Mr. David M Krudwig - Artistic Director/Technical Director

Phone: 417.732.3650 ext. 5141

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Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts in Theatrical Direction from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Chicago, Illinois. Bachelors of Science in Teaching, Theatre/Speech Emphasis from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

Mr. David M Krudwig - Artistic Director/Technical Director

David Krudwig is in his third year at RepMO but twentieth-year teaching (other 18 at Parkview High School in Springfield). David was the first teacher in Springfield Public Schools to separate "Drama" classes into Technical Theatre and Acting courses; he was also the first to offer Dual Enrollment credit for theatre coursework. Mr. Krudwig also co-founded the Springfield Missouri Cappies Chapter. Cappies recognizes excellence in high school theatrics. While at Parkview they were also the only school to be nominated in both Best Play and Best Musical Awards for all five years the Cappies have existed in the Springfield area.

 

Mr. Krudwig earned his Master's Degree in Directing in 2014 from the prestigious Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Chicago Illinois. He is a 2000 graduate of Missouri State University's Theatre and Dance Department and a proud four-year veteran of Missouri State University's summer professional Tent Theatre, where he worked as actor, master carpenter and assistant technical director.

 

Under Mr. Krudwig's direction the Parkview Theatre Department is the only Springfield school to have a performance selected to perform at the prestigious International Thespian Festival (2004) and MSHSAA District Champions in the One-Act Play. Some of Mr. Krudwig's students have gone on to study at such universities as Roosevelt University in Chicago, North Carolina School for the Arts in Winston-Salem, Webster Univesity St. Louis, MO, Evansville University, IN, University of California at Irvine, and NYU.

 

Mr. Krudwig moonlights as an actor in local TV, radio, and independent films. Mr. Krudwig and his wife Brandy have three daughters, Liberty, Lillian & Genevieve.  Mr Krudwig is excited to continue this journey and program at The Tiger Theatre at Republic High School.

Mrs. Kate Hemphill - Assistant Director

Phone: 417.732.3650 ext. 5141

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Teaching, Theatre/Speech Emphasis from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

Mrs. Kate Hemphill - Assistant Director

Kate Hemphill graduated from Missouri State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Theatre Education with an emphasis in Theatre in May 2017. While working on her degree Kate did the stage makeup for a show at the Springfield Contemporary Theatre on their production of Shining City. Kate completed her student teaching at Parkview High School under Mr. Krudwig.

 

Since graduating she has worked with Mr. Krudwig on the production team for Pippin as well as directing the Readers Theatre for the past three years. She has also worked with Springfield’s Shakespeare at the Columns as Scenic Painter on Much Ado About Nothing and as Stage Manager for Cymbeline.

 

Kate looks forward to working with Mr. Krudwig again and the students at Republic High School.

Mr. Chandler Cooper - Music Director

Phone: 417.732.3650 ex. 5300

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Education Music Emphasis from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

Mr. Chandler Cooper - Music Director

Chandler Cooper is the Choir Director at Republic High School where he instructs a variety of choral ensembles and music classes. Chandler graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s of Vocal Music Education and studied conducting with Dr. Cameron LaBarr and voice with Dr. Chris Thompson. He has performed in ensembles in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, China, and throughout the United States. In 2018, Chandler was one of five fellows selected to study melody with renowned composer and conductor Alice Parker at her home in Hawley, Massachusetts.


Prior to working at Republic High School, Chandler was the Associate Choral Director at Blue Springs High School and the Assistant Director for the Boys Choir of Springfield, Missouri.


His musical activities began with roles in Parkview Theatre productions directed by Mr. Krudwig, and Chandler couldn’t be more thrilled to be working alongside him once again, now in The Tiger Theatre!

Mrs. Helen Krudwig - Business and Costuming Director

Phone: 417.735.3762

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Biology, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

Mrs. Helen Krudwig - Business and Costuming Director

Mrs. Krudwig or Mama K holds a BS in Biology from Southwest Missouri State College and MT(ASCP) from American Society of Clinical Pathologists and worked in her field for 34 years. Following her retirement, she joined Mr. K’s staff in 2003. Nurturing her lifelong interest in theatre, Mama K has attended each annual Missouri State Thespian Conference, attending workshops in each of the theatrical areas that she mentors students: Box office, marketing, ushering, costuming, properties, hair & makeup.

 

Professionally, she has performed on stage during college and in several community theatre productions; as well as serving as costume designer locally. She is excited to be working and sharing her love for theatre with the energetic & eager students at Republic High School. She is pleased to be a part of the backstage areas that help create the different worlds that the New Tiger Theatre students will produce on stage.

Miss Mackenzie Manning - Choreographer

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Miss Mackenzie Manning - Choreographer

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