Mitch Bean (Artistic Director) is a graduate of Central College and holds his Bachelor’s in music and theatre.  Mitch lives in Omaha with his wife and co-artistic director, Rachel Curtiss.  Both have been working hard to continue BVT's long tradition of summer repertory as well as on many off-season BVT sponsored events including Willa Cather’s A Resurrection (2017 and 2018), The RiverInn’s production of Fowl Play  and ​Shadows of Suspicion  and BVT's  Young Performer's Workshop and Show.  Some of his past BVT directing credits include Leaving Iowa, The Diary of Anne FrankSteel Magnolias, The Game’s Afoot, and The Marvelous Wonderettes.  His BVT acting credits include Jonny in Zombie Prom, Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad, Charlie Brown in Snoopy!!, Glenn in Rumors, Frankie in Forever Plaid and Jesus in Godspell


Rachel Curtiss (Artistic Director) has been involved with BVT since 2012, first as a company member, then as props supervisor, director, and  artistic director for the past three years.  She graduated from Wichita State University with her BFA in theatre performance in 2013.  She lived in Chicago for three years; while she was there she worked with Edge of the Wood Theatre.   Some recent acting credits include M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias (BVT), Cassie in Neil Simon's Rumors (BVT), and Nina in The Seagull (Edge of the Wood Theatre).  She is so happy to share the artistic director position with her husband and can’t wait for what the future holds for BVT.