Gary Lewis, Inspire Performance Director
O riginally from Denver, Gary's training in and passion for the dramatic arts began in high school and played a key role in who he
He joined the National Thespian Society and has directed drama in several community churches.
believes the arts go past the defenses the intellect can raise and affect the heart, changing the way one looks at life.
goal for the last twenty years has been to touch hearts through drama.
directed several productions for Fellowship Community Theatre; a legacy of over twenty shows including Fiddler On
The Roof, Godspell, The Music Man, and The Sound of Music.
has collaborated with Jeff Smith, actor and published playwright.
Gary graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
brings compassion, energy and inspiration to all of the performances he
is a person of integrity and genuine, heart-felt faith.
family is the love of his
life and he
balances professionalism with encouragement, using gentle truth in order to edify people around him.
loves the rehearsal process as a way to develop very special relationships with everyone involved.
Working with actors to help them discover their characters and how they fit within the play structure is very rewarding for Gary
does not believe in telling them how to play a character, but instead he
coaches, mentors and challenges them to discover the characters for themselves.
view, all individuals in a production are valuable so he
tries to pass this view onto participants.
According to Gary
, the performances are the frosting on the cake because when it's show time, he
feels proud of each person's growth.