Dr. Kurt Gerard Heinlein:
Kurt is a working member of Actors Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). He is an organizational representative within the Association of Theatre Movement Educators (ATME) and is an active member of The Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD), Fight Directors Canada (FDC), and the Stuntmans Association. Kurt has performed and directed extensively since completing his MFA in Acting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with union performance credits that include New York, national tours, regional theatre, daytime drama, film, commercial print, and over 25 television spots, as well as directing credits that include New York, regional, and university theatre. His stunt and combat work have been seen in daytime drama, national commercials, and in the professional and educational theatre circuits. He is a specialist in ropes work and high falls. A lifelong environmental activist, Kurt completed his Ph.D. in theatre from Louisiana State University, and has earned several grants and awards for his work in Green Theatre. In 2008 he published Green Theatre: Promoting Ecological Preservation and Advancing the Sustainability of Humanity and Nature. He maintains a consistent dedication to environmental education, as noted by his volunteer work for The Nature Conservancy, The National Park Service, and the SAG sponsored BookPals Literacy Program. In 2010 he earned a Louisiana Service Award for work related to the development of his play Evangeline Drowning, which investigates wetlands disintegration in Southern Louisiana and the corresponding socio-emotional impact upon teenagers in the region.
Maggie is a performer, choreographer and director who has worked professionally in New York City, DC, Los Angeles, on national tours and with various regional theatres. This past summer Maggie was invited to Belgrade, Serbia for a one-month residency at the DAH Theatre Research Center. She received her BFA in Acting from the North Carolina School of the Arts and her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University with additional research at the Eugene ONeill National Theatre Institute and with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford. She is a working member of Actors Equity, the Association of Theatre Movement Educators and the North Carolina Stuntmans Association. Theatres she has worked with include the Kennedy Center, Second Stage, the Shakespeare Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, Woolly Mammoth, Theatre Alliance, Firehouse Theatre Project, Barksdale Theatre and is a member of Sonnet Repertory Theatre in NYC. Favorite roles include Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie (RTCC nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), Velma Kelly in Chicago, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, Lisa in Boys Life, and Isabella in Measure for Measure. Maggie has taught acting, mask and movement, and musical theatre at various institutions including Temple University, Hofstra University, National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, and Young Playwrights Theatre of DC and is currently on faculty at Missouri State University. She is most proud of her work volunteering with FreeArts NYC; bringing mentorship through the creative arts to the at-risk and underprivileged children of Harlem.
Sarah J. Wiggin
Sarah is a professional actor and director who has worked in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, and various regional theatres. Sarah earned her MFA in Acting & Directing from the University of Arizona. Sarah continues working toward her professional certification in the Alexander Technique at the Urbana Center for the Alexander Technique where she is studying with Joan and Alex Murray. Sarah is a proud working member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. She has worked professionally with theatres such as The Shakespeare Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Fords Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, and The Folger Theatre. Her on-camera work includes Law & Order: SVU and Gods and Generals, as well as independent film, industrial, and print work. Sarah directed professionally at Venus Theatre and assisted Aaron Posner in his Helen Hayes Award Winning production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona at The Folger Theatre. Her own production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile earned Baltimore City Papers #4 slot in their Top Ten: the Year in Theatre list. Sarah is a company member of Agnes Table, an ensemble theatre company devoted to using a collaborative process to build original performance material whose recent efforts have been focused on the production of Momma at the Gate, a multi-cultural theatre work based on Mother Courage and Her Children and Momma's Stake.