Staff & Officers

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Paul Kocel
B.F.A. Musical Theatre Performance
M.A. Leadership

Paul Kocel has a BFA in Musical Theatre and also studied acting at Queen Margaret College drama school In Edinburgh Scotland. He worked professionally since he was 14 in Television, Music Videos, Regional Theaters, National Tours, Cruise Ships, Nickelodeon and several theme parks. At 27, Paul was commissioned as an Air Force Officer during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his service he obtained his Masters in Leadership from Denver Seminary. Paul and Valerie own Summit Group Event Services providing sound, lighting and hydraulic mobile stages for all things live events. He is thrilled to bring his wide range of experience back to the stage and might even consider stepping back onto the stage himself one day!

Valerie Kocel
B.M. in Music Therapy (vocal concentration)

Valerie Kocel has been singing since she was a toddler and has played the piano for more than 35 years. She has a BM in music therapy from West Texas A&M University and worked as a board certified music therapist for 20 years. She was a music teacher at Bay Haven Charter Academy in Florida and Valor Preparatory Academy in Waco and taught voice and piano lessons throughout the years. Valerie has experience working as a music therapist for several therapy and grief camps as well as a staff counselor for church camps like Wild Week. Currently, she has been the director at Tiny Treble Makers since 2013, which offers Music Together
® classes for families with young children. Valerie's favorite thing about teaching is mentoring students who don't believe they have talent and then watching those talents grow.

2023 Guest Camp Directors

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Wally Caulderon
B.F.A. Musical Theatre Performance

Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, Wally earned his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Ohio Northern University. For 15 years, Wally traveled the country as a freelance performer, director, and choreographer. Notable residencies and stops included Hershey Park (Hershey, PA), The Palace Theatre (Manchester, NH), The Miracle Theatre (Pigeon Forge, TN), and the highly credited Stage Door Manor in upstate New York. Wally also lived and worked out of New York City for 5 years. Most recently, Wally spent five amazing years with Sight and Sound Theatres in Lancaster, PA and Branson, MO. While there, he had the opportunity to serve as an actor, Production Stage Manager, Assistant Director, Choreographer, and was honored to be able to direct productions of Miracle of Christmas (2016 Lancaster, PA & 2017 Branson, MO), as well as Jonah (2017 Lancaster, PA). In 2017, Wally accepted the position as Artistic Director for a small non-profit theatre company, Servant Stage. Spending 6 wonderful years in this position, Wally helped to build this company and also built their youth theatre and education program. In January of this year, Wally decided to take a break from the theatre life to spend more time with his wife Andrea and daughters Joyanna and Juliet. While not currently a full time part of the industry, theatre and passing on his experience has always been and will always be a passion!
Psalms 149:3 

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Kelly Donah
B.F.A. Musical Theatre Performance

Kelly is originally from Bethlehem, PA. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Shenandoah University and she graduated in 2021. She most recently played Rumpleteazer in CATS the Musical (North American Tour). She has also performed with Servant Stage company (Lancaster, PA) as well as Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (Winchester, VA). She currently resides in NYC and is pursuing a career in musical theatre and TV/film. Kelly has always had a passion for teaching, so she cannot wait to get started with Real Theatre Company and looks forward to making memories with everyone!