Todd Lanker is a director, actor, and teacher. He was trained at WORKOUT (the physical theatre ensemble of Wheaton College), the Michael Howard Studio NYC, the Actor’s Gang Theatre LA, and the Master of Fine Arts program at UMKC. Todd has served as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare in the Shed, a theatrical collaboration with Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles and as Associate Artistic Director of METropolitan Ensemble Theatre. In addition to teaching at MET, UMKC, Kansas City Kansas Community College and California Lutheran University, he has maintained an active career as a regional actor and director. His work has been guided by a passion for reinvesting in known stories to uncover or rediscover the human truth obscured by familiarity. Todd is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.