Meet Our Staff
Eric Franklin- Owner, Director, Technical Theatre Designer and Teacher- Eric is a founding director and an owner. Past directing credits include "Into the Woods", "Quilters", "Singin in the Rain", "The Lion King“, "The Hound of the Baskervilles”, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, “The Wizard Of Oz”, “Willy Wonka Jr.”, “A Christmas Carol” and many, many more. He is Director of Technical Theatre here at the Curtain, having developed and built sets on every one of our 125 productions. When convinced to take to the stage, Eric is a formidable actor, having been seen as Kris Kringle in “Miracle on 34th Street”, Alfred P. Doolittle in “My Fair Lady”, Boolie in “Driving Miss Daisy”, Oscar Madison in “The Odd Couple”, the Steward in “Into the Woods”, the Constable in “Fiddler on the Roof”, Jason in “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and Ebeneezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol". He is an adjudcator for Denver's Bobby G awards and is a multiple winner of several National Youth Arts awards.
Tammy Franklin- Owner, Director, Costume Mistress and Theatre Designer & Teacher- Tammy has directed many productions here at the Curtain and with other groups. She is the Costume Mistress for all of our shows. She is a multiple winner of several National Youth Theatre Awards. Proud to be involved in all kinds of theatre for kids, Tammy is also an adjudicator for the Denver Center's Bobby G Awards and other groups, recognizing excellence in High School Theatre in our state. She completed her undergraduate degree and Master's Degree at the University of Colorado. The Franklins live in Applewood with their daughter and 2 rescue dogs.
Caitlyn Hoffert- Caitlin is a graduate of West Chester University where she earned a bachelor's degree in music education with a concentration in voice and minors in jazz studies and music history. She is currently pursuing her master's in music education at Temple University part-time while working full-time as a Pre-K to 5 general music teacher in Denver at Rocky Mountain Prep Southwest. She recently moved from Philadelphia, PA, where she worked as a K to 8 general music teacher, choir director, and theater director in the School District of Philadelphia at Overbrook Educational Center for 2 years.
Previously, she has taught in-home private lessons in voice, piano, guitar, and ukulele with Greensleeves Music for 4 years, making connections with students and preparing them for recitals, auditions, and solo gigs. In addition, Caitlin has taught toddler and baby music classes through Gymboree: Play & Music of Wilmington, DE, and Tot Rock! of West Chester, PA, for 2 years, where she used music as a means of helping students develop their fine motor skills, social skills, cognitive functions, and early musicianship.
As a performer, Caitlin identifies as a classical singer, jazz singer, and singer-songwriter. As a solo artist, she accompanies herself on piano, guitar, and ukulele in a variety of genres. During her career at WCU, she was the featured vocalist for the Criterions Jazz Ensemble and a member of the top choral ensemble, Concert Choir. In addition, she worked as the alto choral scholar at Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church of Wilmington, DE, for 2 years.
However, a passion that she holds a bit nearer and dearer to her heart is teaching. Caitlin believes that music can sculpt an individual, both intellectually and emotionally, when practiced at any age. As an educator, she hopes to guide her students in this pursuit.
Sarah Kanyok- Sarah began taking piano lessons at age 4, and quickly fell in love with the instrument. By age 10 she was singing in choirs and playing flute in band. Originally from the Chicago area, Sarah chose to study at Northern Illinois University and received a bachelor's degree in music education with a vocal emphasis. While in college Sarah started playing guitar and has been playing it ever since. As a versatile musician she has also added ukulele to the roster of instruments she can play.
After graduating from college, Sarah has sung with numerous professional choirs in the Chicago and Denver areas. She is currently a staff singer with Saint John's Vicars chorale in Denver. Sarah started teaching private lessons in 2005 and has dedicated herself to inspiring a love of music in all her students. With over 10 years of experience teaching private lessons to all ages in piano, voice, guitar, flute, and ukulele she is passionately committed to music.
Charlotte (Charlie) Williamson- Charlotte became a Curtains alumni in 2017, after 7 years as a student with The Curtain Playhouse . She then went on to pursue a degree in technical theatre and theatre education and will be continuing her undergraduate studies in theatre at Colorado State University this fall. As a performer with Curtains, Charlotte received multiple National Youth Theatre awards, as well as awards from the Musical Theatre Competitions of America. Charlotte has taught theatre not only with Curtains, but also as an honored member of the Teaching Artists Lab through the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and in Costa Rica using drama integration with English as a Second Language learners. She is a strong believer in drama and arts-based education to aid growth and development in youth of all ages, both socially and cognitively. Charlotte blends her performing and technical experience and training in traditional classroom teaching, Montessori techniques, and arts integration to deliver the best learning and growth opportunities for each student she comes in contact with.
Cole Franklin- Cole became a Curtains alumni in 2018, having spent over 10 years as a part of the program. Cole is pursuing an Associate of Arts at Red Rocks Community College before continuing his education as an aspiring director and designer. As a performer with Curtains, Cole has received multiple National Youth Arts Awards, and is an eight-time First Place holder for his work in costume design at Musical Theatre Competitions of America. He believes strongly in encouraging theatre students to start working in technical theatre and design at a young age, and to provide opportunity for them to showcase their interests.