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Technical Director & Lighting DesignElijah Collins-White
Elijah Collins-White is Tusculum University's Interim Technical Director for 2023-2024. He has been heavily involved in T@T shows for years. Before coming to Tusculum in an official capacity, Collins-White served as an stage technician and lighting designer for NPAC, working shows for Pat Benatar, Kansas, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Marty Stuart, and many others.
Marketing & PromotionsRouja Green
Rouja Green is the Director of the Tusculum University Center for the Arts. In this role, she is responsible for fundraising for and promoting Tusculum's fine arts programming. Green has a background in painting, design, and music.
Box Office ManagerCindy Pippin
Cindy Pippin is the Administrative Assistant for the College of Civic & Liberal Arts and a creative force in all things Center for the Arts.
Master PainterGarry Renfro
Garry Renfro has a BFA in Graphic Design and an MFA in Studio Arts from East Tennessee State University. He had a 42-year career as a professional designer & Production Graphics Manager for the City of Johnson City, Design Alternatives, & American Greetings. For over 30 years, he has loaned his talents to nonprofit organizations like The Exchange Club, Mainstreet Greeneville, Greeneville/Green County Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, and Rural Resources. Since 1995, he has volunteered with Theatre-at-Tusculum, providing visual artistic direction, scenic painting, prop design and construction, poster design, and T-Shirt design.
Costume DirectorErin Hensley Schultz
Erin Hensley Schultz is an actor, singer, improviser, storyteller, and standup comedian who has performed on stages throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee for the last two decades. She has appeared as Bernadette (Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons), The Witch (Into the Woods), Patsy Cline (Always, Patsy Cline), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Titania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Columbia (The Rocky Horror Show), Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing), and Morticia (The Addams Family). As a storyteller, she has been featured at Word and MOTH story slams and has performed standup at several theatres and venues in the TriCities, Asheville, Gatlinburg, and Knoxville. She has taught theatre camps, improv, acting, and storytelling workshops, as well as worked on dozens of productions as director, costumer, choreographer, or music director.
Steve Schultz is Tusculum’s Arts Outreach Director. Over the course of his 30 years in theatre, Schultz has written over 70 plays, directed over 100, and performed in nearly as many. He is married to Erin Hensley Schultz, with whom he has shared his favorite moments, both on-stage and off. Together they founded Blue Plate Special, East Tennessee’s most punctual Improv Comedy group, and they run the Tusculum Summer Theatre Arts Camp. Schultz is the father of two brilliant dragon-slayers, Sam and Zetta.
Stage ManagerCheyenne Hewitt
Cheyenne is a freshman here at Tusculum, majoring in Communications with a minor in Theatre. This is Cheyenne’s first production with Tusculum and she is stoked to be stage managing this show! Cheyenne has done theatre for as long as she can remember with her church, high school, Newport Theatre Guild, and Encore Theatrical Company. Some of her past roles include Magic Carpet in Aladdin, Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, Young Jane in Jane Eyre, and ensemble in dozens of other productions. Cheyenne is so glad she got to work with this amazing cast and crew and couldn’t have asked for a better welcome to the Arts Program here. Also she would like to give a special thanks to director Steve Schultz for this opportunity! She hopes you enjoy the show!