Staff and Board
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 will premiere in Fort Worth, Texas 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 received her B.A. in Drama from Lee University in Cleveland, TN where she studied playwriting and directing. In 2010, she moved back to Fort Worth to attend graduate school in the Drama program at Texas Woman’s University. In 2011, Linsey traveled with Texas Woman’s University to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as the stage manager for The Panther’s Scream and other Texas Tales. Her master’s thesis The Impossible Dramaturgy of Genocide: Erik Ehn in Theory and Performance focused on playwright Erik Ehn’s cycle of genocide plays from the perspective of her work as stage manager for his play Diamond Dick: The Tulsa Race Riots of 1921.This project was produced by Project X: Theatre in Dallas and performed as part of Soulographie: our genocides, a festival of Ehn’s genocide plays produced at La Mama ETC in New York City in November 2012. Linsey is thrilled to be working with Amphibian Stage Productions where she is able to share her passion for theater with the Fort Worth community. Some of her favorite Amphibian productions include Animals Out of Paper, Wittenberg, The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World, and Fiction.
Heather Quinn Gage joined the staff of Amphibian in 2016. She studied Nonprofit Management at University of North Texas and worked as a nonprofit manager in Denton, Texas for three years. She has spoken about nonprofit collaboration, fundraising, and community organizing at conferences in the U.S. and Canada. She is also a lifelong lover and participant in theatre and is honored to serve Amphibian's members and supporters so that it continues to be your favorite destination for live theatre.
After graduating with a B.A. in History and a minor in Film Studies from Carnegie Mellon University in 1998, Alexandra moved to Austin, Texas where she joined the Vortex Repertory Company and participated in the actors and writers workshop until 2001. In 2004, she graduated from Texas State University with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. She has published articles in Latino Magazine and various Austin-based magazines and newspapers, and she recently published a short story in the Spring 2016 issue of Southwestern American Literature. While continuing to write, she has worked in marketing, public relations, and community outreach for various nonprofit organizations in the Austin community. Originally from Los Angeles, Alexandra moved to the Fort Worth area and joined the Amphibian team in the summer of 2016.
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.
Christina is thrilled to inspire the joy of performance as the Education Outreach Associate at Amphibian Stage Productions. A Boston native, she attended Boston University where she studied Scenic Design & Painting. Through her education, she discovered a passion for sharing her knowledge while teaching underclassmen the basics of technical theatre and mentoring other painting students. While working at various New England theatre companies, she had the opportunity to lead young professionals towards their artistic goals. She believes that sharing our creative passions is the best way to grow, for both the individual and the community. Christina hopes to inspire confidence and curiosity through her work at Amphibian.
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 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, 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 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.
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.
Carman Lacivita can currently be seen OFF BROADWAY as Colonel Brandon in Bedlam Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of Sense & Sensibility. Carman can also currently be seen as Malcolm in Macbeth, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and as Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet in The New Book Press Inc.’s digital movie books available on iTunes. BROADWAY: Valvert in Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner directed by David Leveaux. OFF BROADWAY: Henry 6th in Rose Rage; Henry the 6th Pts. 1, 2, 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 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
- Laura Hebert
- Gregory Scott Ibañez
- Jeff King
- Dan McCarron
- Jarrell Milburn
- Linda Pavlik
- Scott Price
- Pollard Rogers
- Whitney Smith
- Amy Sutton
- Hoong Nan Young