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Walter Kmiec

Artistic Director

Walter Kmiec is a founding member of Endstation, appearing in The Tell-Tale Heart and the Mind of Poe, Hamlet, Macbeth, Assassins, The Taming of the Shrew, My Brother’s Knife, and Twelfth Night. He co-wrote and directed The Two Gentlemen of Virginia,  In Sweet RemembranceCymbeline , Counter/Top and The Whole Bunch.   In addition to performing with Endstation, Walter has also performed in productions for the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. He is a graduate of Florida State University’s M.F.A. Directing Program.

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Krista Franco

Scenic Designer & Production Manager

Krista Franco is a founding member of Endstation Theatre Company and serves as the Resident Scenic Designer and Production Manager. An Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Stetson University in Deland, FL, Krista holds an MFA in Scenic Design from Florida State University and a BA in Architectural Design from Clemson University.  Krista has worked as a scenic artist at Utah Shakespearean Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Musicals, and Yale Repertory Theatre.

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John Kiselica

Resident Lighting & Sound Designer

John Kiselica is the Resident Sound Designer and Master Electrician for Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, FL. A graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in lighting and sound design, John worked on the national tour, Buddy: the Buddy Holly Musical. Commercial theatrical work includes installing Prodigy Hoists, an automated rigging system from Electronic Theatre Controls. 

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Mace Archer


Director, Embark Youth Theatre Conservatory

Mace Archer is a professional actor / director and Artistic Director of Mount Hood Community College theatre program in Oregon. The former Chair of the Theatre Department at Randolph College, Mace founded Venture Theatre in Billings, Montana and built Embark! Youth Theatre Conservatory (formerly Wildcat Theatre Conservatory) on the model pioneered by Ron Anderson at Springer Opera House, Columbus, Georgia. 

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Chris Bailey

Managing Director

Chris Bailey is a native of Lynchburg, Virginia. A previous performer with Endstation, he has a BA in theatre from James Madison University. Previously he has worked as the Managing Director for the Virginia Theatre Association and most recently with "technoformance" artist Natasha Tsakos. Chris shares a deep passion for Lynchburg and the stories held within. 

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