Dramatic Repertory Company DRC Wants YOU!

Dramatic Repertory Company's Board of Directors. We are excited to welcome these Portland-based artists, each of whom have a strong history with the company, to help guide DRC's future.

Meg A Anderson (Co-President) is a props maker, scenic designer, sculptor and teaching artist based in Portland, ME. Trained on the west coast, Meg is a Portland Stage Associate Artist, the co-president of the Dramatic Repertory Company's board of directors and co-founder and active member of Tandem Theatre Collective. Meg has designed works in Tacoma, Dublin, Portland and throughout southern Maine.

Peter Brown is a local actor/director/theater educator. He is the director of the Portland High School Shakespeare Club, former Associate Artistic of Mad Horse Theatre Company, and an Affiliate Artist at Portland Stage Company, where he served 10 years as Production Manager. Peter has performed in DRC's productions of Fabuloso, Equivocation, Swimming In The Shallows and Life During Wartime, and co-directed Venus In Fur. He lives in Portland with his husband R.J. and their son Crosby.

Marjorie Gallant arrived in Maine by way of Portland Stage where, over eight years, she stage-managed over twenty productions, including six seasons of A Christmas Carol. In addition to Portland Stage, Marjorie spent eight seasons with the Berkshire Theatre Group in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. During her career, she's managed all kinds of theatrical situations ranging from one-person shows to large musicals, gallons of real rain to gallons of fake blood, large casts of children and livestock, and the adventure of flying actors safely. Currently, Marjorie is the Production Manager and Associate Chair for the Department of Performance, Theater, and Dance at Colby College. Before joining the Colby community, she served as the Director of Marketing at the Portland Symphony Orchestra as well as the Concert Manager for the Portland Chamber Music Festival. Marjorie is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the labor union for professional actors and stage managers

Christopher Holt is a Portland actor and theater educator who has appeared in DRC's productions of Fabuloso, Year of the Rooster, The Watson Intelligence, Equivocation and Swimming in the Shallows. He has been excited by Keith's choices and DRC's mission for years now, and is thrilled to get even more involved.

Casey Turner is a Maine native and has been a part of the creative industry since she was a teenager. She received her BA in Theatre from the University of Southern Maine. In addition to the stage, Casey has explored the screen, trapeze, TedX, and voice over as well as producing commercials, audio dramas and Emmy winning documentaries.

Shane Van Vliet She worked on numerous productions in New York City with Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, Turtleshell Productions, T. Shcreiber Studios and The New York Fringe Festival as well as The Washington D.C. Fringe Festival. Some of her other credits include working with; The Berkshire Theater Group, The Theater at Monmouth, Ashlawn Opera Company, EVNT LLC, Port Opera, national and international tours with Jean Ann Ryan Productions, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Two Beans Productions, Theaterworks and The Radio City Rockettes.

Bess Welden has been living and making theater in Portland, Maine for over 20 years. Her play Madeleines won the 11th annual National Jewish Playwriting Contest, has been developed with TheaterWorks Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, Jewish Plays Project in NYC, Portland Stage's Little Festival of the Unexpected, and received a production with the Jewish Theatre of Bloomington (Indiana) in May 2023. Death Wings, her play with songs, won the 2020 Maine State Prize - Clauder Competition for New England Playwrights, was a semi-finalist for the 2020 O'Neill NPC, was developed with Fresh Ink Theatre in Boston, and premiered in March/April 2023 in a co-production with Dramatic Repertory Company at The Theater Project in Brunswick and Meetinghouse Arts in Freeport with support from Maine Arts Commission and New England Foundation for the Arts. Refuge Malja, a finalist in the 2020 National Jewish Playwriting Contest, premiered on Portland Stage's mainstage and was nominated for the Blackburn Prize in 2018. As a performer Bess has appeared in several DRC productions, including Gidion's Knot, False Flag, and Swimming in the Shallows. Bess was a 2022 Creative Community Fellow with National Arts Strategies, is a Portland Stage Affiliate Artist, and has been teaching in the department of Performance, Theater, and Dance at Colby College since 2010. www.besswelden.com

Michaela Wirth. This lighting designer has valued every opportunity since 2011 to collaborate with other wonderful artists and technicians to craft and communicate the worlds of DRC productions. Here's to the next one friends!

Sally Wood. (Co-President) Sally is an an actor, fight choreographer, teaching artist and director. She recently directed Jen Silverman The Moors, Olivia Dufault's Year of the Rooster and Callie Kimball's Sofonisba for DRC and can't wait to see what Keith dreams up next. Sally has been a fan of the DRC for a long time and is thrilled to be working with such great artists.

Colleen A Madden
Vanessa SW Beyland

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