Ingrid De Sanctis
Ingrid De Sanctis currently teaches playwriting and acting at James Madison University. In her spare time she continues to work as an actor, director and playwright and loves working with Ted Swartz whenever possible. Since receiving her MFA in Acting from UNCG, she has taught full time at Eastern Mennonite University, Clemson University and Bloomsburg University.
She has received writing grants, allowing her to create edgy, challenging plays on such topics as refugees in the Balkans (Torba), survivors of violent crime (A Body in Motion), and stories of faith created with inner city youth (WhaChaGonnaDu?). Most recently she produced, directed and wrote, Sarah and the Dinosaur, based on a former student’s journey living with cancer.
She worked as an associate director of drama at Willow Creek Community Church creating, performing, and directing drama and empowering churches across the world to incorporate the arts into their services. Ingrid continues to collaborate with Ted & Company directing and acting with Ted Swartz.
Prior to pursuing theatre, Ingrid received her bachelor of social work, which has influenced her vision of theatre as a life changing force. Currently she lives in amazement and gratitude that after a lifetime of singlehood she now lives with the best man she knows, her husband John Hall, her step son Jake and her dog Shanley and two cats Bravo and Encore in Harrisonburg, VA. For more information on Ingrid’s work/blog visit ingridesanctis.com