Announcing our new Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director

We are pleased and proud to announce Teko Dumoulin  as our new Artistic Director at The Modern Theater.

Teko began his time in our Spokane building as the Technical Director for Interplayers in their 2013-14 season and has been with us through the numerous, massive changes that have occurred.  He’s been a set designer, actor, stage manager, carpenter and light/sound board operator since the inception of The Modern-Spokane.

He is incredibly excited and honored to be taking this position with The Modern Theater. A Spokane native, Teko grew up in the performance and theatre community in Spokane, participated in Civic Theater’s Theater Academy, EWU’s ‘Stage Door to the Future’ program, and designed his very first set for a Ferris High School Production of The Music Man.

After high school, he moved through the west coast working in theatre and entertainment industries in Pullman, Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area at theatres such as The New Door, Regional Theatre of the Palouse, and ACT.

Upon returning to Spokane in 2008, Teko began taking classes at EWU, and used the time to develop strong relationships with professors and students alike while designing sets and lights, acting, stage managing, and directing for over 40 productions.

Teko has also been a part of the local stagehands union since 2014 and works as the Scenic Designer and Scenic Design teacher for SFCC.

The theater is an empty box and it is our task to fill it with fury and ecstasy, and with revolution.” — Geoffrey Tennant.

We are equally excited to announce that Troy Nickerson will be our new Associate Artistic Director.

Troy Nickerson, photo by Cory Hultquist

Troy Nickerson has been a strong pillar of our community for more than 25 years and has worked with every theater in the area and almost every actor or technician. As our Associate Artistic Director, his vast knowledge and experience with musicals and his deep connections with the people in our community will be an invaluable help as we begin the 2016-17 Season.

I couldn’t be more honored than to be a part of the Modern family and help move forward with George Green’s vision of creating a powerful theater company in the Inland Northwest. – Troy Nickerson

 

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