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President, Board of Directors

Kris Dodds Williams is a 2006 Bachelor’s of Theatre Arts graduate of Averett University. She currently works as a drama educator with Tunstall High School, Piedmont Summer Regional Governor’s School, and Smokestack Theatre Company. Her acting credits include Little Red in “Into the Woods”, Romaine Patterson in “The Laramie Project”, Eunice in “Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire”, and Laura in “The Glass Menagerie”; along with credits in “The Mousetrap” and “Noises Off”. With STC, credits include Lana Sherwood in “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” Volluney in “Cafe Murder,” and cast member of “Smokestack Improv.” Kris would like to thank our amazing community that continues to support theatre and the Arts. 

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Vice President & Secretary, Board of Directors

Raised in Providence, NC, Mark Harrelson has called Danville home for the past 29 years. A graduate of Bartlett Yancey Senior High and Danville Community College, Mark has worked in various communication-related fields, including many years as a newspaper reporter/editor and in area radio newsrooms and broadcast booths.  A veteran of the local stage, Mark has appeared in numerous productions for The Little Theatre of Danville and served on that organization’s board of directors for many years.  He is a founding member of Smokestack Theatre Company and has appeared in multiple Smokestack productions.

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Treasurer, Board of Directors

Rachel Timm has been in love with all things theatrical from her earliest memories growing up in central California. She made her debut at age 6 as Flower #3 in an experimental community children's theatre group and has since performed roles such as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Annelle in Steel Magnolias. In the past she has directed the drama students at Artios Academy of Danville as well as managed and directed 5 seasons of Shakespeare in the Park. During the day she can be found enthusiastically reading stories and playing the ukulele for children at the Mt. Hermon Library where she serves as the Youth Services Specialist. Rachel has starred in multiple productions with Smokestack and is the Director of 2022's "Firebringer."

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