Lisa Ellis // Administrative Director    Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public and Corporate Communications from Butler University in Indianapolis.  She has acted on various church and Fort Wayne stages since she was 12.  She performed most recently as Helen Doss in allforOne’s production of   The Family Nobody Wanted  .  She was also the director for last season’s   A Little Princess   with allforOne.  In addition to productions such as   Emma, Turtle Soup and Radium Girls  ,   Lisa   has also performed at Ft. Wayne’s First Presbyterian Theater and the Youtheater.  Kids are her passion, she and her husband, Terry, have five of their own. 

Lisa Ellis // Administrative Director

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public and Corporate Communications from Butler University in Indianapolis.  She has acted on various church and Fort Wayne stages since she was 12.  She performed most recently as Helen Doss in allforOne’s production of The Family Nobody Wanted.  She was also the director for last season’s A Little Princess with allforOne.  In addition to productions such as Emma, Turtle Soup and Radium GirlsLisa has also performed at Ft. Wayne’s First Presbyterian Theater and the Youtheater.  Kids are her passion, she and her husband, Terry, have five of their own. 

  Evan Fritz // Director   Evan Fritz has appeared in productions at the University of St. Francis and in allforOne’s productions of  Emma  ,   Tilly  ,  The Family Nobody Wanted   and   Around the World in 80 Days .  Evan's technical training includes five years on the technical team at Blackhawk Ministries, two years at St. Francis University, and five years at allforOne productions. Kids of all ages enjoy Evan’s rehearsals.

Evan Fritz // Director

Evan Fritz has appeared in productions at the University of St. Francis and in allforOne’s productions of EmmaTilly,The Family Nobody Wanted and Around the World in 80 Days.  Evan's technical training includes five years on the technical team at Blackhawk Ministries, two years at St. Francis University, and five years at allforOne productions. Kids of all ages enjoy Evan’s rehearsals.

  Stacy Munsie // Director of Community Productions   Actress, singer, visual artist and director, Stacy Munsie is a seasoned veteran of the stage, landing dozens of leads in around 40 productions. Completing a minor in theatre at Evangel University in Missouri, she then majored in Fine Art at the University of Saint Francis. She began writing, directing, singing, producing and performing small scale traveling music/comedy reviews professionally at the age of 23, for corporate entertainment, covering all genres from pop to opera. Her voice talent extends to voice-over, jingles, radio work, and TV for the last 20 years, and although the stage is her preference, she has also appeared in several films.  She started working with Fire & Light for their Summer Musical Camps two years ago, directing  You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown , and Disney’s  Mulan . She loves to work with with young actors, but recently she directed Fire & Light Productions first community theatre venture, Thornton Wilder's  Our Town,  which featured a cast of all ages.  Stacy will direct  The Miracle Worker , by William Gibson, this fall.

Stacy Munsie // Director of Community Productions

Actress, singer, visual artist and director, Stacy Munsie is a seasoned veteran of the stage, landing dozens of leads in around 40 productions. Completing a minor in theatre at Evangel University in Missouri, she then majored in Fine Art at the University of Saint Francis. She began writing, directing, singing, producing and performing small scale traveling music/comedy reviews professionally at the age of 23, for corporate entertainment, covering all genres from pop to opera. Her voice talent extends to voice-over, jingles, radio work, and TV for the last 20 years, and although the stage is her preference, she has also appeared in several films.  She started working with Fire & Light for their Summer Musical Camps two years ago, directing You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and Disney’s Mulan. She loves to work with with young actors, but recently she directed Fire & Light Productions first community theatre venture, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, which featured a cast of all ages.  Stacy will direct The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson, this fall.

  Susan Shultz // Costumer   Susan Schultz has been sewing since she was about 8 years old and has made clothes for herself, her three children, and now her two grandchildren. She and her husband, Dave, serve on the board of Wells Community Theater where she is costume director and was an avid quilter and quilt teacher until diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2010. Susan became involved with Fire & Light in the fall of 2016, when she was asked to assist with costumes for Our Town. Shortly thereafter, she was offered the opportunity to costume Beauty and the Beast and to officially join the Fire & Light family.

