Dramatic Repertory Company DRC Wants YOU!

Introducing Dramatic Repertory Company's new 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 scenic designer, sculptor, teaching artist, and bread baker based in Portland, ME. Trained on the west coast, Meg currently works full time as a the props maker at Portland Stage Company. Meg is a co-founder and active member of Tandem Theatre Collective and is beyond joyful to join the new board of directors for the Dramatic Repertory Company.

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. Primarily an Actor's Equity stage manager (Berkshire Theatre Group, Portland Stage), Marjorie Gallant has also worked with arts organizations as Director of Marketing and Communications (Portland Symphony Orchestra), Development Associate (Portland Stage), Production Manager (Portland Stage), and as a stage management mentor to students in the Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College. Marjorie has a B.A. in Theater from Georgia College and State University.

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 Portland based actor who started in vaudeville, apprenticing at the Oddfellow Theater and studying at the Celebration Barn Theater. She received a BA in Theatre from the University of Southern Maine. Select theatre credits include: Portland Stage Company (Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods), Seven Stages Shakespeare Company (Lear), Fenix Theatre Company (Three Sisters, Much Ado About Nothing), Mad Horse Theater Company (Stupid Fucking Bird), Dramatic Repertory Company (The Flick, Venus in Fur, My Name is Rachel Corrie, Tigers be Still), Good Theater (Homer Bound, 4000 Miles, The Little Dog Laughed), The Theater Project (Eurydice), SPACE Gallery (Killer Joe), AIRE (The Lonesome West, Eclipsed), The Originals (Dancing at Lughnasa). Casey is also a voice over artist and Production Coordinator for a local documentary group.

Shane Van Vliet is one of the Stage Managers at Portland Stage in Portland, Maine. She has been working their since 2008. Before arriving at Portland Stage, 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 is an actor, playwright, theater educator, director, and independent producer. She appeared in DRC's productions of Fabuloso, Swimming in the Shallows, A Bright New Boise, and Gidion's Knot. Bess is delighted and honored to be part of the team charting a path forward for the company, supporting its bold mission to make top-quality, thought-provoking theater in our community.

Marjolaine Whittlesey. As an actor, director, and educator she embraces the challenges and rewards of working on new plays. Off stage she helps kids find their own creative voice as Lead Teacher at The Telling Room. Recent shows include: Cock (Dramatic Repertory Company), False Flag (Dramatic Repertory Company), String Around My Finger (Portland Stage Company), Sofonisba (Dramatic Repertory Company), Cyrano (Theater at Monmouth), Traveling Light (Celebration Barn Ensemble), Macbeth (Bare Portland), Love & Information (Lorem Ipsum), and The Puzzle Box (Ziggurat Theater Ensemble).

Michaela Wirth. As a designer who values the opportunity to craft with the intangible aesthetic of light, she began working with Dramatic Repertory Company in 2011, and is always looking forward to collaborating on theatre. So Goes The Night (Sensory Circus 2019), Lungs (DRC 2019), Icarus (Sensory Circus 2018), Legbala Is A River (Maine Arts Commission 2017), Maine Playwrights (2014 - current), State Theatre Music Venue (2010 - current).

Sally Wood. (Co-President) Sally is an an actor, fight choreographer, teaching artist and director. She recently directed 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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