a former professional actress/dancer I

Board Member

Occupation: Dance Instructor

Melissa Martorano

am passionate about the performing arts in general, but especially for children. Between dance instruction and my daughters’ activities, my days are full, but I recently participated as a celebrity dancer in Dancing with the Stars of Casper which benefitted Mercer Family Resource Center.

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