About Us

Our Mission:

We are an inclusive non-profit theatre company committed to (1) creating a performance space for local artists, (2) providing opportunities for local actors & technicians, (3) offering quality entertainment to the community, & (4) promoting the education of the cultural arts in the region.  
#2 Providing Opportunities
Southern Indiana has some of the most highly-celebrated K-12 arts programs in the country, yet there are very few opportunities for adults in SoIN to continue following their passions.
#3 Offering Entertainment
Theatreworks provides a full season of plays, musicals, & cabarets.  In addition, other groups use the spaces for their own artistic offerings.
#1 Creating a Performance Space
#4 Promoting Arts Ed.
Theatreworks has two spaces available for use by the community for artistic and professional endeavors.  We welcome local theatre groups, companies, community organizations, or private individuals to use the space as well.  FInd out more soon.
Theatreworks will offer a variety of classes (acting, singing, dancing, art, etc.) throughout the year.  We are especially committed to providing opportunities for kids in low-income parts of our community.
Meet The Team
Having worked in theatre for almost five decades, Chris has directed, designed or acted in four hundred plus productions during his career. He holds degrees in theatre from Indiana University and Northwood Institute, Performing Arts Division. His involvement in educational theatre spanned 39 years beginning with his teaching career at West Washington H.S., followed by Silver Creek H.S. and retiring from many years as Director of Theatre Arts at Floyd Central H.S. He was founder and artistic director of the popular Spring Mill Theatre for the Indiana State Parks System for a fourteen year run and has directed productions for a variety of community theatres as well as directing several shows featured at The International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska and four shows representing Indiana at The Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival. He is proud to have former students working in all areas of the performing arts from Broadway to L.A. and throughout the world. Awards include The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award; The Founder’s Award and Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame Honors; Arts Council of Southern Indiana Arts Advocate Award; WHAS ExCel Award, and I.U. Armstrong Teacher Educator Honors, among others.
Chris Bundy
Artistic Director
Dr. Jason Roseberry is the former Co-Artistic Director of the Kandel Theatre Company, an alumni of the Actors Theatre of Louisville Acting Apprentice program, and a past director at Silver Creek High School. Some of his favorite roles have included: Lord Willougby in “Richard II” at Shakespeare in the Parking Lot (NYC), Captain Corcoran in “HMS Pinafore” (Ball State University), Oberon in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Kandel Theatre, Claudio in “Much Ado About Nothing” (BSU), Pippin in “Pippin” (BSU), Archibald in “The Secret Garden” with Kandel, among others. Jason is also a playwright and lyricist. Some of his produced plays and musicals include: “Burke and Hare”, and “E.A. Poe, Into the Mind of Madness” both at (Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival),”The Red Room” Off-Broadway, Louisville Repertory Company, (Humana Festival/Heideman Award Finalist), “The Invisible Man” (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), “Finders Keepers” (OOB-Expanded Arts, Kitchen Sink Festival Winner), “Freshman Year” (Ball State University), and “Romeo & Rosaline” (SCHS, Indiana Thespian Festival). Jason is currently the Chief Innovation Officer for Five-Star Technology Solutions, an educational technology company.
Dr. Jason Roseberry
Executive Director
TheatreWorks Board
George was born in Louisville, Kentucky and grew up in Sellersburg, Indiana and is a graduate of Silver Creek H.S. (1996), Ball State University (1999) and Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas (2003). George’s love for the arts, theatre and music in particular, began in high school and has only increased over the years. He is a member of the Floyd County Bar Association. George is currently a trial attorney with the law firm of Schad & Schad, P.C. In his spare time, he dotes on his two year old daughter, enjoys traveling, history, photography and works on his 113 year old home in New Albany.
George Budd
Board Member
Emily is a graduate of Floyd Central High School and from Webster Conservatory in St. Louis where she received a BFA degree in Musical Theatre, while simultaneously getting a BA in Business Management with a minor in Marketing from Webster University.

After college, Emily embraced her theatre degree and became a company member at Galveston Island Outdoor Musicals and Theatre Under the Stars, in Houston, TX.  She performed with them and other companies around the country for over six years and out of the country in Aruba.  During that time Emily also had the opportunity to work on the administration/production side as the Company Manager, Choreographer, Casting Director, Stage Manager, and Assistant Director on various productions.  During this time, Emily also began her career in voice-overs with ADV films and commercial work.  She was also one of the first staff members/teachers of an early education music class called Fundamentally Music, which has now grown Texas-wide.

