Leadership

Learn a little more about who’s behind Spokane Shakespeare Society.

Amanda Cantrell, DPA
Executive Director and Co-Founder

Dr. Amanda Cantrell was first bitten by the theatre bug as child when she performed in an industrial film for Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in the early 80s. Since then, she’s been drawn to the stage like a fly to the ghost light. She has multiple degrees, include an AA in acting from KD Conservatory, a BS in theatre and a BS in communications from Texas A&M Commerce, a MS in Human Relations and Business from Amberton University, and a DPA in nonprofit leadership from Valdosta State University, where her dissertation focused on the executive leadership for nonprofit theatres. Her time in theatre has shifted from acting on the stage to directing and administration, but she has always been connected to the art form. The board secretary for the Alaska Dance Theatre in Anchorage, Amanda moved to Spokane in the fall of 2019. Originally from Dallas, her experiences have taken her across the country and beyond. During the day she is a marketing director until she can find her perfect fit in the nonprofit arts world.

Email Dr. Cantrell at executivedirector@spokaneshakespearesociety.org.

Matthew Pope
Artist-in-Residence, Graphic Designer

Matthew Pope is excited to be a part of his first artist-in-residence position! Recently graduated from Eastern Washington University with his degree in theatre and minor in graphic design, Matthew has grown up in Pacific Northwest theatre his whole life. He has done work with many theatres in the community, including Stage Left and the Civic Theatre, and he is ready to continue his work with S3.

Andrea “Andi” Duggan, JD

Board Director

My life’s journey began by growing up in Montana with a 3 year excursion in New Mexico.  My college life involved adventures at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana (Go GRIZ!) before I settle down into adulting at the Notre Dame Law School in South Bend, Indiana (Go IRISH!).  I returned to the Pacific Northwest to Spokane after law school making my home in Spokane, WA where I have been a prosecutor for over 22 years.  I have a son, Nick, who is ready to enter his teenage years and is dragging me along for the ride.  Outside of work, I absolutely love the outdoors where I hike endlessly and if inside my home, I am either reading a good book while enjoying coffee or challenging myself with a vast array of puzzles to piece together.  My Life is good.

Email Andi at board@spokaneshakespearesociety.org

Eve Luppert

Board Director

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Deborah Marlowe
Board Director

S3 Board Member Deborah Marlowe moved to Spokane in September 2019 having  bought an historic home in the Corbin Park district, along with her husband Bob and  their Border Collie Pipp. Deborah was a member of the Actors Co-op Theatre Company  in LA for 8 1/2 years and has been in various productions ranging from Shakespeare’s  12th Night (Feste) to Wendy MacLeod’s House of Yes (Mrs. Pascal). Some favorites  include Lend Me a Tenor (Julia), Jekyll & Hyde/Jeffrey Hatcher’s version (Hyde #3), Our  Town (Mrs. Soames), Cat’s Paw (Jessica), Steel Magnolias (Ouiser), Pride & Prejudice  (Mrs. Bennett) and True West (Mother). Most recently, Deborah was in a live Zoom  production of Samuel D. Hunter’s A Permanent Image (Carol) with the fine folks at North  Idaho College. When Deborah is not on stage, she is behind the mic as a voice actor  recording commercials, narration, video games, etc. Deborah is THRILLED that  Shakespeare has come to Spokane in this new way and is anxious to make a  contribution to this exciting undertaking in any and every way possible. “Having worked  with Amanda on a Shakespeare Masters of Monologues festival at Stage Left Theatre, I  know she and Scott are the perfect pair to lead this endeavor for and with the Spokane  community.”

Katie Terra
Board Director

Katie Terra is a believer in the power of creative expression. She is a technical writer and editor by profession and fills her free time with photography, creative writing, and spending time with her houseful of rescued animals. Currently based in New Mexico, Katie grew up in the Inland Northwest and calls Spokane home. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications and is a lifelong fan of theatre.

R. Scott Cantrell, MFA
Co-Founder 

R. Scott Cantrell is a professional actor with more than 30 years in the theatre. He earned his BA in Theatre from Anderson University and his MFA in Acting from Michigan State. He attended film school in LA, where we worked in the Feature Casting department at Twentieth Century Fox. He has been an actor across the nation—from touring with Madcap Puppets out of Ohio, to working on film in LA, to some of the largest regional theatres in cities like Dallas and Atlanta, to small community theatres in Anchorage and Spokane, and even lending his voice to multiple anime series. Some of his favorite companies to work with include Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Cyrano’s Theatre, Spokane Civic Theatre, Gypsy Theatre Company, among others. A Shakespeare scholar, R. Scott would be happy if he could do nothing but Shakespeare for the rest of his life. R. Scott is now wowing audiences in Nashville, TN, but his work in co-founding S3 is still felt.

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