Teaching Artists 2018

Laurie Riffe

Laurie Riffe

Director of Artistic Programming, Shakespeare Teaching Artist

Laurie is the Director of Artistic Programming for DreamWrights.  She has 23 years of professional experience teaching ages 3-adult, and has directed 60 productions.  Favorite classes include Shakespeare, Directing, Acting, Linklater Voice, and Monologue Work.  A member of Actor’s Equity Association, Laurie holds an MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University and a BFA in Acting from The Theatre School, DePaul University.

Robert Yacoviello

Robert Yacoviello

Teaching Artist, Musical Theatre Workshop

Robert Yacoviello is truly excited to be teaching the DreamWrights Musical Theatre Workshop.  He has had the unique opportunity of performing on stages throughout Italy, France, Germany, and Russia.  For his portrayal of Aeneas in a Washington D.C. production of Dido and Aeneas, the Washington Post declared Robert to be “a solid performer and singer,” and the DC Metro Arts described him as a “strong romantic lead.”  Although he loves performing, Robert’s main passion is directing.  He has directed Opera and Musical Theater workshops in Lancaster and York and is a stage director for Opera Lancaster. He has held the position of Director of Vocal Studies at Lancaster Bible College and currently teaches privately from his home studio in York.  Robert holds a Masters of Vocal Performance and is the Co-founder of Windham Music Studios in York, Pennsylvania.

Pauline Jarvie

Pauline Jarvie

Teaching Artist, Star Players

Pauline comes from a very musical family, and has been participating in musical theatre since her early childhood. She received her Music Therapy degree from Elizabethtown College in 2012. She completed her internship at the Mary Cariola Children’s Center in Rochester, where she assisted in the creation and direction of an original musical, written specifically to match the developmental, cognitive, and physical functioning levels of each individual student. She received her board certification in 2013. All throughout her training, she maintained her love of theatre.

Pauline opened York Music Therapy LLC in 2014, where she works primarily with children and young adults with special needs. She provides group and individual music therapy sessions, as well as adapted music lessons. Pauline has been hoping to combine her love music therapy and theatre for years, knowing first hand what a meaningful experience participating in theatre can be.

Randy Flaum

Randy Flaum

Teaching Artist

Randy Flaum is a photojournalist, videographer with a passion for listening to people tell their life stories.
Since moving from Connecticut in 2000 Randy has made it his mission to learn about York and the families who live in the community. After 45 years working in the newspaper field in both New England and Pennsylvania he is retired and now teaches youngsters the craft of community storytelling through video and still photographs.
He believes that students who learn how to communicate their own ideas can shape and possibly influence their generation.

Renee Morth

Renee Morth

Teaching Artist, StAGEs, Acting, Monologue Magic, Scene Study, Improvisation

Renée Morth holds a BFA in Acting and a MA in Educational Theatre from New York University and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. She toured as an actor in both the European Tours of Grease and The Rocky Horror Show, as well as several children’s theatre tours throughout the U.S. She acted as the Theatre Director at Lancaster Country Day School for seven years. Renée was named a Swortzell Scholar at NYU in 2012 and was awarded the Marcia L. Hubbard Endowed Faculty Chair for Excellence in Teaching from Lancaster Country Day School, also in 2012.

Amy (AK) Mullen-Johnson

Amy (AK) Mullen-Johnson

Teaching Artist

Amy Mullen-Johnson (AK) - MFA in Dance and Pedagogy - University of Colorado, BA in Dance - Slippery Rock University. She works as an adjunct professor at York College, and a dance instructor at Greater York Dance and William Penn High School. With goals to promote and support arts in education and dance in the community, AK 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. In addition AK works with the PCA/Arts stARTSomething, a regional program of Cultural Alliance of York that integrates cross curriculum through the arts.  AK implements dance residencies that are custom-designed and integrated into the classroom curriculum.

Sarah Hricik

Sarah Hricik

Teaching Artist

Sara Hricik is a founding member of DreamWrights.  She earned her M.F.A. in Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature and Acting at Mary Baldwin College, and her B.A. at Arcadia University, where she studied in London and worked at the Battersea Arts Center.  She is also an alumna of the Eugene O’Neill Arts Center, where she studied with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company.  She’s worked onstage and off for the Blackfriars Playhouse, Open Air Shakespeare, Tailgate Shakespeare, The June Bug Performing Arts Center, and DreamWrights, and, currently, as a teacher at Northeastern Middle School.

Shannon Hallisey

Shannon Hallisey

Teaching Artist

Shannon Hallisey  has been a part of DreamWrights as a teaching artist and volunteer since 1998.  Shannon holds a BS in Elementary Education from York College as well as seventeen post-graduate credits from Lebanon Valley College. She is a teacher at St. Joseph School Dallastown where she teaches computers and science. Shannon also serves as the fall play director for York Catholic High School.  Her hobbies include singing in the group “Sirens on the Rocks”,  reading, going to Renaissance Faires and ballroom dancing.  She also enjoys spending time with her three adorable nieces Kayleigh and Karina and Bayleigh.

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