Executive and Artistic Director
864.233.6733 (ext. 14)
A well-known Upstate performer, director and voiceover artist, Glenda has served as ED/AD since May 2010. She served as Creative Director for the 2010 Centre Stage production of Rock n' Roll Heaven, which at the time achieved the highest weekly gross of any show in the theatre's history and which also opened the door for her current position. “One of the greatest theatrical endeavors is to begin with an idea, enlist the people to cultivate that idea and watch it grow to success through the efforts of all involved—what a thrill!” Having performed on Greenville’s great stages including Centre Stage, Warehouse, Greenville Little Theatre, Peace Centre and SCCT she counts it a privilege to be part of Greenville’s rich theatre history. Formerly Creative Ministry Director at Southside Fellowship, Glenda is the wife of Todd ManWaring, owner of ManWaring Construction. She has two daughters, Chelsey Brilliandt and Paige ManWaring and one son-in-law, Alex Brilliandt. Her Centre Stage credits as an actor include Moonlight and Magnolias, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Crimes of the Heart and Angel Street.Her directing credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray and Next to Normal.
864.233.6733 (ext. 16)
Allen is a familiar face to Greenville theater patrons. Allen served as Development Director for his first six years at Centre Stage before taking on the responsibilities of Marketing Director. He is thankful for all of the many wonderful people he has met through Centre Stage and deeply appreciates the many businesses and individuals that do so much to keep the arts stong in Greenville. Allen received his B.A. in Humanities from Wofford College and his M.F.A. in Acting from the Yale School of Drama. His Centre Stage credits include The Dining Room, Side by Side by Sondheim, Moonlight and Magnolias, Hairspray and most recently, Lend Me a Tenor. He also serves as a committee member of Centre Stage's New Play Festival. Allen is on the board of directors of SCTA (South Carolina Theatre Association) and teaches as an adjunct professor at USC Upstate and Greenville Technical College.
Thom Seymour, Jr
Thom grew up in the Upstate and graduated from Clemson University where he studied theatre and later served as the Production Supervisor for The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. He spent six years in the Washington, DC, area where he worked with Charter Theater and Virginia Shakespeare Company. In addition to his technical work with these companies, his acting credits include Horatio in Hamlet, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has worked on the development of new plays with the Shenandoah International Playwrights' Retreat and Charter Theater, which was featured in American Theatre magazine. He is proud to be the husband of Kerrie Seymour and the father of Liam.
Melanie Ann Wiliford
Guest Artist/New Play Festival Director
Melanie Ann Wiliford is a performer, writer, and teaching artist. She has been seen on stage in many Centre Stage productions. Melanie has worked with The Williamstown Theatre Festival, Samuel French Inc., The New Federal Theatre, The Women's Project, BNN TV/Camera Planet and Playwrights' Studio, Scotland. In the UK Melanie was seen in King Lear, Julius Caesar, David Harrower's Ashes Blood and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Melanie also wrote and co-starred in Dead in Scotland, which premiered at the On the Verge Festival at The Arches in Glasgow. Training: MA with Merit in Classical and Contemporary Text (Acting) - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland f/k/a RSAMD (Glasgow), Shakespeare's Globe (London), Moscow Art Theatre School USA (Cambridge), The Peoples Improv Theater (NYC), HB Studio (NYC), American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC). Website: http://melanieannwiliford.com.
A Greenville transplant from Western NY, Bruce has been thrilled to be a part of the Upstate’s rich theatre scene having performed at Centre Stage, Greenville Little Theatre, The Warehouse Theatre and the South Carolina Children’s Theatre. “It is wonderful to be surrounded by so many wonderful theatrical venues!” Bruce’s background in human service management as well as a former business owner, not to mention a passion for theatre, has equipped him with the necessary skills needed to be effective as the Business Manager. Bruce received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from SUNY Buffalo. Bruce is the husband of Rhonda Meahl and has two children, Caleb & Leah Meahl. Centre Stage credits include: The God Committee, Coal Creek, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Sweeney Todd, Rumors, Angel Street, and Lend Me a Tenor.