Teaching Artists

Peter Bisgaier

Peter Bisgaier has over twenty years of teaching experience in acting, playwriting, and film making where he loves helping children as young as age six tap into their own creativity.  He has worked for Young Audiences of New Jersey, the West Windsor Arts Center, Horse Cave Theater, Unscripted Productions, and others. As an actor, director, writer, and producer himself, Peter has worked on hundreds of productions.  He is the Co-Founding Producing Artistic Director of Pegasus Theatre Company.

Chrissy Johnson is a professional actor originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from James Madison University with a concentration in Theatre Education and studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City with a concentration in Shakespearean Study. She has worked as an actor, teacher, director, choreographer, and designer with various companies in Virginia, New Jersey, New York, and New Hampshire. She previously worked as a teaching artist with theatres in the Washington, D.C. area. Chrissy is co-founder of Recess Theatre and is Associate Managing Director for Pegasus Theatre Company. 

Chrissy Johnson

 

Christina Kosyla

Christina Kosyla is a performer, director, and teaching artist based in New Jersey. Her work has been seen in diverse venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland, and McCarter Theatre in Princeton, N.J. Christina teaches, directs, and choreographs at Stuart Country Day School in Princeton, where she works with ages 4 - 18. She is a proud graduate of Drew University (B.A. Theatre Arts) and New York University (M.A. Educational Theatre). 

 

Jonathan A. Martin

Jonathan A. Martin is a professional actor and director born and raised in East Windsor, NJ. He received his B.A. in Theatre from James Madison University. He has directed shows in New Jersey, Virginia, and New York City, including Peter and the Starcatcher, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Avenue Q, The Yellow Boat, and the NYC premiere of The Empty Chair. He is the co-founder of a HTiP, and also co-founder and Artistic Director of Recess Theatre. As an actor, Jonathan has toured with the Hampstead Stage Company performing in 10 states across the U.S. He also has performed in New York City and across New Jersey with various companies. Jonathan teaches Theater at Princeton Day School by day, and also works as Artistic Associate for Pegasus Theatre Company. 

 

Micki Kaplan McMillan

Micki Kaplan McMillan has been acting, directing, and teaching theatre for more than twenty years.  She began her teaching career as the Head of Theatre Arts at chARTer Tech High School for the Performing Arts in Somers Point, NJ.  For the past twelve years, she taught various theatre classes ranging from Acting I to Playwriting, as well as producing and directing plays such as Noises Off, The Diviners, All My Sons, and Radium Girls at Blair Academy, a premier, independent, secondary school in Northwest New Jersey.  She holds an BA in English with a Theatre minor from Lafayette College, and an MA in English with a Theatre concentration from Middlebury College.

 
 

Sarah Stryker

Sarah Stryker is completing her Masters of Theatre at Villanova University where she is a set assistant. She has the great joy of building stages and performing on them. Sarah earned her Bachelors of Philosophy and Bachelors of Fine Art from The College of New Jersey in 2012, where she earned the Frank Erath award for fostering theatre in the student community. She trained at Stella Adler School of Acting (NYC, 2012), and Dell’Arte International (CA, 2014.) She cut her teeth locally with Shakespeare ’70, and now performs professionally with such companies as Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Revolution Shakespeare, and New Jersey’s own Pegasus Theatre Company. After completing her Masters, Sarah will continue her work with movement and Shakespeare, both professionally and academically. 

Jennifer Nasta Zefutie

Jennifer Nasta Zefutie is an actor, director, producer, and teaching artist with over 20 years of experience.  She began her career teaching at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, NJ where she revamped the drama department by drafting new curriculum and implementing programming that led to the tripling of the department's budget.  For the last ten years, Jennifer has focused on working with business professionals, sales professionals, and lawyers in applying theatre skills and techniques to business and legal practices.  Jennifer holds a BA in English Literature and Drama from Lafayette College and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law.  She is an alumna of The National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT and has also studied internationally at the Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow, Russia. 

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