Annie Castiel

Executive Director and  Artistic Director

Annie is the Founding Director for the award winning Dreamweaver Theatrical Productions. Involved heavily in performing arts since a young age,  Annie has directed numerous shows and show choirs, including: the Wizard of Oz; the Little Princess; the Wind in the Willows; and the Secret Garden. and Carpe Diem Show Choir. As a playwright, Annie has written an successfully produced her own, 2 hour musical adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland” and is currently working on new scripts for DreamWeaver’s outreach program.  Annie has also shared her talent as an artist with numerous theatre companies where she has worked as a Stage Manager, Lighting Director, Music Director, Scenic Designer, Costume Designer, and Properties Manager, learning all aspects of theatre.  Annie holds a BS in Education from University of Idaho with masters level education in language arts, business management and sports medicine.  Annie has received accolades for her civic involvement, volunteerism, and contributions to the communities she has lived in.   Annie believes that the best theatre directors those that understand the concept of teamwork and bring people together to work toward a common goal in theatrical production. 

Stephanie Hinton


Stephanie Hinton, owner of Heirloom Dance Studio, has worked as a choreographer for numerous theatre productions throughout the Treasure Valley including DreamWeaver Theatrical Productions and Boise Little Theatre. Stephanie is a graduate of Timberline High School and Boise State University. Her studio is located at 765 W. Idaho in downtown Boise. Stephanie teaches Swing, Latin, Ballroom, and Hip Hop.

Stephanie Higgins


Stephanie has been teaching dance for 24 years and doing choreography on and off for 17 years.  She has danced with several professional teams as well as on television. Stephanie coached the award winning Skyview High School Blue Angels Dance team for 5 years. While at Skyview, she taught aerobics and dance and was named Dance Educator of The Year for the state of Idaho and for the Pacific North West the following year. Dream Weaver Musical Theatre made their way into her heart 3 years ago. Stephanie has choreographed for many of their stage productions as well as their Show Choir. Despite her passion for dance Stephanie finds her biggest accomplishments in her four children and husband.

Brandy Hunter

Hair/Makeup Designer

Brandy Hunter, a makeup and hair designer and lead artist, has worked DreamWeaver Theatrical Productions for the past two years, providing her talent to actors in for several shows. with Brandy attended the University of Idaho, studying costume design and is a licensed cosmetologist. She has worked as assistant for the Hair and Makeup Designer at Opera Idaho, Brandy was the head of makeup for Boise Music Week’s “The Secret Garden”. …..

Emil Smith

Sound Design

Emil Marinov was born in Bulgaria to a family of musicians. Emil has worked as a radio advertisement producer. He has also produced and edited radio and TV commercials as well as education and music videos. As a CD and DVD producer/editor for bands and classical artists, Emil has produced shows for major recording artists, orchestras, musical theatre companies and music festivals.  Emil,  has had the opportunity to produce major speeches and events for 3 Bulgarian presidents.

Emil has been working as a sound engineer and videographer for DreamWeaver Theatrical Productions in the fall of 2011.  Emil’s interest is to continue working in a career in sound engineering and video production.  Emil enjoys spending time with his son, SonJoy.

Jake Pugh

Lighting/ Projection Design

Jake Pugh was born in Anaheim California. He got started in theater at a young age but it wasn't until high school that he got involved with technical theater. His love and passion for lighting has given him many opportunities to work with different world class act's such as Chris Tucker, Dennis Miller, Boston, ETC., and Carnival Cruise Line working as a Lighting Tech. Jake currently tours with Disney On Ice and still finds time during his breaks to lend his incredible talent to DreamWeaver Theatrical Productions.