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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Red Magnolia Theatre Company’s Board of Directors boasts a broad base of expertise in theatre production, performance, playwriting, photography, arts management, theatre for young audiences, event coordination, fundraising, non-profit work, legal practice, and professional memberships. Each of our seven members combines her professional experience with her passion for Red Magnolia’s mission to provide an outlet for creative, joyful, and bonding collaboration among women in the arts.

paula shreve
president
 
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, cantor, and recently made her Hartley Vey vocal debut in the Manship Theatre’s Great American Songbook. Paula's theatre 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 member of the Baton Rouge Paralegal Association, the Louisiana Paralegal Association, Forum 35 and the LA Capitale Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. Paula served Theatre Baton Rouge’s Board of Governors as Secretary for three years.

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dr. macy jones

artistic vice president

 

Macy Jones holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History from Louisiana State University. She is an historian, director, dramaturg, and playwright. She has directed productions for the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Tartuffe), 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. Macy is a member of the Mid-America Theatre Conference, the American Society for Theatre Research, and the American Theatre and Drama Society.

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Jennifer Ellis
secretary
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.   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,  Opera Louisiane.  Backstage work for RMTC’s Steel Magnolias and volunteering on new Education committee has led her to more in-depth involvement with this multi-faceted organization.

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teresa alvarez

treasurer

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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Morgan Kastner

Member-At-Large

 

Morgan Kastner has been a long-time theatre supporter beginning her stint in theatre in elementary school. After taking a hiatus to attend Louisiana State University and begin her career at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Morgan is happy to be rejoining the theatre community as a board member-at-large with Red Magnolia Theatre Company. Her most recent theatre credits include Love, Loss and What I Wore (Clothesline Chorus), Love's Labour's Lost (Princess of France), 'Night Mother (Mama), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Our Town (Mrs. Soames).

Additionally, Morgan stays involved in the community as President-Elect of

Forum 225, Baton Rouge's largest young professionals' organization.

 

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Courtney Murphy
Member-At-Large

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