Guest Directors
Sarah Ryan Dakin - Heathers the Musical

Sarah Ryan Dakin founded the Central Hardin High School
Drama Club in 2008, and has directed 20 productions for the
program, which will also present
The Laramie Project and
Little Women the Broadway Musical in the 2019-20
academic year. She has previously directed
Spring
Awakening
for HCP, as well as the CHHS and HCP
collaboration of
The Crucible. She has performed locally on
the HCP stage and in HCSPAC ProAm productions, with
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Peer Gynt, and Cabaret
among her favorite experiences.

She has taught in public high schools for 17 years, currently
specializing in literacy and autism. Dakin holds degrees from
The Catholic University of America, Peabody College of
Vanderbilt University, and the University of Louisville. She
is an alum of GSA, GSP, and Teach for America.  Dakin
loves spending time with her children, Audrey and Malcolm.
Carrie Rhea - Harvey

Carrie was heavily involved with HCP from 2009 – 2015,
as a regular performer, costume designer, make up artist
and volunteering in any way possible.  She was Volunteer
of the Year in 2012.  She’s been in the productions of
Gypsy as Madame Rose, Death and the Maiden as Paulina,
Helga ten Dorp in
Deathtrap, The Laramie Project, and
many others.  In 2009, she directed the Kentucky Railway
Players at the Kentucky Railway Museum’s Mystery Dinner
Train Ride.  During her absence from E-town from 2015-
2018, she performed in Theatre Charlotte’s
A Christmas
Carol
, and Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors. Now that
she’s back in E-town, she’s excited to get back involved and
make her Directorial debut with HCP in the production of
Harvey.
Jeff Curtis - 'Night, Mother

Jeff Curtis is a composer, lyricist, and librettist. He has a
degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of
Music and has composed music for theater, television,
radio jingles, and educational videos.

Jeff has written the book, music and lyrics to three full
length musicals,
Christopher & Stephen (produced in
Tacoma Washington in 1995),
Tiananmen, and
Heroicus, which had both workshop and a world premier
productions at HCP and the State Theater in 2017.

Jeff has also composed songs and underscoring for
productions of
The Hobbit, Waiting for Godot, The Lion
in Winter
, and The Skin of Our Teeth. He was Music
Director for productions of
Godspell, Christopher &
Stephen
, Once Upon a Mattress, Rocky Horror Picture
Show
, and Heroicus. He created the sound design for
HCP productions of
Night of the Living Dead and
Christmas Story and provided musical assistance on their
productions of
Spamalot, Bye Bye Birdie, and Spring
Awakening
.

His directing credits include
Annie, Heroicus and the
Educational video,
Effective Teaching Within Community
Settings
, which he also wrote and Produced.

Some of Jeff’s other work includes composing original
music for Court TV’s
CRIME STORIES: BLOODLINES
pilot and jingles for M.R.S. Chrysler-Plymouth and
Ludlow Savings Bank.
Gwynn has been around the theatre for many years, serving at
Hardin County Playhouse and also at the Hardin County Schools
Performing Arts Center (the PAC).  Gwynn served on the board
of directors for 14 years with HCP while stage managing many
productions in the playhouse in the Radcliff City Park to include,
“Steel Magnolias”, “Oliver”, and “The Best Little Whorehouse in
Texas”.  Gwynn also performed the role of Maggie in “Lend Me
a Tenor”.  Other productions with HCP she stage managed
were:  “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “The Odd Couple” and
“Nunsense”.  Gwynn also directed “Godspell” at Radcliff UMC.
Gwynn began doing productions with the PAC to include
“Grease”, “1776”, “Les Miserables” and “Mamma Mia” and
many others.
I love working on the shows, meeting new friends, and
entertaining people.  It is my hope that you enjoy many laughs
and tender moments from our show.  May you and your friends
and family enjoy a very Merry Christmas!