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Teaching Artists 2019

Andrea Unger

Andrea Unger

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps, Girl Scout Workshops

Andrea finds great joy in encouraging others to stretch and grow creatively. She has a Bachelor of Science in English and Communications Design and was a graphic designer before “retiring” to homeschool her children. She has spent the past two decades working in teaching roles: as a substitute teacher, in the development of after school programs, teaching high school graphic design, and instructing in homeschool co-ops.

While always an avid appreciator and participant of the performance arts, it was not until adulthood, with 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 28 shows in the York area.

Julia Sowers

Julia Sowers

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

Julia Sowers is a student at Spring Grove Area High School and is very involved with music inside and outside of school including, York County Senior Honors Choir, District Chorus, Expressions and Tri-M music honors society. She continues to study dance, voice and piano. Julia’s stage experience includes multiple DreamWrights shows, leads in her school musicals, Wizard of Oz the Tour, and multiple dance recitals over the past 12 years. Outside of music, Julia has many leadership roles within her church, school, and community.
Jay Schmuck

Jay Schmuck

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

A founding board member of DreamWrights, Jay has worked in theatre most of his life, on and offstage with innumerable community theatre productions, including guest directing several shows at DreamWrights. Jay has been the editor for WRCT’s “Culture and Main” for the last few years. Utilizing his film degree from Boston University, Jay has directed several music videos as well as comedy videos.

Amy (AK) Mullen-Johnson

Amy (AK) Mullen-Johnson

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

Amy K. Mullen-Johnson is a Teaching Artist, Dancer and Choreographer. She earned her MFA in dance from University of Colorado, Boulder and her bachelors’ degree in dance from Slippery Rock University. With goals to promote and support arts in education and dance in the community, Mullen-Johnson works with the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts as an arts education teacher with stARTSomething, a regional program of the Cultural Alliance of York. In addition, she works with the Fulton Theatre’s education and outreach programs to promote critical literacy through the arts, engaging young people with storytelling, theatre, dance, and creative writing. Her aspirations as an artist are dedicated to teaching dance where she teaches at Greater York Dance, Silver Spring Dance Conservatory, Premiere Danse Studio and DreamWrights. Mullen-Johnson is an adjunct faculty at York College in the Theatre and Communications Department. When she is not teaching, she rehearses and performs with NetCo Dance Company, and spends time in nature exploring site specific dance.

Randy Flaum

Randy Flaum

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

Randy Flaum’s experience as a visual storyteller goes back to 1969 when he began his photojournalism career.
Since 2000 he has been creating video stories for The York Dispatch where he was the assistant managing editor for visuals. After retiring from the newspaper, Randy began teaching the art of visual storytelling.
During his career as a photojournalist and editor, Randy joined the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and was coaching upcoming photographers.
Randy believes ‘If you put a camera in a young person’s hand they will see their community in a different light.’

Bob McCleary

Bob McCleary

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

Bob has a varied life in theatre spanning 5 decades. Beginning with Adventures of Little Meuw performed on a stage converted from his parents’ basement bar; he quickly progressed to larger theatres during high school and college. He landed for a time as an apprentice at the Cleveland Play House. Bob worked at community, Barn Dinner, theme park and regional theatres in Virginia and DC until his big break – Audio-Visual Technician at the local community college! Actually, the AV job was just a ruse to get Bob on-board as the TD/Designer/Tech Teacher for the Drama Department. For 20 years, the program grew until there were shows almost every weekend and a summer theater festival to boot! Then Bob found a home for himself, his wife and two daughters, in York with a job at York Little Theatre where he worked for 9 years. He then joined the DreamWrights team for 6 years designing, building, and teaching.

Ray Olewiler

Ray Olewiler

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

Priscilla Jarrell

Priscilla Jarrell

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

Paula Rineer

Paula Rineer

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

Cassidy Wray Martin

Cassidy Wray Martin

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

Cassidy Wray Martin hails from Lancaster, PA where she has been a performer for 9 years.  She has received training in stage combat since the age of 11 and has performed combat scenes in shows such as Peter Pan, Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Oliver!  Cassidy currently attends Lancaster Bible College where she is studying Musical Theatre, preparing herself to be a well rounded theatre professional.  She is incredibly excited to be teaching at Dreamwrights this summer and she cannot wait to share her passion for stage combat with her students.  

Jeanne Irwin

Jeanne Irwin

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

Jeanne Irwin visits us from New York State. Her home is sandwiched between the Catskills and the Adirondacks, where she lives with her husband. Jeanne attended college in the field of Environmental Sciences but ended up with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early childhood years later.  She blends her love of nature and the outdoors with the work she does with youth. (If you see a child hugging a tree, they have probably been in Jeanne’s class!)

Jeanne is on the board of trustees at the local library and assists with the summer reading program; leads the Sharon Youth commission which provides activities for children of all ages; and has worked with 3 to 5 year old children at Head Start since 1992, looking forward to each day spent with children and their fresh outlook .

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