Meet Our Staff

Check out our phenominal staff and see what all they do!

Sherry Butler

Executive Director
Bio Coming Soon!

John David Brown III

Creative Director

John David Brown III is the Creative Director at The Green Room Community Theatre. With a background in Theatre Education, David started The Green Room’s Creative Works after-school drama program. He also cofounded The Green Room Summer Shakespeare Theatre Institute and is a founding member of The Green Bean Players. David has directed and codirected many shows at The Green Room including Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Annie, and Beauty and the Beast. He is also a playwright (The Clockmaker’s Child, Isabella at the Circus, The Quirky Quest to Find the Unicorn’s Ukulele) and costume designer (MTA Award winner for Into The Woods 2012) David also designs the show posters at The Green Room and the quarterly newsletter.

Originally from Mount Olive, North Carolina, David has a degree in Theatre Education from Appalachian State University with an English endorsement and a concentration in elementary arts. He also has an associate’s degree in Graphic Design from Catawba Valley Community College. He has participated in the Shakespeare Lives program with North Carolina School of the Arts and the Keenan Institute through which he spent time studying at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

When he is not working at the theatre, David can be found in his art studio. He is a painter and illustrator. He paints whimsical storybook style pieces of art. He has also illustrated a children’s book No, No, Miss Kitty Kat by Michele McCreary and created a companion board game to his play The Quirky Quest to Find the Unicorn’s Ukulele.

Cathy Banner

Administrative Assistant

Cathy Sigman Banner joined The Green Room staff in 2008 as a part-time Administrative Assistant which quickly grew to a full-time position as programs were added and the move was made to the Old Post Office Playhouse.  She has also served as Musical Director for at least two shows each season since then, but her association with The Green Room actually began in 1988 when she played for the theatre’s first production of Grease.  She had the honor of being onstage in several shows before joining the staff (Anne of Green Gables (2003), Camelot (2003), The Sound of Music (2004), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (2005), Fiddler on the Roof (2005), and The Secret Garden (2007)). She also served as instructor for a Musical Theatre class as part of the Creative Works afterschool classes. Cathy is quick to admit that her daughter’s involvement with The Green Room pulled her in as well!

Cathy is a native of Catawba County who attended Bunker Hill High School and earned her Bachelors of Music in Voice from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She served many years in church music as choir director, organist, working with children and handbell groups, and directing or playing for many Christmas programs and church plays.  She has taught voice and piano lessons since she was in high school, but her most beloved career has been that of wife to Randy and “Mom” to Matthew, Christina, and Jonathan.  She is thankful for the Lord’s many blessings in her life and seeks to honor Him in all that she does.

Caleb Ryan Sigmon

Director of Education and Marketing

Caleb excitedly returns after directing and choreographing the world premiere performance in 2014.  A graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he was raised in Hudson, NC and received a lifetime recognition (The Doug Carter Award) from his hometown community theatre at the age of 18. Upon his graduation from UNCSA, he toured the Southeast with the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, performed at the International Thespian Festival and starred in the nation’s longest running Revolutionary War outdoor drama, Horn in the West. Favorite Onstage Credits include: Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat (The Cat); Peter Pan (Captain Hook); The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow); The Sunset Limited (White); Big River (Huck Finn).  He is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and A.R.C.H. (Artists Reaching Children in the Hospital). Caleb tours his one-man illusion show across the Southeast with sell-out crowds.  He is the Director of Education and Marketing at The Green Room, and teaches as a Guest Artist at UNCSA.  Caleb is excited to share this journey with his newlywed wife, but most importantly, he is thankful for his Savior that empowers him to create, share and thrive.  

Jonathan Banner

Technical Director

Jonathan Randal Banner is the Technical Director for The Green Room Community Theatre. He has been with the Theatre full time since the spring of 2014, but he has a long history with The Green Room. He’s done everything from being an Actor, to being a Stage Manager, volunteering for set construction, and even managing the prop storage. To say he grew up in the Green Room would be an understatement. Though he has many roles as Technical Director, you are most likely to catch him behind the sound board during a musical.

Jonathan was born and raised here in Catawba County, while he did spend some time in private Preschools, he’s entire Grade, Middle, and High School education was done in Homeschool. He credits his Homeschooling with being able to participate in so many Green Room Shows during his teenage years. He graduated from Gardner-Webb University in the fall of 2013, with a Bachelors of Arts in Tech Theatre. In addition to working at the theatre he spends his time hiking, drawing, and various other artistic endeavors. He is always tinkering with something and always has a few projects in the works.

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