J E R Friedenberg “Jerf” (BA Wake Forest University, MFA Carnegie Mellon University) Director of Theatre and Associate Teaching Professor at Wake Forest University where he has taught for over 25 years including courses in producing & directing, theatre management, and stage management. Jerf’s background is in scenic and lighting design, technical production, directing, and producing. He has served on the boards of several theatre and arts organizations, most recently focusing on the admissions and recruiting process in education and has lead workshops and panels on this topic for various groups. He is a director, producer, KC/ACTF Respondent, and Adjudicator for State and Thespian organizations for design, stage management, marketing, and 1-act events and organizes the college and graduate school auditions for the Southeastern Theatre Conference. He is the North Carolina representative to SETC and serves on the NC-EDTA Governing Board.