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Katie Wampler



Dr. Katie Wampler has experience working and learning in professional and amateur theatre companies in the United States and Europe.


In May 2011, Katie graduated from Texas Tech University with a Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Theatre. She has over twelve years experience teaching various educational levels and received a fellowship from the TEACH program at Texas Tech University, which better prepares Ph.D. students to effectively teach college students.


While pursuing her Master of Arts in Theatre from Emerson College, she worked with two professional theatre companies in multiple capacities, including arts administration and production roles.Katie lived in Bristol, England for two years where, among other responsibilities, she ran a drama club, worked with an amateur dramatics group, and was a stage manager for the Portway Players.


In 2003, she graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.

Katie submitted a paper and presented in a colloquium at the Seventh Annual Blackfriars Conference in October 2013 at the American Shakespeare Center.

Katie has had the privilege of directing Into the Woods, Macbeth, South Pacific, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Radium Girls, The Crucible, Secret Garden, My Name is Rachel Corrie, Pygmalion, The Glass Menagerie, Tuesdays with Morrie, Fear and Misery, Steel Magnolias, and Fairy Tale Barnyard (a children’s production). She collaborated with other university students in two original performances, Framed Reflections and Caution: Our Children at Work. During the summer of 2015 Katie performed in Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s production of The Tempest.

Pat Travis



Pat has been involved with all facets of the theatre for Marion Civic Theatre for 42 years, board member, acting, directing, and set design.

Pat has put on acting workshops for elementary level school children.

Pat has directed plays for a county high school.
While working for Indiana Wesleyan University, Pat was executive director for Friday Night Live for 5 years.


Recently Pat served as drama director for Marion Easter Pageant.

Ana Burby


Ana holds an MFA from Regent University in Acting with an emphasis in Directing. She is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Theatre with concentrations in Acting and Technical Theatre.

Ana has worked professionally as an actor in both Chicago, Illinois and along the Virginia coast. She served as a company member for Honest Theatre Company in Chicago as a stage manager, costumer, dialect coach, and frequent actor. She is loosely affiliated with the Blue Goose Theatre Ensemble, also out of Chicago.


She is a member of the SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors) and has served as an intern for the SAFD South West regional conference: Virginia Beach Bash.


Ana is currently living in Columbus, Ohio with her darling husband. She has a passion for young actors and live theatre, and is excited to be working with Hoosier Shakes!


Craig Edwards, board president

Craig holds the PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington, in American Literature. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he received the Master of Arts degree in English Literature. He is a graduate of Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, where he majored in English.

Craig has a deep passion for the arts & humanities.  His father, a drama and British Renaissance literature scholar & a theatre history instructor, took him to my first Shakespeare play at the age of three.  Craig’s family spent almost every summer of his teenage years seeing 6-10 plays at the Shakespeare festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.  He has acted in plays and musicals since sixth grade (playing leads like David in a musical version of David and Goliath and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat).  Other acting experiences include: Taming of the Shrew, The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, Godspell, Pilgrim’s Progress, and The Merry Widow.  Craig has attended approximately 20 productions at the American Shakespeare Center and attended their Blackfriars conference.  He is familiar with and greatly enjoy their staging practices.

Furthermore, music has been a central part of Craig’s avocational life.  He “studied” piano, violin, and French horn, but vocal is his true love.  He sang in the Missouri All State Choir his junior and senior years in high school, the University of Missouri High School Honors Choir, and won the Outstanding Male Singer Award for the Missouri State High School Honors Choir Festival.  He enjoys singing major choral works by Mahler, Beethoven, Brahms, and Rutter.

Rachel Marley



Rachel Marley is a professional actress, director, and theatre arts teacher. A Marion, Indiana native, Rachel received her Bachelors Degree in Theatre Performance from Indiana Wesleyan University. With almost a decade of teaching experience under her belt, Rachel has shared the joy of theatre with students through several respected organizations, including Upward Bound, Minnetrista Cultural Center, Cornerstone Center for the Arts, and currently at the Community School of the Arts where she is the Director of Theatre as well as the Theatre compANY Manager. A lover of theatre nearly her whole life, Rachel has recently found a new love and passion for film. Rachel is excited to start another new season of teaching and directing at CSA, and can’t wait to share the talents of the CSA students yet with the local community, through theatre and film!

Loretta Tappan


Loretta has worked at the Marion Public Library as a library assistant for more than eight years, and at Ivy Tech Community College in disability services for near two years. As a freelance employee, Loretta works with KB Computers, The News Herald, and Office Court Reporting. Loretta earned an Associate’s degree at Indiana Business College and continued to take classes in the writing, human services, and library technician fields after obtaining that degree. Loretta serves on the boards of the Grant County Family YMCA, Woman’s Life – Marion Chapter 804, and Hoosier Shakes. Community advocacy and stimulating creativity are important to Loretta.

Matthew J. Mize


Matthew has earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting in 1993, a  Masters of Accountancy in 1994, both from Manchester University, f.k.a, Manchester College.  He also has his Jurisprudence Doctorate from Indiana University in 2000.

