Drama Club Staff

Chris Simmons

Drama Club Advisor, Diretor

Chris Simmons is also a graduate of Nordonia High School, Class of 2004. He has earned degrees in Education and Theatre Arts at The University of Akron and is currently back in school, working on his Master's Degree in Education. Chris has been involved with the Drama Club in some capacity since he graduated high school. Originally an assistant and backstage coordinator, he moved up to the role of Assistant Director for 2011's Beauty and the Beast and has assumed the role of Director for the 2013-2014 school year. This year will mark his tenth show as a member of the production staff at Nordonia High School.

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Molly Sawyer

Drama Club Assistant Director

Molly Sawyer is a graduate of Nordonia High School, Class of 2000. She graduated from The University of Akron with degrees in Education and Theatre Arts. She also has her Master's Degree in Education. She teaches 9th and 10th grade English at the high school. Molly was originally brought on in 2004 as the Assistant Director of the Drama Club and made the transistion to Director in the 2008-2009 school year. Molly and Chris have switched positions for the 2013-2014 school year and this year will be her eleventh musical production as a director at Nordonia.

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Jacklyn Czekaj

Spring Musical Choreographer

Jacklyn is an English teacher at Nordonia High School, teaching Honors 11th grade English. Also an alumnus of The University of Akron, she has her Master's Degree in Education. Jacklyn joined the staff of the Drama Club for 2009's Kiss Me, Kate. She came on as Choreographer and has worked on the last four productions. She will be taking time off from the Drama Club this year as she welcomes a new addition to her family. We will miss her, but we are so excited for her! We look forward to having her back for the 2014 production!

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Sean Szaller

Spring Musical Vocal Director

Sean is a professional actor, musical director, stage manager, musician, and vocal coach. He has been seen on stage, behind the scenes, and playing in the pit, at theatres all over Northeast Ohio. He also works as the Theatre Manager at Magnificat High School in Rocky River. He first worked with Nordonia's Drama Club in 2010 as the Orchestra Conductor for Seussical the Musical. Sean returned last year as Vocal Director, Co-Choreographer, and Orchestra Conductor. We are thrilled to have him back this year in the role of Vocal Director.

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Drama Club Staff

2013-2014 Drama Club Officers


President - Andrew Filipski

Vice President - Keyshaun Smith

Secretary - Maria Muscatello

Treasurer - Jamie Marlow

Stage Manager - Kristina Rezek

Assistant Stage Manager - Olivia Gombert

Publicity - Amanda Pace & Eliza Sawyers

Historian - Lindsey Dunham & Olivia Biss

Fundraising - Steve McFarland & Kevin McMichael

Front of House - Alexyss Gray

Costumes Manager - Jada Taylor

Makeup Manager - Asia Love & Elizabeth Filmeck

Tech Manager - Dylan Maholm



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