Atlanta Theatre-To-Go Staff

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Lois Koepke
Executive Director

Lois joined Atlanta Theatre-To-Go in November 2017 after spending 22 years in pro sports entertainment with the NBA Milwaukee Bucks where fan engagement and satisfaction were the number one priority.  Lois was the founder/director and choreographer for the Milwaukee Bucks Energee! Dance Team and Seniorgee! - a senior dance team where the youngest member was 60 and the oldest...84 years of age! Lois directed and produced large halftime productions which included male and female professional dancers, live band, Bango - the award winning mascot, singers, children, adults and celebrities.  Her teams traveled to China and Spain to bring NBA entertainment and experience to other countries.  Lois was "the face" of dance entertainment which included public relations, marketing and fan relations.  Her book, "Lady Of The Court" was published in 2014 and it gives insight on what happens behind the scenes of pro sports entertainment.

Lois has been involved in all aspects of professional theater and live performances as a producer, director, actor, singer and choreographer and has done voiceovers and industrials as well as emceed numerous events.  She is a seasons speaker and has been interviewed on various networks and radio stations.  Lois particularly enjoys directing faith-based plays.  Some of her more recent work include producing Alpharetta's Restless In Resthaven, ATTG's The Diaries of Adam and Eve and as  co-director for  ATTG's holiday production of Bread & Butter.

As an entrepreneurial spirit, Lois led successful companies such as Wellness Solutions Inc, a corporate wellness company which included Miller/Coors, Rockwell Automation, Harley-Davidson as well as small and medium sized corporations as clients and she also created "L EVATE" helping small businesses and non-profits organizations "elevate" their business success with creative marketing and customer satisfaction programs.

Lois graduated from Alverno College with a degree in Business & Management and Professional Communication.  

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David Rucker III
Managing Artistic Director

David is an award-winning screenwriter and reader for the Austin Film Festival in Texas. He is also proud to be a Monologue coach for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, as well as a private Acting and Writing Coach for his organization The Writers’ Room.  He is active in film, TV and his first love, theatre and has numerous credits including performances at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, The Porter Sanford Theatre, Rialto, 7 Stages, Remedy Theatre, as well as festivals including Atlanta’s Black Arts, Washington DC, and Winston-Salem, NC.  David’s TV credits include the film Downsized, BET's The Quad, Bring Out The Lady, Fatal Attraction, and Your Worst Nightmare.  David’s film credits include Pas Honteux, The Good Things Devils Do, and his 2021 feature Here Comes The Sun, starring Terri J. Vaughn. 

However, beyond these David’s heart lies with the cast/crew, and especially the seniors of ATLANTA THEATRE-TO- GO, which continues under the guidance of LOIS KOEPKE, to delight senior audiences across the Atlanta Metro area and beyond.  David has been fortunate to direct several shows for Atlanta Theatre-To-Go including Alpharetta's Historical Street-Theatre Tour Restless In Resthaven, the 2018 production of That's Life and the 2019 production of the holiday musical Bread & Butter.

 

David continues to also produce for his faith-based organization Story, Guidance & Inspiration and Dancing on the Promise. These special events include reader’s theatre performances of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, along with production of his own plays Someday Never Comes and Out of Many Waters.

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Cory Anderson
Artistic/Community Relations Manager

Cory discovered Atlanta Theatre-To-Go shortly after moving to Atlanta and reignited her love of sharing the arts with the 55+ community. She began acting, officially, at the age of 5 having already produced countless productions in her living room with the tolerant support of her family. A year later, she performed in a New York City production of Beauty and the Beast and never looked back. Her professional acting career spans theater, television and film with contracts across the United States as well as Europe and Asia.  Most recently, she has had the pleasure of working with Food of Love Productions (NYC, two-time Drama Desk nominee) as both an actor and food designer. Her acting credits include Dessie (Desdemona) in the Shakespeare-inspired series Infinite Jest (Whet Ink Productions), Little John/Soldier in Robin Hood (Ross Valley Players), and Kit/Tina in I’ll Stand By You (Atlanta Theatre-To-Go) as well as work with Disney, DreamWorks, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Apple TV.

 

In addition to her work as an actress, Cory is the owner of Baby Deer Bakery and an intern at Drama Inc where she works with their On-Camera 1 and kids classes. Her non-profit experience includes three years with Seneca Family of Agencies in California, where she served as an Executive Assistant for their North Bay programs. Cory graduated magna cum laude from Kenyon College and holds degrees in both Drama and Music (distinction).  She is absolutely thrilled to help catapult Atlanta Theatre-To-Go to new heights and share her love of theater with the greater Atlanta community.

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Elisabeth Allen
Sound Tech

Elisabeth is a seasoned actor, writer and musical composer.  She joined Atlanta Theatre-To-Go as an actor and now serves the company by providing sound management, sound effects and pre-show music.  Elisabeth was a production assistant for our annual show, "Restless In Resthaven" a historical street-theatre tour produced for the city of Alpharetta in 2018.

As a writer, she has published a short story and a novella, Seedling and Gears, which can be found on her website: MaryElisabethAllen.com.

 

In 2019 her sci-fi play Alice was performed by the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company at Dragoncon.