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Craig Kolkebeck


Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
Scene Shop Manager
Artistic Director, Lee Street Theatre


Craig Kolkebeck holds a B.A. in music from St. Lawrence University and an M.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Texas. He is the former Artistic Director for Teatro Los Pobres and the Southwest Repertory Organization. He is a SAG/AFTRA/AEA member professional actor and has been a professional director for some 30 years. His productions have ranged from the smallest of warehouse stages to multi-million dollar venues in the theme park live action stunt show arena here in the U.S., as well as Holland, Germany, Japan and Russia.

He has also directed numerous award nominated productions here at Catawba and as well as C.A.S.T., Uwharrie Players, Children’s Theatre Charlotte, The Warehouse and Lee Street Theatre. Since coming to Salisbury from L.A., he has discovered a love for teaching, and teaches Beginning Acting for non-majors, and Acting for the Camera at Catawba and has served as Fight Coordinator for numerous productions.

With his new position as Artistic Director of Lee Street Theatre, he hopes to develop an integrated program with the Department of Theatre Arts that will provide more opportunities for theatre students as performers, designers, and theatre practioners.

You can also find him in Catawba's scene shop as the department's Shop Manager.