From Former Students
"Chad Parsons is the most creative and talented director, choreographer, and all-around person I have ever worked with. He goes into every production with an open mind, a phenomenally unique production concept, and the biggest heart anyone could ever have. He always makes sure to value the thoughts and interpretations of his students, making theatre a happy space of flowing creativity and happy memories. He expertly organizes any age group to work cooperatively and have fun doing it. It never feels like work with Chad, it’s creating something we love. I truly have never met a director with so many unique and thought provoking ideas to bring to the table. He spins incredible twists on old classics, making them new and interesting to watch and experience, even if an audience member has heard the songs a million times. Chad is a true artist and magician in his ability to captivate an audience and create amazing relationships with all his students. No one has ever walked away from one of Chad’s productions dissatisfied. I will never have a director more dedicated to the joy, artistry, and power of theatre and I'm truly blessed to have had the chance to work with him. "
- Abby Dean (Former Student)-
“Working with Chad as a director was, in one phrase, insightful. Through one-on-one direction, Chad helped me to see my character through different lenses and truly understand my character(s). He’s also been known for advocating to gender-bent roles, and when this was possible, Chad did a remarkable job—he was so easily able to show how theatre goes across all genders and sexualities. Because of Chad, my theatre experiences and how I interpret theatre is greatly and beneficially impacted. Thanks, Chad ”
-Riley Bocchicchio (Former Student)-
"Today there was a drag queen story time at the Haverford Public Library and some protestors from out of the area got a petition against it with 17,000 signatures on it and threatened to come. I showed up this morning expected to get to watch the story time but instead I found myself in a sea of rainbows yelling love is love against these protestors who had a giant sign that said, and I wish I had a picture because this is hard to believe “God: let the children not be perverted by Drag Queen story hours!” They were praying for our sins it was sickening. One of the workers at the library came out and told us that there were over 250 kids there and they had to add a second time with 200 kids, and thanked us for our support. It made me so happy that the protestors didn’t scare away the parents and I was thinking about how important Aunty Ben and all the things you’re working on are!"
-Georgia Evans (Former Student)-