Randy Wolfe (Executive Director), a longtime local favorite with Battle Creek, Marshall, and Kalamazoo audiences, He returned to Battle Creek theatre as What A Do Theatre's Artistic Director. Randy has been directing What A Do Theatre's, main stage productions since its inaugural season 2010. These critically acclaimed, box office hits have taken the stage under of Randy: Doubt, A Parable, Twelve Angry Men, The Laramie Project, The Christmas Schooner, Last Five Years and A Few Good Men.
Randy has also appeared in many area productions, as well as working as a critically acclaimed and well received theatre director for years. He has appeared in productions at the What A Do Theatre, Barn Theatre, Whole Art Theatre, and, in 2009, at The Mint Theatre in New York City. Randy also spent several years working as resident director at Whole Art Theatre in Kalamazoo. Recently, he transitioned into the Michigan film industry appearing in the series premiere of ABC-TV’s Detroit 1-8-7, the soon to be released movie Return to the Hiding Place, and has just been cast in the web series Transitions: The Series as Det. Lucas.
Tina Bass (Business Manager/Public Relations Director) is a Battle Creek native, graduate of Lakeview High School and started with the What A Do Theatre back in its inaugural season in 2010. She comes to us with over eight years in media advertising from Gannett Michigan Newspapers and Cumulus Broadcasting.
“I am honored to be working with such a talented group of Regional Theatre Members, they've brought critically acclaimed box office hits to Springfield, Michigan.”
Ted Hatton (Technical Director) has more than 20 years of experience in professional tech theatre and lighting design. In addition to his duties at What A Do Theatre, Ted also holds the positions of Auditoriums Manager and Technical Director for the Portage Public Schools. He is also an independent lighting designer for 8 various theatre/performance companies. Ted served as Lighting Designer for Whole Art Theatre productions of When Pigs Fly, Forbidden Broadway, Dog Sees God, Evil Dead: The Musical, and The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Other productions in which he has been involved are Hairspray (Portage Central High School) as Master Electrician/Master Rigger, Little Shop of Horrors (Center Stage Theatre) as Lighting Designer, and The Wedding Singer (Portage Northern High School) as Master Electrician/Master Rigger.
Nancy King (Production Coordinator/Costumier), began working in theatre in 2004 by assisting in set building for Center Stage Theatre’s production of Seussical the Musical, and she has been hooked ever since, working on costumes, props, set construction, and anything else needed backstage. Nancy began with What A Do Theatre in its inaugural season back in 2010 and has been showcasing her talent on our main stage productions Doubt, A Parable, Twelve Angry Men, The Laramie Project, The Christmas Schooner, Last Five Years and A Few Good Men.
The first production Nancy costumed was Music Man (Center Stage Theatre), with a cast of over 50 children and adults. Nancy has also been the costume designer for the following productions: Hair (Whole Art Theatre), Hairspray (Center Stage Theatre), Evil Dead: The Musical (Whole Art Theatre), Dog Sees God (Whole Art Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Center Stage Theatre).