Guest Directors

Jessica Crowe

Jessica Crowe

Guest Director, Jane Eyre

Jessica specializes in live performance art and event production through her business, Life With A Squeaky Touch.  When not directing, she can be found performing and teaching all across the United States.  As a devoted student who believes that there is always more to learn, she studies many aspects of performance art and is certified in many methods.  In addition, she has won an award for her work as a Bellydance Fusion artist and has been featured online and on television.  Jessica brings her own creative twist to the story of Jane Eyre as she brings this story to life!

Amanda Nowell

Amanda Nowell

Guest Director, A Seussified Christmas Carol

A Seussified Christmas Carol will be Amanda’s second time directing at DreamWrights. She came to DreamWrights in 2013, but has been involved in theater for most of her life, participating in over 20 shows at various theaters across York and Lancaster counties.  When not at the theater, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, Stephen, her family, and friends. She loves to travel and visit new places and learn about different cultures.

Kirk Wisler

Kirk Wisler

Guest Director, Becky's New Car

Kirk Wisler is an Elementary Physical Education Teacher in the West Shore School District. Becky’s New Car will be his third time in the director’s chair and will be his 40th show overall. When he is not teaching or at DreamWrights he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog.

Philip Rooney

Philip Rooney

Guest Director, The Giver

Philip has been involved in theatre since the age of 10 and he’s never looked back. Some of his first theatrical experiences were at DreamWrights as a performer. But, by the time he was a senior in high school, he had discovered directing. Philip is currently getting his Master’s degree in German Language and Culture at Millersville University, but for him, his ultimate career aspirations as a translator go hand in hand with directing. A director’s job is to translate a text for an audience along with the actors, designers, and technicians, and Philip loves being surrounded by that kind of creative collaboration. He is thrilled to be back at DreamWrights in a different role and he hopes to return again in the future!

Andrea Unger

Andrea Unger

Guest Director, Disney's The Little Mermaid

As a youngster, Andrea had high hopes for a blossoming theater career after she was selected for the choice part as the play’s narrator for her school’s sixth grade production,Tom Sawyer. Her joy was short-lived—during one of the final rehearsals, she tragically transposed two key letters in the name of Tom’s friend, Huckleberry Finn. She escaped detention but was relegated to checklist checker #3, given a clipboard, and sent to the back of the room.This early theater experience had the profound effect of making her a school hero for a few days and making her very shy of speaking in public. While always an avid appreciator of theater, music, and dance, it was not until 2014, at the arm twisting of her son, that she made her stage debut and fell in love with theater. She has since been involved in over 25 shows in the York area. Disney’s The Little Mermaid will be Andrea’s fourth directing experience at DreamWrights.

Tim Storey

Tim Storey

Guest Director, Bridge to Terabithia

Timothy Storey holds a B.A. in Business/Economics with a minor in Theatre. He is currently a candidate for a Master’s degree in Theater from Villanova University. Bridge to Terabithia will be Timothy’s 8th show as director, and his 65th show overall. He made his full-length directorial debut in 2010 with The Miracle Worker. Timothy was recently seen as Captain Taylor in A Soldier’s Play for Weary Arts Group, and guest directed last year’s Summer Classic, The Mousetrap. While his day job is with facilities management, his passion is entertaining people with magic, juggling, and performing. Timothy is the father of three and husband to one.

Rodd Robertson

Rodd Robertson

Assistant Guest Director, Into the Woods

When not reading, writing or singing, Rodd enjoys acting in community theatre and sometimes directing. Into the Woods will mark his fourth time directing at DreamWrights and his eighth time directing over all.  Rodd has acted in three shows at DreamWrights bringing the total number of shows he’s been in to thirty. Rodd also runs a furniture store in Chester County with his partner, Richard Nath.

Since graduating from college, Rodd has lived in Chicago, D.C., Morocco, Mexico, and Trinidad.  He feels that living in these different areas of the world has helped him develop a global sense of awareness and hopes to continue his travels.