Founded in 2016, Curious Theatre Collective creates original, interdisciplinary educational theater programming that inspires audiences to follow their curiosity, persevere through challenges, and believe in the power of their imagination.
CTC was founded by four women who together have decades of experience in acting, composing, directing, playwriting, teaching, and arts administration.
Meet Curious Theatre Collective
Maxine is an actor, writer, director and filmmaker. Classically trained at Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Maxine has recent film credits in Blue Crossing, Roll Pin Punch, and Diamond. She is a company member at Theater Delta, Theatre For Change, and Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern. She recently starred in the feature film The Last in Line.
Dana is an actor, musician, teacher, and director based in Durham. She is the co-founder of the independent professional theater company Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern. As an actor, she has performed and trained around the world in over 70 shows. As a musician, Dana tours and records with her band, Curtis Eller’s American Circus. She has an MFA in Acting from The American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, and teaches Acting at Duke University.
Julie is an actor and musician based in Raleigh. She has appeared with Burning Coal Theatre, Aggregate Children's Theatre, Seed Art Share, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Manbites Dog Theatre, and others. Julie is a retired middle school band director.
Emma is a musician and theater artist based in Chapel Hill and a graduate of Oberlin College. Locally, she has lent her creativity to Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Manbites Dog Theater, The Performance Collective, Playmakers Repertory Company, and Paperhand Puppet Intervention. She also spent many years touring the US with the indie band Lost in the Trees. Offstage, she spends her time gardening, cooking, dancing, and searching for the meaning of life with her amazing kids and husband.
Jeri Lynn Schulke
Jeri Lynn is the Director of Education and Outreach at PlayMakers Repertory Company. She spent five seasons at ArtsCenter Stage as its Producing Artistic Director and ran the Youth Performing Arts Conservatory, also at The ArtsCenter, for four years. She is an equity actress with an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has performed throughout the Triangle. She has taught acting to all ages, and was the casting director at a media start-up. Her passions are the development of new work, training the next generation of theatre artists, and fostering collaborative opportunities.