Staff and Board

Kathleen Anderson Culebro Executive Artistic Director

Born and raised in Mexico City, Kathleen is the Founding Artistic Director of Amphibian Stage Productions, where she has produced over 100 plays in Fort Worth and New York - most of them world, US, or regional premieres. She has taught Screenwriting and Stage Makeup at Texas Christian University and serves on the boards of Near Southside Inc., Women’s Policy Forum, and Trinity Shakespeare Festival. Also a playwright, Kathleen is the author of La Llorona, which premiered off-Broadway at Theatre Row in a production by Stageplays Theatre Company in 2007 and which has received productions around the country. A Leopard Complains of Its Spots premiered at the Pantheon Theatre in New York in 2001 with an extended run. Her play Smart Pretty Funny premiered at Amphibian Stage Productions in 2016 and has since been produced in Australia and at other venues in the US.

Jay Duffer Managing Director

Jay Duffer directed The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) for Amphibian both in 2014 and 2017.  Past Amphibian acting credits include Wittenberg, The Nosemaker’s Apprentice, The Mystery of Irma Vep and the workshop production of David Davalos’ Daedalus (Retitled A Lost Leonardo).  He has professional acting and directing credits spanning several decades and has acted in theatres from Off-Broadway, to regional theatres, to productions overseas.  Duffer has been involved in new works and script development with Threads Theatre Company (serving as a Founding Member and the Executive Director of New Works), Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source, Kaleidoscope Theatre Company, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre and Brooklyn based The Artful Conspirators.  His play, Asleep in the Arms of God, received its world premiere in November 2017 at the Box Theatre in Riverside, CA produced by New Threads Productions (CA). His play, Big Girl, Little World premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2003.  Prior to joining Amphibian as Managing Director, Jay was Associate Professor of Theatre and Department Chair at Huntington University in Indiana.  At HU, he directed a wide variety of approximately 50 plays and musicals while heading the theatre program.  He is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

 

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. 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. 

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.

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

  • Cynthia Hodgkins, Chair
  • Laura Hebert, Secretary
  • Garret Gastil, Treasurer
  • Dan Barrett
  • Joel Burns
  • Frank Cappuccio
  • Jeff Davis
  • David Fielding
  • Tina Gorski
  • Cortney Gumbleton
  • Isabel Hebert
  • Tina Howard
  • Gregory Scott Ibañez
  • Jarrell Milburn
  • Linda Pavlik
  • Whit Smith
  • Amy Sutton
  • Hoong Nan Young