Meet our Creative Team
Novelist, screenwriter and playwright Robert Inman is a native of Elba, Alabama where he began his writing career in junior high school with his hometown weekly newspaper. He left a 31-year career in journalism in June, 1996 to devote full time to creative writing.
Inman's fifth novel, The Governor's Lady, was published in 2013 by John F. Blair Publishers. He is also the author of Home Fires Burning (1987), Old Dogs and Children (1991), Dairy Queen Days (1997), and Captain Saturday (2002), all published by Little, Brown and Company, and currently available in e-book editions.
Three of his novels were chosen as "Booksense 76" feature recommendations by independent book dealers nationwide. Three received the “Outstanding Fiction Award” from the Alabama Library Association.
Down Home Press published a collection of his non-fiction work, Coming Home: Life, Love and All Things Southern, in October, 2000.
Inman is the author of eight stage plays. His latest, Liberty Mountain, a story of the Revolutionary War battle of Kings Mountain, is performed every summer in Kings Mountain, NC. His other plays are Crossroads (musical comedy, 2003); The Christmas Bus (holiday, 2003); Dairy Queen Days (comedy/drama, 2005); The Christmas Bus: The Musical (holiday musical, 2006); Welcome To Mitford (drama, 2007); A High Country Christmas (holiday, 2008); and The Drama Club (drama, 2009). Inman wrote the book, lyrics and music for the two musical productions. All are published by Dramatic Publishing Company and are being produced by theatres nationwide.
Novello Festival Press published an illustrated book version of The Christmas Bus in 2006.
He has written screenplays for six motion pictures for television, two of which have been “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentations. His script for The Summer of Ben Tyler, a Hallmark production, won the Writers’ Guild of America Award as the best original television screenplay of 1997. His other Hallmark feature was Home Fires Burning, a 1989 adaptation of his novel.
Inman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The University of Alabama with Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and Master of Fine Arts (Creative Writing) degrees. He is a member of the Authors Guild, Writers Guild of America, Dramatists Guild, PEN American Center, North Carolina Writers Conference, North Carolina Writers Network, and Alabama Writers Forum.
Inman and his wife, Paulette, live in Conover and Boone, North Carolina.
Visit his website: www.Robert-Inman.com
Artistic Director & Fight Choreographer
Returning for his eighth season as Director, Caleb is honored to work alongside friends to bring this story to life. A graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he was raised in Hudson, NC and received a lifetime recognition (The Doug Carter Award) for "Achieving excellence in the Arts" at the age of 18. Upon his graduation from UNCSA (where he has since taught as a guest artist) he toured the Southeast with the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, performed at the International Thespian Festival and starred in the nation’s longest running Revolutionary War outdoor drama, Horn in the West. He is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors and A.R.C.H. (Artists Reaching Children in the Hospital). He is the Creative Director for Sigmon Theatrical, a production company that tours shows and immersive experiences to performing arts centers, resorts, museums, schools, libraries, ball parks, and arenas across the nation. In 2019, Caleb founded Giggle Box Circus, a humor therapy program that resides at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC.
He and his wife are proud to call North Carolina "home" where they are raising two imaginative and creative boys, Levi and Charlie. He is thankful for his Savior that empowers him to create, share and thrive.
Costume Designer & Lighting Designer
Katy is thrilled to be returning to work with her husband on this exciting production! Recent Professional Credits include: Costume Design for Oliver! with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, A Year with Frog and Toad and The Ugly Duckling (Jim Henson Award Winner) with the North Carolina Theatre for Young People as well as Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, and Tuesdays with Morrie at The Green Room. Makeup Design/Artist at Ghost Train Halloween Festival and The Woods of Terror. Wig Design for Thoroughly Modern Millie, One Man Two Guvnors, and Shear Madness at the Heritage Theatre Festival (Charlottesville, VA).
Katy is currently makes magic happen behind-the-scenes and in the classroom at Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Katy received her undergraduate training in Costume Design and Technology, with a concentration in Wigs and Makeup from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.