COMPANY

Jared Blount

Artistic Director

Jared has had his feet wet with theatre for almost two decades. Beginning as an actor at the age of 12, he began honing his craft and pursuing a career in the arts. Working with multiple theatre’s in the professional community, he has been involved in over 60 productions in the Oklahoma area. His passion for the creative narrative has branched into all areas of artistic medium, such as acting, directing, writing, sound design, music composition and filmmaking. He has created award-winning web series for websites like TheEscapist, and produced films that have won Special Jury Prizes at Film Festivals around the nation. His production company Tejeti Pictures has produced numerous commercial and independent
projects over the last 15 years.

Jared began at the Pollard in 2011 as an honorary company member, and officially became the company’s Director of Media in 2015. Since that time he has performed in multiple Pollard productions, playing Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch,  Leo Bloom in The Producers, J.D. in Heathers: The Musical, Johnny in American Idiot, Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Abraham in Altar Boyz, Nicky/Trekkie in Avenue Q, and Sparky in Forever Plaid. His directing credits include Evil Dead: The Musical and co-directing Ghost: The Musical alongside former Artistic Director, W. Jerome Stevenson.

EMAIL: artisticdirector@thepollard.org

 

Timothy Stewart

Director of Development

Timothy has been with the Pollard Theatre Company for 20 years in various roles and with many different titles. His favorite roles at the Pollard include: Max in Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Edna in Hairspray, Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps, Uncle Billy and others in It’s a Wonderful Life, Psuedolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Michael in God of Carnage, Treves in The Elephant Man, King Henry the VIII in A Man for All Seasons, Clem in Middle Aged White Guys, Freddy/Philip in Noises Off!, Felix Unger in The Odd Couple, Bill Sykes in Oliver! And Coach in All the Great Books(Abridged), plus all the roles he’s play in A Territorial Christmas Carol. Timothy’s Pollard directing credits include An Act of God, Company, The Vagina Monologues, Into the Woods, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Once On This Island, Ragtime, Beehive, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, RENT, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Smokey Joe’s Café, Passing Strange, Legally Blonde, Always, Patsy Cline and Bring it On: The Musical. He is also author of the Christmas children’s book, “Mrs. Claus and the School for

Santas”.
 

EMAIL: development@thepollard.org

 

Michael Long

Technical Director

Michael has been involved with the Pollard since 2003. Starting out, he was a young actor playing a variety of roles in different plays and musicals but quickly fell in love with the technical side of theatre. Mentored by Pollard company members, he learned every technical position from stagehand to production stage management within a few years, eventually gaining him a position as the Pollard Apprentice. With one of his main passions being lighting, he quickly began retaining as much information as possible and soon went from learning how to hang a light to designing shows. Throughout his technical career, he’s received lighting and rigging certifications from the Stage Craft Institute of Las Vegas, has rigged and designed countless productions at the Pollard as well as other venues.

EMAIL: webmaster@thepollard.org

Kris Schinske Wolfe

Box-Office Manager

Kris is an accomplished actor, theatre technician, and published children’s author. Since moving to Oklahoma in 1990, she has appeared in over fifty stage productions here, and in local films, print, radio, television, and web ads. Kris is known for her authenticity, versatility, and character voices, which she delights in conveying through performance. She is known and loved by Pollard audiences for her roles in Almost, Maine, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and A Territorial Christmas Carol: A
Radio Play. She is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association and has been seen on stage as an Affiliated Artist of Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep) and
a multitude of other stages in Oklahoma and New Mexico, including Reduxion Theatre,
Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Oklahoma City Theatre Company, and more.

Kris has a passion for storytelling in all forms and thrives when given the opportunity to
collaborate in a team to share a great story with the community. Respect for the project
and audience is of utmost importance to her and being present and listening are vital
components to her work backstage, on stage, and in the house. Kris studied theatre at the
University of Central Oklahoma and has a BS in Family Studies and Gerontology. She has a
rich background in the wellness industry, education, and non-profit work and comes to The
Pollard with a wealth of knowledge in event coordination, stage direction and management,
house management, and professional volunteer coordination.

EMAIL: boxoffice@thepollard.org

POLLARD BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Suzanne Hirzel, President

Liz Sterkel, Vice President

Chris Hirzel, Treasurer

Sandy Whitfield, Secretary

Theresa Dewhurst, Exec Comm at Large

Evan Dargen

Aaron Marshall
Amanda Fortney

OUR SPONSORS

OUR SPONSORS

120 W. Harrison Ave, Guthrie, OK 73044 - Phone: 405-282-2800

Pollard Theatre Company is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, whose mission is to produce professional theatre that engages and inspires Oklahoma’s audiences, and contributes to the quality of life and economy of our community and state. Additional assistance is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Pollard Theatre Company is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, whose mission is to produce professional theatre that engages and inspires Oklahoma’s audiences, and contributes to the quality of life and economy of our community and state. Additional assistance is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.