Jason Hamen joined the CHS Theatre staff in the 2015-2016 school year after over a decade as an educational theatre teacher, director, and designer. He earned a degree in language arts education from Bowling Green State University, where he performed in and served on the crew for countless productions, worked in the costume shop, was an active member of Theta Alpha Phi (a national theatre honorary organization), and acted in the Huron Playhouse company and Beautiful Kids Independent Shakespeare Company. He later earned an Ohio theatre educator license from the University of Akron and began serving on the drama ministry team and production staff at Epiphany Players. Since joining the CHS Theatre staff, Jason has been presented with several High School DayTony awards for direction and represented the cast and crew in "Outstanding Overall Production" DayTony awards. In 2019 Jason was the recipient of the first "Director of the Year" recognition from the Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards.
Jason is a graduate of Sylvania Northview High School (near Toledo) and a proud member of Thespian Troupe #4463.
Mike Cordonnier has taught theatre at CHS since 2005. Previous lives include an electrical engineer and business owner. A graduate of Centerville High School, he is thrilled to be back at CHS sharing his love for technical theatre with high school students. Mike frequently presents workshops at Area, State, and International Thespian conferences on the topics of scenic design, painting, and props. When not at school, he enjoys life in his cabin in the woods with his high school sweetheart wife, Joan, and their dog. Mike has won numerous High School DayTony awards for Scenic Design, including an Award of Excellence for Les Miserables in 2014.
Jan Kledzik is a retired CHS math teacher. She graduated from the University of Toledo, where she majored in Mathematics and minored in Speech and Theatre. Jan has previously designed sets for Centerville productions but now focuses exclusively on costuming. She has been a costumer at CHS for over 10 years. Jan won nine High School DayTony awards for her costuming designs.
Briley Lambert is the costumer for CHS Theatre plays. Since joining our staff, she has designed for The Curious Savage, Over the River and Through the Woods, and Twelve Angry Jurors.