Staff and Board

Kathleen Anderson Culebro Artistic Director

Kathleen is the author of La Llorona, which premiered off-Broadway at Theatre Row in a production by Stageplays Theatre Company in 2007, and A Leopard Complains of Its Spots, which premiered at the Pantheon Theatre in New York in 2001. Her play Smart Pretty Funny premiered at Amphibian Stage Productions in 2016. Other work includes the cabaret Just Because You're Paranoid Doesn't Mean They're Not Out to Get You and Vincent. Kathleen is the Founding Artistic Director of Amphibian Stage Productions. Since 2000 she has produced over 50 plays in Fort Worth and New York - most of them world, US, or regional premieres. She has taught Screenwriting at Texas Christian University. Originally from Mexico City, Kathleen lives and works in Fort Worth. 

Linsey Retcofsky Managing Director

Linsey joined Amphibian's staff in May 2013 after graduating with her Master of Arts in Theatre from Texas Woman's University. She was awarded participation in the Kennedy Center's inaugural summer playwriting intensive where she studied with Quiara Alegria-Hudes, Marsha Norman, Heather McDonald, and Carl Hancock Rux. She was the stage manager for Erik Ehn's world premiere production of Diamond Dick: The Tulsa Race Riots of 1921 which began in Dallas and traveled to La Mama ETC in New York City as part of Soulographie, a festival of Ehn's genocide plays. As a stage manager she has worked on productions led by directors West Hyler, René Moreno, Raphael Parry, Jonathan Fielding, Sharon Benge, and Brenda Withers. She's also stage managed world premiere or development productions of works by playwrights Kieran Lynn, John Kolvenbach, Brenda Withers, Sarah Saltwick, Allison Gregory, Peter Zinn, Kathleen Culebro, and David Davalos. She stage managed the world premiere of The Panther's Scream and other Texas Tales which traveled to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and received rave reviews from The Herald and The Scotsman. In Dallas-Fort Worth she has worked with WaterTower Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, Broken Gears, Project X, and Jubilee Theatre. Linsey is an instructor in the department of Music and Drama at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX, and leads Amphibian's arts outreach programming at Tarrant County Green Bay Facility in the unit that serves military veterans. She serves on the board of The Welman Project, a nonprofit organization that distributes surplus materials from local companies for creative reuse in the classroom at no cost to schools or educators. Linsey is a member of Actors' Equity Association and Christians in Theatre Arts. 

Clara Moore Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Amphibian's newest team member, Clara is a Fort Worth native with long ties to art and theater in Fort Worth. She attended Southwestern University for her BFA in Studio Art with a focus in oil painting and a minor in art history. During this time she was also able to attend Suffolk University in Madrid to study the works of Goya in depth at the Prado Museum. After living in Austin for many years, Clara spent a season as the dig illustrator for Adams State University's Archaeology Department at their Fort Massachussetts site in southeastern Colorado, where she documented artifacts in situ and participated in all aspects of the excavation process. Back in Fort Worth, she began focusing on her artwork full time, and developed a series of highly detailed anatomic drawings on scratchboard. Called The Body Electric, the pieces combine accurate anatomical drawing with mythology, botanical symbols and visual puns to explore what our bodies mean to us. She has participated in shows with Fort Works Art, Arts Fifth Avenue and the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, as well as Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches and several venues in Austin. Her work can be found in private collections across the United States, as well as in the UK and Jordan. 

Seancolin Hankins Technical Director

Seancolin recently joined the Amphibian team. His design credits include Isaac's Eye for Amphibian Stage Productions, Henry V, An Oresteia, Julius Caesar, and Another Part of the Forest at Rutger’s University; Antigone and Some Canterbury Tales at King’s College; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Brookdale Performing Arts Center; and Quiet Cowboy at The Mellow Theatre/Gaslight Theatre Co. Seancolin spent three summer with Williamstown Theatre Festival as staff/charge scenic artist, and studied at the Globe Theatre in London, England. He earned an M.F.A. in Set Design at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University and a B.A. in Technical Theatre from King’s College. 

Winston Daniels Tad-Poles Instructor

Winston Daniels, a Corpus Christi native, has been “Walking Tall” with Amphibian Stage Productions for almost 5 years now. He has trained with companies such as The Carpetbag Brigade, and The Rumpus Room in Mazomanie, Wisconsin. Winston began his career in stilts while still attending The University of Texas at Arlington, and since then, he has taken his knowledge into many schools in the Fort Worth area. Winston’s hope for the program is to create a dedicated troupe of performers/entertainers that travel to perform in different cities and states!

Kelsey Milbourn Tad-Poles Instructor

Kelsey Milbourn is a native of Overland Park, Kansas. She got her BFA in Musical Theatre and an independent study in Modern Dance at TCU. She has choreographed many productions professionally including West Side Story, Crazy For You, Urinetown, Shrek, and The Drowsy Chaperone. Kelsey has been teaching dance private lessons for a couple of years for TCU students, having taught dance since she was 14 at the studio her mother runs back in Kansas City for a national youth theatre. Kelsey has been teaching dance and stilts for about a year at Amphibian, with prior experience on stilts for events and Amphibian’s production of Hershel and the Hannukah Goblins. She’s excited to begin stretching and growing this company into a professional artistry.

