Lisa Wagner-Carollo - Founding/Artistic Director
Lisa Wagner-Carollo is the Founding Director of Still Point Theatre Collective. She founded the company in 1993, motivated by a strong desire to combine ministry and theatre. Ever since, she has toured the country and overseas with Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day. Among other productions, Wagner has also performed in and produced (for Still Point), the internationally toured Points of Arrival: A Jean Donovan Journey, a play that explores the life and commitment of one of the four North American church women killed in El Salvador in 1980. She is currently touring the United States and overseas with Strong Women, Haunted by God and Deep Listening (death and dying). Lisa also works as a facilitator in Still Point's outreach programs. Her education includes a B.S.E. from Emporia State University. Recently, she completed her certification as a spiritual director at Siena Center in Racine, Wisconsin and has recently begun a spiritual direction practice in the Chicago area.
Awards: Outstanding Recent Graduate, Emporia State University, 1997
Seeds of Hope Award, Wheatridge, 2009.
Ben Gray - Managing Director
Ben Gray has worked with Still Point Theatre since 2010. Ben has been involved in non-profit Arts Administration for many years as a fundraiser, producer and facilitator. He has worked for The Jazz Institute of Chicago, the Velvet Lounge and Experimental Sound Studios. He is also currently Development Director for ArtReach at Lillstreet.
Steve Grossman - Director, Technical Theatre Support
Steve has an M.A. in Theater and Film, and has directed scores of amateur and professional productions. In 1966, he was founding director of the Creede Repertory Theatre in Creede, Colorado. He has been a Peace Corps volunteer and staffer, a screenwriter and journalist, and has taught at universities in Kansas and Missouri.
Gail Gallagher - Supporting Actor
Gail Gallagher graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in theatre performance and theatre management in May of 2010. She has been involved in projects that combine theatre and social justice work since her freshman year of college. She performed the one woman show My Name is Rachel Corrie as her senior project. She enjoys working the the Imagination Workshop and acting in the Still Point production, Strong Women. She is also a composer and improv piano player and has performed with improv groups around the city.
Sara Fisher - Senior Facilitator
Sara is so grateful to be a part of Stillpoint Theatre Collective, through working with the wonderful and talented adults with Developmental Disabilities Drama Class at El Valor, as well as the incredibly inspiring and supportive members of Stillpoint. Her training includes the Circle In The Square Theatre School's Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, Dance and Theatrical Training in Boston and Pennsylvania, Second City's Summer Musical Immersion, and currently studies Improv at the Improv Olympic Theater.
Anita Dacanay - New Project Resource Coordinator
Anita Dacanay graduated from Wright State University's Professional Actor Training Program in 1988. She moved to Chicago where she lived and worked as an actress, performance artist, and arts educator for 13 years. She is currently living in Shaker Heights, Ohio with her two children. She teaches Performing Arts classes for adults with developmental disabilities through the Cuyahoga County Board of D.D., and runs a martial arts program for children at Cleveland Aikikai. Anita is proud and happy to have worked with Still Point Theatre Collective in various capacities since 1993.
Ben Leven - Volunteer Facilitator
Ben Leven has been happily volunteering for Still Point for two months. Ben enjoys the work very much. Ben works part time at NBC as a Production Assistant and as a free lance Martial Arts Instructor.
Annalise Raziq - Immigration Project Coordinator, Supporting Director
Mark Razniewski - Volunteer Facilitator
Rosalie Gates - Volunteer Facilitator
Gerry Grossman - Volunteer Facilitator
Tom Heuser - Administrative and Volunteer Facilitator
Laura Callahan-Hazard - Senior Facilitator