Our Artists

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

Clare Hagan | Teaching Artist

Clare HaganClare Hagan (she/they) is a theater artist and educator from Louisville, Kentucky. They have worked professionally with groups like Looking for Lilith, Kentucky Shakespeare, and Clear Creek Creative. Clare is particularly passionate about nontraditional, socially conscious, site-specific theater, which she first encountered meaningfully through her work on Wendy’s Neverland, a radically powerful show staged in three rural Kentucky nursing homes. Clare has worked as a teaching artist with Looking for Lilith and Actors Theater.

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., Foundry Publishing, and Christian Publishers. Read more about George here.

Julie Halitzka | Webmaster

Julie HalitzkaJulie is a gifted artist and educator who’s passionate about kids, the arts, and technology! She holds an M.Div. in Worship from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.S. from Walden University in Early Childhood Studies, and a B.S.S. from Cornell College. In her “day job,” Julie is a Training Coach for preschool teachers with Child Care Aware of Kentucky. On weekends, she serves as a worship leader at St. John United Methodist Church.

Xavier Mikal Harris | Teaching Artist

Xavier Mikal HarrisXavier is an actor-scholar from Baltimore, Maryland. He received his BFA from North Carolina A&T State University, and his MFA and Graduate Certificate in African American Theater from the University of Louisville. He is a member of the Alpha Psi Omega Theater Honor Society, and won the Kennedy Center’s Irene Ryan runner-up acting award for Region Four in 2020. Xavier performed at the National Black Theater Festival and Accelerate Festival as Martin Luther King, Jr. As an educator, he taught acting as communication to theatre non-majors for three years. He has a published monograph entitled A King’s Royal Scars.

Mira Hutchinson | Teaching Artist

Mira HutchinsonMira is a performer and drama educator from Greenup, Kentucky. She recently graduated from the University of Louisville with her B.A. in Sociology. She has performed with numerous theater troupes including Backstage Players, Actors for Children’s Theater (at the Kentucky Theatre Association State Conference), the Paramount Arts Center, and the Jesse Stuart Foundation. She last performed in The Magic Flute with the University of Louisville’s Opera Theatre. She’s thrilled with her most recent role as a Teaching Artist with Drama by George!

Morgan Younge | Teaching Artist

Morgan YoungeMorgan hails from Nashville, Tennessee, but has made her home in Louisville for more than a decade. 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 regularly performs with several Louisville theatre companies.

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