ABOUT

Established and created by native Lebanon residents and Co-Founders Denise Devery and Trevor Downey, Warren County Theatre Project is a non-profit organization designed to provide theatrical arts and entertainment to Warren County and fellow local communities. Our mission is to provide arts and education, dance performances, and a professional working environment for local talent and patrons. Through structured education, technical training courses, and live performances, our performers gain a sense of knowledge and confidence to foster their theatric and artistic endeavors.
Performers involved in WCTP productions will be eligible to apply for scholarships to be granted annually for post-secondary education. These scholarships are available to professional and student performers.

 

Trevor Downey – Artistic Director

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A native of Lebanon, Ohio, Trevor recently served as principle dancer for The Union Dance Project, which performed Jacob’s Pillow Dance. Trevor is an original cast member of Disneyland’s main stage show Mickey and he Magical Map. Past credits include touring the country in the 1st National Tour of La Cage Aux Folles starring George Hamilton, Radio City Music Hall in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Petrouchka (Soldier), for which he was awarded Best Individual Performance. His favorite credit is performing the role of Mr. Mistoffelees in the 25th Anniversary National Tour of CATS. International credits include Odysset Dance Company tour od Germany, CATS in Brazil, Cirque’s Carnivale in Romania, and On The Radio with Norwegian Cruise Lines, Regional theatre credits include A-Rab in West Side Story, Nicole in La Cage Aux Folles at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida, Sugar…Some Like It Hot: The Musical at Gateway Playhouse in Long Island, New York, Christmas Dreams in Branson, Missouri, Disney World’s Celebrate the Seasons, as well as many performances for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS. Trevor’s choreography credits include Musical Theatre Kansas City productions of Chicago and Seussical The Musical, Once Upon a Mattress, Sound of Music, Energy NDC Nationals Opening Number as well as workshops and conventions all across the country. He started the Dancekids Competition in 2004 with 4 dancers. Today, the team has grown to over 70 dancers and he returns every summer to choreograph for their award-winning competition team. http://www.trevordowney.com

Denise Devery – Producer

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Denise has been the owner and director of Dancekids Studio in Lebanon, Ohio for the past 20 years. As studio owner, she has been the director of the studio’s award-winning competition team as well as teacher for classes of students from ages 3-18. Studio alumni has gone on to dance in college dance programs such as those at The Ohio State University, Wright State, and Pointe Park University. Denise is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a BA in History. Click here for Denise’s Choreography Reel.                                                                                  

 

 

Board of Directors

Mary Bebout: a musician, educator, and proud supporter of arts. She is a percussionist with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with various ensembles throughout Southwest Ohio. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in music education from Indiana University, Bloomington with a concentration in percussion and a minor in business. She earned her Master’s degree in music education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Mary has an extensive teaching background that includes public school teaching and private instruction. Previously, she taught high school instrumental music in Montgomery County, Maryland including concert band, jazz band, and string orchestra. She also served as an adjunct percussion faculty member at Miami University (Ohio). Most recently, Mary owned and operated a successful private music studio where she taught musicians of all ages and abilities.Mary resides in Lebanon, OH with her husband and two children. As a board member, Mary will use her experience to advance the mission of the Warren County Theatre Project and promote the talents of local performers, bringing arts and theatre to the community.

Additional Board Members

Cara Edwards
Paul Hanson
Laura Roble
Mandy Smith