Theater Faculty - 2013
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Alan Atwood is the Drama Pastor at Eastbrook Church in Milwaukee, where he produces three major plays and numerous worship dramas each year. He also tours his one-man plays to churches around the country. He has been married for thirty years and has four children. Website »
Priscilla Hummel is the Education Director of Chicago’s Provision Theatre. She holds an MFA in Acting (Directing Concentration) from Regent University. Directing credits include Jack and the Beanstalk (Provision Theater), Rumplestiltskin (Northbrook Theater), and The Magic Paintbrush (Theatre Building Chicago).
Larry Scheiderich has ten years of improv performing and teaching experience. He has instructed at Karitos, churches and with at risk teens. Larry loves directing drama groups and sharing Christ through improv. His book “Improv for the Ministry” helps develop drama teams.
Lori Woodall-Schaufler has been a professional theatre artist for 25 years, working as an actress, director, singer/dancer, choreographer, producer and playwright. She studied Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her B.A, and continued her studies at the California Institute of the Arts where she received an MFA in Acting. As an actor, she has appeared in theatre, radio, television and film; as a director, she has directed children’s theatre, children’s television, drama ministry, and educational and professional theatre. Lori has worked as a Theatre professor at Concordia University-WI for seven years, where she has also directed plays and serves as the Children’s Theatre Coordinator. As a Christian artist, she has worked as an actor/director with Acacia Theatre Co. and Morningstar Productions in Milwaukee, as well as with companies in Los Angeles and Willow Creek in the Chicago area.
Ryan Schaufler has worked as a professional theatre artist for over 15 years in theatre, TV/Film, as a writer, actor, and director. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts, earning his BFA in Acting. Recently, he has been working as a director with his wife in the Milwaukee area. In addition, he co-wrote the pilot episode of “The Chosen,” a new Christian webisode series » that is in development.
Deborah Lee Kowalski is an actress who has toured throughout USA, Canada and Central America. She has directed numerous plays and worked with different theater companies from Kidz to Adults. Currently she is doing Dinner Theater in the Chicago-land area.