Katie Lindsay, Drama Rocket Flight Director
Katie has over 22 years of performance and educational experience in children’s theatre. She holds a Theatre Degree with an emphasis in Arts Administration from Auburn University. After college, she excelled in her professional career in Senior Account Management in the field of Advertising and Marketing. For the past several years, Katie has devoted her time and passion to raising her two children and teaching theatre arts enrichment. In 2017, Katie decided to combine her professional experience, passion for arts education and love of children and formed Drama Rocket, LLC Theatre Arts Enrichment Program. In addition to supporting the Drama Rocket Crew on their theatrical mission throughout the week, Katie also proudly serves as the middle school drama teacher at The Woodlands Methodist School.
Jeanne Colvin, Drama Rocket Pilot and Magnolia ISD Crew Leader
Jeanne brings fun and enthusiasm to Drama Rocket with her theatrical experience and love for kids! As a little girl, Jeanne was introduced to live theatre when her mother took her to see The Sound of Music. After that, she was hooked! She began corralling neighborhood kids to act in skits she created from reading Tom Sawyer. Jeanne went on to win acting awards in high school and she studied theatre at the University of Texas, winning the B. Iden Payne award for Best Comedy Actress in the city of Austin. Jeanne graduated from Houston Baptist University and worked in radio as an on air personality and special events coordinator. In addition to her professional career, Jeanne has written, directed and performed in numerous theatrical productions over the years. She created and taught theatre classes for middle and high school in a homeschool co-op. At CYT she taught classes in Beginning Acting, Advanced Acting, Comedy Workshop and Readers Theatre, as well as directed a CYT summer camp. In addition to being a Drama Rocket Pilot, Jeanne also utilizes her multi-tasking superpowers as our stellar administrative assistant!
Raquel Oliveira, Drama Rocket Pilot (Lead Teaching Artist)
Theatre has been a part of Raquel’s life since she was 8 years old, living in another country. She has always been fascinated by storytelling and lively characters. For over 20 years Raquel has worked in film, commercials, musical theatre and straight plays. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2017 and taught theatre at Montgomery Junior High. Raquel currently owns a princess and superhero company where she spreads joy to kids by making their wishes come true! Her business offers children the opportunity to experience “environmental theatre” where they can participate side by side with their favorite characters. She loves the inexplicable magic in the eyes of a child with an endless imagination. Raquel is excited to be a part of the Drama Rocket Crew and she looks forward to blasting off on an amazing adventure with her Rocketeers!
J.T. Pratt, Drama Rocket Pilot (Lead Teaching Artist)
Sydney Nevarez, Drama Rocket Pilot (Lead Teaching Artist)
Sydney first discovered her love for theatre in her Junior year of high school. For over six years, she has been involved in every aspect including acting, sound design, props master and set construction. Sydney is admired by her peers for her enthusiasm and dedication to her craft. She has earned notable leadership positions including President of the Drama Club at her college for two consecutive years. Sydney is passionate about theatre arts and is excited to teach a younger generation about the thing that she loves the most. She is proud of every role that she had the opportunity to play while in college and she is now pursuing a career in acting. Sydney can't wait to share her knowledge and experience with her Drama Rocketeers!
Braylee Bowen, Drama Rocket Co-Pilot (Assistant Teaching Artist)
Braylee first appeared on stage when she was three years old. Her sometimes serious-seeming persona melts away when she is on stage and the lights bring out the best (and goofiest!) parts of her. Braylee loves musical theatre in particular. Her first official role was Gretl in the Sound of Music when she was six years old. She has had many roles since then and some of her favorites were: Adelaide (Guys & Dolls), Asaka (Once on this Island) and Joy (Rodgers and Hammerstein's' Cinderella). She loves children and believes they are capable of doing incredible things! The stage has always brought out the best in Braylee, and now she is excited to pass that gift on to all of our Drama Rocketeers!
Maddie Honick, Drama Rocket Co-Pilot (Assistant Teaching Artist)
Maddie has been performing ever since she can remember! She fell in love with theatre in the third grade when she performed in "Little Red Riding Hood," and she has been hooked ever since! For the past 10 years, she has worked in all aspects of theatre from technical to performance. She was the Vice President and Secretary of her drama club in high school, and has performed in several One Act and community theatre productions as well. Some of her favorite roles were Wendy in "Peter Pan" and Eponine in "Les Misérables." Maddie is thrilled to share her passion for theatre with our Drama Rocketeers!
Rocket, Drama Rocket's Mascot
Rocket is our furry and feisty cockapoo who joined the DR Crew in April of 2018. Rocket joins us from Oklahoma, a state rich in adventurous space travelers, from Gordon Cooper (the first American to fly 2 orbits of the earth in a Mercury capsule) to Shannon Lucid (who holds the world record for longest time in space for a female at 88 days on the Mir Space Station).
Rocket’s love for the theatrical arts started at an early age when he discovered his vocal skills and playful nature. His favorite theatre games are “Fetch” and “Boom Chicka Boom.” Rocket’s day to day responsibilities mainly involve providing endless energy to our Rocketeers and providing frequent updates about what’s happening at Drama Rocket HQ. Don't just rock it, Drama Rocket!