Tom Crew is an actor and director of over 100 plays, having performed for UNL, Flatwater Shakespeare, the Lincoln Community Playhouse, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, The Angels Theatre, The Haymarket Theatre, TADA, and his own company, The Crooked Codpiece Company. He has directed shows for Flatwater, the Haymarket, The Playhouse, Crooked Codpiece, and is now very excited to be at YAAL.
Tom has a B.A. in Theatre from University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State. Besides being on the stage, his passion is directing and teaching youth of all ages as they make developments in their theatre skills; reach their goals as actors, dancers, and singers; and more importantly, as they personally grow through the experiences of being part of a fun, creative, and fulfilling endeavor: the Arts.
Tom hopes that parents and youth will check out all of the exciting avenues that YAAL has to offer youth of all ages and experience levels.
Cory Misek is an actor, director, and theatre instructor of Lincoln and a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University with a B.F.A. in Acting/Directing. Cory served as Drama Coach at Malcolm High School from 2010-2012 and is currently the Drama Coach at Weeping Water High School. In early 2012, he created a new performance-based Summer youth program at the Lofte Community Theatre in Manley, NE where he serves as Education Director. For nearly a decade, Cory has directed numerous local and regional productions with casts of all ages. His directing credits include the premiere production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Death Star with Youth Actors Academy of Lincoln.
As an actor, some recent local roles include Jimmy in the Lofte’s Almost, Maine, Sebastian in Flatwater Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, O the Scientist in The Angels Theatre Company’s Razia’s Shadow, Ben in KBC Productions’ Little Footsteps at Mahoney State Park, and Cassio in Flatwater’s Othello.
Cory volunteers at the Lincoln Arts Council, is a proud member of The Angels Theatre Company, and serves on the Lofte Community Theatre Board of Directors.
Lindsay Masin is graduating from Northwest Missouri State University this spring with a B.S. in Theatre Performance. Lindsay grew up participating in community theater around Lincoln and has experienced the great impact it can have on children of all ages. She has directed several productions at Northwest Missouri State University and has Assistant Directed alongside great directors at the Haymarket Theater in Lincoln and at Northwest. Lindsay just received an Honorable Mention from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for her participation in the Stage Director’s and Choreographer’s Directed Scene Audition. She is excited to be returning as an instructor with YAAL and can’t wait to have some fun!