Resident Costume Designer

Erin Pennebaker

 

Guest Artist
 

Dance, Choreography, Direction

Faculty

All Academy faculty are working professionals in the theatre and/or film industry

Nora Dlugo

Resident Technical Director

Set Construction, Tech Lab,

Stage Management,

Cody Swanson

Resident Production
Stage Manager

Junior Play Festival Director
Dialects, Acting, Stage Combat

Derdriu Ring

Guest Artist
VOICE for the Stage,  Audition,
Shakespeare, 
Director

Tom Fulton

Founder of the Academy
Artistic Director

Director, Acting, Shakespeare

Dusten Welch

Administrative Coordinator

Director, Acting, Audition, History

Shakespeare, Laban, Stage Combat

Ben Needham

Director of Technical Theatre
Manager of Theatre Arts Wing

Resident Costume

Designer

Erin Pennebaker

Guest Artist
Dance, Choreography, Direction

April Rock

Questions for Artistic Director, Tom Fulton:  tom.fulton@chagrinschools.org

 For Administrative Director Ben Needham: ben.needham@chagrinschools.org

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