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board of directors

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.   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.


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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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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