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Meet the Staff 



Executive & Artistic Director

Tracy Manning is executive and artistic director of Hoosier Shakes, a professional theatre company in Marion, Indiana. She has served for the past 18 years at Taylor University as a professor of theatre and produces four mainstage productions a year there.


As a professional director, Fiebig directed Measure for Measure, The Cherry Orchard and The Taming of the Shrew for Sweet Tea Shakespeare and August: Osage County for The Gilbert Theatre, both in Fayetteville, NC; and Tartuffe for the Calvary Theatre Guild in New York City, NY. As a faculty performer, Fiebig portrayed the inimitable Sigmund Freud in Freud’s Last Session, Don Jon in Much Ado About Nothing, Dr. Harvey Kelekian in Wit, and a variety of roles in a Renaissance Run Production of As You Like it at the 2016 Blackfriars Conference.


Fiebig spent six months on sabbatical in New York City (2014) working with a mid-town church to develop a performing arts ministry aimed at supplementing & complementing worship, established a church-based producing theatre company, & sought to build bridges between the church & performing artists.


In his spare time, Fiebig is professor of Communication/Theatre at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. He is married to Marilyn and they have 6 adult children (including in-laws), and 5 grandchildren.



Music Director

Dennis is currently an Instructor of Theatre at Indiana University Kokomo and the Artistic Director Hoosier Shakespeare Festival. He earned an MFA in Directing for Stage and Screen from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a member of Actors' Equity Association, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and the Society of American Fight Directors.

For Hoosier Shakes he has directed The Santaland Diaries (2019), The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) (2021) and The Tempest (2021). Dennis has performed in more than 40 U.S. states on national tours with American Shakespeare Center (VA) and the National Theater for Arts and Education (CT). Additional acting and directing credits include Cleveland Play House, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, North Coast Repertory Theatre (CA), Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company (MI), Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival (MI), and Sweet Tea Shakespeare (NC). 

In addition to extensive acting and directing work, Dennis has worked as a stage manager, company manger, teaching artist, front of house manager, producer, carpenter, props master, and many other theatre jobs large and small. His non-theatre work has ranged from substitute economics teacher, to Planet Hollywood bathroom attendant, to fish gutting in Alaska.

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