Director Catherine McNeela is a professor of performing arts at Elon University, where she teaches voice and music theatre. As an actor, Catherine is a member of Actor's Equity Association, and has performed professionally throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe in more than 100 plays, musicals and operas.

Catherine played Amanda in our production of "The Glass Menagerie," and has played such diverse roles as Lizzie in "The Rainmaker," Kate in "Kiss Me Kate," Meg in "Crimes of the Heart," and Cecily and Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Ernest."

Catherine holds degrees from the College of Wooster and the University of Michigan, and was a charter member of the Music Theatre Program at the School of Fine Arts in Banff, Canada. Her acting and voice teachers include Austin Pendelton, Clyde Vinson and Kristin Linklater.

At Elon, Catherine has directed "How to Succeed?," "The Secret Garden," "Crazy for You," "Children of Eden," "The Pirates of Penzance," "Anything Goes!", "Into the Woods," "Quilters," "Guys & Dolls," "Working" and "Grand Night for Singing."