Our Artists

These are the people who bring Drama by George’s programs to life!

George Halitzka | Artistic Director

George HalitzkaGeorge is the Artistic Director of Drama by George. He’s a theatre educator, director, and writer — but first and foremost, he’s a storyteller. George has performed for more than 70,000 students in the Louisville area and beyond. He’s also taught drama workshops to students of all ages. George’s plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., Lillenas Drama, and Contemporary Drama Service. Read more about George here.

Julie Halitzka | Webmaster

Julie HalitzkaJulie is a gifted artist and educator with diverse interests. She holds an M.Div. from Southern Seminary and a B.S.S. from Cornell College, where she majored in Music and minored in Psychology. Julie loves working with young children — she teaches preschoolers in her “day job.” On the weekends, she serves as a worship leader at St. John United Methodist Church.

Alyssa Hendricks | Teaching Artist

Alyssa HendricksAlyssa is a lifelong theatre artist. She began directing in 2012, and has been teaching students everything from stage management to Shakespeare since 2014. Alyssa is a graduate of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts Actor Training Program. She can be usually be found either in a theatre (onstage or offstage) or in a coffee shop somewhere in Louisville.

Anna Rogers | Teaching Artist

Anna RogersAnna loves kids and loves theatre! She’s worked as both an actor and costumer at the Alley Theatre, taught and directed children at Evergreen Christian Preschool, and worked as a camp counselor intern at Kentucky Shakespeare. Anna’s interests include dance, cosplay, circus/ aerial performance, and spending time with her husband. In her work with students, Anna strives to help kids discover theatre while they also learn about themselves. She’s currently an elementary education major at the University of Louisville.

Emily Vergason | Teaching Artist

Emily VergasonEmily is ecstatic to be working with Drama by George! She is a recent graduate of the University of Louisville, where she earned a degree in Theatre Arts. Emily has been active on and offstage in Louisville for the past three years and has more than seven years of total experience in theatre. She looks forward to bringing her particular expertise to Drama by George, and hopes to inspire young minds that will shape the future of theatre and the world alike!

Morgan Younge | Teaching Artist

Morgan YoungeMorgan hails from Nashville, Tennessee, but has made her home in Louisville for the past nine years. With an enthusiastic passion for the performing arts, Morgan uses her dynamic stage presence to truthfully convey stories and characters. She brings with her a great understanding and respect for the craft of acting. She holds a BA in Theatre from Berea College, and currently performs with Jewish Community Center’s Acting Out touring company and Faith Works Studios.

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