Before moving back to Southern Indiana in 2009, Emily had other opportunities in event management, fundraising, and public relations with Houston-based companies; Vollmer PR, Shelton & Caudle (on contract with NASA), The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, and City Kitchen Catering.  Since returning home she was hired as the Development Director at St. Francis Schools in Kentucky, however, since 2015, she was thrilled to have landed at the American Red Cross as their Senior Major Gift Officer for the Southern Indiana and Kentucky Region.  This past year, Emily was also offered the position of  CELEBRATION choir director at St. Marks UCC in New Albany and was named to the Grants Committee of the Horseshoe Foundation of Southern Indiana.

Emily is blessed with three children; Caroline (7th grade), Catherine (5th grade), and Alexander (2nd Grade). 
Emily Carter Essex 
Board Member
Bette Weber Flock’s dance involvement spans more than sixty years. She in honored to be an inductee into the New Albany High School Hall of Fame. She received the Life Time Achievement Award from the Southern Indiana Arts Council as well as the Arts Advocate Award for her work with the youth of the community. She was an artistic member and soloist with the Louisville Ballet Company from 1953 to 1965, and has performed with such notables as Mia Slavenska and Prima Ballerina Assoluta, Alexandra Danilova. She has had a lengthy career as a choreographer for New Albany, Floyd Central and Providence High Schools, along with many other organizations such as Actors Theatre, Music Theatre of Louisville and community theatre. She is the Director of The Weber School of Dance and has had the pleasure of seeing many of her students working professionally in dance and theatre. Ms. Flock has the honor of having choreographed sixteen shows presented at the prestigious International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as choreographing three shows presented at the prestigious International Thespian Festival, in Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as choreographing three shows presented at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Two of the shows presented for Music Theatre of Louisville Rising Star performance, “Crazy for You” and “Seussical” were choreographed by Ms. Flock. Bette has received awards for outstanding service and choreography for New Albany High School and Floyd Central High School theatres.
Bette Weber Flock
Board Member
Amy Harpenau is the current Producing Director of Theatre Arts at New Albany High School. A graduate of Ball State University, Amy holds a BFA in Musical Theatre and Dance and has returned to Floyds Knobs from living and working as an actor and choreographer in NYC. A 2007, Floyd Central High School graduate, Amy has performed, directed, and choreographed throughout the Midwest with numerous companies including 3 seasons with The Barn Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, Music Theatre of Louisville, Derby Dinner Playhouse, The Round Barn Theatre, Kandel Theatre Company, and The Duplex in NYC. Amy has been seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and 5 times at International Thespian Festival, including her performance in the National Cast production of Thoroughly Modern Millie as Miss Flannery. A former member of Actors' Equity Association, Amy’s favorite credit was starring as The Lady of the Lake in Monty Python's Spamalot. Most recent acting credits include 42nd Street and Pump Boys and Dinettes with TheatreWorks' first season in 2016. Amy has guest directed Pride and Prejudice for Floyd Central Theatre Arts and choreographed the award winning 2013-2014 Providence High School Singers. Having choreographed and directed over 20 shows in the last three years, Amy was also a part of New Albany RiverStage Productions' inaugural summer season in July of 2014 as Director and Choreographer of Seussical the Musical. She is thrilled to be continuing with TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana for its second season as a Board Member. 
Amy Harpenau
Board Member
Vicki has been the theatre assistant and costumer for Floyd Central High School for the past fifteen plus years. Her love of theatre started with her high school experience at Floyd Central when it first opened. Her involvement with costuming began when her oldest son was a workhouse boy in “Oliver in 1990 and she’s loved it ever since. When the costume/wardrobe manager became available at Floyd Central H.S., Vicki was honored to be asked to take the position. Since her tenure, literally hundreds, if not thousands of costumes have been designed, constructed and added to the F.C. wardrobe collection. She has traveled with Floyd Central to the International Thespian Festival several times and had the honor to help represent Indiana at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is also secretary of the Floyd Central Alumni Association, volunteers for her church and has six grandchildren all under the age of two! Needless to say, life is busy for her but theatre is her passion and creative outlet. Vicki commented, “Although my pride and passion is creating wonderful costumes, nothing can compare to watching the young actors faces when they put on those costumes and transform. It is a privilege to be part of such a wonderful program.”
