Jim Rambo retired theatre professor and co-owner of Studio Rambo, is actively involved as an adjudicator for University Interscholastic League and Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.
He recently completed directing a showcase for TAPPS Summer Conference, with 21 selected TAPPS theatre students from across the state entitled “Applauding the Arts Within the Artist”. In addition he directed his 104th production of a new play entitled STAKE by Dr. Michael Long. Jim is very active in Texas Educational Theatre Association as Chair of the leadership development committee and is a member of EDIA committee as well He also enjoy serving as the emcee for TxETA’s annual award’s ceremony. He is the recipient of 8 directorial awards from Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival.
Keith J. Warren, is a professional actor, singer, and dancer with over 20 years of experience working in regional theater all over the United States. Some of Keith’s favorite companies include: Casa Mañana Theatre, Zach Scott Theatre, Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Lyric Stage of Dallas, WaterTower Theatre, and Theatre Arlington to name a few. Favorite performance credits include: Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie, starring Broadway and Disney Channel star Anneliese van der Pol, The D’Ysquith Family in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, Clayton/Tarzan in Disney’s Tarzan, Nick Bottom in Something Rotten!, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Valentin in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Kyle the UPS Guy in Legally Blonde, as well as the title roles in Jekyll & Hyde and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Keith has also appeared in numerous regional productions of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as Gaston and The Beast. Keith can be heard on the full length cast recording of The Golden Apple from PS Classics, available on Spotify/iTunes. As a teaching artist, Keith serves as an adjudicator for prestigious high school programs such as The Betty Lynn Buckley Awards and The Schmidt & Jones Awards in the DFW metro. For the past 12 years, he has presented many theater workshops and adjudications for the Texas Thespian Festival, ISAS Festival, and a number of high schools in the DFW metro.
Whitney LaTrice Coulter. Actress. Costumer. Director. Theatre Educator. Born and raised in Waco, TX, Whitney’s love of theater began at the age of 14 at Connally High School. After graduation, she made the decision to stay local and attend McLennan College and later transferred to Sam Houston State University where she earned her BFA in Acting and Directing (Cum Laude) in 2011. While in school, Whitney worked in the costume shop, stitching, draping, handling alterations and serving as a Wardrobe Supervisor. Throughout college, she built for and worked on numerous projects including Pride and Prejudice, Anything Goes, Cabaret, A Streetcar Named Desire and Into the Woods. After earning her degree, she moved to the DFW Metroplex where she has been working as a multi-faceted artist on the professional theater scene for over 12 years. After a 7 year stint in the corporate sector, she joined the Performing Arts Faculty at Ursuline Academy of Dallas. Acting Credits: Violet/Bourbon Rose/Mom in HIGH FIVE (Kitchen Dog), Lucy in DO NO HARM (Soul Rep), T’wana Jepson in A LOVE OFFERING (Kitchen Dog). Jubilee Theatre: SUNSET BABY (Nina), SEVEN GUITARS (Ruby), THE COLOR PURPLE (Olivia/Ensemble), BLACK BOY FLY by Tony Nominated Playwright and Actor Jordan E. Cooper (Vanessa), KNOCK ME A KISS (Yolande Du Bois) and COMPANY (Marta). Other local credits: Proper Hijinx: Adiel/Ruth in CARDBOARD PIANO and Emilie in THE SUBMISSION, Holly Burrell in FOXFIRE (Theatre 3), BRIDGES:LGBTQ (Flexible Grey), Echo Theatre: Sophie in RUINED, (Proper Hijinx) and Adelaide Bell in HER SONG, Minnie in PARADE (Watertower), Myrlie Evers/Claudette in MISSISSIPPI G’DAMN (SDCC) and Pirate Queen in JONAH (Undermain). Directing/AD: Maytag Virgin (T3), Bridges: Sisters of Salem (Flexible Grey), Funny You Don’t Act Like A Negro (Dir. Christie Vela – T3), How I Got Over (Dir. Khira Hailey – Jubilee), and Well Intentioned White People (Flexible Grey). Costume, Hair & Makeup Design Credits: Second Thought – Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, Stage West – Between Riverside and Crazy, Cry Havoc Theatre Company – SEX ED, Jubilee Theatre – How I Got Over, To Be Young Gifted and Black, Nina Simone: Four Women; Echo Theatre – Hurricane Diane and The Monarch (co-pro with Soul Rep), Ursuline Academy – Noises Off, Antigone Now, Newsies, Tartuffe, Steel Magnolias, Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods, The Insanity of Mary Girard and All In The Timing.