Drake fell in love with theatre at a very young age. However, he did not discover his love for children’s theatre and teaching until the winter 2015, when he was the stage manager for his first children's theatre production. After this, Drake quickly surrounded himself in the world of children's theatre, in the rolls of choreographer, assistant director, director, designer, and, most importantly, teacher. He co-lead the summer program at the South Bend Civic theatre in 2016 with Clare Costello. He has taught and inspired children of all ages, wrote plays for his students, and is creating fine arts programs within the school corporation.
Clare has had a passion for fine arts ever since she hit the stage for the first time at age 6! Over the past 3 years, she has been a teacher in the South Bend theatre community, leading summer camp programs, writing shows for her students, and helping them be the best performers and people they can be. Clare has lead the summer camp programs at the South Bend Civic Theatre since 2015. She has taught many different classes ranging from Kindergarten to 12th grade. She has also been a part of many theatrical productions as an actor, director, assistant director, assistant stage manager, music director, and much more!