Vicki Hays
Board Member
Jason was born and raised in Washington County, Indiana and resides in Salem with his wife, Sesley and his two daughters. As a local State Farm Agent, Jason is very involved in the community. He currently serves as a board member of the Salem Rotary Club, Washington County Family YMCA, the Washington County Extension Board and Washington County Sherriff’s Merit Board. He is also a proud sponsor of local organizations such as The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Washington County Community Foundation, several sports and 4-H clubs. His passion for theatre and the arts has taken him around the world to places like New Delhi, Paris, London, Los Angeles and New York.
Jason Wade
Board Member
Seavor is a Mitchell, Indiana native and a recent graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts High School Drama Program (2014) and is now a full time student at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre.  Roach has been seen in several productions both locally and around the Midwest. Some of his favorites include; Teacher in The Baker's WIfe (Roosevelt University), Henry Harry in Brilliant Traces (UNCSA) Justin Waverly in Dearly Beloved and Christmas Belles (The Little Theatre of Bedford), and The Narrator/Emmy in a new and original musical: If Seasons Change (Limestone Persimmon Theatre Company)  Seavor was the Founder and Artistic Director of The Limestone Persimmon Theatre Company at the Mitchell Opera House. He is very excited to be a part of this new theatrical endeavor.
Seavor Michael Roach
Board Member
Hannegan is the theatre director at Community Montessori. She has a degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Ball State and finds theatre to be one of life’s greatest creative outlets. When she is not singing show tunes, she is busy with her work as vice-president of Southern Indiana Equality. Hannegan is thrilled to serve on the board of TheatreWorks and looks forward to making more great theatre in the community this summer and fall. Hannegan lives with her husband, Jason, her three sons, and her three tiny dogs in a historic home in downtown New Albany.
Hannegan Roseberry
Board Member
Bonny is the founder of the Greater Louisville Jane Austen Society and the Jane Austen Festival, both located at Locust Grove as well as serving as Marketing Coordinator for Locust Grove, a historic 1790’s museum in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a graduate of Indiana University as well as receiving a Culinary Degree from Jefferson Community College. She has also been the publicist for the Floyd Central Theatre Department since 2004, is a true performing arts supporter and enthusiast and resides in Floyds Knobs, Indiana.
Bonny Wise
Board Member
Zachary is a 2012 graduate of Floyd Central High School where he was actively in the success of the theatre program and is honored to be a part of this new and exciting project. Some of his favorite shows at F.C. included “A Christmas Carol”, “Teahouse of the August Moon”, and “The Last Five Years” to name a few. He also appeared in shows at The International Thespian Festival and at The International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was presented the Director’s Award and the Clay Wrege Memorial Scholarship his senior year. He is proud to be an Eagle Scout and an International Honor Thespian with the International Thespian Society.
After graduation, Zach attended The University of South Dakota for Musical Theatre and returned home to continue his theatre studies at Indiana University Southeast. His favorite college shows included “Brigadoon”, “Damn Yankees”, and “Angels in America”. Most recently Zach was seen as Chris in “All My Sons” at Clarksville Little Theatre and in the title role of “The Elephant Man” with Stage on Spring. He has also performed with Pandora Productions, The Black Hills Playhouse, and Stage One. Zachary is represented by Heyman Talent, Louisville.
Zachary Hebert
Board Member
Robbie Steiner is the Director of Theatre Arts at Floyd Central High School.  Under his direction, Floyd Central was named “Best Theatre School in the Midwest” by Stage Directions Magazine and was invited to present their production of 42ND STREET at the International Thespian Festival.  Robbie graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington in 2011, where he received a bachelor's degree in Theatre and English as well as a certification in Theatre Education.  A native of southern Indiana, Mr. Steiner began working in the professional theatre industry at age 10.   He has performed locally with Music Theatre Louisville, Derby Dinner Playhouse, Stage One, The Kentucky Opera, and IUS Theatre as well as across the country with IU's acclaimed "Singing Hoosiers."  Robbie has studied under Murray McGibbon, one of South Africa's premiere directors, and worked closely with former Director of Theatre Arts, Chris Bundy, for two years before assuming his current title upon Mr. Bundy's retirement.  He currently serves on the Teacher Advisory Committee at Actors Theatre of Louisville.  In addition to his love for the arts, Steiner is an outdoor enthusiast, having worked extensively at Camp Rancho Framasa in Brown County, Indiana as well as having completed a number of long-distance endurance races, including the Louisville Ironman
Robbie Steiner
Board Member