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President Joan Schaeffer is a former first and fourth grade teacher, who also spent several years in corporate sales before turning her energies toward theatre.

She has performed in theatres throughout the greater Chicago area, as well as in numerous industrial films and commercials.

Joan began HPC in 1990 as a way of merging her love of teaching and theatre while also addressing the need for character education in our youth.

She is the mother of two wonderful children and the author of all of HPC's productions.


**Each year, HPC donates a portion of our profits to UNICEF, to help support the world’s most vulnerable children.**

Director Ron Wachholtz has been involved in theatre since age twelve.

Prior to his work with HPC, he was artistic director at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN, and managing director of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise, ID.

Ron holds degrees in both theatre and television and has directed over 60 plays around the country, including New York City. Ron is also responsible for costume design as well as sound and slide production for HPC.





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