Dane CT Leasure
Executive Artistic Director
Dane CT Leasure is the founder and Executive Artistic Director of Rubber City Theatre. Primarily a director, Dane has directed productions ranging from A Midsummer Night's Dream to Pippin. In recent years, Dane has turned to new works, particularly musicals in development.Dane holds a M.Litt and MFA from Mary Baldwin University in Shakespeare and Performance. Dane is a proud member of SDC.
Director of Artistic Administration
Katie has had the honor of working with Rubber City Theatre since 2016. Since then she has worked as an Understudy, Actor, Costume Designer, Teacher, Director, Costume Shop Supervisor, Head of Education and Assistant Artistic Director for RCT. After attending Cleveland State University, she has been professionally acting on stage and screen, directing, designing and teaching throughout the states of Ohio and New York and her award winning designs have been seen as far as Maryland and New York.
Brian C. Seckfort
Director of Artistic operations
Brian is the Director of Artistic operations for Rubber City Theatre. Brian's professional theatre background includes working as a Scenic Designer, Scenic Carpenter, and Scenic Painter for large regional theatres and summer theatre companies.He has worked with Rubber City Theatre as a scenic designer and Technical director since 2019. He received a dual BFA focusing in acting and Scenic Design from Florida Southern College and is currently pursuing an MFA in Scenic Design and Technology at Kent State University.
Rubber City Theatre’s mission is to bring affordable and professional theatre to the Akron area.
Together, our family of wildly talented artists and storytellers create innovated, intimate productions that open the eyes and hearts of our audiences in an intentionally accessible, inclusive and safe space.
Board of Directors
Sarah Heid (Vice-President)
Ken Klika (President)
Dane CT Leasure (Founder, Ex-Offico)
Chris Simmons (Secretary)
Donald Snyder (Treasurer)
As of 10/13/20.
Interested in Serving on the Board? Please email Dane CT Leasure: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a step toward honoring the truth and achieving healing and reconciliation with those Indigenous peoples who were affected most by the Doctrine of Discovery* and broken treaties, we acknowledge the traditional Ottawa and Wyandot lands on which we now stand, and on which the city of Akron was built.
*The Doctrine of Discovery is a principle of international law dating back to the late 15th century that specifically sanctioned and promoted the conquest, colonization and exploitation of non-Christian territories and peoples. Hundreds of years of decisions and laws continuing right up to our own time can ultimately be traced back to the Doctrine of Discovery — laws that invalidate or ignore the rights, sovereignty or humanity of Indigenous peoples in the United States and around the world.