Welcome to the PCTC Team!


The Playhouse Creatures Team would like to introduce our two newest members:
  • Erica Stevens Abbitt, Associate Artistic Director 
  • Kelly Schmidt, Creative Producer, content & media. 

Erica Stevens Abbitt

Associate Artistic Director

Erica Stevens Abbitt is a theatre artist and scholar with an abiding passion for arts education and social justice.  A director, playwright and performer (with acting credits which include the BBC series Oppenheimer and the off-Broadway production of Philistines), she is an associate professor emerita of the School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor, Ontario, where she also served as director of the Humanities Research Group.   She has written extensively on feminist theatre and contemporary plays by women in Canada, the US and Britain, including “The Theatre of Naomi Wallace: Embodied Dialogues” which she co-edited with Scott T. Cummings.  Dedicated to mentorship, collaboration and theatre as an agent of change, she is absolutely delighted to be part of the team at PCTC.

Kelly Schmidt

Creative Producer, content & media

Kelly Schmidt is a theatrical designer, technician, and educator who is passionate about facilitating arts experiences. Kelly currently serves as the Production Manager of Lighting at the Gogue Performing Arts Center in Auburn, Alabama. She is a proud IATSE member and freelances in the areas of design and technical production. Kelly most enjoys creating dynamic content on and off the stage to help support the transformative power of the arts.