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Teaching Artists 2020

Andrea Unger

Andrea Unger

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

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.

Lori Koenig

Lori Koenig

Artistic Director

Lori Bartlett Koenig holds an MFA in Theatre/Directing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has directed in North Carolina, Tennessee, California, Virginia, Minnesota and North Dakota. She has adjudicated high school, college and professional productions in North Carolina, Tennessee and North Dakota. While living for the past 12 years in the Fargo-Moorhead community she has worked with Theatre B, Theatre NDSU, Music Theatre Fargo Moorhead, Fargo North High School Fine Arts Department, Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre and Trollwood Performing Arts School. Some of her favorite directing credits include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Fat Pig, ‘Night Mother, Tuck Everlasting, Lettice and Lovage, Red, Next to Normal and The Diviners.
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.

Julia Sowers

Julia Sowers

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

Julia Sowers is a student at Messiah College, majoring in Middle-Level Education.  She is a worship leader at LCBC church and has been trained vocally for the past eight years.  In high school she was involved in York County Honors Choir, District Chorus, Region Chorus, Expressions and was Tri-M music Honors Society President. She continues to study dance, voice and piano. Julia’s stage experience includes numerous DreamWrights shows, leads in her school musicals, Wizard of Oz the Tour, and multiple dance recitals over the past 12 years.  Julia enjoys spreading her love of music with the next generation of learners and hopes to grow in her passion for teaching!
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.

Savannah Koenig

Savannah Koenig

Teaching Artist, Summer Camps

Savannah has just finished her second year at the University of North Texas pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Voice. As a Jazz Voice major, she has had the experience singing with a big band, writing songs, and performing and arranging for her own band. Savannah has also been involved in the theatre world since she was a little kid and loved doing summer theatre programs like Dreamwrights provides! She has had the opportunity to play roles like Maria in the Sound of Music, Kala in Tarzan, and Heather Chandler in Heathers. She’s had experience assistant vocal directing Beauty and The Beast and Heathers. Savannah is looking forward to being involved in her 1st summer as a teaching artist!
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 .

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We offer 100% refund within 30 days of camp/class start date and 50% within 2 weeks of start date. If you choose to withdraw less than 2 weeks before (including during the camp), no refund will be offered. If DreamWrights cancels a class/camp due to low enrollment, a full refund will be given.