Our Artists

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

Amy Brown | Teaching Artist

Amy 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 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 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.

Janelle-Renee Dunn | Teaching Artist

Originally from Duncan, South Carolina, Janelle-Renee is an actor, singer, and director. She has a MFA in Acting from the University of Louisville and a BA in Directing from Berea College. She’s been teaching drama workshops and drama clubs to students for the past five years. Janelle is currently the Education Associate at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Tiffany LaVoie | Teaching Artist

Tiffany 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.

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