STAFF

Hannah Joyce-Hoven (Producing Director)

 Hannah is happy to be working again at the William Inge Center where she worked from 2004-2012. Over the past five years, she has worked as a consultant and freelance producer on various projects for the William Inge Center. She currently serves as Director of Membership Programs at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, where she lives, and will continue to serve there as Director of one of the nation's largest playwriting education and resource centers in the US. During her initial stint at the Inge Center, Hannah was on the executive producing team, as the Director of Operations, for twelve Festivals honoring visionary American playwrights, co-producing over 40 new play development workshops with playwrights from across the country, and hosting hundreds of guest theater artists on the Center’s campus. Hannah is the ultimate playwright fangirl--In her almost two decades working in new play development, Hannah has helped to develop the new work of some the country’s finest playwrights, among them Caridad Svich, Alice Tuan, and E.M. Lewis. Originally from St. Louis, Hannah has worked and performed  with a number of theater companies throughout the midwest, including the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, St. Louis Shakespeare Company, and Prison Performing Arts. Her education/training includes: BA Wheaton College, Lincoln Center Education teaching artist certification, and Yoga teacher training. She is also an actor, singer, and yogi.

Bruce Peterson (Managing Director)

 Bruce began with the Inge Center in 2002, and worked many years as marketing and development associate prior to his appointment as Managing Director.  Bruce has aided growth of the Inge Center’s national stature and resource development, as reflected in national media coverage and numerous grant awards for support of the Inge Center’s artistic and educational programs. Prior to the Inge Center, Bruce worked as Casting Editor with Back Stage publications in New York City, the development office of the International House in Philadelphia, and as arts editor for daily newspapers in his native California. Early in his career, Bruce was editor at weekly newspapers in such picturesque towns as Virginia City, Nev., and the intriguingly named Weed, Calif.-- communities much smaller than even Independence. He holds a Master of Science degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University (Philadelphia) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting from San Francisco State University. 

Chuma Gault (Associate Producer)

Chuma is a Los Angeles based theater artist. In 2011 he first came to Independence as part of the original cast to develop EM Lewis' new play "Magellanica", a five-hour epic which staged its world premiere this season at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, OR. Chuma has been involved as a guest artist/director for the Beth Henley, Arthur Kopit, and William Inge tribute festivals. For the Inge 35th year celebration, he starred in the 50th anniversary production of "Where's Daddy?" by William Inge. Acting awards: Los Angeles Stage Raw Awards for "The Gun Show" by EM Lewis (Moving Arts) outstanding solo performance nomination (2015); LA WEEKLY Awards (Best Male Performance) nominee for "Freedom Summer" by Stephen Sachs (Fountain Theater), (Best Male Performance) "Tree" by Julie Hébert (Ensemble Studio Theatre - Los Angeles) which also garnered a LA Drama Critics Circle nomination for Best Male Performance.  Directing credits include: scenes from "Abundance" by Beth Henley for the 2017 Inge festival, 2018 Kilroy's List play "Hang Man" (workshop) by Stacy Osei-Kuffour, "Party Girls" by Tira Palmquist (Moving Arts' The Car Plays/Segerstrom Center for the Arts), "Phenom" by Charlayne Woodard (The Car Plays/La Jolla Playhouse), "The Guard Will Escort You to Ruff-Ruff" by Carole Real (Ensemble Studio Theatre - Los Angeles) Film credits: Chuma plays Nina Simone's husband Andrew in the Cynthia Mort-directed biopic "Nina". TV: Chuma recently starred in the drama "Game of Silence" (NBC)

Terri Barbera (Company Manager)

Terri has over 15 years of office administrative experience as well as several years of leadership and managerial experience. Terri held the Quality Manger position for four years and Educational Instructor position two years previous at Innovative Marketing Strategies. From 2004-2014, she played many roles at Cessna in Independence, including customer concierge, and smooth running of communications and logistics. Following her love for the Fine Arts, in July of 2014 Terri left Cessna to join the ICC Team. Terri is widely known in the community with performances at numerous productions, including at the William Inge Center for the Arts, Neewollah, ICC productions, and the Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival, to name a few.  Terri is also active behind-the-scenes, helping offstage at many events such as the Dancing with the Indy Stars and the new Astra Arts Festival. 

Meagan Moore (Office Manager)

Meagan is the Inge Center Office Manager. She is a former ICC Theater student who went on to graduate from Pittsburg State University with a BA in Psychology and minor in Communication. Meagan is originally from Wichita, KS and transplanted to Independence to attend ICC on a full Theater scholarship in 2004. She was featured as “Annie Oakley” in Annie Get Your Gun and Lady Macbeth in A Macbeth while attending ICC. Meagan is a rural Cherryvale resident who has participated in many productions at the college as well as on the Neewollah stage over the years, such Marion in Music Man, and Ida in Honk!, Ariel in The Little Mermaid, as well as having been cast as the title role in Mary Poppins for Neewollah 2017. She is thankful for support from her loved ones, including husband, Alex, and daughter, Evie. 

To reach the Inge Center offices: 620-332-5491 or info@ingecenter.org