Eastern Mennonite University

Ingrid De Sanctis currently works as an actor, director and playwright. She received an MFA in Acting from UNCG and has taught at Eastern Mennonite University, Clemson University, Bloomsburg University and presently teaches classes at James Madison University.

In addition to working in the academic setting, she worked as an associate director of drama at Willow Creek Community Church creating, performing, and directing drama and empowering churches across the world to incorporate the arts into their services. Ingrid continues to collaborate with Ted & Company, directing I’d Like to Buy an Enemy, What would Lloyd Do?, What’s so Funny about Money?, and Laughter and Lament. With Ted and Company she co-wrote and performs Excellent Trouble, a play about men and women in the Bible.

Continually drawn to work in theatre that responds to the needs of the culture, Ingrid served with AmeriCorps in Apopka, FL, using the arts for empowerment with young Hispanic students. She has received writing grants, allowing her to create edgy, challenging plays on such topics as refugees in the Balkans (Torba), survivors of violent crime (A Body in Motion), and stories of faith created with inner city youth (WhaChaGonnaDu?).

She is Artistic Director of Fifth Wall Productions, LLC, and a theatre artist seeking work that is transforming for the soul and spirit. Recently she produced, directed and wrote, Sarah and the Dinosaur, based on a former student’s remarkable and honest journey living with cancer.