Jack Ngoc Giacometti
Laura Warren Barge
Laura Warren Barge
Steve Wolcott – Corbin Board of Directors, President
Steve has been a practicing attorney in Clay County since 1976 with office currently in Liberty, Missouri; cantor (song leader) at St. James Catholic Church since about 1978. Past president of Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce, Smithville Rotary Club, and Claycomo Lions Club; member of Smithville School Board of Education for 12 years including four years as its president; former board member of Martha LaFite Thompson Nature Sanctuary; former board member and actor of Liberty Civic Theatre and Gladstone Community Theatre.
Maggie Thomas – Corbin Board of Directors, Secretary
Maggie Thomas has been involved with Corbin for 9 amazing years. She has directed many shows, including her favorites, Dixie Swim, Moon Over Buffalo, and Nunsense! She is also the founder and director of Corbin Kids Company, which began in 2010. Her favorite roles onstage were Jo in That Darn Plot and Buttons in Lying in State. In addition to acting and directing, Maggie is a professional vocalist, performing at local venues and at countless private events, as well as singing the hits of Broadway on Corbin’s stage. When not on stage, she is a Case Manager for Hillcrest MidAmerica, a busy mom of four kids, and is working on her Master’s Degree in counseling.
Steve Hawkins – Corbin Board of Directors, Treasurer
For 24 years Steve Hawkins was a city council member and then mayor of Liberty. Professionally, though largely retired, he is a CPA and has a law degree as well. He is a musician (pianist) by avocation. Steve has lived in Liberty since 1963 and he and his late wife Jean, who married in 1975, are parents to four young men each of whom graduated from Liberty public schools and William Jewell College. They are grandparents of four: two granddaughters and a grandson in Pendleton, Indiana and a grandson in Topeka.
William Stilfield – Corbin Board of Directors, Music Chair
Bill Stilfield grew up in Liberty and is an LHS graduate. He later graduated with a music degree from MU. He’s been a lifelong pianist majoring in Music Theory and Composition. He spent 40 years in Los Angeles in the music business, first working for bandleader Stan Kenton, and then various jazz recording labels before forming his own two labels in 1987. Since Bill and his wife, Cathy, moved back to Liberty in 2012 he has performed with Corbin Theatre, volunteers on the Liberty Arts Commission and the event director for Make Music Liberty. He’s also the pianist with the FMO Big Band and plays piano and sings in the choir of Second Baptist Church.
Jenn Davis-Atwell – Corbin Board of Directors, Media Chair
Jenn has been performing on Corbin’s stage since 2008. She has helped in some way with Corbin Kids Company since it began and since 2014 has been the choreographer for the younger aged camp.
She has performed at various other metro theaters and done some commercial work. She is a first person interpreter for the city of Independence office of tourism where she takes on either a pioneer or victorian persona. When she’s not performing, she’s running, having run three marathons and many half marathons.
Jack Ngoc Giacometti – Corbin Board of Directors, Tech Chair
Jack fell in love with theatre in High School. His school auditorium was a professional theatrical facility that was the premier stage for musical and plays in Anchorage, Alaska until the Repertory Theatre was built. It had an orchestra pit and seating capacity of 1,918 people. It was no wonder that he acted on stage and worked back stage as a member of The International Thespian Society for both the school productions and many professional acts like Ozzie Osborn, Three Dog Night, Hank Williams Jr. and the travelling production of Oh, Calcutta! To name a few.
Jack came back to the stage after a 20 years hiatus with the Corbin Theatre’s production of Letters from Liberty as a solo musical act and the Assistant Stage Manager. That was the opening of the floodgates as he has a series of plays for Corbin and Excelsior Spring’s Paradise Dinner Theatre including The Sure Thing, Inspecting Carol, Leading Ladies, Arsenic and Old Lace and most recently Over the Tavern.
Jack loves Corbin for its intimate stage feel and wishes to promote what he calls, “Liberty’s biggest secret.” He currently spends his time being behind the scenes at Corbin and sometimes will be on stage as an actor when his schedule permits.
Laura Warren Barge – Corbin Ex-Officio, Administrator
Laura has been a professional musician for over 30 years. After learning the classics at Benedictine University in Springfield, IL, she traveled to Boston, MA to finish her degree at Berklee College of Music in the late 1980’s. While attending Berklee she fell in love with the more contemporary forms of music. Contemporary Country/Pop/Folk, Standards and Rhythm & Blues are her favorites, but she loves most forms of modern Americana music. After touring for a decade she now resides in North KC where she performs for different venues, privately teaches and plays in her church praise band at St. Stephen Lutheran Church.