Director Of Operations
Rebecca (Becky) Dibben is the current Director of Operations for Great Plains Theatre (GPT). Becky has been active behind the scenes as a costumer for the theatre off and on since 2000. However she has helped the theatre in many other ways over the last 20 years. Becky and her family became active with GPT in 2001, when her son Nathan debuted as Christopher Robin in the Children’s Literature series. Since that time her husband Monte, Nathan, and grandchildren (Mackenzie, Ethan, and Nolan) have all performed in numerous performances at GPT. GPT has truly become a multigenerational family activity. Becky has also used her sewing skills to costume at Junction City Little Theatre and Chapman High School also for many years. In the spare time that she has, formal and bridal gown alterations keep her sewing machines working. Becky has been active in the community as a 4H community leader and county fair judge for many years working with youth and adults. Becky has a passion for GPT and its ongoing success for many years to come.
Mitchell is from the Detroit, MI area and a graduate from Oakland University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Mitch has been performing on stage since he was 10 years old. He also got his start working off stage learning to direct, write, and manage at a very early age. Mitchell has been seen on the GPT stage in favorites such as Younger Brother (Ragtime), Pinocchio/Pied Piper (Shrek), Ted (Disaster!), Smee (Peter and the Starcatcher), and more! In addition, his first shows directed at GPT were Empires Fall and Makin' Magic. Other Regional/National Tour Credits: Cap'n Turbot (Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol Live!), Cat in the Hat (Seussical), Harold Bride (Titanic the Musical), Corny Collins (Hairspray). When not performing or teaching, you can often find Mitch eating chips and dips while setting the latest trend! Mitchell would like to thank his family, Kim, his five pillars, mentors, friends, and God for their support and inspiration.
Kim is so happy to be a part of the amazing team here at Great Plains Theatre. She is likely to be the first smiling face you'll see when you come to the Theatre for an event, and is probably the person you'll talk to on the phone if you call.
She feels very blessed to be on "Team Theatre" and experiencing the magic of live theatre. There's just nothing else like it!
Kim is a graduate of Abilene High School, and is celebrating almost 26 years of marriage with her husband, Kelly.
Jean Wohler is originally from Vermont, but truly loves her beautiful, Kansas home. She is married to a fifth generation Kansan. Their interests include antiquing, restoring old houses, and driving around aimlessly. She has a Masters Degree in Reading from Ball State University and a B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Special Education and Elementary Education. White water rafting down the Desolation Canyon, STEM classes, and having visited 46 of the 48 lower states are some features that make Jean extraordinary. Jean enjoys reading, teaching, and researching. Her love for animals is quite significant! Quack quack!
Maren Meneley is a junior at Abilene High School and a current member of the Plain Great Players Youth Academy. She is thrilled to be a part of GPT as the Youth Board Member and Artistic Intern. You may have seen Maren on the GPT and AHS stages as Jojo (Seussical), Lily (Annie Jr.), Eponine (Les Miserables School Edition), Little Red Riding Hood (Into the Woods), Young Fiona (Shrek) and more! She plays Baritone Saxophone in the AHS Jazz Band and participates in Forensics. When not creating art, you can find Maren writing a new song, buying colorful pens, and watching Pixar movies. Maren is thankful for the support and guidance of her parents, sister, dogs, teachers, and mentors.