Central Kentucky Community Theatre was started in 2006 to provide opportunities to the citizens and youth of Springfield and surrounding counties to experience and participate in live theatrical arts. After 10 years of producing shows and educating students Central Kentucky Community Theatre has entered into a unique partnership with the City of Springfield in an effort to to expand it's outreach and raise the quality of it's productions and education initiatives.
CKCT is located in Springfield, KY and performs at the historic Springfield Opera House original built in 1900. Springfield is the center of The Bluegrass State and is conveniently located an hour's drive from Lexington and Louisville. In addition to producing a season of Main Stage shows, CKCT also produces shows in both of it's educational groups the CKCT Youth Company (grades 7-12) and CKCT Kids (ages 2-6).
In addition CKCT is now partnered with Mid Kentucky Arts, which produces evenings of chorus concerts featuring talented performers from across Central and Northern Kentucky.
Central Kentucky Community Theatre Board Members
Michele Riley, President
Bonnie Diersing, Secretary
Jerry Grider, Treasurer
Mary Grace Lewis
Kolton Winfield, Managing Director
Kolton was born and raised in Central Kentucky and has his BA in Theatre from Berea College. He studied theatre and community driven arts in New York City, having spent time studying with Juilliard faculty and alumni as well as other notable broadway figures. He is committed to community theatre, and is deeply passionate about the role it plays in small towns. Kolton is excited to work for the people of Springfield and central Kentucky, providing theatrical and educational opportunities to young and old alike.
Sue Hlavinka, Youth Company Director
Sue Hlavinka has a BS in Theatre, Stage Management from University of Louisville and extensive experience in all areas of stage production. Sue brings energy and enthusiasm to CKCT and her Youth Company students. She is a dedicated teacher who works tirelessly to bring out the best performance in each student. We have seen great progression in our young people since Sue has joined us, many have gone on to careers in the Theatrical Arts.
Beth Marlowe, Interim Kids Company Director
With over 25 years of employment with the Danville School system under her belt Beth Marlowe is no stranger to elementary education. She's worked in various administrative and educational roles for both professional and community theaters. She has also worked as a coach for competitive speech and debate at the high school level, having many students go on to fair well at the national speech and debate associations national tournament (The largest academic competition in the world). She is excited to be with us here in Springfield educating and exploring theatre with such vibrant kids.
Teresa Tedder, Mid-Kentucky Arts Director
Teresa Tedder is a pianist, conductor and accomplished composer/arranger. She has been the conductor and artistic director of Mid-Kentucky Arts since 2001. Ms. Tedder, an assistant professor of music, formerly taught at St. Catharine College where she was Artist-in-Residence. Teresa is also the director of music for St. Dominic Church in Springfield. She is an ASCAP composer and writes in many musical genres including choral, instrumental ensemble, and piano. Her publications number over 150 and her compositions include traditional, classical, jazz, piano solos and duets, sacred anthems and choral masterworks. She was named the 2007 Commissioned Composer for the Kentucky Music Teachers Association. Her latest commission, Contemplare, was performed in October, 2016, to high acclaim.