Christie Scanlin Dobson
Christie Scanlin Dobson is a registered drama therapist and theater artist who transplanted back to her college town of Lawrence, KS, having started her career in Seattle, Washington in 1992. Christie worked in Seattle’s nonprofit sector for Seattle Opera, Open Circle Theatre and Seattle Children’s Theatre, as well as homeless shelters and domestic violence programs as an artist, administrator and advocate closely aligning with organizations providing arts outreach to the community. With her Master’s degree in drama therapy from Kansas State University, Christie has continued to shape her professional work around the use of expressive arts, especially theater and film, for healing and social awareness with youth. Christie acts in Lawrence, Topeka and in Kansas City, and appeared in the local feature film, Earthwork. Christie also sings for special projects and occasions, most recently with the Topeka Symphony with friends from the Americana Music Academy.