Associate Director - Set Design and Lighting
Patrick studied scenic and lighting design at Webster University and dramatic literature at Washington University. He currently teaches Theatre, Design and Architecture at Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School, and was an artist-in-residence at Washington University for the 2006-2007 school year, teaching scenic design for the Performing Arts Department. He has served as resident scenic/lighting designer for ITP in Chicago and for City Players, the Orthwein Theatre Company, ShatterMask, Actor's Rennaissance Theatre, St. Louis Shakespeare, and Upstream Theater in St. Louis. He has also designed scenery and lighting for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Muny 1st Stage, Fontbonne University and Washington University Opera.
For STLAS Wayne has directed Three Tall Women by Edward Albee, Ivanov by Anton Chekov, Art by Yasmina Reza, Closer by Patrick Marber, and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia by Edward Albee. He is a former artistic director of the Theatre Project Company, The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan, Illinois, and the Imaginary Theatre Company – then, the touring arm of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, as well as being artist in residence at the University of Nebraska and a guest artist at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and the University of Missouri/St. Louis. He was chair of the Theatre Department at John Burroughs School for 25 years. Many of his former theater students have enjoyed great success. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jon Hamm of Mad Men, Sarah Clarke of NCIS, Emmy nominee Ellie Kemper of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Tony nominee for Doubt, Heather Goldenhersh to name a few. His extensive credits as a professional director include A Delicate Balance, Seascape, The Lyons, The Taming of the Shrew, All Over Town, Catch 22, Hamlet, The Birthday Party, The Homecoming, Orphans, Loving Leah, The Mousetrap, Bleacher Bums, Much Ado About Nothing, The House of Blue Leaves, Baby with the Bathwater, Murder by the Book, Noises Off, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Barefoot in the Park, A Flea in her Ear, The Fantastiks, Guys and Dolls, The Rainmaker, The Good Doctor, The 1940’s Radio Hour, South Pacific, Man of La Mancha, Cottonpatch Gospel, The Real Thing, Hellcab and Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune. Mr. Salomon has also been a working actor in St. Louis since 1972 and a member of Actor’s Equity Association since 1978. Over the past 40 years he has been seen professionally at the MUNY, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Theatre Project Company, The St. Louis Black Repertory Company, Off the Cuff, The New Theatre, Theatre Factory and the Arrowrock Lyceum Theatre. He received professional training from the late Sonia Moore at the American Conservatory for the Stanislavski Theatre Arts in New York City.
Amy is the resident Stage Manager at St. Louis Actors’ Studio. She has stage managed most shows at STLAS over the past 10 years including the New York production of Day of the Dog. She has also stage managed for St. Louis Shakespeare and Stray Dog Theatre, being a founding member.
Kristi Gunther is a St. Louis based director, light designer, producer, writer, and Production Manager. In St. Louis she’s worked for Muny, Stages, DaySpring, COCA, Kirkwood High School, and of course, St. Louis Actor’s Studio.
Outside of theater, Kristi works at Washington University’s Special Events department and is currently pursuing her a masters degree in liberal arts. Her experience also includes production & on camera roles in television, commercial, and feature film. She has collaborated with local and international clients, on budgets both big and small. She believes students are our most important art makers and works hard to grow a future generation of storytellers with her students, as well as her own four children.