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Meet the Team

Who We Are

Gloria Minnich

Gloria Minnich

Founder - Director - Performer

Gloria Minnich (director and performer) is a local drama and dance teacher, actor, director, and founder of Kitchen Sink Theatre.  Her students range in age from three to senior citizens. She teaches both students that are considered neurotypical and neurodivergent.  


She is very involved with the local theatre community and has acted in many productions.  She has appeared in several local commercials and a short film.   She was recently seen in One Christmas Eve at Evergreen Mall at Arena Dinner Theatre.  Other recent shows at Arena include The Ladies Man and Into the Breeches (Best Actress in a Leading Role of a Play Award). Directing credits include A Delightful QuarantineSilent Sky, Brief Encounter (Best Director Award), Failure: A Love Story (Best Director Award), Peter and the Starcatcher, and Salt and Pepper.


Gloria has trained in the Hunter Heartbeat Method, which uses Shakespeare to help those on the autism spectrum develop communication skills.  In addition to Shakespeare, she has studied dance, puppetry, storytelling, Commedia dell ‘Arte, and sensory theatre.  She has trained internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre of England, Gyre and Gimble, Drama Resource, Little Angel Theatre, Bamboozle, and Oily Cart, where she created theatre pieces for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities. In the summer of 2023, she was the only American in a group of twelve people from eight countries around the world, that created sensory theatre pieces with Bamboozle Theatre in residence at Curve Theatre, Leicester, England.  They performed two sensory theatre pieces for a group of children on the autism spectrum and a group with profound and multiple learning disabilities.  In 2019 she was awarded the Arts United Margaret Ann Keegan Award for Arts Education.

Maddie Miller

Performer

Maddie Miller (performer) has worked supporting artists with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities since 2015. She has been a teaching artist at the University of Saint Francis Jesters Program for 10 years, specializing in facilitating dance, visual art and improvisation. The Jesters Program is an intergenerational, multi-disciplinary performing arts program for people with mild to severe intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD).  Maddie has also worked as an Elementary Classroom Assistant with Alyssum Montessori School. Maddie is a painter, dancer, and performance artist. She frequently performs and does continuing education classes with the Fort Wayne Dance Collective. Maddie loves to observe and offer behavior support to help individuals feel accepted and best utilize their strengths. Maddie has lived-experience as a person with Autism and multiple disabilities. This helps her connect and better empathize with the experiences of her students. 

Maddie Miller
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Aaron Mann

Aaron Mann

Musician & Performer

Aaron Mann (performer and musician) is a graduate of PFW (Theatre) and USF (M.S. Education) and works as a behavioral consultant.  He is active in regional theatre productions and was most recently seen as Father in Ragtime.  Aaron was also in Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation’s (IMTF) Next to Normal as Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden, Civic Theatre’s I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change! and Arena’s Tick, Tick, Boom! (Michael).  Local roles include: Wedding Singer (Glen Guglia), American Idiot (Saint Jimmy), and Noises Off (Lloyd Dallas). Performed in North Carolina to California, favorite roles: Annie (Oliver Warbucks), Company (Bobby), Avenue Q (Princeton), MacBeth (MacBeth), and South Pacific (Emile De Becque).

Sean Findley

Performer

Sean Findley (performer) spent his years at Purdue University Fort Wayne acting, stage managing, and occasionally directing, before graduating with his BA in Theatre in 2023. He has experience working on productions for various ages from Snoopy: The Musical to The Laramie Project, as well as devised theatre, and dance productions. Having conducted academic research on the relationship between storytelling and wellbeing, and taken a college course on creative wellness techniques, Sean is keenly aware of the lengths that theatre of all kinds can reach. He believes that there's a theatrical experience for everybody, and that said experiences are what drive a community forward.

Sean Findley
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Reuben Albaugh

Reuben Albaugh

Costume Designer

Reuben Albaugh (costume designer) has acted, directed, designed, and stage-managed at IPFW, First Presbyterian Theatre, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, and Arena Dinner Theatre. Some of his acting credits include Rumors, Corpus Christie, You Can’t Take it with You, Seussical the Musical, Once Upon a Mattress, The Tempest, and Eurydice. His directing credits include Sylvia, Dashing Through The Snow, Christmas Belles, Four Old Broads, She Loves Me, Stepping Out, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Little Shop of Horrors. Reuben is a 2004 graduate of the IPFW Department of Theatre and is currently the Box Office Manager for the ArtsTix Community Box Office.

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