Melanie Lara Accountant

Melanie Lara, CPA is the accountant for Amphibian Stage Productions and owner of a consulting firm focused on not-for-profit entities and small businesses. An alumni of the University of Texas at Arlington, she began her accounting career in 2003 and has spent a majority of those years enhancing her not-for-profit background. Melanie has significant experience in transitioning and rebuilding accounting departments in both for-profit and not-for-profit environments. An active member in her community, she currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Lighthouse for the Blind Fort Worth and Lighthouse for the Blind Endowment Fund.

Jonathan Fielding Artistic Associate/Actor

Jonathan is grateful to have performed in several works with Amphibian Stage Productions, including Vigil, La Llorona, Below the Belt (Fort Worth Weekly Critics Pick, Best Ensemble), Leonce and Lena, and The True History of Julia Pastrana... Broadway: Pygmalion (Roundabout Theatre Company) and The Seagull(Walter Kerr Theater). New York: Greetings! (Penguin Rep),Kicker (Triptych Theatre), Love Song (59 E59), The True History of Julia Pastrana..., Leonce and Lena (Amphibian), Double Negative, and This Lurking Thing (Dixon Place). Other Texas: Lincolnesque (Circle Theater), A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet (KWC). Other theaters he’s worked at include Ford’s Theater in Washington DC, American Stage in St. Petersburg, Florida, Milesquare Theater, The Public Theatre of Maine. TV: Admiral Rickover: Father of Nuclear Power (PBS), All My Children, Guiding Light. Jonathan is also a founding member of the Harbor Stage Company in Wellfleet, Ma. He holds an MFA from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts and is a proud member of AEA and AFTRA.
 www.fieldingonline.com

Chad R. Jung Artistic Associate

Chad R. Jung has designed more than 100 productions for theatre, opera, and dance. Off-Broadway:Leonce & Lena; NY Credits: Julia Pastrana at Greenwich St. Theater,A Leopard Complains of Its Spots at Pantheon Theater; International:The Bear at the Festival of Russian Drama in Togliatti , Russia . Chad has worked with many companies including: Ballet Austin, Bruce Wood, Caroline Calouche, Casa Mañana, Dallas Opera, FW Symphony Orchestra, Opera Pacific, Metropolitan Classical Ballet, and UNT Opera. In addition to being the Resident Lighting Designer for Kids Who Care and Amphibian Stage Productions, Chad R. Jung is the Lighting Director for Fort Worth Opera.

www.chadrjungdesign.com

Carman Lacivita Artistic Associate

Carman Lacivita can currently be seen on BROADWAY as Bob and Marvin in Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Marvin's Room.  Carman has also appeared on BROADWAY as Valvert in Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner, directed by David Leveaux.  OFF BROADWAY: Henry VI in Rose Rage: Henry VI: Parts 1, 2 and 3 (Bayfield Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Shakespeare in NYC, Jeff Award, Drama League Nomination), dir. by Edward Hall, The Witch of Edmonton, Lorenzaccio, and The Tempest with Red Bull Theater, George is Dead (w/Marlo Thomas) written and directed by Elaine May at The George St. Playhouse/Arizona Theater Company, with work at The Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab, The Public Theater, The Pearl, Theater for a New Audience, Primary Stages, The Mint, The Drama League, and Ars Nova.  INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL: Bermuda Arts Festival, Arizona Theater Company, George St. Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare, Long Wharf, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Crossroads, Stage West, Ft. Worth, Dallas, and Kentucky Shakespeare Festivals.  TV/FILM: Golden Boy (CBS) Royal Pains (USA), The Chica Show (NBC), Modern Love (pilot), Marino’s (pilot), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet (iBooks for iTunes) and Cyrano de Bergerac (PBS Great Performances). Carman has an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and a BFA from Texas Christian University. He is a founding member and Artistic Associate of Amphibian Stage Productions, where he has performed in productions including The Understudy, Burn This, Three Days of Rain, Leonce and Lena, Icarus, Fully Committed, & Lonely Planet.  In addition to performing Carman is a Teaching Artist for various schools across the USA. He is also an Acting Coach, Fight Choreographer, and Tennis Pro.

Board of Directors

  • Jeff Davis, chair
  • David Fielding, secretary
  • Cynthia Hodgkins, treasurer
  • Dan Barrett
  • Kay Bolz
  • Joel Burns
  • Frank Cappuccio
  • Tina Gorski
  • Isabel Hebert
  • Laura Hebert
  • Gregory Scott Ibañez
  • Dan McCarron
  • Jarrell Milburn
  • Linda Pavlik
  • Whit Smith
  • Amy Sutton
  • Hoong Nan Young