Priscilla Hummel, Founding Artistic Director
Priscilla is delighted to be back in the Finger Lakes region where she received her early performing arts training. She is an adjunct professor at Wells College, Western Carolina University and Trinity Christian College where she develops and teaches traditional classroom as well as online theatre and dance courses. She also presents various acting workshops for annual festivals with CNY Arts, including the Michael Harms Theatre Festival and the Theatre Association of New York State. Priscilla is a choreographer and teaching artist for The Hangar Theatre's Next Generation program and has choreographed shows for Lansing High School and DeWitt, Lansing, and Trumansburg middle schools. She enjoys teaching group fitness classes and physical education courses for Cornell University and Island Health & Fitness.
Prior to her return to the east coast, Priscilla spent nine years in Chicago working as a teaching artist, director, choreographer, producer, and on-camera actor. Concurrently, she served for seven seasons as Education Director at Provision Theater Company--a non-profit Equity theatre. It was here that Priscilla founded and developed youth and outreach programs which offered after-school classes, summer camps, and productions focussing on social change for kids and teens year-round. She also directed and choreographed numerous productions for the theatre for young audiences program and choreographed for the mainstage seasons as well. Priscilla was a proud Company Member and served as Provision's House Manager and Office Manager.
Priscilla's directing and/or choreography credits include Katrina (summer 2019), The Fantasticks, and Godspell (WoW); Seussical Jr. and Alice in Wonderland Jr. (Hangar Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Lansing High School); Heidi, Pinocchio, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Wizard of Oz, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!, New Girl, Matthew Three Horn, and Camp Super Friend (Provision Theater); Man of La Mancha and The Phantom of the Opera (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center); Rumplestiltskin, Snoopy!!! the Musical, Pippi Longstocking, and The Bearenstein Bears (Northbrook Musical Theatre for Young Audiences); A Musical Theatre Revue (Trinity Christian College); The Ticking Clock (Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre); The Magic Paintbrush (Theatre Building Chicago); The Music Man (Regent University); and numerous productions for Christian Youth Theatre in Atlanta and Chicago.
On-camera credits include national and regional commercials for RepHresh Gel and Liberty Tax Services; various episodes of The Discovery Channel television series “A Haunting”, “The FBI Files”, and “Psychic Witness”; the lead in the short film “No Witness” with Widescreen Film Productions, and a supporting role in the major motion picture He Sends Rain (available on Netflix). Favorite stage credits include The Diary of Anne Frank (Anne), The Imaginary Invalid (Angelique), The Crucible (Mary Warren), The Music Man (Zaneeta), and The Servant of Two Masters (Clarice).
Priscilla holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre with a Dance Minor from Brenau University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting with a Directing Concentration from Regent University.
To present engaging, entertaining, and elevating works
that stimulate the senses, intrigue the mind,
woo the heart, and anchor the soul.
To provide Tompkins County with professional
theatre experiences for audience members of all ages
to enjoy together, particularly classic musical theatre productions that keep the love of live theatre, music,
and dance alive through the art of storytelling.
Producing artistically excellent work
Cultivating inclusion within the community
Fostering holistic relationships
among both artists and patrons
Offering opportunities for local pre-professional and professional artists to develop and showcase their work
Assisting the livelihood and sustainability
of the local performing arts scene
FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
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