Bo List is an award-winning educator, playwright, and theatre director – born and raised in Lexington, KY, and educated and experienced throughout the United State before returning to the Bluegrass. He proudly holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance, as well as an MFA in Directing from the University of Memphis Department of Theatre and Dance.
Bo recently completed an 8-year tenure as Producing Artistic Director of AthensWest Theatre Company, as well as 9 years as Director of Theatre for Sayre School, where he was honored by the school’s Board and Short awards, as well as by the National Society of Arts and Letters as Kentucky Arts Educator of the Year in 2019.
As playwright, his adaptation of Frankenstein is published by Dramatic Play Publishing, and has been produced across the country (and New Zealand!) in professional, community, and academic theatres. He also collaborates regularly with the Kentucky Humanities Council, creating dramatic presentations of the lives of significant Kentuckians – including Mary Todd Lincoln, Daniel Boone, Jefferson Davis, Nancy Green (the original Aunt Jemima), and Henry Clay. His plays I Left My Heart in Kissimmee and Ladies of Liberty recently enjoyed their world premieres at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. His play Canary Yellow won the Father Hamblin Award for Playwriting from Abingdon Theatre Company in New York City. He is also working with the city of Corbin, KY on an outdoor tourist attraction – The Colonel Sanders Story: a Finger Lickin’ Good Musical – written with Samuel Lockridge.
Elizabeth MassieOperations Manager
Elizabeth Massie is the current Operations Manager at Leeds Center for the Arts. Elizabeth is a Lexington native and received her BA in History at the University of Kentucky and is an alumna of the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre. Elizabeth has years of experience in administration and the arts, having performed theatre and classical music around central Kentucky for over a decade. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys crocheting and spending time with her friends as well as with her rabbit, Flopsy, and her mini cockapoo, Winston.
Ellie MillerDirector of Marketing and Outreach / Teaching Artist
Ellie Miller serves as the Director of Marketing and Outreach here at Leeds, as well as often choreographs many of the musicals. She loves working with children, and is the primary dance teaching artist for Leeds’ arts education program, SPARK. She holds a BS in Bioengineering from the University of Kentucky, but her true passion is with the arts. She has two cats, Sally and Ralph, and loves to travel, knit, and sing.
Energizing the community through the beauty and emotional power of the arts.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Leeds Center for the Arts with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.