Our Artists

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

Amy Brown | Teaching Artist

Amy BrownAmy is an award-winning veteran of the professional and amateur stage. She’s played roles as diverse as the tragic Suzanne Carlton in Back Country Crimes (for which she was awarded the All New England Cast Award), Laurie in Oklahoma!, and Karen in The Children’s Hour. Amy has also taught and directed young people in her “Acting with Amy” program at High Mountain Community Theater in New Jersey.

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. In addition to her work with Drama by George, Julie teaches music and Zumba classes at My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, and serves as a worship leader at St. John United Methodist Church.

Tiffany LaVoie | Teaching Artist

Tiffany LaVoieTiffany teaches theatre at Western Middle School, the School for the Arts. Current projects include Playwrights’ Club, Directors’ Club, and an Original Works Festival. She also serves on Actors Theatre of Louisville’s teacher advisory committee. Previous experience includes touring nationally as an actor with the Hampstead Stage Company and directing Kentucky Shakespeare’s Summer Youth Academy.

Elliott Talkington | Teaching Artist

Elliott TalkingtonElliott is an actor, playwright, and teaching artist hailing from Owensboro, Kentucky. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Western Kentucky University, and is a proud former Education/ Teaching Artist Apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Along with his background as an educator for schools and outreach programs, he is also an experienced professional actor and playwright, with writing credits in children’s theatre, solo performances, and educational outreach programs. Elliott is thrilled to continue working with students and educators alike through Drama by George!

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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