Susan Shultz // Costumer

Susan Schultz has been sewing since she was about 8 years old and has made clothes for herself, her three children, and now her two grandchildren. She and her husband, Dave, serve on the board of Wells Community Theater where she is costume director and was an avid quilter and quilt teacher until diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2010. Susan became involved with Fire & Light in the fall of 2016, when she was asked to assist with costumes for Our Town. Shortly thereafter, she was offered the opportunity to costume Beauty and the Beast and to officially join the Fire & Light family.

  Patrice Fox // Vocal Director   Patrice has toured throughout the United States for 20 years as a vocalist with the Jay Fox Band She has entertained the troupes in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and is a classically trained artist. Patrice trained vocally with Ginny Johnson and Dr. Joseph and Violet Meyers at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. She is the founder and leader of Fort Wayne Tanzer, a prominent authentic German dance troupe. Patrice is full of fun and so encouraging to both reluctant and enthusiastic singers.

Patrice Fox // Vocal Director

Patrice has toured throughout the United States for 20 years as a vocalist with the Jay Fox Band She has entertained the troupes in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and is a classically trained artist. Patrice trained vocally with Ginny Johnson and Dr. Joseph and Violet Meyers at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. She is the founder and leader of Fort Wayne Tanzer, a prominent authentic German dance troupe. Patrice is full of fun and so encouraging to both reluctant and enthusiastic singers.

  Cooper Beer   Cooper has had a passion for theatre ever since he was introduced to the performing arts at 12 years old.  Now an 18-year-old senior in high school, he still loves singing and acting, but has also discovered a hidden love for promotional work, which has led to greater developments in Fire & Light’s advertising areas.  Greater than both of these passions, however, is Cooper’s desire to be, as Paul writes in Ephesians 1:12, “to the praise of [God’s] glory,” and he strives always to be “abounding in the work of the Lord” (1st Cor. 15:58).  .

Cooper Beer

Cooper has had a passion for theatre ever since he was introduced to the performing arts at 12 years old.  Now an 18-year-old senior in high school, he still loves singing and acting, but has also discovered a hidden love for promotional work, which has led to greater developments in Fire & Light’s advertising areas.  Greater than both of these passions, however, is Cooper’s desire to be, as Paul writes in Ephesians 1:12, “to the praise of [God’s] glory,” and he strives always to be “abounding in the work of the Lord” (1st Cor. 15:58).

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  Christina Courie   Christina comes to us from California, where she choreographed and taught dance for years and studied at dance at the University of California. Christina's enthusiasm for stage movement and theatre is obvious and her passion is contagious!

Christina Courie

Christina comes to us from California, where she choreographed and taught dance for years and studied at dance at the University of California. Christina's enthusiasm for stage movement and theatre is obvious and her passion is contagious!

  Dennis Nichols   Dennis is one of the founding members of  All for One   Productions and is a graduate of the American Academy of Drama in NYC. He's toured with the National Shakespeare Company and has appeared in countless  allforOne Productions  including I Remember Mama, The Diary of Ann Frank, A Little Princess, Emma, and  You Can't Take It With You  .  His favorite roles include Martin Luther in   A Mighty Fortress   and John Adams in   American Primitive.  Dennis was a former instructor and director for Fort Wayne Youtheater.

Dennis Nichols

Dennis is one of the founding members of All for One  Productions and is a graduate of the American Academy of Drama in NYC. He's toured with the National Shakespeare Company and has appeared in countless allforOne Productions includingI Remember Mama, The Diary of Ann Frank, A Little Princess, Emma,and You Can't Take It With You.  His favorite roles include Martin Luther in A Mighty Fortress and John Adams in American Primitive. Dennis was a former instructor and director for Fort Wayne Youtheater.

  Jodi Hartman // Lead Costumer   Jodi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and serves in a leadership capacity in various youth ministries. She was a 10-Year 4 H'er where one of the many projects she pursued was sewing. She considers herself blessed to have the opportunity to use these experiences to enrich the theatrical experiences of today's youth. Jodi and her husband, Jon, are the proud parents of three great kids.   

