Peter and the Wolf Creative

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Scene Designer/Technical Director
Claude Hardy
Claude Hardy (Scene Designer/Technical Director) received his M.F.A. from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Hardy teaches theatre design at Pellissippi State. He has worked with several theatre companies in the Knoxville area such as Knoxville Opera, UT Opera, the Carpetbag Theatre, Theatre Downtown Knoxville, and River and Rail Theatre. Design credits include Machinal, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Great American Trailer Park Musical, Voice of the Prairie, Brighton Beach Memoirs, A Doll’s House, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Arabian Nights, The Barber of Seville, Antigone, Unnecessary Farce, The Tempest, She Kills Monsters, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Stupid Fucking Bird, The Seagull, Soft Animals, These Shining Lives, SWOPERA, Red Summer, and Sweat.
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Grechen Lynne Wingerter
Grechen Lynne Wingerter (Director) is a Professor of Theatre at Pellissippi State Community College. Pellissippi productions directed include The Wolves (co-production with River & Rail Theatre Company) Our Tempest, Love and Information, Blood at the Root, The Seagull, Soft Animals, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Which Side Are You On: The Florence Reese Story. Grechen has directed and stage managed for such theatres as Sandusky State Repertory Theatre, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, First Stage Milwaukee, Lifeline Theatre, and Circle X Theatre Company. Currently one of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 4 Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship co-coordinators, Grechen has received the KCACTF Gold Medallion Award and was a recipient of a 2009 KCACTF National Teaching Artist Grant. Grechen is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and an RYT 200 certified yoga instructor. Grechen received an MFA in Directing from the University of Idaho, an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, and a B.A. in Acting from Illinois State University.
Lighting Designer
Liv Jin
Liv Jin (Lighting Designer) is a local freelance designer with a BA in Theatre from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. They have designed shows with Webb School of Knoxville, Oak Ridge Playhouse, Dancers Studio, the Wordplayers, Marble City Opera, GO! Contemporary Dance, and River & Rail Theatre. Liv also serves as a Lighting Mentor at the Knoxville Children's Theatre and frequently works as an electrician with the Clarence Brown Theatre. This is their first show with Pellissippi, and they are grateful to Grechen and Claude for inviting them on.
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Running Crew/Ensemble/Bird Puppet Designer
Lux Boone
Lux Boone (Running Crew/Ensemble/Bird Puppet Designer) has been in theatre since high school and is a Theatre major . At Pellissippi, they have been a costume runner for The Wolves, sound designer for Radio Noir, and now they are an ensemble member for Peter and The Wolf. In high school, they were Randy in The Outsiders, and then they found work in being crew and lighting in any program they could help with, like Guys and Dolls, Little Women, (what was going to be) The Addams Family, and any choir/chorus shows they were needed for. They hope to be a theatrical makeup/special effects artist for theatre one day.
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Shadow Puppet and Cat Puppet Designer/Ensemble
Caryss Johnson
Caryss Johnson (Shadow Puppet and Cat Puppet Designer/Ensemble) is in her second year at Pellissippi and is happy to be in her second performance here. She took part in sound production for the Radio Noir "The Attitude Caper", also playing the character Blanche. Caryss plans to attend MTSU to further her knowledge in theatre design. She would like to dedicate her performance to her cat, who has always provided her unwavering support.
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Lightboard Operator/Ensemble
Sylvia Mitchell
Sylvia Mitchell (Lightboard Operator/Ensemble) is excited to be working with Pellissippi. They have been doing self-study of prop making for years. They have performed The Cowardly Lion in a class performance of “Ease On Down the Road” from the musical The Wiz. They have also done a club rewrite of the song “Mamma Mia” from the musical Mamma Mia! They send well wishes to family, friends, and all those who need them.

Original Creative Team


Special Thanks 

Chelsea Aylward

Megan Aylward

Tony Cedeño

Carol and DeLon Fox

Dr. Jonathan Fowler

Dianne McManus-Atkin

Charles Miller

J. Brent Morrison

Dr. Amy Skinner

Amber Williams

Dr. L. Anthony Wise