Pendemer Productions is a community theater serving the whole Greater Pittsburgh, PA area. Owners Chuck Penick and Ellen Ulmer, both of whom have wanted to open their own theater company for a few years now, have honed their vision and established Pendemer's roots at The Lamp Theater in Irwin, PA. In October 2016, Pendemer will open with a preview show at the Ramada in Greensburg, PA! Keep looking for more details!
CHUCK PENICK (Artistic Director) has been directing and acting in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas for the past twenty-five years. McKeesport Little Theater, Apple Hill Playhouse, Little Lake Theatre, Greensburg Civic Theatre and The Pittsburgh Savoyards are a few of the venues where he has directed and/or performed. Chuck holds an M.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and was the co-founder and Artistic Director of Acorn Productions from 1993 - 1999. He has been the Education Director for the Heritage Players for the past three years, as well as teaching the Acting for Adults classes. Chuck is the recipient of three Best Director awards, including the prestigious Donna Award for “Man Woman Hombre Mujer” at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.
ELLEN ULMER (Executive Director) received her BS degree in theater performance from Emerson College in Boston, MA. Community Theater credits include acting in and/or stage managing various productions with Stage 62, McKeesport Little Theater, Heritage Players, Thoreau, NM, and The New Works Festival. Ellen's business experience comes from observing her family's business growing up, working for 16 years as an administrative assistant for various marketing and non profit companies, and working in private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
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