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Neicole Woodall
Founder/Executive Director

After spending many years in children’s theater, Neicole and her daughter, Megan decided it was time they started their own children’s theater. Focused on the mission of creating extraordinary theater experiences and to advance theater as a means of educating, challenging and inspiring young people to their full potential, Genesis Children’s Theatre is thriving, growing and recognized as the premier children’s theater in the area. Neicole is married to her wonderful husband, Bruce of 41 years and counting! She has one daughter, Megan Demsky, son-in-law Tim, grandson Connor and son Clayton. She feels so blessed to be able to be a part of this wonderful theater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Demsky
Co-Founder/ Artistic Director

Megan grew up participating in local childrens, community, and college theaters. She is not only a gifted teacher, but an accomplished professional. Some of her favorite roles include Winnifred in Once Upon A Mattress (GCT, Column Award for Best Actress), Ado Annie in Oklahoma (GSM, Leon Rabin Nomination for Best Supporting Actress) and most recently, Ellie May Chipley in the concert of the completely restored Show Boat (Lyric Stage). While playing Kate in Titanic at Lyric Stage in Irving, she had the privilege of being directed by Broadway director Drew Scott Harris. Shortly afterward, Mr. Harris invited her to understudy Tony nominated actress Marla Schaffel as Maria Rainer in the National Tour of The Sound of Music. After The Sound of Music closed, Megan moved to New York City and lived there happily for 4 years. While in New York, she was cast in the TheaterWorks’ first national tour of Henry and Mudge. While on tour, she performed in many places across the country, but her favorite was when she performed on a Broadway stage. Megan's passion is guiding young performers to find their best no matter what they are involved in and she has done so for over seven years. She now lives in McKinney with her husband, Tim and their beautiful son, Connor.

 

Meg Sullivan



Meg Sullivan (Director) graduated from Baylor University with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance and emphases in Directing and Arts Management and Marketing. She then received her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from Arizona State University where she wrote her thesis about creating faith-based theatre. She is an educator, actor, and director who is passionate about theatre for young people, and how it can teach humility, empathy, compassion, and leadership. Her favorite acting roles have included Athena from The Odyssey (BU), a Witch in Macbeth (BU), Cunningham from The Last Days of Judas Iscariott (Stray Cat Theatre), Deborah from H2O (directed by Jack Reuler) and La Llorona from ¡Bocón! (ASU). Her absolute favorite role was Lotty Wilton from Enchanted April (directed by Steven Pounders). She is married to another Baylor Theatre graduate, Stephen Hersack, and looks forward to all the adventures they will continue to have together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ansley Hamilton

Ansley Hamilton is a recent graduate of Plano Senior High School where she was extremely active in Honors Theatre Productions, Varsity A Cappella Choir and Music Corporation. Ansley has been acting, dancing and singing practically her whole life. She played her first musical theatre role in “Beauty and the Beast” at age 4 and has gone on to perform in over 45 musicals. Some of her favorite roles include “Roxie” in Chicago, “Bambi” in Curtains, and “Catherine” in A View from the Bridge (Plano Senior High School), “Millie” in Thoroughly Modern Millie, “Baker’s Wife” in Into the Woods (Oklahoma City University), and “Mrs. Meers” in Thoroughly Modern Millie ( Vines High School). Ansley won Thespian of the Year,” “Best Actress,” and “Best Featured Actress,” as well as “All-Star Cast” in high school. Besides performing, Ansley also enjoys choreographing. She was choreographer for Godspell, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Oliver Twist (Genesis Children’s Theatre), and most recently PSHS’s Curtains which just won “Best Musical” in the Dallas Summer Musical Awards. Ansley has also been part of the teaching team in drama and has served as a choreographer for Bent Tree Bible Fellowship’s Fine Arts Day Camp the past seven years. Ansley is taking a gap year preparing to enter Emerson College in Fall 2014, where she has been accepted as a musical theatre student. Ansley is excited to be a part of the summer staff at Genesis Children’s Theatre and can’t wait to help kids experience the beauty and magic of theatre!

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Schaaf

Kelly graduated from James Madison University in 2009 with a B.A. in Musical Theatre. After graduating from JMU, Kelly worked up and down the East Coast as a music director, director, and choreographer at such venues as Stagedoor Manor, Roanoke Children's Theatre, and Timber Ridge Camp. She served as Director of Theatre at Camp Chipinaw @ Silver Lake in New York and Education Music Director at Greenbrier Valley Theatre in West Virginia. Kelly was fortunate enough to work as the Music Assistant on the original musical Liberty Smith at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., written by the team behind Broadway's First Date. Kelly is also a musical theatre performer. Her favorite roles include Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Mae in The Wild Party, and Mona in Chicago. Kelly currently teaches voice lessons at Genesis, music directs the youth shows, and is the music director for the drama department at Prince of Peace Christian School. She is so grateful to be working at Genesis with such an awesome group of teachers and students!

 

 

 

 

 

Kat Wilson


Kat Wilson graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Theatre Performance. During her artistic career at Baylor, she developed a passion for many aspects of the theatrical process, most specifically acting, collaboration, improvisation, and lighting design. Many of her projects as actor/collaborator include those of original or devised works in a post modern style. Through these experiences, she declares theatre as a process for the encouragement of personal discovery and development. She hopes to encourage youth to see this as well in their own art and to use theatre as a medium to analyze life and become more confident of their place in the world around them. Her favorite roles at Baylor include Nora in Nora, Cassidy Lafayette in Appropriate, and Ensemble member in Arabian Nights. She is excited to work with the Genesis family and to help open the door of self-discovery to its students. 

 

 

 

Maddie McQueen

Maddie McQueen is a proud graduate of Baylor University, where she earned her BFA in Theatre Performance and a focus in theatre studies. Some of her most memorable roles at Baylor include Louise in Steve Martin’s The Underpants, Alexandra in On the Verge, Kate in Legally Blonde, and Dunyzade in The Arabian Nights. She most recently completed an internship in the Entertainment department at Walt Disney World, and previously worked at WaterTower Theatre’s Summer Conservatory as the Production Intern. Maddie’s desire to be a teaching artist stems from her great enthusiasm to learn, and she looks forward to everything she will learn from her students. Having grown up in Frisco, TX, Maddie is thrilled for the opportunity to serve in her community, sharing in the stories that the students will bring to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We believe in the Power of Theater

We believe our work should be rich with wonder, honesty, compassion, joy, humor
and wisdom

 

 

We are Dedicated to Excellence

We strive for professionalism and outstanding artistry in all our efforts

 

 

We Provide a Supportive, Nurturing, Safe Environment
For All Who Pass Through Our Doors

We treat everyone with equal respect, courtesy and care

 

 

We Are Dedicated To Financial Strength

We believe continued financial strength is paramount to our success

 

 

We believe in the Educational Power of the Arts

We believe the arts are central to learning and that they delight, enlighten and enchant


 

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