Member Bios

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Jennifer Nagy Lake, Artistic Director

Ms. Nagy Lake is well known in Toledo’s theatre community, having performed locally with the University of Toledo, Toledo Repertoire, Actors Collaborative Toledo, Village Players and Croswell Opera House, among others. Prior to returning to Toledo several years ago, she performed around the US in tours, dinner theatres, and regional theatres. She appeared in several of GTC’s productions, including Exhibition, Hunting Cockroaches, The American Dream/The Sandbox, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, House of Vinyl, and Satanarium. Most recently for GTC, she directed and appeared in Assholes and Aureoles by local playwright Eric Pfeffinger.

Holly Monsos, Executive Director

Monsos is a Professor and Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Letters at UT. Prior to coming to Toledo, she worked as a cutter/draper at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, (Ashland, OR) Actor’s Theatre (Louisville, KY), and the San Francisco Opera among others. In addition to her costume design work for UT, she has designed costumes locally for the Toledo Symphony and the Toledo Rep (Toledo, OH), and further afield for such companies as Montana Repertory Theatre (Missoula, MT) and Ms. Un Seen Productions (Wellington, NZ). She has designed costumes for many of GTC’s productions, appeared onstage in House of Vinyl, Breathing Corpses and All’s Well and directed Betrayal and Circle Mirror Transformation.

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Edmund B. Lingan

Lingan co-wrote and appeared in House of Vinyl, wrote and directed Masks, and directed Hunting Cockroaches for the company. He also appeared as the Narrator in the Toledo Symphony Production of The Soldier's Tale in which Glacity participated. Elsewhere, he directed The Temptation of Christ, The Healing of the Blind Man, and The Woman Taken in Adultery (Poculi Ludique Societas Chester Cycle 2010 Festival, Toronto, Canada; 2010); Ectospasms (New York International Fringe Festival; Robert Moss Theatre; New York, New York; 2009); Pass the Butler (Toledo Repertoire Theatre; Toledo, Ohio; 2009); Dr. Faustus: Occult Remix (Baruch Performing Arts Center; New York, New York; 2006) and Family Idol (Bernie West Theatre; New York, New York; 2004) as well as several productions for UT including King Oedipus and Labyrinth. Lingan received his Ph.D. in Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and he is the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Toledo, where he also teaches courses in theatre studies and playwriting.

James S. Hill

James S. Hill is a scenic design member of the United Scenic Artists (USA), the professional union of all designers working in the entertainment design field.  He designed or coordinated sets, sound and often lighting for nearly every production for GTC, and has designed extensively in the Toledo area and nationally.  He recently retired as the Chair of the UT Department of Theatre and Film, where he designed and taught theatre design and technology.