Meet the Staff
Gloria is a a current theatre faculty member at the Community School of the Arts in Marion, Indiana. A graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, she has experience teaching, stage managing, and performing across the Midwest. As a freelance stage manager, she has stage managed with Hoosier Shakespeare Festival, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, and St. Louis Shakespeare. Her previous teaching experience includes creating and teaching a performing arts after school program for 1st-4th graders at the Community School of the Arts, working as a Teaching Apprentice with St. Louis Shakespeare Festival's "Shake 101" in school residency program, and a very fun year being a teaching assistant for kindergarten students.
Regarding Hoosier Shakespeare Festival, Gloria has participated in almost every summer season; first as an actor for the inaugural season and 2018 season, and since then as the company stage manager beginning in 2019. Gloria currently is the Communications Director for Hoosier Shakespeare Festival starting in 2021.
When not at the theater or school, Gloria can be found playing her guitar, walking her dog, or cooking Filipino food. You can find examples of her work and stay in touch by visiting her website: gloriathestoryteller.com
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. www.dennishenrytheatre.com