About Greater Lafayette's
Civic Theatre 

Entertaining Lafayette and West Lafayette since 1931

Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is one of the oldest continuously active theatre organizations in Indiana, founded in 1931 as the Lafayette Little Theatre (LLT), then reorganized and incorporated as Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette in 1966. Civic Theatre is Greater Lafayette’s community theatre in the purest sense of the word. A theatre that entertains the community, serves the community, reflects the community and involves the community. 

Civic Theatre of Great Lafayette has called the Historic Monon Depot home since May 1980.

Currently, Civic Theatre is striving to become a better corporate citizen. With generous help from North Central Health Services, Tipmont Envirowatts, and several generous patrons, Civic Theatre has adopted green technology whenever possible, including all LED lighting in the lobby, house lighting, and work lighting on stage. It is the hope of Civic Theatre to continue these and other green initiatives well into the future.

Our Team and Board of Directors

A San Diego native, Rachel has been a working actor, director, choreographer, and teaching artist for over 30 years. She studied musical theatre at USIU and classical training at The Old Globe Theatre before moving to Chicago, where she studied improvisation and performed in two revues at The Second City. In 2015, she wrote her first play In Our Own Backyard (Eldridge Publishing), which has since been produced internationally and received an “Honorable Mention Award” from The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild in 2016. Two of her other plays have been produced at the Edinburgh & Prague Fringe Festivals. Rachel is a proud alumna of The Director’s Lab Chicago 2017.

Producing Artistic Director

RACHEL LOPEZ

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from DePauw University, with an eclectic background of performance experience.  She has been teaching children in a formal setting for almost 20 years.  From teaching in a 2nd grade classroom to kickstarting a year-round youth theatre program in her hometown of Frankfort, she has acquired a unique base of knowledge and skills in teaching theatre to all ages.  Throughout her combined 13 years of youth theatre experience, she has developed a “Drama-in-Literacy” curriculum that she takes into K-6 classrooms, using theatre exercises and concepts to reinforce literacy skills.  Her theatre background includes a collegiate state-wide touring drama troupe, professional summer stock theatre, 20 years of directing experience, and multitude of civic theatre performances in both Washington State and Indiana. 

Director of Education and Outreach

JULIE BAUMANN

Kate Martin is a vocalist, actor, director, and Civic Theatre’s Office Manager since 2015. A Lafayette Jefferson High School graduate, Kate has been actively involved with Civic since being cast as Marty in Grease in 2006. But she has been passionate about the arts all her life. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Musical Theatre from Ball State University and participated in Purdue University’s Graduate Acting Program. Performing is her first love, but Kate discovered her love of directing while here at Civic, most recently with the MainStage production of Time Stands Still in 2019. She’s excited to be part of a growing and evolving group of young Civic performers, volunteers, and friends.

Office Manager

KATE MARTIN

Trey is delighted to be one of Civic's two technical directors, focusing on facilities and the less-electronic aspects of technical theatre (which are still cool, no matter what that whipper-snapper, David Caddy, says). He also enjoys acting, when time allows, having performed roles as diverse as Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird), Tony (Dial "M" for Murder), and Puck (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Come visit him at his day job at The Farm at Prophetstown, where he performs strikingly similar duties as at Civic, only with domestic animals. He would like to thank his colleagues at Civic; our amazing volunteers; his wife, Laura; and his daughter, Addie, now all grown up, who encouraged him to return to theatre after so many years.

Co-Technical Director/Facilities

TREY GORDEN

David is delighted to be one of Civic Theatre’s technical directors, focusing on the electronic and way-cooler parts of technical theatre (no matter what that geezer, Trey Gorden, says). He is a student at Ivy Tech studying Informatics. In his free time (of which there is not much), he helps local nonprofits with their IT problems and tries to hang out with friends. He would like to thank his colleagues at Civic Theatre for all their support and his friends and family for putting up with him.

Co-Technical Director

DAVID CADDY

Caitlin is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Human Relations, and she is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Higher Education – Student Affairs. While an undergraduate, she was a featured vocalist for four years with the Purdue Jazz Band. Today, she continues to sing with the Big Swing Band and Lafayette Citizen’s Band. Caitlin’s first Civic experience was  playing Frenchy in Grease in 2006, but playing Sister Amnesia in Nunsense the following year won her over for good. She has been actively involved onstage ever since, and her passion for people and Leslie Knope-like love of organization and spreadsheets has allowed her the opportunity to serve as Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Coordinator

CAITLIN BENNER

Bio coming soon!

Accountant

ERIC LIN

Julayne Moser - President
Dan Becker - Vice President
Marjorie Stein - Vice President
Belinda Rachwal - Treasurer
Amanda Van Meter - Secretary
Kelly Alge
Michelle Bonora
Kyle Cray
Valeri Guido
Michael Koger
Dave Lahr
Abby Laufman
Shawn Little
Jeff Roberts
Thea Strand
Kate Walker
Tammy Wilson
Andrew Wolverton

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CONTACT US

313 North 5th Street, Lafayette IN, 47901

Tel: 765-423-7529 / Box Office: 765-742-8019

OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

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