Phillip most recently appeared at The Goodman Theatre, where he appeared as Autolycus in THE WINTERS TALE as well as AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Talking Pictures, The Actor and Brutality of Fact. Chicago Credits include ON CLOVER ROAD and The Columnist at American Blues Theatre where he is an ensemble member; A Christmas Story at The Paramount Theatre; Danny Casolaro Died For You at TimeLine Theatre Company; The Dance of Death and Old Glory at Writers Theatre; The Royale and The Big Meal (Jeff Award for Best Ensemble) at American Theatre Company; Tartuffe, Skylight, James Joyce’s The Dead and The Mystery Cycle at Court Theatre; Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and The Conquest of The South Pole at Famous Door Theatre. He was in the first national tour of Angels in America: Millenium Approaches and Perestroika, launching at The Royal George Theatre. He spent 10 seasons at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival appearing in many productions including the title roles in Macbeth, Cyrano De Bergerac, Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra. Other regional credits include A Moon for The Misbegotten at Laguna Playhouse and Just Men at The Stella Adler Theatre. Recent television credits include Proven Innocent, Empire, Chicago Med, Chicago Fire and Mind Games. Film: THE OUT OF TOWNERS and THRILL RIDE. He has played at The Bristol Renaissance Faire for 27 years, and tours the country with his European-style clown act, as MooNiE: Juggler, Ropewalker, Foolish Mortal! He has performed this show for 30 years and given over 8200 performances across the country. His new show To Flop or Not To Flop, a comedy memoir show, premiered last year at The Illinois Shakespeare Festival. He is represented by Paonessa Talent in Chicago.

Presenting: The well-rounded actor/actress. Creating your character’s story: verbally, emotionally, physically, balancing being authentic and present in your own performance, being part of the “bigger picture” of the production, and being aware of how it is landing on the audience.  Very interactive.

Will Schaub

Will Schaub  – Actor, Writer, Award Winning Film Maker

Will is known for 17 Again (2009), Executive Decision 1996) and Threat of Exposure (2002) Will Schaub. His full bio is:

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   ron keatonRon Keaton – Professional Actor and Vocalist

Ron has been dazzling audiences for years.  This Chicago Equity Actor has shown his versatility as a veteran actor and songster. His latest work as a playwright and one-man-show is Churchill, has toured with critical acclaim and lengthy stays in New York and First Folio.  Whispers to the Moon, another written, one man production that transports the audience to the world of a hobo musing on life. Ron is known throughout Chicago and Indiana for his role in The Christmas Schooner.

Presenting: Script writing, acting techniques, the acting code.

Maureen Muldoon

Maureen is an actress, storyteller, author, playwright and coach. She is the creative director of Voice Box Stories. With her vast background in acting she has had the pleasure of creating and crafting characters and stories for stage, TV and film. Maureen has been killed on Dexter, Arrested on CSI, and propositioned on NYPD Blue… to name a few of her credits. She delivers sermons, speeches and workshops on the miraculous power of your stories. Using story to inspire and awaken vision, identity and leadership in her audience and clients.

Her stories have been featured in Story Lab, Lit Up, Voice Box, Booby Trap, The Sun, Story Lab, Do Not Submit and Actors Access.

She coaches the budding newbie to the recognized name through one-on-one coaching and group workshops. Helping entrepreneurs, artists and organizations get soulfully grounded and physically visible.  Site:

Presenting: Improv Comedy

       Kathleen Perkins – Actress, Associate Professor, Columbia College

Kathleen holds an M. F. A. from the University of Minnesota, and was a Professional Theater Program Fellow at the University of Michigan. A freelance actress and director, Kathleen has acted on diverse stages throughout the U.S. and Canada.

She is a member of Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA, and has appeared in several TV and theatrical films including Judgment Night and the Coen brothers’ The Hudsucker Proxy. A 1999-2000, Carnegie Foundation Scholar (the first in theater), Kathleen is deeply involved in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) movement. She has presented papers at national and international SOTL conferences and served as a mentor at the National CASTL Institute and the International Institute for SOTL Scholars and Mentors (IISSAM) for the last ten years. She teaches Text Analysis and various levels of acting classes, coordinates the BFA and Assessment programs, and directs. Her most recent production was George Bernard Shaw”s Heartbreak House for the Main Stage season.

Presenting:  Scene Studies, Shakespeare’s Verse, Text Analysis. Dialects and Accents and Dialect Creation and Analysis


Anthony 2017Anthony Berg – Actor, Casting Director

After majoring in Theatre with emphases in Directing and Acting, minoring in Communications, and receiving an endorsement in Music from Elmhurst College, Anthony became a casting director for television, film, and commercials at O’Connor Casting Company before being on television himself. Anthony, now directing in the community theatre scene is back at Wheaton Drama after successfully directing “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, and  “The Secret Garden”. Other directorial experiences include “Legally Blonde- the Musical’ and “Sentimental Journey” for Summer Place Theatre among many other productions with Addison Community Theatre. Anthony previously spent the majority of his time on stage in theatre classics and many musicals, with previous credits including, Baker- “Into the Woods”, Franz Liebkind- “The Producers”, Nicely Nicely Johnson- “Guys & Dolls”, Cowardly Lion- “The Wizard of Oz”, and Charlie Brown- “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Presenting – Listening in theater, developing acting relationships


    Sarah Herndon – Actress, Director

A 2006 graduate of the University of Evansville’s (UE) Theatre Department, Sarah earned a double major BS in Theatre Performance and Writing. At UE, she took classes in playwriting, directing, acting, costuming, stage managing, backstage tech, set building, set design, dramaturgy, creative writing, and nonfiction writing…just to name a few!

