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Greg LeGaultGreg LeGault

Greg LeGault is Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatre at Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS. He received a B.A. in Theatre-Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, an M.A. in Theatre History and Criticism from Ohio University–Athens, and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In 1999, he received SIUC’s Christian H. Moe Playwriting Award for Best Short Play; in 1998, he and playwriting partner Mike Speller shared the Council for Wisconsin Writers’ Dale Wasserman Drama Award. LeGault's plays have been produced at SIUC, the University of Wisconsin-Marinette’s Theatre on the Bay, Bethany College, the Orlando Fringe Festival, Strawdog Theatre in Chicago, and the Cleveland Women's Theatre Project. He lives in Emporia, Kansas, with his wife Susie, daughter Emma, and a precocious beagle named Jacob.

Michael Speller

A skilled improviser, an experienced storyteller and actor, and a playwright, Michael Speller has for the past 25 years performed on stage and on camera all over the United States, including Nickelodeon TV, Walt Disney World in Florida, and in theatres in and around Chicago. His plays have been performed at the Orlando Fringe Festival, Strawdog Theatre in Chicago, Bethany College (Kansas), and at the University of Wisconsin-Marinette. Mike holds a teaching degree in Speech and Theatre from Winona (Minnesota) State University. He lives in Crest Hill, IL, and works for the State of Illinois.

In the Wake

In the Wake takes a unique look a six women affected by history’s “winners”. Traveling through the past millennium you meet, among others, the spouse of an emperor, the friend of an assassin, and the daughter of a martyr. These women had real lives subject to and molded by the powerful changes taking place in the world around them—a world dominated by men. It is a work of fiction that is not intended to deny these women their accomplishments nor to distort the truth, but merely to “read between the lines” of history books, fill in the gaps, and, most of all, pay tribute to these and so many other females traditionally left in the wake of their male counterparts.