About Us

Elizabeth Kahn & Greg Lanning

We met when we were cast as husband and wife in “No Sex Please We’re British” over twenty-five years ago.  Since then we’ve built our life and careers while continuing to remain involved in the local theatre community.  When we wrote and worked on “In The Zoom”, we realized that the 2020 Pandemic was not the only crisis keeping actors from participating in theater; health, work constraints, and even age keep actors from continuing to pursue this passion we love.

Our Team

Elizabeth Kahn

Artistic Director & Founder

Elizabeth has taught and directed high school theater for 25 years and now teaches at-risk students at an alternative high school in Colorado Springs.  She has been involved in the Colorado Springs theater scene as an Actor, Director, Set Designer and Volunteer Coordinator.  She has been a recipient of the Pikes Peak Arts Council Award for Best Actress and Set Designer, works with many community volunteer organizations, and is also a member of the Pikes Peak Philharmonic.

Greg Lanning

Director of Relations

Greg Lanning has been involved in theatre for over 50 years since accepting the role of Oliver in 7th grade. He is an alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena CA and has been involved in productions from New York to California, Iowa, and Colorado. He resides with his wife in the mountains of Colorado. He holds an MA in counseling and works professionally in the mental health field. 

Melissa Haftner

Technical Director

Melissa has been active in Colorado Springs theater and film projects for the last 25 years. She has served as a Stage Manager, Assistant Director, House Manager, Set Builder, Painter, Poster Artist, Lighting Tech, Production Assistant, and now Video and Sound Editor. In her day job, she works with students with learning disabilities and other challenges to help them find their way through writing, foreign language, and even calculus.

Warren Epstein

Director “In The Zoom”

Warren Epstein (director) – Warren has had a long career as a playwright, producer, director and writer. He recently starred in “Borscht Belted,” a one-man comedic tribute to his hometown of Monticello, NY, produced by the Millibo Art Theatre.

Alison Lanning

Technical Advisor

Alison: Alison is an undergraduate student at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, studying Social Work with a minor in Leadership Studies. She has previously been involved in theatre since the age of 8, starring in both local and school theatre productions. Alison is currently a singer in CSU’s premier soprano/alto a capella group, Mosaic.

Monica Kahn

Script Curator

Monica fell in love with the arts in the 1950s as a patron of the Central City Opera. She served on the Little Theatre of the Rockies Board for 9 years, the Greeley Philharmonic Guild, holding multiple offices for over 40 years, and has continued to be an avid patron of the arts throughout the state.  She also worked for the American Heart Association as the Regional Director of Northeastern Colorado for 9 years and volunteered at North Colorado Medical Center. Throughout her life, she has helped pioneer programs for teen and single mothers and has been honored as Volunteer of the Year award in the Arts.

Nancy Vogel

Publicity Assistant

Nancy Vogel spent 30  years creating, directing, and teaching a full-time theater program at Wasson High School.  After retiring she continued to teach at Pike Peak Community College, and other local programs  She has her MA in Directing from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

Her last project was acting in a local production of The Vagina Monologues right as the pandemic turned the theater community as we know it, dark.  She is excited now to be involved with this creative project.

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