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.
Stephanie Oustalet is currently a senior at the University of Texas at Arlington obtaining her B.F.A. in Theater Performance. She’s also an alumna from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She is so excited to be back for her third summer of teaching at Allen Community Theater! She has acted professionally in the Dallas area and her last role at ACT was Little Red Riding Hood in “Into the Woods”. ACT has a special place in her heart and she can’t wait to bring all of her skills she’s learned and her passion for theater to teaching camp this summer!
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 is currently on the ACT Board and is their Education Director. Last season she directed Young Frankenstein and Steel Magnolias for ACT and Funny Little Thing Called Love at RTC. This season she directed And Then There Were None and, along with her son, 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!
Riley Frauenheim will be a junior at Frisco ISD's Independence High School in the Fall. He has been on both his Middle School and High School Improv teams for the last four years, is actively involved in his high school theatre program as well as performing in shows at Allen's Community Theatre and Rover Dramawerks over the years. In short, he loves all things theatrical. He is really looking forward to helping a new class of students learn to soar through Improv, just as he has!
Robin Daffinee Coulonge has been working professionally in theatre since 1990. She graduated from UNT with a BA in theatre in 1992, where she acted in many plays and did every kind of backstage job possible. From there she went on to be a wig & make-up artist at Dallas Opera and many other Opera and Theatre companies around the country. After 15 years of backstage work she decided to get back to her dream of being an actress. Getting back to acting has taken her to Rockwall in their production of "A Piece Of My Heart" and Rowlett's "Female Odd Couple". She has been seen at Rover Dramawerks in "Shakespeare in Hollywood" as Puck (her favorite role to date!) and in Pocket Sandwich’s “Dixie Swim Club” and Allen’s Community Theatre’s “Barefoot in the Park” & “Young Frankenstein” and as Aunt Bella in RTC’s “Lost in Yonkers” just to name a few. She has help start several youth programs for acting around the DFW area and is a private lesson coach at Lovejoy and Wylie High School. She LOVES sharing her talents with youth and helping everyone grow and become the best they can be. To continue getting better herself she has most recently taken the Meisner class at Watertower Theatre. She has directed every season at ACT from the start, has directed in several other companies around town. She was last seen in “Wait. Aren't they Dead?” by Joe Major, directed by LisaAnne Haram of Theatre Three in 7 Plays. 7 days.
Penny Elaine attended Butler College and Emporia State University in KS where she studied Musical Theatre. She has performed in several shows at ACT and other theatre's in the area. Penny has co-directed and choreographed several Children's shows at FUMC Allen. Penny loves working with children and during the school year teaches preschool at Children's Creative Playday.