Michael Cochran in his 36th year with MHT has a Bachelors degree in theatre from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. He attended Graduate school at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and Graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre from Southern IL University at Carbondale. Michael is a past board member of Arts KY and the Kentucky Theatre Association and is currently on the board of American Association of Community Theatre. He has worked in a variety of professional theatres and theme parks. In addition Michael has worked professionally in dance, television, and film and has won awards for design and acting. His original play ETERNITY was selected as one of the winners of the AACT NewPlay Fest 2018 and was published by Dramatic Publishing. He is married to April Cochran who is the Education Director for MHT and has a daughter Jade. Michael and April were awarded the City of Paducah Mayors Award of Merit and the Chamber of Commerce Summit Award for their 30+ years of work at MHT. Contact info for Michael Cochran 270-444-6828 ext. 105 firstname.lastname@example.org
April Cochran is the founder of FOOTLIGHTS and STORY THEATRE programs for MHT, as well as having served as president of the Kentucky Theatre Association, and board member of the American Association of Community Theatre. April has worked as a creative drama specialist and director of children’s theatre productions for over 30+ years for school systems, parks and recreation programs, professional theatre and community theatres throughout the Midwest. April was awarded the Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre in 2011 for her work at MHT and in Western Kentucky Schools. April and Michael were awarded the City of Paducah Mayor's Distinguished Merit Award in June of 2013 for their 30+ years of work at MHT. Her greatest joy is her role as mom to Jade who is a fashion design student at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Contact Info for April 270-444-6828 ext. 106 email@example.com
Alex received her bachelor's degree in Public Relations at Murray State University in 2015 and continued on to receive her master's degree in Mass Communications in 2016. She also worked to double minor in advertising and music while remaining active in band and ensemble music. She's excited to be able to combine her love of graphic design and marketing with her love of the arts. Contact Alex at 270-444-6828 ext. 113 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facility & Equipment Coordinator
Travis Hensel joined the MHT staff Jan. 7 2015 to help coordinate and maintain the many buildings and rentals at MHT. He is married to Emi Hensel and they have four children Jack, Norah, Jude, and Selah. Travis graduated with a BS in Education from Murray State University and taught at Hendron Lone Oak Elementary before leaving for one year with his family to work in Uganda. Contact Travis at email@example.com or 270-444-6828, ext. 107.
Jim Keeney has been with Market House Theatre since April of 2006 as a staff member. Jim began his theatre life as a St Mary High School student volunteering at Market House Theatre before he headed off to Western Kentucky University to get his Bachelors Degree in Technical Theatre. Jim is married to Kathy and is the proud father of Elizabeth.
Angela has been sewing since she was fifteen and designing professionally since 2004. She and her sister opened Costume Builders, a costume design and rental house, in Harleysville, PA, in May 2012. In August of 2018, she joined the Market House family as Costume Director and is incredibly grateful to her family for their loving support! To contact Angela, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Market House Theatre welcomes Ronda Gibson to our development team! Ronda has been involved in development for non-profits since the mid-1990’s with experience ranging from public radio to human service. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Murray State University, studying Public Relations and Journalism/Radio TV Production. Ronda and her husband Brian and son Hayes live on a farm in rural Ballard County. In her free time, Ronda enjoys her family (including their seven cats!), cooking, jiu-jitsu, and photography.
DanceMHT Program Director
Emi has been the principal choreographer for The Market House Theatre since 2009. A dance graduate from Belhaven University, Emi helped found and is now the Dance Program Director for the Theatre’s premier dance program, DanceMHT, where she teaches dance classes for preschoolers to adults. When Emi isn’t dancing, she is homeschooling her four wonderful children.
Assistant Costume Director
Jennifer Miller joined market house in July of 2019. Jennifer started sewing at eight years old and never looked back! Her hobby turned into a passion and has allowed her to work in theatre, film, dance, opera, and custom bridal. In 2018 Jennifer graduated from the Arts University of Bournemouth in Poole, England with a bachelors in Costume and Performance Design. After graduation she became a costume apprentice at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. Upon the completion of her apprenticeship, Jennifer moved to Paducah to continue her passion with Market House Theatre!