Matthew has been a professor in the areas of accounting, finance and business for the past nine years at Indiana Wesleyan University, while teaching in adjunct roles for the University since 2001.

Previous to teaching, 1994-2009, Matthew worked different positions in business and law, including for a small law firm in Wabash, Indiana and three different corporations in Indiana.  He has been a CFO and controller for these companies.

Matthew is a licensed attorney in the State of Indiana.

Matthew currently practices law in the State of Indiana and has clients in all areas of practice, while his practice focuses on small business and tax work.  He has had his own firm in North Manchester, Indiana since August of 2009.

Bobby Browder


Bobby earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Theatre & Design from Ball State University in 1997. He holds a Securities License and is a Registered Investment Advisor. He also is a licensed Insurance Agent in the State of Indiana.

From 1996-1998 Bobby worked as a lighting/Laser/Pyrotechnics Technician for Carnival Cruise Lines. He worked as a lighting technician from 1998 to 1999 for The Show Dept., a regional corporate lighting company in Chicago.

From 1999 to 2004 Bobby worked as the Head Lighting Designer for Emens Auditorium at Ball State University, which served as a touring venue for major Broadway & musical artists. During that time and beyond, until early 2010, Bobby served as a lead Lighting Designer and Production Manager for Majestic Productions. Majestic Productions is a Lighting, Audio, & Video production company that produces shows around the globe in the Christian, Scholastic, and Corporate industries.

Bobby Browder joined Edward Jones as a financial advisor in 2010 after more than a decade of serving in the Christian entertainment industry. The strengths in his business include pension and savings planning for local businesses, client tailored solutions for individualized financial goals, and assisting clients with generating the income necessary to sustain retirement. Hard work, dedication and a passion for helping individuals achieve their long-term investment goals has assisted him in growing a successful practice at Edward Jones. Bobby was named a regional health team leader in 2014, and has recently become a limited partner in the firm. He is responsible for 14 financial advisors in the area encompassing North Central Indiana.


Bobby was instrumental in the development of the Marion High School Alumni Association and continues to serve on its board. In addition, he is co-chairman for the Finance Committee for Marion Community School of the Arts (CSA). CSA is a performing arts school that enhances children’s lives through Music, Dance, and Visual Arts. Bobby assisted his wife in bringing the classical ballet The Nutcracker to their community as a holiday tradition by producing the production enabling local talent to work with the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra and professional guest artist from around the country.

Sarah Enloe



Sarah Enloe has earned several academic degrees and awards. She earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin College with emphasis on Dramaturgy. She earned a Masters of Letters from Mary Baldwin College in 2007.  Her thesis “‘He Words Me’: Shakespeare’s Coinages and How he Teaches them to Audiences” considered questions about the transfer of knowledge on stage.  The college recognized her service to the program with the Ariel Award that year. Sarah won a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre studies,  and a secondary education teaching certificate in 2001 from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001.

Sarah has served as the Director of Education at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia since 2009.  In that capacity, she has supervised the growth of four areas: Educator Resources, Life-Long Learning, College Prep, and Research and Scholarship. Sarah serves on the Boards of This Rough Magic, the Shakespeare Theatre Association, and The Shakespeare Factory. Before earning her graduate degrees, Sarah taught high school theatre in Texas where she won Teacher of the Year (2003) and took several prizes at the Local and Regional level in the State’s UIL One Act Play competition. From 1998-2001, Sarah was the Branch Manager at Manpower, Inc. Her office grew profits by 100% and won awards for highest performing office in her region.

Sarah has loved Shakespeare’s plays since she first read Romeo and Juliet her freshman year of high school. She is committed to teaching excellence and instilling a love of SHakespeare in audiences across the United States and around the world.

Kendra Emmett-Goldwasser


Kendra Emmett-Goldwaser holds the Master of Letters Degree in Renaissance Literature from Mary Baldwin College’s Shakespeare and Performance graduate program in Staunton, Virginia. She is currently an understudy and costume coordinator for the American Shakespeare Center Touring Troupe.

She was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Theatre Performance, Theatre Management, and Technical Theatre in 2013 from Indian Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.

During the first year of her graduate studies in 2013 and 2014, Kendra worked as House Manager and Box Office Staff for the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, and served as a teaching assistant for Mary Baldwin’s undergraduate spring Acting II class. Kendra submitted a paper and presented in a colloquium at the Seventh Annual Blackfriars Conference in October 2013 at the American Shakespeare Center. During her undergraduate career, Kendra held the position of Publicity Coordinator for the Indiana Wesleyan University Theatre Guild from 2010 to 2013. Kendra served as Production Assistant for the American Shakespeare Center’s summer and fall 2012 production of The Two Gentleman of Verona. She also served as a Marketing Intern for the American Shakespeare Center during the summer of 2012. In May 2012, Kendra was invited to participate in a film acting workshop with Dan Butler and Richard Waterhouse at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Kendra’s acting credits include Nell Gwynn and Maria in Mary Baldwin College’s Shakespeare and Performance production of OR, as well as Rachel in My Name is Rachel Corrie, Beartrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Hattie in The Women of Lockerbie, Jo (understudy) in Little Women, and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet in the productions at Indiana Wesleyan University.