Meet Our Team
Assistant Theatre Director
Mrs. Walz earned a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Memphis. After college, Mrs. Walz taught at Germantown High School for nine years, before coming to Bartlett High School. In 2019, the Panther Playhouse's production of Pippin received the award for Outstanding Overall Production at the Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards and Mrs. Walz received the award for Outstanding Direction by a Teacher. She has worked at several theatres in the Memphis area including Theatre Memphis and Playhouse On the Square. She has received Ostrander awards for Leading Actress in a Musical in the U of M's production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and in Theatre Memphis' production of Annie Get Your Gun and was recently nominated for Best Featured Performer in a Musical for her role in Hairspray at Theatre Memphis. Other favorite productions include Elegies: A Song Cycle, Big River, Assassins, Noises Off, Parade and Aida. Mrs. Walz currently teaches Intro to Theatre Honors and Standard at the Ninth Grade Academy, as well as Production Workshop Honors, and Acting Honors at Bartlett High School.
Kevin Rogers has been at Bartlett High School since 2011 serving as the Technical Director for the Panther Playhouse and the Director of Forensics. He graduated from Harding University BA in Theatre and Oral Communication. He serves as the Assistant State Chair for the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League and is the District Chair for the National Speech and Debate Association District Committee in Tennessee. In 2016, he was named a WREG News Channel 3 and Tennessee Education Lottery Educator of the Week. He also received the 2017-2018 THSSDL Krider Award for Outstanding Speech and Drama Educator of the Year. In 2022, he was inducted into the THSSDL Hall of Fame.
Christian Potts is earning his bachelor’s degree from University of Memphis with a goal of becoming a theatre teacher. He is currently a Special Education Teacher Assistant with Bartlett City Schools and is thrilled to be working some amazing students. In addition to being a SPED TA, he also is on the production team for The Park Theatre at Elmore Park Middle School. He enjoys spending his free time in the theatre and creating opportunities for students to learn and grow in theatre arts. Christian has been active in theatre since the age of six with his first shows being at BPACC during Missoula Children’s Theatre summer camps. While in high school, he was very active with the Panther Playhouse and was the Vice President of Thespian Troupe #3618 his senior year. He has had the pleasure of working as a stage manager, assistant stage manager, and production assistant throughout his time in theatre. Some of his favorite shows he has worked on are A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nashville Shakespeare Festival), Peter Pan (Tucker Theatre), Next to Normal (APO), Heroes, Gods, and Monsters (Playhouse on the Square), and Walking in Sunlight (MTSU). He is ecstatic to be joining this amazing team at the Panther Playhouse!!
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