Meet The Team
While we are supported by a number of volunteers and part time staff who make our work possible, meet the full time team members of Swift Creek Mill Theatre.
Steven Koehler returns to the Richmond area from Lafayette Indiana, where he spent the past 11.5 years as Managing Director of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Prior to Lafayette, he was the Managing Director of Actors Guild of Lexington, in Lexington Kentucky. Steven served as the Manager of Operations at Theatre IV/Barksdale Theatre for a number of years. He is a Lighting Designer, designing several shows in the Richmond area, including several shows here at the Mill. Steven has served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Community Theatre Association, the Kentucky Theatre Association, and has served several terms as a grant panelist for the Indiana Arts Commission. Steven is very excited to be a part of the wonderful tradition and the future of Swift Creek Mill Theatre.
Jennifer S. W. Procise has been a staff member since 2005, Jennifer brings a strong background in marketing and development to the Mill. She has worked with a number of non-profit organizations including Special Olympics, The Maymont Foundation and has corporate marketing experience with Performance Food Group. Jennifer has a proven record to further the fundraising and marketing efforts of Swift Creek Mill Theatre.
Liz Allmon is also the Technical Director at JTCC’s Lynn Theatre in Midlothian where she is professor of stagecraft and scenic design. As former Artistic Director at Interior Marketing Group, her designs have been featured in Architectural Digest, Forbes, and on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing. Other credits include Nick Studio 10 on Nickelodeon (Props), The Talk Christmas Special on CBS (Set Decorator), NBC’s Open House (Set Decorator), and The Last Piece (Production Designer). She has a BFA in Scenic Design from UNC Schools of the Arts. She creates artwork for local tabletop gaming events in her free time.
Patron Services Manager
Chuck Bowen has spent nearly his entire professional life in the service industry, working in theaters and tourist attractions as a teenager and restaurants and vineyards as an adult. Theatre and cinema have always been among his chief interests, as he grew up in a small-town movie theater and currently serves as the chief film critic for both the Richmond publication Style Weekly and the website Slant Magazine.
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Swift Creek Mill Theatre’s Artistic Director, Tom Width, came to the Mill as a resident actor in 1976, playing leading roles in such shows as Once Upon a Mattress, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Kiss Me, Kate, The Robber Bridegroom, Damn Yankees, and Shenandoah, as well as supervising the theatre’s press releases.
In 1981, Tom directed and designed sets for the Mill’s critically-acclaimed production of On The Twentieth Century, the first in a long list of directorial and design assignments. Over the next three decades, he directed and designed scores of shows, including some of Swift Creek’s most successful and admired productions: Forever Plaid, Little Shop of Horrors, Floyd Collins, The Miracle Worker, Me and My Girl, Big River, Deathtrap, The Secret Garden, Honky-Tonk Angels, Into The Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and many, many more. (As of this writing, he has directed, designed and/or performed in more than 350 plays and musicals in his almost 50-year career!)
With a passion for children’s theatre, and a background in magic, special effects, and children’s entertainment (he was the host of The Magic Shop on PBS-TV), Tom has directed and/or written dozens of plays and musicals for the Mill’s Youth Theatre seasons. In collaboration with composer/writer Paul Deiss, more than 40 original productions have had their world premieres at Swift Creek Mill Theatre – from new versions of classic tales like Jack and the Beanstalk, Hansel and Gretel, Johnny Appleseed, The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Elves and the Shoemaker and Chicken Little on the Farm, to completely original musicals like Merlin’s Last Miracle, and Magicadabra SOL, a musical that uses magic and music to teach SOL lessons to Virginia students.
Tom has also acted, directed and/or designed scenery for many other theatres, including Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Maryland, and the New London Barn Playhouse in New Hampshire. Locally, he has directed Once Upon a Mattress, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Barnum, Count Dracula, and The Robber Bridegroom at Dogwood Dell (Richmond Department of Recreation and Parks); and, for fourteen years, he directed the summer musical for SPARC (School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community). He has also taught classes in special effects and audition technique for Henrico Department of Recreation and Parks, the Mill’s summer theatre camps, and for SPARC.
The development of new scripts for production in the Mill’s mainstage seasons is another important aspect of Tom’s work, and the Mill has staged world-premiere productions of Ted Swindley’s Honky-Tonk Angels II; the gospel musicals I Just Gotta Sing and Livin’ In The Light, featuring gospel phenom Cora Harvey Armstrong; and Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical, by Tom Width and Paul Deiss – all highly-acclaimed by critics and theatergoers. He also produced and directed the world-premiere of The Little Lion, a holocaust drama by Irene Ziegler, based upon the historical novel by Nancy Wright Beasley. The production was attended by the Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States, the former American Ambassador to Lithuania, and several descendants of the characters in the play. It received another staging at Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, VA, in their 2017 season.
Tom has won the Phoebe Award from the Richmond Times-Dispatch in the categories of actor, director, and set designer. He was awarded the Theresa Pollack Prize for excellence in the Arts by Richmond Magazine in 2003. He received the Artsie Award as Best Director from the Richmond Theatre Critics’ Circle for Swift Creek’s productions of Urinetown, the Musical and Murder For Two and was honored by the same organization for his work in special effects, receiving a special Artsie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Stage Magic.
Maintaining the Mill’s high artistic standards while exploring all the possibilities available to a thriving theatrical community is Tom’s goal and passion.
August Hundley Graduated in 2020 from the University of Mary Washington with a major in Theater, focusing in Theater Performance, and Arts Administration. They have been passionate about education since high school, where they first worked with SPARC's August Adventure Camp. From there, they have interned at Portland Stage Company with their education department, and become a teaching artist in the Richmond Theater Community.
Kieran Rundle-Segaloff discovered Richmond as a SPARC New Voices resident in 2016. She fell in love with marketing while obtaining her BFA in Photography and Print Media from Old Dominion University. Building her skills in marketing for multiple companies and running two small businesses, she learned how to sculpt the digital and print image of a business. Kieran’s home is behind the lens of a camera, capturing the activity around her, or with a pen and notebook in ink-covered hands. She has been featured in several literary and art magazines across the country in addition to having two published books, A Sense of the South: Capturing COVID-19 and Melancholia of the Mind. In ephemeral glimpses of free time, Kieran battles her pug in games of tug, is an amateur potter, and curls up on the couch watching The Food Network with her wife.
Find her books and other published works at Barnes and Nobles.
Food and Beverage Manager
Casey Harris is from Cleveland, Ohio. He has worked in the culinary industry for over 15yrs. His areas of expertise are fine dining, catering, modifying and creating menus.
Board of Directors
Dr. John Hagadorn
Michael B. Mayes
Robert C. Walker