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Something Rotten! - 2022


About the
Draco Playhouse

The Draco Playhouse, as we know it today, came into existence in 2003 with the naming of the playhouse.  In 2008, the playhouse locked into our current four show season which opens every year with a children’s show, followed by a mainstage drama or comedy.  In the spring, our third slot is an in-the-round dinner theatre followed by our largest production of the year, our spring musical.  The Draco Playhouse has many alums working professionally in the field and is the only high school theatre program to have won Best Overall Production three times at the Orpheum Theatre's High School Musical Theatre Awards (Thoroughly Modern Millie - 2012, Catch Me If You Can - 2018, Something Rotten! - 2022).  The Draco Playhouse performs in the beautiful 1,000 seat Pickler Auditorium on the campus of Collierville High School.

Chris Luter
Director of Theatre
l Director

Chris is in his 26th year of teaching high school theatre.  He joined the Draco Playhouse staff in 2016.  His productions have three times been named Best Overall Production at the HSMTA's (Something Rotten! - 2022, Catch Me It You Can - 2018; Avenue Q - 2015) and have been named Best Production five times at the TTA One-Act Play Festival (Rabbit Hole - 2023, The Exonerated - 2013, How I Became a Pirate - 2011, Doubt - 2009, Driving Miss Daisy - 2004).  He holds a BA in Theatre and Vocal Music from Rhodes College and a MEd from Union University.  Chris is currently President-Elect of the TN Theatre Association.


Ashleigh Williams
Director of Theatre

Ashleigh is thrilled to join the Draco Playhouse Staff. She previously taught and directed at Germantown High School and Briarcrest Christian School. She is a two-time Best Director winner at the High School Musical Theatre Awards for her work on Les Miserables and Sweeney Todd. Her production of Black Comedy performed at SETC in March 2023. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in musical theatre from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Fine Arts in acting from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.


Kathy Theile
Resident Choreographer

Kathy has choreographed productions with the Draco Playhouse since 2018.  Her work has also been seen stage at the Harrell Theatre and Briarcrest High School.  Favorite productions choreographed include Something Rotten! (HSMTA Best Choreography) Catch Me If You Can, Mary Poppins, Singing in the Rain and The Addams Family (Ostrander nomination).


Matthew Morrison
Music Director

Matt is in his 3rd year as Choral Director at CHS. A native of Connecticut, he completed his BM in Choral Music Education at Ithaca College in upstate New York. He has recently completed a MM in Choral Conducting from Florida State University. Prior to CHS, Matt was the Director of Choirs at Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts in Hartford, CT. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, long walks, and enjoying the southern sun.  


Eula Ashbee
Resident Costumer Designer

Eula bio


Moya Jones
Theatre Assistant and
Box Office Manager

Moya bio

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