Meet the Board



Alexis Dutt

Alexis hails from Abilene, Kansas (Please, enough with the Wizard of Oz jokes. I get it. I’m not in Kansas anymore.) When she was 13 and 5’7″, she finally had to come to terms with the fact that she was too old and too tall to play Annie. She soothed her broken heart with copious amounts of musical soundtracks and doing everything she could to stay in and around the musical theater world. Credentials for director include: Ability to yell over a gaggle of chattering law students and world-class coffee consumption experience.

Music Director

Tim Sanders

Tim is from Des Moines, Iowa, and is a fan of Latin music. But not like your run-of-the-mill fan...we're talking HUGE, as in his home wifi password is frukoysustesos. THAT big of a fan. Also, please don't use his wifi without permission.  His bandwidth is already basura.




Hadley Simonett


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Abigail Hencheck

How do hens dance?


Chick to chick

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Head Writer

Kate Kelzenberg

Part-time law student and writer, full-time cat wrangler

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Stage Manager

Emily Ortlieb

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Bethany Davidson

Bethany Davidson is a polar bear in Laura Ingalls Wilder's clothing

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Tech Director

Nick Smith

I sometimes close my eyes during the show because I have drawn a picture of an audience enjoying the show more on the back of my eyelids.

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Austin Spillane

Austin's love of the theater started at a young age, leading to his acceptance into the International Thespian Society during high school. The letter accompanying his membership card informed him that he was joining the ranks of such illustrious and high-brow boards-treaders as John Goodman and . . . Cher. 

Blessed with two left feet, Austin is happy to contribute to TORT in other ways, including shamelessly begging for money. Please keep your itemized receipts.

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Amy Johns

Those who cannot act, direct. And those who cannot direct, produce.

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Ellen Levish

Those who cannot produce (yet) learn how to produce from Amy Johns.