Co-Founder, President, Musical and Artistic Director
Misty Irwin co-founded Next Generation Theatre in 2009 with the idea of opening a not-for-profit theatrical ministry aimed at giving kids a chance to have professional training in performing arts while enriching the community and sharing the love of Christ with the world. Misty has been involved in music and all aspect of theater for over 30 years, as has been teaching music for over 20. She attended Word of Life Bible Institute where she majored in Music and Bible, then furthered her education at Tennessee Temple University where she majored in Music Education and Performance with proficiencies in both voice and piano. She has taught a home school chorus with the Training Ground and also teaches private voice and piano lessons. In her spare time, she home educates the younger 5 of her 8 children. On top of her work at Next Generation, Misty has previously directed and musically directed close to 20 shows at Christian schools, dance studios, and community theaters. She is described as an accomplished musical, artistic, and stage director with demonstrated success in choral, musical, and stage productions, and has worked with diverse elementary, middle, and high school student populations. She is also recognized for a high degree of infectious energy and enthusiasm as well as promoting a collaborative theater experience that builds teamwork and a sense of accomplishment among all students and staff. She looks forward to getting to know you and your student soon!