staff Bios

AMANDA WINES

Amanda is trained in movement and equipment, and is the Tigerettes Coach for Lebanon High School. For several years Amanda has taught the Sparklers program for interested young flag and pom dancers. Her children love being in the Arts as much as she does!

Amanda is excited to be a part of Black Box and enjoys her roll as the Move and Groove and Jr. Chorus instructor. She would like to thank all the parents and students who call Black Box home!

Brandy DeVol-Moss got her start in the entertainment industry by helping manage her daughter's career as an up-and-coming child actor and variety/circus performer. In helping her daughter navigate the "showbiz" waters, Brandy realized that she also had talents to share. This led to becoming a producer with Team Dharma Productions, where the team has made several award winning films.

Brandy has a love of independent film, circus, and especially clowning. It is important to her to share her passion for these not so traditional art forms with the next generation.

emily wolfgang

Artistic Director
emily@blackboxtheatreco.com

Emily grew up in Lebanon, IN. She followed her dream to be in show business by attending UC Santa Barbara as a film major. Transferring to Indiana University gave her the opportunity to be classically trained as an actor and receive a degree in Education, with masters courses in English Lit, Journalism, and Shakespeare. After a stint with ComedySportz Indianapolis, she continued her pursuit of the Arts by enrolling in The Second City’s 2 year Conservatory program for Improvisational Comedy.

Teacher by day and actor by night, she lived her dreams in Chicago for four years. During which time she acted in and choreographed for shows in the improv circuit as well as the schools. In August of 1999, she turned her focus toward full time teaching and happily landed in Arizona where she shared her knowledge and passion for the Arts, including dance, drama, comedy, cheer, basic music, and winter guard. Focusing on family brought a change.

She now is back in Indiana, raising her children with husband Andy. Emily is happy her path has turned full circle and is able to pay forward the love of dance and acting to the community that gave her her start. She was honored to continue her work with young people and upon returning to the community has directed a countless array of programs and productions over the last 15 years.

Currently Emily teaches Language Arts, Fine Arts, and Journalism for the Lebanon Community School Corporation while also serving as Black Box's Artistic Director. For Emily, the creation of Black Box is the perfect combination of her loves and talents. She couldn’t be more thrilled to have a space where love, laughter, and learning can be shared with her students and the community.

Evan Wolfgang

Evan Wolfgang is a recent graduate of Lebanon High School pursuing a BFA at the University of Connecticut as an Acting Major. He has been affiliated with the Black Box Theatre Company since he was in kindergarten.


Once in high school, Evan taught classes and camps and has worked as an assistant and teacher on several Black Box productions. Outside of teaching, he has participated in school, youth, and community theatre around the Indianapolis area. Some of his notable roles include: Prospero in The Tempest, Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan in Peter Pan, and Garry/Roger in Noises Off.


Other leadership experiences in theatre include being the student director on several Lebanon High School shows and captain of the Lebanon High School ComedySportz team. Currently Evan is a member of the Night Club at Night Club Club Improv Troupe and is a creative lead of Jump the Creek Productions.

katie walters

Katie was raised in Versailles, IN, but currently resides in Clermont with her husband, Joel, her son, Lincoln, and her two fat cats, Jude and Charlie. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a BA in Music Education, licensed in Choral and General Music. She was also named as Future Music Educator of the Year for the State of Indiana, a title only awarded to 4 students that year. Katie comes from a long line of educators and music lovers. She began her career with the Lebanon Community School Corporation in 2016 teaching K-5 General Music at Central and Perry-Worth Elementaries. In the Fall of 2021, she became full-time at Perry-Worth Elementary.


Her first year, a student came up and told her about Black Box Theatre Company and asked her to come watch him in The Lion King, Jr. that summer. After seeing the show, Katie knew she wanted to become involved! She started working at Black Box in the summer of 2018 and has loved every moment spent with the students and staff! The constant creativity and camaraderie has been inspiring and has led her to teach a variety of classes including swing dance, private ukulele lessons, private voice lessons, arts camp, musical theatre camp, once upon a stage, and more. Katie hopes everyone gets a chance to come experience the Black Box magic!

kelley johnson

Director of Operations and Enrichment

kelley@blackboxtheatreco.com

Kelley hails from New Baden, IL, but she currently lives in Lebanon with her boyfriend and two cats. She graduated from Ball State University with a BA in Theatrical Studies, and she is attending again to pursue her MA in Education. She has always loved music and theatre; some of her more notable stage roles include Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), and Little Red (Into the Woods).

Upon arriving at Ball State University after graduating high school, she discovered her passion for film acting, and she spent Summer 2015 in Ireland under contract with BSU and SONY to act in two short films to test their new line of 4K cameras. Her professional credits also include live entertainment at Cedar Point for their HalloWeekends event in 2016. Kelley has further experience with casting and talent management, as this was her original focus when obtaining her undergraduate degree. She has sat in on several college auditions and helped cast shows at Ball State University and Northside Middle School.

Kelley plans on bringing a variety of classes and workshops to Black Box. Some of her favorites include audition technique, dialect, stage combat, and private voice lessons.

reagan davis

Reagan grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School in 2018. Her senior year she began assistant teaching at Black Box Theatre Company and so sprung her love for teaching. After graduating from high school, Reagan started her career in teaching at Little Angels LLC and about a year later took over the roll as Assistant Coach of the LMS Cubbettes.

All four years of high school Reagan was a member of the LHS Tigerettes. Her senior year Amanda Wines offered her a position to help assist a junior class at Black Box. Ever since then she has been teaching at Black Box and has loved every minute of it. In March of 2019 Amanda came to Reagan about assistant coaching the LMS Cubbettes and being a Tigerette Alumni, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

Reagan taught at Little Angels LLC for about three years. While working there she earned her Child Development Associate Credential in December of 2020. Soon after, in May of 2021, she began an exciting, new journey at IGH Steel Fabrication. She is now the receiver at IGH, is training in shipping, and is excited to learn a multitude of skills there.

Black Box has helped shape Reagan into a teacher she never knew she could be. Black Box allows students to express themselves in ways they were not able to before and it has been a wonderful experience for Reagan working with this program. Teaching is her passion and she’s so grateful she gets to work with so many students and teachers. They have truly changed her life.