Rich Tinaglia

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Rich Tinaglia (Director) is elated for the opportunity to direct this talented cast and production team. He has previously directed at Heartland Theatre, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Maine South High School. He has been seen on stage at Community Players Theatre in Sweat, Elf, and Barefoot In The Park. This show marks Rich’s CPT directorial debut.

Rich is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Madison where he studied Political Science, theatre and dance. After graduation he moved to Chicago where he continued studying acting and dance. While in Chicago Rich appeared at numerous off loop theatre and dance venues. He has been seen in commercials, industrial films, print ads, and movies.

Rich served as Vice President/ scholarship chairperson on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni Chapter in Peoria. He currently serves on the Heartland Theatre Board of Directors. He has been seen on stage at Heartland Theatre numerous times, most recently in A Shayna Maidel.

Rich hopes you enjoy your night in the theater seeing Rumors. He dedicates his work on this show to his lifelong friend John Pankow who has been an inspiration to Rich throughout his life.





Set Crew

A Raisin in the Sun

Stage Crew

Elf The Musical

Mr. Greenway

The Show Must Go On!

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Barefoot in the Park

Victor Velasco