Argenta Community Theater Instructors

Karen Q. Clark

Vocal Music Instructor

Karen holds both her Bachelor and Master of Music in Vocal Performance and trained at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She even studied voice with Marni Nixon, the voice behind Audrey Hepburn in the film “My Fair Lady”. She currently teaches music at Episcopal Collegiate School where she has been honored with the Outstanding Lower School Faculty Award.

Angela Collier

Homeschool Education Liaison, Vocal Music Instructor

Angela Collier resides in North Little Rock with her family (Daniel, Lucy, Will, and Piper the Dog). She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Musical Theatre from Ouachita Baptist University where she graduated cum laude. Angela has been honored to work as a teaching artist, director and actor in various theaters across the United States – including Missoula Children’s Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theatre, and Wildwood Park. Angela is a member of the Arkansas Arts Council’s Teaching Artist Roster, which allows her to share the arts with communities across Arkansas. A lot of this work has been with Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council and Arts Integration Services. She also owns and operates her own voice studio, AKCollier Studio, LLC. Learn more about Angela at

Ben Grimes

Acting Instructor

Ben has over 25 years of experience in theatre as an actor and director. He has performed professionally in New York and Chicago, as well as in multiple regional and touring productions. Ben received his training from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. He has also just completed his first year at the Clinton School of Public Service where he is developing a theater that highlights and addresses common veteran issues and struggles.

Laura Grimes

Acting Instructor

Laura has more than 25 years of experience as an actor, director and designer for theater and film. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Hendrix College and completed the physical theatre program at the Accademia Del’Arte in Arezzo, Italy and the Professional Actor Training Program at Sanford Meisner’s prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City. She has performed and directed in New York, Europe, and regionally.

Warren McCullough

Film Instructor

Warren spent his early career in Los Angeles where he starred in national TV commercials such as Jaguar, Bud Light, Zicam, Natural Light and Goodyear. He has worked with such stars as Jennifer Lopez, Molly Sims and Steve Carell and has acted in over 21 films and dozens of plays.

Christen Pitts

ACT Board Director of Education, Dance Instructor

Christen is the Founder/Director of the North Little Rock High School Dance Program and Dance Troupe where she has taught since 1996.  She is an Arts in Education Teaching Artist for the Arkansas Arts Council. Christen is the 2019 recipient of the inaugural ACT Award for Excellence in Arts Education.  In 2012, she received the Governor’s Arts in Education Award from the Arkansas Arts Council and was named the Arkansas Communication Theatre Arts Association Teacher of the Year.  She holds her MEd from UALR and a BA in Drama/Dance Performance from the University of Arkansas. She has been a professional choreographer, performer, and teacher for over 30 years.