Carol Scott, Executive Director:
Carol Scott holds a BA Degree in Arts Management from SUNY. Carol has been involved with different aspects of the arts and arts education for over 30 years. She has acted, directed, produced, designed, and managed over 300 productions. For the past 11 years, she has been Executive Director for the nationally award-winning children’s theater company, Wild Horse Children’s Theater, in Carson City, NV. Carol has founded and been Executive Director of two other non-profit children’s theater companies: BAC Stage Kids in Carson City, NV and Little Tomato Children’s Theater in Ontario, Canada. Over the years Carol has spearheaded many new artistic and educational programs and was a teaching artist in the Learning Through the Arts Program through the Royal Conservatory of Music in Ontario, Canada. Carol also served as Program Director at the Brewery Arts Center in Carson City, NV and was recognized in 2018 as one of Northern Nevada’s Most Powerful Women.
Pat Josten, Executive Producer:
Pat first began working in the theater world in 1979. She has produced shows for Proscenium Players, Carson Performing Arts, BAC Stage Kids, Carson Valley Community Theater as well as working with her close friend, Carol Scott for the past 20 years with BAC Stage Kids and Wild Horse Children’s Theater.
Pat has received numerous awards, including the National Jefferson Award, from local and national sources for her continued efforts to bring the joy and magic of performing arts to the community.
Tara Burke, Marketing Director/Light Operator
Tara, daughter of Carol and Jeffrey Scott,
has a BA in Advertising University of Nevada, Reno and has worked
behind the scenes in community theater for over 20 years. Tara started in the spot light booth at age 12 and worked with Jeffrey over the years to learn lighting design and operation. Tara is the
owner and graphic designer for Computer Artistry Graphic Design in Carson City and enjoys all the adventures of raising her two boys, Hunter and Phoenix with husband Don.
Robin Erika Kato, Choreographer:
Robin is a trained dancer, singer, and actress. Starting at a very young age, Robin took to the stage mainly performing in musical theatre productions but also in modeling and print ads. Robin Kato started dancing at the age of 7 in Southern California. There she performed for Starlight Bowl, Moonlight Amphitheater, and Sesame Street. She moved to Lake Tahoe, Nevada in 1989 where she continued performing and dancing. Her favorite roles include: Tiger Lily in Peter Pan, Bonnie Jean in Brigadoon, Louis in Carousel, and Anita in West Side Story. Robin has been a dance instructor and choreographer in Carson City for 7 years teaching ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, acrobat, and musical theatre at danceSpirit. She also adjudicates for Broadway Magic and Miss Carson City.
Aside from performing, Robin has a B.S. from UNR and a masters from Grand Canyon University and is a teacher for the Carson City School District.
1220 Thompson Lane
Carson City, NV 89703
Brewery Arts Center
449 W. King St. Carson City, NV 89703
Alan Catron, Musical Director:
Alan grew up in Reno and received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Nevada-Reno. After graduation, he moved to Idaho where he spent the next 18 years. During that time he completed Graduate work at the University of Idaho before making his way to Bonners Ferry, ID where he spent 12 years teaching instrumental music in the Boundary County School District and participating in community theater and music groups. While there, Alan received the NISTAR award two different years, Boundary County Teacher of the Year and Who’s Who Among American Teachers. Alan and his family moved back to Northern Nevada in 2003, settling in the Carson City area where he now teaches elementary music in the Carson City School District. He was selected as Teacher of the Year in 2014 for Bordewich-Bray Elementary School. In his spare time Alan can be found participating with local community theater groups such as Proscenium Players and Western Nevada Musical Theater Company (both on stage and in the pit). Alan plays trumpet in the Carson City Symphony and the Zephyrus Brass Quintet. He has sung with the Carson Chamber Singers and has played trumpet with the TOCCATA Orchestra. He is a volunteer with the Boy Scouts and as a guide for the Tahoe Rim Trail association.
About Wild Horse Children's Theater
On behalf of the entire family of Wild Horse Children’s Theater, our Board of Directors, volunteers, cast, crew and all those working behind the scenes, let us welcome you to WILD HORSE CHILDREN’S THEATER.
Wild Horse Children’s Theater, a non-profit organization, is the leading children’s theater in Carson City, NV. Founded in 2007, WHCT is the oldest, continuous running children’s theater in Carson City and has introduced thousands of children from Northern Nevada to the magical world of theater. Through participation in drama instruction and performance opportunities, both on and off the stage, WHCT is instilling a life-long love of the performing arts in the hearts of our young actors.
What We Do:
Our season includes one “Rising Stars” production, two “Mainstage” productions and “Summer on Broadway” Performing Arts Camp.
Our “Rising Stars” productions inspire younger performers, ages 4-14, and their families to develop their passion for musical theater. Curious beginners and grade-school “veterans” alike learn the benefits of discipline, group effort, and dedication in our highly impressive junior productions.
WHCT “Mainstage” production, ages 5-21, features high school and college performers and raises the bar of youth theater beyond expectations. One “Mainstage” production each season is performed at the Bob Boldrick Theater in the Carson City Community Center.
We believe that theater arts, fun, and education must work hand-in-hand to cultivate young minds.
See you on stage!
Michelle Van Geel
Don Burke, Technical Director/Sound Operator
Native to Portland, Maine, Don has lived in Carson City for 10 years with his wife, Tara and two boys, Hunter and Phoenix. Don has worked with Wild Horse Theater for the past 9 years having trained under Jeffrey Scott. Don was VP of Reindeer Records in Portland, Maine and Executive Producer of the annual High School Rock Off.
Alexis Schreiber (Youth Member)
Sierra Scott, Choreographer:
Sierra has been involved in the arts and theatre her whole life and performed in her first professional show at age 10. She recently relocated back to her hometown of Carson City from Los Angeles where she worked as a Casting Director for film and television. She has worked on feature films, television shows and pilots for major studios and networks including Warner Bros, 21st Century Fox, Sony, NBC, ABC, CBS, TNT and the CW. Projects include The 15:17 to Paris and American Sniper with director Clint Eastwood, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Emerald City (NBC), and Major Crimes (TNT). Before moving to LA, Sierra was a professional actor based in New York City. She has performed across the country in numerous national tours and regional theater productions including Cats, Oklahoma, Thoroughly Modern Millie and 42nd Street. She has also performed all over the world as a Principal Singer for Radisson Cruise Lines. She is a voting member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and holds a BFA in Theater Arts from the Conservatory at Webster University in Saint Louis. She currently works as the Grants Director at the Nevada Arts Council.