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
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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 was formed to enhance and enrich our community through performing arts classes, high quality live theater, outreach programs in local elementary and middle schools, and other educational programs in the theatrical arts. Our mission is to train and educate today’s youth through theater arts and achieve high artistic and personal goals, and to inspire them to become exemplary artists, patrons and citizens of tomorrow.
What We Do:
At WHCT, being a performer in one of our productions includes training in performance arts, but also strives to foster a lifelong love of the theater in our participants, our audiences, and community. Educational experts have reported that WHCT programs contribute to success in and out of school, and support important developmental assets in youth performers
We welcome you to our family and hope that you will find our programs to be educational, innovative, and reflective of our true love of the arts. Please join us as we celebrate children, musical theater, and education!
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)