Laura Warren Barge
Laura Warren Barge
Maggie Thomas – Corbin Board of Directors, President
Maggie Thomas has been involved with Corbin for 12 amazing years. She has directed many shows, including her favorites, Dixie Swim Club, 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 the Senior Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager at Metro Lutheran Ministries, a busy mom of four kids, and is working on her Master’s Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in trauma.
Jenn Davis-Atwell – Corbin Board of Directors, Vice President
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.
Brandi Amos – Corbin Board of Directors, Community Liaison Chair
Brandi Amos is proud to have been asked to sit on the board of Liberty’s Corbin Theater. She attended LPS starting in 3rd grade and graduated from LHS in 1981. She attended the Conservatory of Music at UMKC for both her undergraduate (Bachelor of Music Education) and graduate degrees (Master of Music in Choral Conducting). She began her career in St. Joseph, Mo. at Lafayette HS and two years later, returned to Liberty for the remainder of her 31 year teaching career. She primarily taught at Liberty Junior High/Heritage Middle School, although she periodically travelled and taught at additional schools in Liberty. She has been the vocal director for numerous musicals, at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. Professional memberships include MMEA, MCDA, ACDA, and MRTA. She retired from LPS in 2017
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.
Steve Wolcott – Corbin Board of Directors, Past-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.
Betty Gregory – Corbin Board of Directors, Volunteer Chair
Grace Fisher- Corbin Board of Directors, High School Chair
Becky Poitras – Corbin Board of Directors, Fundraising Chair
Becky has been involved with Corbin as a performer in various productions for over 15 years. She has performed with numerous community theater organizations across the metro, and was a member of the professional choral group, The Kansas City Singers. Some of her favorite roles have included Sister Hubert in Nunsense! And Sonia in Godspell. When not “playing”, Becky serves on several nonprofit boards, is the Development Director for Metro Lutheran Ministry, and is a proud mom of two crazy boys.
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.