Jodi Hartman // Lead Costumer

Jodi holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and serves in a leadership capacity in various youth ministries. She was a 10-Year 4 H'er where one of the many projects she pursued was sewing. She considers herself blessed to have the opportunity to use these experiences to enrich the theatrical experiences of today's youth. Jodi and her husband, Jon, are the proud parents of three great kids.

 

  Beth Dunn // Administrative Assistant   Beth was heavily involved in all aspects of theater throughout high school. She attained a BS in education from Indiana University and originally planned to teach biology. Instead, she worked as a research assistant and anatomy lab assistant at IU Med School, where she wrote and edited research papers and is the coauthor on several published works until she came home full time to home school  and be with her children.  She has taught many health classes, lead Christian women's formation groups, and served on a few non-profit boards.  Beth was active in theatre at Heritage High School and did return to the stage once for All for One's production of  The Little Princess  ,  where she played the cook. She enjoys running, cooking and feeding people. 

Beth Dunn // Administrative Assistant

Beth was heavily involved in all aspects of theater throughout high school. She attained a BS in education from Indiana University and originally planned to teach biology. Instead, she worked as a research assistant and anatomy lab assistant at IU Med School, where she wrote and edited research papers and is the coauthor on several published works until she came home full time to home school  and be with her children.  She has taught many health classes, lead Christian women's formation groups, and served on a few non-profit boards.  Beth was active in theatre at Heritage High School and did return to the stage once for All for One's production of The Little Princesswhere she played the cook. She enjoys running, cooking and feeding people. 

  Darby Ellis // Assistant Youth Director   Darby is an Elementary Education major at IPFW and is siezed with a life-long love of theater. You'll often find her surrounded by a group of enthusiastic little girls. Darby coordinates our cake roll fundraiser, directs our youngest children, and assists in managing props and set pieces.

Darby Ellis // Assistant Youth Director

Darby is an Elementary Education major at IPFW and is siezed with a life-long love of theater. You'll often find her surrounded by a group of enthusiastic little girls. Darby coordinates our cake roll fundraiser, directs our youngest children, and assists in managing props and set pieces.

  Dawn Anderson // Set Piece Designer   A Fort Wayne native, Dawn attended the Savannah College of Art and Design on scholarship. While in Georgia, she began working on set design and continuity for various film productions, such as “Return of the Swamp Thing” and “Navy Seals.” She found her true passion, helping children to love learning, whatever the subject, while working as a preschool teacher. Dawn directs Fire & Light student set painters and prop creators on a weekly basis.

Dawn Anderson // Set Piece Designer

A Fort Wayne native, Dawn attended the Savannah College of Art and Design on scholarship. While in Georgia, she began working on set design and continuity for various film productions, such as “Return of the Swamp Thing” and “Navy Seals.” She found her true passion, helping children to love learning, whatever the subject, while working as a preschool teacher. Dawn directs Fire & Light student set painters and prop creators on a weekly basis.

  Mary Beth Frank // Director   Mary Beth Frank was born and raised in Indianapolis where she did community and professional theater, dance, musical theatre and classical vocal training, and acting training. She spent many days on the stages of Indianapolis Civic Theater, Edvyean Repertory Theatre, Footlight Musicals, Beef and Boards Dinner Theater, and did a Broadway Tour of Annie at Starlight Musicals. Her favorite role was Laura in the  Glass Menagerie  at Purdue University. Mary Beth has a communications degree with a theater minor from Purdue.She is very excited to be directing with Fire and Light Productions and hopes to spend many years watching and nurturing these kids in love for the stage.

Mary Beth Frank // Director

Mary Beth Frank was born and raised in Indianapolis where she did community and professional theater, dance, musical theatre and classical vocal training, and acting training. She spent many days on the stages of Indianapolis Civic Theater, Edvyean Repertory Theatre, Footlight Musicals, Beef and Boards Dinner Theater, and did a Broadway Tour of Annie at Starlight Musicals. Her favorite role was Laura in the Glass Menagerie at Purdue University. Mary Beth has a communications degree with a theater minor from Purdue.She is very excited to be directing with Fire and Light Productions and hopes to spend many years watching and nurturing these kids in love for the stage.