Technical Director, APU Theater
Phone: (626) 815-5035
A native of Southern California, Larry is an APU alumnus with a nine-year history in the Department of Theater, Film, and Television—first as a student, now as a staff member. Serving as the technical director and in-house lighting designer, he is passionate about the APU Theater program and enjoys working daily to achieve excellence through this art. He has had the opportunity to work in many facets of technical theater, and it has been his joy to be able to design the lighting and even some of the sets for the department.
Sandez also worked as the technical director and lighting designer for the MarMac Repertory Theater Company and for Maranatha High School. Some of his favorite lighting credits include Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ambassador Auditorium, and Dancing at Lughnasa, A Few Good Men, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Of Mice and Men, The Last Five Years, and Death of a Salesman at APU.
It is Larry’s great hope that one day the Department of Theater, Film, and Television will grow to the point where they rebuild and re-model the Warehouse Theater and turn it into something so much more!
Matthew Gilmore is a 2008 APU Theater graduate. During his time at APU, he was no stranger on the stage or behind the scenes. Some of his favorite APU credits include Lennie in Of Mice and Men, Norman in The Boys Next Door, and Mr. Bingley in Pride and Prejudice. Behind the scenes, Matthew has been working with the APU technical theater program since fall 2005 wherever he's been needed. In spring 2009, he started officially working at the assistant technology director and shop foreman. Outside of APU, he technically directs shows for Maranatha High School and also does freelance graphic design.
Technical Director, APU Cinematic Arts
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5274
Lonnie is a veteran in arts and entertainment, with nearly twenty years of experience as a writer, director, producer, editor, and occasionally a performer. He worked as a technician for both the Phillippe Performing Arts Center and the Media Center on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, where he earned his B.A. in Communications and Music. Lonnie also served as media director at Heritage Wesleyan Church, where he built a thriving technical ministry and produced more than fifty short films before becoming a freelance production artist in Hollywood. More recently, he received professional recognition as the director and cinematographer of the award-nominated short film Marked. In addition to his work at Azusa Pacific, Lonnie continues to direct short films as well as play and teach saxophone.
Administrative Assistant, Department of Theater, Film, and Television
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5298
With 20 years administrative experience, Elizabeth Gonzalez assists the students of the Department of Theater, Film, and Television in realizing their artistic goals in the pursuit of higher education. Coming from an artistically oriented family, Elizabeth has worked extensively with children’s theater productions, specifically the non-profit children’s ensemble, Foothill Theatre Workshop. She loves the students of APU and finds her position for the department to be a rewarding synthesis of her professional know-how and her love of theater and film.