Disney's Frozen Jr.

October 2019 - National Hispanic Cultural Center



Junie B. Jones The Musical

October 2018 - South Broadway Cultural Center



Disney's The Lion King Jr.

December 2016 - South Broadway Cultural Center




Kristin K. Berg

Kristin is a producer, director, actor, designer, and co-artistic director for Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company and owner of The Box Performance Space. Kristin is very proud to be a part of such a vibrant theatre community. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA, having appeared in the films, “Hell of High Water” and “Ideal Home.” She has been directing theatre for over 15 years. Some favorite shows include “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Seussical Jr.,” and “Disney’s The Lion King Jr.” Kristin loves working with youth, and the occasional grown-up. She received her BFA in University Theatre Studies from ENMU. She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her in this creative dream all these years.

Danae Holly

Danae Holly was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is here in the gorgeous southwest that Danae grew her passion for music, dance, and all things theatre related. Danae has worked as a choreographer for Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company for 5 years. It is through this experience that Danae has developed her own skills as a choreographer. Danae is also the in house choreographer for Eisenhower Middle School’s 5 Star Show Choir. Danae is married to Jessie who is a tremendously supportive husband. 

Madi Frost

Madi has been the sole music director for the last 8 years and currently serves on the Board. Frost also pursues many endeavors as an SAG-AFTRA actress with Mitchell and Associates and as a drama teacher with New Mexico Young Actors. She has always studied music and voice outside of academia, and continues those studies today. Outside of theatre, you can find her working in UNM Psychiatry Research, as well as the Neuroscience ICU.

Doug Montoya

Doug Montoya is the founder of Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company. Doug wears many hats as co-artistic director of CPTC: among them are director, producer, set designer, marketer and sometimes even actor. He loves everything about theatre, especially having the chance to help young artists grow and develop their mad theatre skills. Doug is the owner of The Box Performance Space and Improv Theatre Downtown and has been involved in improv for over 20 years. Doug has completed production this summer of “The Third Act” a film which he wrote and directed and stars Basil Hoffman. You may have seen Doug in, AMC’s “Better Call Saul”, the Netflix original “Daybreak”, as The Singing Ghoulie and will be in the upcoming show “Interrogation” on CBS All Access.

The Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Creative Team


Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company is  a  charitable nonprofit  501 (c)(3) 


 Cardboard Playhouse

Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company, created by Doug Montoya and Kristin Berg in December 2004, prides itself on being one of the only children's theatre companies in Albuquerque that casts children on their ability to perform, not on their ability to pay. CPTC keeps itself viable by generating revenue through ticket sales and grants. CPTC was formed by a love of both improv and children, and fosters self expression, self confidence, and creativity through the use of an improv-based theatrical program. CPTC asks children to think for themselves and to take a sence of ownership in the show. To date Cardboard Playhouse has produced almost 100 productions casting over a thousand local adult and child actors.