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AHS Drama Company Staff

Edwin Hall - Program Director, ITS Mentor, Cappies Director - Edwin started his drama career in high school at another school in Anne Arundel County, Southern Senior High School where he was proud to work with the originator (and still current director) of the program, Diana Martin.  A 2007 graduate of Arcadia University with a B.A. in English and Secondary Education, with a certification in theater, Edwin became the drama program director in October of 2008.  His background in theater includes producing, directing, marketing, acting (not singing!), and various other duties.  He worked with "Without a Cue" Productions for a number of years as an actor and director and currently focuses all of his time on the AHS Drama Company.  Edwin credits all the success of the Drama Company to it's students and the many volunteers that make the program so successful.

Tripp Murphy - Technical Director - Tripp is a graduate from UMBC (class of 2009) with a Bachelor's Degree in History, Minor in Theater and a Secondary Education Certification.  Mr. Murphy is a member of the International Thespian Society and has been involved in theater for over 10 years working many shows in High School and College, including a production at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska.  His first show with the AHS Drama Company was in the Spring of 2010, the award winning "The Wedding Singer."  Mr. Murphy is looking forward to many successful years with the AHS Drama Company.

Shanita SpencerLead Cappies Mentor -  Shanita is a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Shanita was active with the school’s debate and speech team, competing in poetry, prose and duet acting.  She also had a lead role in one of the school’s theatrical productions.  Subsequent to acquiring a graduate degree at Cornell University her interaction with the arts is as a dance, theatre, orchestra and band mom.  Shanita is very excited to be the lead Cappies mentor at AHS and can't wait to meet her new critic team!

Nathan Hawkins - Lighting Director - Nathan is a 2010 Annapolis Graduate.  Nathan is now professionally carrying on his work as the lighting designer at Annapolis, where he designed shows such as Say What, The Wizard of Oz, Airline, Noise's Off, and The Wedding Singer.  He also serves as a lighting consultant for Anne Arundel Community College, working on both Dr Jackyl and Mr. Hyde and Urinetown.  He was recently promoted to lighting director at The Summer Garden Theater.  A Cappie award nominated lighting designer (For The Wedding Singer), he is currently attending Anne Arundel Community College and plans to study lighting design.

Kyle Peters - Sound Design -  BIO COMING SOON!

Betsy Kraning - Music Direction - BIO COMING SOON

Amy Burdick - Box Office Manager - BIO COMING SOON

Jeanne Ward - Concessions Manager - Jeanne Ward is thrilled to be the Concessions Manager for the Annapolis High School Theater program.  She is an archaeologist in real life but has always had an interest in theater - mostly as audience.  She did a brief stint as a lighting technician with the Town and Gown Theater in Athens, Georgia during a mid-life crisis between getting her bachelors degree at the University of Georgia and her masters at the University of Tennessee.  Being a Drama Mama is the best!  Watching the program grow along with the kids has been very exciting and there are great things in the future.  So, would you like a hotdog?

Kathleen Doyle - Costume Designer - BIO COMING SOON

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