Meet the GCT staff!
Executive Director: Brian Everson brian (at) gctcomeplay.org
Brian joined the staff of GCT in August 2018. Prior to joining GCT, Brian had an extensive business background in banking, operations management, human resources, and hospitality design.
Brian is also a GCT veteran having been in ten productions as an actor, most recently as Count Yousevitch in Neil Simon’s Fools and as a co-director with his wife, Rachael for three productions. Brian also served as 1st Vice President on the board of directors for two years.
Technical Director: Dan Kopera dan (at) gctcomeplay.org
Dan received his B.S. in Theatre from Northern Michigan University (2001) focusing on scenic design and technical direction with a minor in Art & Design. After building and designing scenery, designing lights, and acting in Memphis for the last 15 years he is excited to join the crew at GCT. His Ostrander nominated designs include lighting for The Violet Hour at Theatre Memphis and scenery for The Crucible at Harrell Performing Arts Theatre. In his free time, Dan volunteers as the Director of Logistics for Mid-South Science and Fiction Conventions (MidSouthCon).
Education Director: Christina Hernandez christina (at) gctcomeplay.org
Christina Hernandez joined the GCT staff in 2020 after many years of teaching summer camps and performing here. She was a part of the inaugural Musical Theatre Performance BFA class at the University of Memphis. She has been a vocal instructor for the last 7 years, specializing in musical theatre and youth education. She has directed and taught educational theatre all over the 901, while performing in theatres such as Theatre Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, New Moon Theatre Company, The Circuit Playhouse, and The Harrell Theatre. She is thrilled to bring her passion for teaching and the arts to GCT and join the theatre that holds such a dear place in her heart. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle
Box Office Manager: Annie Freres annie (at) gctcomeplay.org
Annie joined the GCT staff in March 2019. She is a born and raised Memphian who performs all over town from the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone, Dragon in Shrek and Ladies & Legends at Theatre Memphis, Domina in Funny thing Happened… Forum at Harrell, Donna in Mamma Mia at Playhouse on the Square and appearances with countless independent companies like Killer Joe, LIZZIE and soon Twelth Night with New Moon Theatre. After getting her BFA from U of Memphis she spent 8 years on the road in National tours and dinner theatres from southernmost Florida to deepest Alaska! She continues to teach, perform and even create her own theatrical concerts like A Place For Us this past Feb. at GCT and the upcoming Filling The Air Sept. 13th at Buckman PAC and countless small cabarets of local talents. Follow her artist page on facebook to see what’s next! Investing her love, energy and talents in her home town has been her mission since she returned. She looks forward to lending her smiling support to Germantown and uniting our beautiful theatre and entertainment scene from the riverfront to the county lines. She is grateful to be a part of what makes the Memphis area fine arts so wonderful and unique. “Dream it in your living room. Be it in the theatre.”
Bookkeeper: Leah Barrett leah (at) gctcomeplay.org
Leah Barrett joined the GCT staff in May of 2018. She attends the University of Mississippi – DeSoto and plans to obtain her B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC). She first became involved in theatre the Summer of 2013 in GCT’s production of Aladdin Jr. and considers GCT her second home. Since then, she has performed in, choreographed, and volunteered for multiple productions and summer camps at GCT and other local theatres. She’s trained in multiple styles of dance for 18 years and has taught professionally for 4 years.