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paula shreve

Paula Shreve has been an active community theater member since the age of sixteen. A classically trained singer, she has performed locally as a church soloist and cantor. She has performed locally with the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus, Opera Louisiane, Theatre Baton Rouge and Ascension Community Theater. Paula's theatrical credits include August: Osage County (Karen), The Mikado (Peep-Bo), Mary Poppins (Miss Lark), The Sound of Music (Sister Sophia), and12 Angry Men Performed by 12 Impassioned Women (Juror 6). 

She is a founding member of Red Magnolia Theatre Company and is active in numerous organizations such as the Baton Rouge Paralegal Association, the Louisiana Paralegal Association, and the LA Capitale Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. Paula served on Theatre Baton Rouge’s Board of Governors as Secretary for three years. 


dr. macy jones
Artistic Director Emeritus & 
consulting advisor
Macy Jones holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History from Louisiana State University, and is the Assistant Professor of Theatre and Communication at the University of the Ozarks. She is an historian, director, dramaturg, and playwright. She has directed productions for  Louisiana State University Lab Theatre (Smell of the Kill, The Blue Djinn), Off-The-Hyphen Productions (Spark), and Red Magnolia Theatre Company (Love, Loss, and What I Wore). She has served as the dramaturg for Swine Palace (All the Kings Men, Clybourne Park—regional premiere) and LSU Theatre (Dionysus of the Holocaust—world premiere). Her original plays have been performed at local and regional theatre festivals. 


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Jennifer Ellis

Jennifer has been performing and providing arts education in the community for over 25 years.  Her experience ranges from founding/directing Greater Baton Rouge Children’s Chorus, teaching vocal music in the classroom and as a private teacher, Chorus Master for Opera Louisiane, and music direction at Theatre Baton Rouge.   In 2023 she became a Teaching Artist with the Arts Council of Baton Rouge.  Onstage she has played a number of principal roles in The King and I, My Fair Lady, and most recently, Mamma Mia, as well as appearing  with BR Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic,  and Opera Louisiane,  and vocalist for the Bishop Ellis Trio.  Backstage work for RMTC’s Steel Magnolias and volunteering on the new Education committee has led her to more in-depth involvement with this multi-faceted organization.


teresa alvarez

Teresa Alvarez brings her business and performance acumen to Red Magnolia Theatre Company’s Board of Directors.

She is a professional photographer specializing in headshots, family portraits, and events. She has worked in the film industry for seven years. Her film credits include Juanita in For Better, For Worse, Ann in Rugaru, Jovita Soledad in Subrosan, and Dolores the Flower Lady in Life on Bourbon.


Teresa is also an active presence in Baton Rouge’s local business organizations. She serves on the board for Wine, Women, and Connections and as the treasurer for the LA Capitale Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.

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C. Jaye Miller grew up in Baton Rouge’s community theatres. She attended Oklahoma City University where she earned a BFA in Acting. After a summer of Shakespeare in the Park she moved to Chicago, where she worked professionally for theaters such as Writers Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre, 16th Street Theatre, First Folio Theatre, Oil Lamp Theatre, Profiles Theatre, with Broadway in Chicago, etc. While working as an actor, she continued growing under the guidance of teachers such as Paola Coletto, Rebecca Gilman, Jeffery Carlson, Susan Hart, Marty Lyons, and Colleen Doyle. C. Jaye was an active ensemble member of Babes With Blades Theatre Company, Adapt Theatre Company, and Dal Vivo.

Since returning to Baton Rouge, she has performed in multiple productions with Theatre Baton Rouge and Red Magnolia Theatre Company.

C. Jaye is particularly passionate about telling stories that cultivate compassion, awareness, and altruism within the artists telling the stories and within the audiences who come to listen.


Courtney Murphy solidified her love of the arts at a young age. She has enjoyed every creative endeavor explored,  whether taking dance classes, performing on stage, making movies in the backyard with friends, or turning her mom’s old wardrobe into haute couture. She attended Northwestern State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Performance and Directing.  Some of her past acting credits include Almost, Maine (Woman #2),  The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolen Fairfax), A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche DuBois), and In the Next  Room (Sabrina Daldry). She has directed productions for Theatre Baton Rouge, Red Magnolia Theatre Company, &  Northwestern State University. She loves live music, horror movies, fantasy novels, & traveling to new places. She has also never met a cat she didn’t like.  

Courtney Murphy

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