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President | Michael Ambler

Michael is a junior Buisness major coming from Archbishop Carroll High School. Mike is from Conshohocken, PA, where his involvement in tech and crew originated. At Drexel, Mike has worked as an assistant stage manager on the fall Directors Lab & Edges, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Reefer Madness.

Vice President | John VanZelst

John is a junior in the College of Engineering. Being an active member since his freshman year, he has appeared in several of the shows presented by the players. For any questions, please feel free to contact him at or

Treasurer | Jacob Merinar

Jacob is a sophmore studing International Business. Being an active member since his freshman year, he has appeared in several of the shows presented by the players.

Secretary | Mikaila Kononchik

Mikaila is a pre-junior majoring in Chemistry and planning to minor in Theatre. She has been involved in theatrical performance since high school and appeared in two of the 2011 Spring Directors’ Labs. Mikaila plans to stay involved in theatre throughout her entire time at Drexel.


Archivist/Webmaster | Camilla Kronenwetter

Cami is a senior Graphic Design major who has been invovled with drexel theater since freshman year. She has appeared in several of the shows presented by the players along with taking roles in props and costumes. When not in the theater you can find Cami slowly wasting away in the URBN computer labs or trying to get her theater friends to go outside and play volleyball.


Drexel University Theater Faculty:

Nick Anselmo, Theater Program Director, teaches acting and is the Director of the Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP). Read full bio

Bill Fennelly, Mr. Fennelly's work has been seen on Broadway, Off Broadway and regionally. Bill has been the Resident Director for the Broadway National Tour of the award-winning The Lion King, and was Associate Director for the world premiere of The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm, which moved to Broadway. He spent four seasons as a staff director with New York City Opera at Lincoln Center where he worked on over thirteen new productions including the Glimmerglass World Premiere, the NYC Premiere and the EMMY nominated PBS Great Performances Telecast of Central Park by Terrence McNally, Robert Beaser, Wendy Wasserstein, Deborah Drattell, Michael Torke and A.R. Gurney. Additionally, Bill directed a critically well-received Off Broadway musicalproduction of Frankenstein and was the original Assistant Director for the creation of the TONY Award winning Jersey Boys. Read full bio