Who We Are

Our Mission

One Way Productions is driven by a passion for the Lord Jesus Christ.  Our mission is to produce theatrical works of the highest standards.  We place a priority on training and educating while making the arts an affordable venue for our community.  We strive for excellence and encourage integrity, creativity and personal growth. 

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Our History

One Way Productions first opened its doors in 1993 as a theatre school for children under the direction of Ingrid Laurentiis-Wilson, it produced original and published pieces in Burbank, CA until 1997. 

In 2007, One Way Productions once again opened its doors, but this time providing instruction to home educated students in the Sacramento and surrounding areas.  Our first main stage production was John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress (adapted for the stage by Ms. Wilson). 

In 2008, One Way Productions became a non-profit organization producing its first original musical A High Calling In Camelot (based on The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle); the stage play was written by Ms. Wilson with original music by Lynne Cimorelli. 

In 2011, One Way Productions produced From Orphan to Queen: The Story of Esther.  All eight performances at Three Stages sold out.  The production earned three Elly Nominations and Ms. Wilson earned the prestigious John McGrath Scholarship for Theatre Studies which took her to Edinburgh, Scotland for three weeks.  This was the first production with a cast of adults and children.

Since Esther, One Way Productions continues to grow, many of our shows are completely sold out before opening night.  We are so grateful for the continuous encouragement and support of our community.   _______________________________________________________

Ingrid Laurentiis-Wilson (Director, Playwright) 

Ingrid has been a member of Screen Actors Guild, Actors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists for many years.  She is a New York actress, director and choreographer with experience in television, radio, stage and industrial films. 

Ingrid attended a High School for the Performing Arts; she was awarded an acting scholarship to Marymount Manhattan College, and later continued her theatre training at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Circle In the Square, and Manhattan Punch Line Comedy Corps (off Broadway).  She enjoyed touring with theatre companies, and sang under a two-year music contract in Germany. 

A few of Ingrid’s T.V. credits include:  a recurring role as Kirstie Baldwin in THE GUIDING LIGHT, SILENT KILLER (with Meredith Baxter Birney), TRUE BLUE, CHILD HELP (with Jane Seymour) and KOJAK (the remake).  She has been a principal performer on more than twelve national television commercials and radio spots (some include Head and Shoulders, Mc Donald's, Colgate, and Earthlink). 

Upon becoming a Christian in 1991, Ingrid began teaching acting to students in both public and private schools, including the summer program for the California State University at Northridge (for several years).  Ingrid graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in English Literature.  Ms. Wilson has earned Elly nominations, and the 2010 Elly Awards for "Best Adapted Script - - Original Works" and "Production of Best Adapted Script - - Original Works" for The Pilgrim's Progress.  In 2012, she attended a three week Creative Writing Programme in Scotland where she earned the prestigious John McGrath Scholarship.

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Lynne Cimorelli (Music Composer)

Lynne holds an MA in Music with a concentration in Piano Performance.  She has collaborated with Ingrid on three One Way Productions' shows.  Additionally, Lynne has composed the music for five shows for El Dorado Musical Theatre:  The Greatest Race, Goldilocks, The Adventures of Captain Hyper, Spyquest, and The Junior League of Super Heroes. 

As musical director, Lynne worked with EDMT for nine shows, and won an Elly Award for musical direction for Seussical the Musical.  For many years she also directed the Children's Choir and the Teen Choir at Holy Trinity Church.  

Lynne's involvement with musical theatre began in high school where she was the accompanist for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, the vocal director, rehearsal pianist, and part of the orchestra for shows at CSUS.  

When she's not teaching her children barbershop pieces, or helping her daughters record their original music, she can be found homeschooling them.  Currently, Lynne lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Mike, and their 11 children.