Marie Peteuil recently Graduated from Allen High School where she earned her membership into the International Thespian Society and was an Allen High School Theatre Guild Officer. She has been involved in several aspects of theatre for 5 years now both on stage and off. Most recently she has directed a one-act version of Steel Magnolias at Allen High School, as well as Assistant Directed and Stage Managed The Little Mermaid at Allen High School. She has been involved in many productions with Allen’s Community Theatre. She plans to double Major in Psychology and Technical Theatre when she attends college in the fall.
Colin Wells has been a public school teacher for over 18 years in Missouri and Texas. Since arriving in Texas and joining McKinney ISD, Mr. Wells has served on the curriculum writing team for MISD Theatre Arts as well as worked as one of five MS Academic UIL Coordinators. He is currently certified to adjudicate UIL One-Act Play Contest in Texas and in 2009 was invited to direct students in scenes from The Miracle Worker at the annual McKinney ISD Convocation Ceremony. For three years he hosted a MISD talk show called Studio M and three out of six years at Dowell Middle School he has led students to 1st Place in UIL One-Act Play. Mr. Wells now directs the theatre program at McKinney High School. He holds a Master of Arts in Theatre from Missouri State University and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University - Commerce. He and his wife are licensed foster parents in the state of Texas; and in 2016 they were named Angels in Adoption by Senator Sam Johnson and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption. They are blessed to have five children - two of which were adopted through foster care.
Jennifer Stubbs has been a theatre fanatic since she was four years old and directed her first production of the nativity story at her parent's annual Christmas party. She earned her degree at the University of North Texas in 1994 with an emphasis in Direction. Jennifer received an Irene Ryan Award nomination her sophomore year for her performance as The Beggarwoman in Blood Wedding. She had the pleasure of working at The Dallas Children's Theatre before becoming a mom herself. Her biggest joy in life are her three children - Xander, Mayabella and Amelie and she's been blessed to do theatre with all three. Jennifer and her husband, Robert, own a multimedia production company that produces live events, commercials, online training and testing for a multitude of industries. Jennifer is a certified Life Coach and loves helping people find and live their greatness! She has been the Education Director at ACT for the last three seasons. She directed Young Frankenstein, Steel Magnolias and And Then There Were None for ACT and will be directing God of Carnage this season. Two summers ago, she produced the teen show Night of the Living Dead at ACT. She can be found acting and directing in the DFW area and is really looking forward to getting dramatic with the kids this summer!
Maxine Frauenheim is a founding member of the Dark Night Players (DNP), a sketch comedy troupe that has been partnering with Allen's Community Theatre the last four years to provide original scripted and improvisational works of art to ACT audiences. Dark Night Players continually workshop their improv skills to grow and improve as actors. Over the years, Maxine has put these great skills to task in productions at ACT, McKinney Repertory Theatre and Richardson Theatre Center and is looking forward to helping new students learn to "yes, and..." to exciting new adventures!
Penny Elaine attended Butler College and Emporia State University in Kansas where she studied Musical Theatre. As an actor, Penny has performed on several stages in the DFW area, including our own ACT stage. Her directing credits include "Beauty and the Beast, The Panto", "Mulan Jr." both at ACT. "I Am A Star" and "Comedy of Tenors" at Rover Dramawerks. She's also choreographed several shows for FUMCA's youth and summer musicals. Penny has a passion for teaching children about the world of theatre in fun and fulfilling ways. Helping children develop skills that will not only help them grow as actors, but also as they make their journey through life. She believes even the shyest of people can shine on the stage. This will be her 6th year teaching camps at ACT.