about the owners

Roots’ School of Theatre


Brad Root: is an actor from New York, NY. He received his BFA in Acting from Ball State University. The theatrical training he received was primarily voice and movement based. Jacques Lecoq’s mask technique, Patsy Rodenberg’s Shakespearean vocal technique, and the influences of Suzuki and Shogo Ohta’s slow tempo theatre were the main focuses of his training at Ball State. His recent credits include Jason Hall’s Hitchcock inspired thriller Third Floor (Eleven), and John Noel’s newest play Be a Man (Brad). Most recently, he appeared as detective Josh Smith in the short NYFA film The Letter, and in Mud Creek Player’s production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Picasso).

Mindy Root: has recently moved back to Indianapolis from New York City. While in NYC, she became a regular member in Vocal Productions NYC. She has taken voice lessons with Valentine Peytchinov. Mindy recently appeared in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor performing the role of Lucia and Mozart’s Don Giovanni in the role of Zerlina. Just a few of her other roles include: Antonia in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Brigitta in Iolanta, & Gianetta in L’elisir D’amore.




Music can change the world because it can change people. ~Bono