Steven C. Anderson

Steven C. Anderson

Producing Director

Steven C. Anderson is the Producing Director of CATCO. His directing credits include Candide and Hair (OSU); Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Taste of Sunrise (CATCO); Big River and Pippin (Actors' Theatre); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (New Harmony Theatre); and Greater Tuna; Little Shop of Horrors; and Assassins (Players Theatre Columbus). At CATCO his work spans from The 39 Steps, the highly popular Avenue Q, the American premiere of The Rubenstein Kiss, and the poignant musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel, Fun Home. He is the recipient of the Ohio Theatre Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award, the Southside Settlement Arts Freedom Award, and a Certificate of Achievement from the Community Center for the Deaf. His work has been nominated six times for the prestigious Greater Columbus Arts Council's Excellence in the Arts Award, most recently for Herb Brown's The Final Table in 2015.

Joe Bishara

Associate Producing Director


Joe Bishara has worked on over 200 theatrical productions at regional theatres across the United States as an award-winning Actor, Artist Educator, Director, and Producer. He is the Associate Producing Director for CATCO and CATCO is Kids, coordinator for the Greater Columbus Arts Council playwriting fellowship program and a frequent guest instructor/lecturer/clinician at educational institutes across Ohio. Joe is a proud graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, a member of AEA and an associate member of SDC.



Kirsten Upchurch

Production Stage Manager


Kirsten earned her MFA from Florida Atlantic University and went on to work in venues such as Parker Playhouse, Aventura Arts and Culture Center, Palm Beach Drama Works and The Women's Theatre Project. For over 10 years, Kirsten spent her summers with Weathervane Playhouse in Newark, OH, as Production Manager, Stage Manager, General Manager, Theatre Education Director and Actress. Originally from Newark, Kirsten has worked across the country as a Production Stage Manager for the Broadway National Tours of Jekyll & Hyde (2014-15), and Flashdance (2015-16). Kirsten's fondest theatre memories include working with Mandy Patinkin on Let Go in 2012. Kirsten is a member of The Actors' Equity Association.


Joe Wolfle Jr.

Technical Director

Joe grew up in the country just outside of Orient, Ohio. After attending Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati for Theater Production and Design, Wolfle moved to New England to work for Bread and Puppet Theater, as well as to conduct forestry work using a team of oxen. Returning to Ohio to live in Columbus, he's worked as the Technical Director for several local theater and opera companies and works in his home studio creating abstract linear paintings and playful sculptures. Wolfle recently started an organic homestead on the West side of Franklinton where he is surrounded by a hungry community eager to grow food and create artwork together.

Caroline Dittamo

CPAC Facility Coordinator

Caroline has worked in opera theater and music as a stage manager, Master Electrician and Lighting Designer. Her most recent work was seen as the Lighting Designer for Evolution Theatre Company's production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Caroline is thrilled to be joining the CATCO team.

Rowan Winterwood

CPAC Facility Coordinator

Rowan is thrilled to be working with CATCO for the first time. Previous Columbus credits include sound board operation for Actor's Theatre productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Countess of Monte Cristo and Richard III. Rowan holds a BA in Theatre Studies from Wellesley College, where she was a member of the Shakespeare Society and Upstage Theatre, and designed lights for shows including The Tempest, Crimes of the Heart and Julius Caesar.

Andrew Protopapas

Education Coordinator

A Columbus native, Andrew Protopapas is proud to be a member of the CATCO staff. He is an alumnus of Capital University as well as CATCO's acting apprenticeship program. He holds bachelor's degrees in English literature, creative writing, and theatre studies. As an Artist Educator, Andrew has facilitated and planned workshops, classes, and residency programs in schools both inside and outside of Columbus. Apart from providing education through theatre, Andrew enjoys acting, directing, and writing for the stage.

Chase Holt

Shop Foreman

A native of Columbus, Charles Holt grew up in the world of Rock and Roll, starting his career in live entertainment at the age of 16 with RCS and Thorn Apple Sound based out of Cleveland. Between this, wrenching on hot rods and working for his father as a roofer, his love for building things with his hands had no limits. In 2008, he was offered a position at Bartha as a scenic carpenter. Although carpentry at this point was only a dream of his, this gave him the opportunity to learn in a fast-paced environment. Over the years he helped launch their soft goods department as well as traveled all over the country as head carpenter overseeing the set-up of massive builds for national and international clients. Also, being a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 12 Stage Hand Union for the better part of 10 years his heart is really in the industry. With all of his hard work, and help from Opera Columbus, he has found himself in a position at CATCO that feels like home.

Jacqueline Bates

House Manager

Jacqueline Bates (House Mgr.) most recently appeared as Katherine in CATCO is Theatre's production of Mothers and Sons. Past credits include Steel Magnolias, 'Night, Mother, Collected Stories, and The Grapes of Wrath. She has also appeared in The Trees of the Dancing Goats and as Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle for Phoenix Theatre. Jackie currently serves as House Manager for CATCO.

Sarah Mills Bacha

Press Representative

Sarah Mills Bacha is a professional writer and communications/marketing consultant. As president of her own firm, SMB Communications Ltd., which she founded in 1994, she has assisted numerous national and central Ohio companies and organizations with their marketing and communications needs. Before becoming a consultant, she worked as a journalist at daily newspapers. Previous positions include business reporter at The Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, Ohio, comment page editor at The Journal-Gazette in Fort Wayne, Ind., and stringer for Reuters.