Who We Are

Company Directors

Ava Roy (Artistic Director), Lauren D. Chavez (Managing Director)

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We’s 2015 Production Team

Patrick Gillespie (Visual Arts Director), Lauren D. Chavez (Managing Director), Ava Roy (Artistic Director), Charlie Gurke (Music Director), Lauren Matley (House Manager), Stacy Davis (Office Manager)Jackie Goneconti-Gibbons (Community Liason)


Rowan Beasley is a student currently studying BA (Hons) Theatre at Falmouth University in Cornwall, England. Whilst on her Practice in Context module she will be interning with We Players to gain experience in the field she aspires to work in. Her personal practice involves physical and experimental theatre making inside and outside of the studio, leading her to a growing commitment and excitement for immersive theatre.

Zachary Wendeln graduated from Indiana’s University of Notre Dame in Spring 2015 with bachelor degrees in Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) and English. While at Notre Dame, he was involved with various student theatre groups, department shows, and the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF). Credits include: PEMCo.’s How to Succeed in Business…(Stage Manager), Legally Blonde (Stage Manager), and Into the Woods (Director); Student Players’ The Lion in Winter (Asst. Director/Geoffrey), Almost, Maine (Stage Manager), and Rumors (Production Manager); Loyal Daughters and Sons (Director); and NDSF’s Henry IV: Parts I & II (Assistant Stage Manager), Love’s Labor’s Lost (Asst. Director), and The Winter’s Tale (Arts Administrative Intern). The FTT department produced his first original play, Beneath My Skin, as part of its 2014 ND Theatre NOW! program. For his honors thesis, Zachary wrote, directed, and produced an immersive, site-sympathetic adaptation of the myth “The Rape of Persephone,” titled Field Below. Zachary is thrilled for this opportunity to work with and learn from this inspiring company and to contribute to their mission of producing work that integrates and engages audiences with and through the natural playing space.

Our Collaborators

Our creative collective changes with each project. We Players’ focus on the history and themes relevant to a site attracts performers and project collaborators with specific interests and skills. We are so thankful to explore our local treasures with all of you! Collaborator bios can be found under each of our project pages. If you’d like to play with WE, learn how you can get involved with our current projects.


2015 Board of Directors

Drew Baglino (Treasurer), Lauren D. Chavez, Rick Holden, Susan Miller-Davis, Lisa Nash, Jennifer Niedermeyer, Andy Popell (President), Ava Roy, Dana Taylor (Secretary), Kathleen Taylor (Vice President)