Education Staff

Joanna  Barnebey

Joanna Barnebey, Education Finance and Operations Manager, has been a part of SCT’s Education staff since December 2012. As a performer, Joanna has been seen at many local theatres including the Village, ReAct, Café Nordo, and as a Freedom Dancer in the Soft Rock series. Her choreography has been seen at Seattle Musical Theatre and Bainbridge Performing Arts. Joanna has also toured the west coast with the performance art collective The Bran Flakes. Joanna holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Antioch University. She is a proud resident of Columbia City and an enthusiastic Light Rail commuter.

Don  Flemming

Don Fleming, Education Director, has produced hundreds and directed dozens of plays at SCT including Willy Wonka, The Phantom Tollbooth, Hair, Wind in the Willows, Pippin and As You Like It. He directed A Soldier’s Tale by Igor Stravinsky at Benaroya Hall in a collaborative project between SCT and Seattle Symphony. His scripts have been produced at theatres and schools all over the country.  The Plays for Young Audiences website, offers many of his scripts for licensing. Original scripts include High School Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Macbeth, Fight School, Medieval Farces, and Tomorrow Was Better.  Adaptations include Stargirl , Jane Eyre Speak, The Horse and His Boy, The Golden Compass, and Julie of the Wolves. His new adaptations of Dracula, Gulliver’s Travels and Alice in Wonderland have been performed at Youth Theatre Northwest, where he recently directed a production of Snow White. Don has a B.A. in Theatre from Oberlin College and has studied theatre with the Mabou Mines, Steppenwolf and The Royal Shakespeare Company. As an actor, he performed with many Seattle area theatre companies including Intiman, The Village Theatre, Pioneer Square Theatre, Seattle Theatre Project, AHA! and Seattle Children’s Theatre. For years he did knockabout farce with the travelling medieval theatre troupe The Merrie Japers.

Andrea  Ichikawa

Andrea Ichikawa’s first experience with SCT was in 1993 when she saw The Invisible Man with her sixth grade class from Wilkeson Elementary. 10 years later Andrea joined SCT as an intern after graduating from Western Washington University where she studied Educational Theatre. Many years (and hats) later, Andrea is the Education Specialist. She loves the balance of office administrative time and studio creative play time.  When not at SCT, Andrea can be found roaming the Ballard Farmers Market and whipping up tasty treats in her kitchen.

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Carly Mungovan, Education Administrative Manager, was first introduced to SCT in the summer of 2014 as an administrative intern in the drama school and fell in love with theatre for young audienes! She is a 2015 graduate of Miami University in Ohio with a degree in theatre and minors in art history and arts management.  After graduation she served as a stage managment intern with Cincinnati Playhouse and has addditional experience teaching leadership through improv.  When not in the theatre she can be found cooking, hiking or painting. 

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Laura Knote, Education Program Manager, is delighted to continue her work for SCT. After receiving her BFA in Theatre from the University of Memphis in 2012, she has worked for SCT as a Drama School intern, Teaching Artist apprentice, Teaching Artist, and Theatre Arts Splash Coordinator. Laura fell in love with theatre while acting in elementary school, and couldn't be more excited to pass on the importance of creating transformative youth theatre experiences for children throughout Seattle. 

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