Guest Director, Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast marks Matt’s first production with DreamWrights, and he is incredibly excited for the opportunity. A recent transplant to York, Matt spent the past seven years as the head of the theatre program at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey. Now a teacher at William Penn Senior High School, when not in the classroom or on stage you can find Matt playing rugby or spending time with his wonderful wife Bridget and amazing daughter Cassidy.
Guest Director, Pride and Prejudice and Flippin' Broadway, II
When not reading, writing or singing, Rodd enjoys acting in community theatre and sometimes directing. “Pride and Prejudice” will mark his third time directing at DreamWrights and his seventh 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.
Guest Director, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be Amanda’s directing debut 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.
Guest Director, It's a Wonderful Life
Jaci Keagy returns to DreamWrights for her second production, the Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life. ” She directed the highly successful “Wizard of Oz” in the holiday slot last year.
Now retired as Drama Director (and Language Arts Teacher) at Dover Area High School, she brings an impressive directorial resume to our theatre that includes over fifty plays and musicals. She has also been, and remains, a busy actress in local community theatre with over thirty years’ experience in a wide range of leading comedic and dramatic roles. She is has an undergraduate degree in Theatre Arts from Kutztown University and Master’s Degree from Penn State.
Guest Director, Peter Pan and Mary
Michelle Denise Norton
Guest Director, The Taming of the Shrew
Michelle is a founding member of DreamWrights and the Founder and Director of Theatre Under The Trees. In addition to her theatrical adventures, Michelle is also a cartoonist, writer and painter. After studying English Language and Literature (aka taking as many classes in Shakespeare as possible) at Northwestern University, Michelle moved to York, continuing the practical part of her theatrical education at York Little Theatre, now Belmont Theatre.
With the support of DreamWrights and the assistance (and musical talents) of her wife, Gayle Eubank, and the firm belief that people need both more laughter and better grounding in the cornerstones of our culture, Michelle has toured classical comedy to the corners of York County for 20 years. For more information on Theatre Under The Trees, check out our Facebook page.
Guest Director, All in the Timing
Karin is the Director of Communications at York Country Day School and enjoys the opportunity to provide lighting design and technical support for many of the school’s productions. Karin studied theater at Ursinus College and uses her passion for the live arts to benefit the York community. Most recently she produced and directed a sold-out production of The Vagina Monologues to benefit the YWCA York.
Guest Director, The Mousetrap
Timothy Storey holds a B.A. in Business/Economics from Wheaton College with a minor in Theatre. He is currently a candidate for a Master’s degree in Theater from Villanova University. The Mousetrap will be Timothy’s 7th show as director, and his 64th show overall. He made his 2010 DreamWrights directorial debut with The Miracle Worker. Timothy was recently seen as Captain Taylor in A Soldier’s Play for Weary Arts Group and as host for York Suburban’s Communities That Care (CTC) Variety Show. 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.