Lisa Ellis // Artistic/Managing 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 // Artistic/Managing 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.

  Evan Fritz // Production 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 // Production 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.

  Renee Gonzales // Production & Vocal Director   Renee is an accomplished performer, voice and piano instructor. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from Ball State University and pursued her performance career in New York City for 8 years.   Her areas of focus include voice for the stage and musical theatre, jazz, pop, and opera. She is director for St. Therese Little Flower Theatre productions and has worked as a private instructor for the past 5 years. Renee has worked professionally in national tours, regional theatres, and local productions including Theatreworks USA, The Barn Theatre (MI), Three Rivers Music Theatre, and The Fort Wayne Philharmonic (Holiday Pops Tour, Tchaikovsky: Revealed). You may also have seen Renee as a soloist at events around town, including Covington Art Fair, Creative Arts Council of Wells County Jazz on the Patio, Club Soda, Lunch on the Plaza, Summer Nights at the Embassy, and Busker Fest. Local theatre credits:  Beauty and the Beast  (Wardrobe),  The Marvelous Wonderettes  (Missy),  Shrek: The Musical  (Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy, Dance Captain),  Dirty Rotten Scoundrels  (Christine Colgate), and  Singin’ in the Rain  (Kathy Selden) at Fort Wayne Civic Theatre;  A Little Night Music  (Mrs. Nordstrom) and V anya and Sonia and Masha and Spike  (Cassandra) at Arena Dinner Theatre. Renee loves to teach music and theatre to all ages and helping people find joy and expression through song.

Renee Gonzales // Production & Vocal Director

Renee is an accomplished performer, voice and piano instructor. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from Ball State University and pursued her performance career in New York City for 8 years. Her areas of focus include voice for the stage and musical theatre, jazz, pop, and opera. She is director for St. Therese Little Flower Theatre productions and has worked as a private instructor for the past 5 years. Renee has worked professionally in national tours, regional theatres, and local productions including Theatreworks USA, The Barn Theatre (MI), Three Rivers Music Theatre, and The Fort Wayne Philharmonic (Holiday Pops Tour, Tchaikovsky: Revealed). You may also have seen Renee as a soloist at events around town, including Covington Art Fair, Creative Arts Council of Wells County Jazz on the Patio, Club Soda, Lunch on the Plaza, Summer Nights at the Embassy, and Busker Fest. Local theatre credits: Beauty and the Beast (Wardrobe), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), Shrek: The Musical (Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy, Dance Captain), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Christine Colgate), and Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Selden) at Fort Wayne Civic Theatre; A Little Night Music (Mrs. Nordstrom) and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Cassandra) at Arena Dinner Theatre. Renee loves to teach music and theatre to all ages and helping people find joy and expression through song.


  Stacy Munsie // Production Director   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 // Production Director

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.

  Olivia Augenstein // Education Director   Olivia Augenstein grew up in theater has performed in shows her entire life. Her favorite role was playing Rizzo in her high school production of  Grease.  Olivia works as a respiratory therapist. She is a clinical instructor for Ivy Tech and teaches science, and many other classes to local homeschoolers. Olivia is very passionate about children and their education.

Olivia Augenstein // Education Director

Olivia Augenstein grew up in theater has performed in shows her entire life. Her favorite role was playing Rizzo in her high school production of Grease. Olivia works as a respiratory therapist. She is a clinical instructor for Ivy Tech and teaches science, and many other classes to local homeschoolers. Olivia is very passionate about children and their education.

  Mary Beth Frank // Production & Vocal 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 // Production & Vocal 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.

  Susan Shultz // Lead 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 // Lead 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.

  Aimee Penn // Costumer   Aimee Penn is a self-taught seamstress. When she had her first child, she decided she would make herself a baby sling. She had so much fun doing it, that she's been sewing ever since. Aimee's creative genius has fit naturally into costuming our elementary and middle school group. Her passion gives her a never-ending urge to talk costumes..

Aimee Penn // Costumer

Aimee Penn is a self-taught seamstress. When she had her first child, she decided she would make herself a baby sling. She had so much fun doing it, that she's been sewing ever since. Aimee's creative genius has fit naturally into costuming our elementary and middle school group. Her passion gives her a never-ending urge to talk costumes..

  Rebecca Maxwell // Costumer   Rebecca Maxwell started sewing in third grade for 4-H. Her young passion produced dresses, skirts, Bible covers and a quilt. Her neighbor was a seamstress and Rebecca traded mowing and shoveling snow for lessons. She sewed off and on throughout high school and college. Once Rebecca had children, she brought out the sewing machine again and created matching outfits. Costuming is relatively new to her, but she loves warching a show come to life and is thrilled to be a part of the team. Let the sewing begin!

Rebecca Maxwell // Costumer

Rebecca Maxwell started sewing in third grade for 4-H. Her young passion produced dresses, skirts, Bible covers and a quilt. Her neighbor was a seamstress and Rebecca traded mowing and shoveling snow for lessons. She sewed off and on throughout high school and college. Once Rebecca had children, she brought out the sewing machine again and created matching outfits. Costuming is relatively new to her, but she loves warching a show come to life and is thrilled to be a part of the team. Let the sewing begin!

  Beth Dunn // House Manager   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 // House Manager

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.

  Peggy Shane // Administrative Assistant   Peggy Shane is excited to be a part of the Fire & Light team in the newly created role of Administrative Assistant.  She says it's been exciting to watch how God has grown and blessed this theater group. Peggy feels that her degree in business administration coupled with having raised 7 children and fostered many more over the last 25 years, gives her the structure and technical training needed to help this fast paced, quickly growing group.  She adds, "I love kids and organizing makes me happy; this is a win, win".

Peggy Shane // Administrative Assistant

Peggy Shane is excited to be a part of the Fire & Light team in the newly created role of Administrative Assistant.

She says it's been exciting to watch how God has grown and blessed this theater group. Peggy feels that her degree in business administration coupled with having raised 7 children and fostered many more over the last 25 years, gives her the structure and technical training needed to help this fast paced, quickly growing group.  She adds, "I love kids and organizing makes me happy; this is a win, win".

  Connor Beer // Student Director   Before graduating high school in 2018, Connor Beer was enrolled in Fire and Light academy for four years, appearing in various shows including  Three Musketeers, Pride and Prejudice, Hunchback of Notre Dame , and  Baker Street.  He’s also performed and assisted for Fire and Light’s summer musical program for four years. He's performed in both FWAHS drama camp for four years and in AfO’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Off-stage, Connor loves almost any sport, singing, playing music, and getting to know people. Long-term, he hopes to pursue a career in fight directing/choreography. Besides what he's learned about the subject on his own, Connor has had professional training in multiple stage combat disciplines and has been choreographing fight sequences for almost three years now. He attributes any talent or skill he has been given to the grace of God, and hopes to continually grow in character and thankfulness through the same grace as he explores the theatrical arts.

Connor Beer // Student Director

Before graduating high school in 2018, Connor Beer was enrolled in Fire and Light academy for four years, appearing in various shows including Three Musketeers, Pride and Prejudice, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Baker Street. He’s also performed and assisted for Fire and Light’s summer musical program for four years. He's performed in both FWAHS drama camp for four years and in AfO’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Off-stage, Connor loves almost any sport, singing, playing music, and getting to know people. Long-term, he hopes to pursue a career in fight directing/choreography. Besides what he's learned about the subject on his own, Connor has had professional training in multiple stage combat disciplines and has been choreographing fight sequences for almost three years now. He attributes any talent or skill he has been given to the grace of God, and hopes to continually grow in character and thankfulness through the same grace as he explores the theatrical arts.