Michael J Vetere III, MFA
He received his M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Theatre Pedagogy and his B.F.A. from West Virginia University in Creative Dramatics, Puppetry, and Youth Theatre. He taught and directed creative dramatics and puppetry programs in West Virginia, Virginia, PA, and the DC area.
Several of Michael's credits include The Puppet Co., Spectrum Puppets, Milwaukee Rep, and Bread and Puppet Theatre. He has trained at the Banff School of Puppetry, Sandglass Institute of Puppetry, Banff Puppetry Intensive with Old Trout, and the Prague School of Puppetry.
Mr. Vetere is a published author and has presented at state, regional, and national conferences on various topics in creative dramatics, puppetry, and youth theatre.
Creative drama and puppetry practitioner, Maggio also holds a fine arts degree from Naropa University. She taught children art and drama for over 20 years and values the art of play, curiosity, and understanding in all of her teachings. Samantha currently constructs and performs puppets for Suspended Belief Theatre, LLC in Bloomington.
A creative drama major and enjoys teaching kids of all ages to love learning and the theatrical arts. She enjoys getting involved in the local community, and spending time with her family and friends. She looks forward to teaching Creative Drama this semester.
A seasoned creative drama teacher and holds a degree in elementary teaching from Illinois State University. She is always eager to learn from her students as well as challenge their creativity and imagination through problem solving and critical thinking.
Theater education major in the school of theatre and dance and has been teaching creative drama for several semesters