Gerard Dzuiblinski

Director of Theatre

Holds an MA in Directing from Antioch University, has toured in seven states, and has directed and designed Shakespeare, musicals, theatre for the young, and contemporary works. He has worked under two National Endowment for the Arts grants, and multiple grants from the Detroit and Michigan Arts Councils. Selected roles include Bill Sykes in Oliver!, Old Mahon in Playboy of the Western World, Kit Carson in The Time of Your Life, Peek in the Virtual Theatricality Lab production of Dinosaurus, and lead therapist Ray Concord in A New Freedom, his original script about adolescent substance abuse recovery. He teaches both performance and production classes. Email him at gerard.dzuiblinski@cuaa.edu.

Angie Lai

Production Manager

Holds a BA in British Literature from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and an MA in Directing from Eastern Michigan University. There she adapted and directed a contemporary version of Everyman as her thesis project. Selected roles include Laura Lyons in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Queen Anne in The Three Musketeers, Widow Quin in The Playboy of the Western World, and Gwendolen Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest. She teaches in the Humanities Department of Wayne County Community College, and is director of the St. Valentine Elementary School drama program. Email her at: angela.lai@cuaa.edu.

James Piche

Technical Director

Studied theatre at Oakland University. He served as carpenter and electrician at Meadowbrook Theatre, the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, Stagecrafters, and the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Selected roles include Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein, Smee in Peter Pan, Mr. Strang in Equus and Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors.

Judy Fletcher

Costumer Designer

Holds a BA in theatre from Wayne State University, and studied scenic painting at Cobalt Studios. She acts, sings and directs, and her costumes have been seen at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre and Henry Ford College.

Janeen Bodary

Choreographer

Holds a BS in Dance from Wayne State University where she performed and choreographed with the WSU Dance Company and won the Copperfoot Choreography Award. She has choreographed musical theatre productions for many schools, community theatres, and performance groups throughout southeast Michigan. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for professional dance company DDCdances and also works as a company stage manager. Select credits include Oliver!, Oklahoma, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell, Carousel, Grease, and Les Miserables.