Upon graduation, Sarah moved to the Chicago area and quickly became involved with the Theatre of Western Springs. Roles at TWS include Mina in Dracula, Nina in The Quick-Change Room, Victoire in Hotel Paradiso,  Nellie Ewell in Summer and Smoke, and a supportive role in  Slaughterhouse Five. Backstage credits include costume, makeup, and hospitality crews, as well as stage managing. Sarah enjoys membership in TWS’s Playwriting Workshop; she authored The Real Mrs. Jones and Spurse Change which were performed in the Cattell wing. She also enjoyed joining the Directors Workshop last season and directed Bad Auditions by Bad Actors in Winter 2013. Sarah writes a monthly column for the TWS subscriber base, focusing on a different Active Member of TWS and learning the story of how they became involved in theatre and the creative arts.

 Presenting: Directing, Breaking Free of Monologue Monotony, Creating Multiple Characters/Transitions


    Michelle Olejnik – Actress, Vocalist

Michelle is especially brilliant creating character roles. Favorite roles include Cinderella in Into the Woods, Fruma Sarah inFiddler on the Roof, and Loretta in More Fun Than Bowling. She enjoys performing in both musicals and straight plays.  A trained vocalist, Michelle loves musical theater, cantors at her church and at various wedding ceremonies. Her passion for theater began in elementary school. While in high school, she was involved with a theater ensemble very similar to LATTE.

Presenting: Developing Distinctive Character Roles, Stage Banter, Tips for Timing, Creating Character Conflict.


Christine Heckman headshot  Christine Gatto Heckman  – Actress, Professor, Teacher

Christine is an adjunct instructor of theatre at Dominican University, where she has taught a variety of theatre courses and directed mainstage productions within the department. A member of SAG/ AFTRA, Christine’s training includes a BFA in Theatre with Honors from Northern Illinois University and an MFA from the Pennsylvania State University. She has worked as a professional actress for 15 years with many theatres in the Chicago area.

Presenting: Director Basics – Telling a Story Onstage, Voice Acting, Creating Character Through Voice



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Felicia Pfluger – LATTE Founder, Producer, Artistic Director

A Chicago playwright, Felicia has also acted, directed and produced theater for over 25 years. Felicia counts herself blessed to have founded, developed and shaped LATTE since 2009 to bring socio-emotional growth and collaborative leadership development to the forefront on and off stage.

Felicia’s Pfluger Empathy Movement Method” develops actresses and actors holistically utilizing socio-emotional facets, physiological awareness and empathy-building while protecting the psyche. With a varied background in theater, dance, song, writing, script and ghostwriting, Felicia enjoys empowering teens in LATTE to challenge themselves through full length, professional counseling and education, stage works and personal and professional development – all while having a lot of fun in the process!

She has written numerous stage works including: Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, Much Ado About Nothing, and Little Women. Her original works include The Porch Light and Dearest Soldier, Love in War.

Presenting: Physicality, Stage Chemistry, Character, and Relationship Development, Personalizing a Well Known Role, and Monologue Timing, Audition Tricks


   Steve Schroeder – Actor, Professional Stage Exploration and Exercises

Steve, when not attending to duties as a professor at the College of Du Page Communications department, can be found Performing as the Bristol Renaissance Faire Mayor.  Live Theater venues with audience interaction are his natural element! He is active in London’s Reader’s Theater.

Presenting:  Readers Theater Performance

Laura Martino – Actress

Laura Martino has been on stage since the age of 4 performing in over 70 productions. She started her professional resume at the age of 9 in a print ad as the Sarah Lee pound cake girl, a tour of Annie as ‘Annie’, a principal role in Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry holocaust play for two years., and most recently, an operetta on the north side of Chicago. Laura continued her training with a BFA in Music Theatre from Illinois Wesleyan University and is now a student at Second City Chicago.

In the past few years, Laura started writing and script doctoring for independent projects in Chicago.

Presenting as Elsa from Frozen: Singing and acting in a constant state of improv for parties. Life as an actress in Chicago.


Premier Princess Parties  

Premier Princess Parties ensures that only the best actor and actresses are hired to work as our Premier Princess Characters. Our characters are great with children and embrace their character role completely, making the party a magical experience. Once we arrive parents can just enjoy the party and watch their child’s face light up with amazement. It’s a dream come true for every child! Katie De Falco, creator of Premier Princess Parties, trained in New York, NY at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and The School for Film & Television, now the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts (NYCDA). Katie’s enthusiasm and meticulous attention to detail showed in the characters performance during the parties.

We offer characters that can speak various languages.



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