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La Crosse Community Theatre
At Weber Center for the Performing Arts,

428 Front Street South
La Crosse, WI 54602

LCT is supported in
part by a grant from the
Wisconsin Arts Board with
funds from the State of
Wisconsin and the National
Endowment for the Arts.

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Professional Staff

La Crosse Community Theatre has been a La Crosse tradition since 1963. We produce seven shows during our September through June season, including dramas, comedies and children's performances.

AACT logoLa Crosse Community Theatre is a member of the American Association of Community Theatre and the Wisconsin Association of Community Theatre.

Our professional staff includes an Executive Director, Artistic Director, Technical Director, Costume Supervisor, Director of Youth Theatre and administrative personnel. These individuals support the dedicated volunteers who are involved in all aspects of creating and running a theatre.

Thank you to Theresa M. Smerud for the portraits.

Staff Biographies

David R. Kilpatrick, Executive Director

David comes to La Crosse with a wealth of professional and community theatre experience from around the country. As a theatre administrator, he has served as executive director, production manager, and box office supervisor. On the production side of theatre, David has directed, designed, performed and stage managed. Within the entertainment industry, David has worked for cruise ships, theme parks, a magician, and ticketing software companies. David’s most recent project was a study of the audience’s perspective on ‘preparing for the theatre experience.’ This research project completed his dissertation and Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Missouri–Columbia. His studies focused on theatre architecture and front-of-house operations. David has a wife and 10-year old daughter who are huge fans of theatre. E-mail David

Production Staff:

Greg Parmeter, Artistic Director

Greg earned his MFA from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His professional acting credits include seasons with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, the Northern Fort Playhouse in South Dakota, and a tour with the Hampstead Stage Company, a children’s theatre based in New Hampshire. Previously, Greg taught elementary special education, worked as the Technical Director for Aberdeen Central High School, and as an instructor and director with T.O.Y.Box Children’s Theatre. Greg also helped develop a pilot program, called ArtSpark, aimed at educating elementary students in the theatre arts, with Trollwood Performing Arts School in Fargo, ND. E-mail Greg


Dillon McArdle, Technical Director. E-mail Dillon

Mandy Parmeter, Costume Supervisor

Mandy received her MFA in Costume Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May of 2005. She is originally from Aberdeen, S.D. She received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Northern State University, where she discovered a passion for theatre. Her design work has taken her from Oklahoma to Washington, Virginia, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Mandy and Greg have a son, Benjamin, and look forward to him growing up in the La Crosse Community. E-mail Mandy


Rebecca Hartzell, Director of Youth Theatre. E-mail Rebecca

Administrative Staff:

Scott Jenks, Administration. Scott earned his BS of theater stage management and art administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in May of 2013.  Having grown up in the La Crosse community Scott has been active in the arts from a young age.  Scott has worn many hats in the theatre as an actor, stage manager, board operator and choreographer.  When Scott isn’t busy with a production or work he’s either stage managing the all-adult performing group, Grand River Singers, or teaching choreography to middle and high school show choirs .E-mail Scott



Amy Anderson, Box Office Manager. E-mail Amy


Eric Severson, Director of Publications

Eric Eric has spent nearly three decades creating publications in one form or another. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Wisconsin in 1982, he spent seven years editing fantasy fiction novels for TSR, Inc. He spent another seven years in the 1990s creating marketing materials for local publisher Saint Mary’s Press. Eric has been with LCT since 2006, where he has worked in the box office and in marketing and publications. He has enjoyed singing and swinging a sword on stage in Camelot and The Pirates of Penzance. Eric and his wife, Ellen, live in La Crosse, where they enjoy singing together, rescuing wildlife and texting one another from across the room. E-mail Eric

Mary Hofer, Bookkeeping

Arthur Neville-Neil, Maintenance

Our Mission: La Crosse Community Theatre creates productions and projects that enhance the theatrical literacy of our audience members, volunteers, students and staff. We provide opportunities for creativity and personal growth in a fun, collaborative environment. As a community, we celebrate human connections through communication and interaction.
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