Staff

Glenda ManWaring

Executive Artistic Director
glenda.manwaring@centrestage.org
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 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 and a new grandbaby, Piper June. 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 CS directing credits include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, HairsprayNext to Normal, Producers and A Time To Kill. Awarded the 2013 and 2014-2015 Woman of the Year from the National Association of Professional Women, member of the Continental Who's Who of professionals and executives.

 

Allen Evans

 

Marketing Director
allen.evans@centrestage.org
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

Technical Director
thom.seymour@centrestage.org
864.233.6733 (ext.15)

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.

Dea Kay Dorman

Production Manager/Executive Associate
deakay.dorman@centrestage.org
864.233.6733

Dea has lived up and down the coast but is thrilled to settle in Greenville, SC, where the art community is alive and thriving! Dea was an entertainer from the beginning, taking advantage of every opportunity to study all possible avenues of music and performance. She was awarded the John Phillip Sousa Award for her instrumental studies, the James Bland Award for her vocal studies, earned a lifetime membership into the International Thespian Society for her dramatic studies, and was awarded a four year scholarship for vocal studies with the Shenandoah College and Conservatory, which she regrettably declined to pursue a business degree. As all good things come full circle, she found herself immersed in the arts once again teaching children and teens through many venues to appreciate the love of the performing arts.  Her latest endeavors have been with Artios Greenville.  Her directorial credits are vast, but include The Sound of Music, It Takes a Wizard,  Neil Simon's Fools,  and The Little Mermaid, Jr.  Dea has passed her love of the arts on to her son, Ian Dorman, who graduated from Artios Greenville Conservatory with a theatre concentration and is currently in college to pursue a degree in film and theatre. Dea enjoys the Greenville arts community and welcomes you to enjoy the many wonderful productions Centre stage has to offer!

Bruce Meahl

Business Manager
businessmanager@centrestage.org
864.233.6733 (ext.10)

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 CommitteeCoal CreekDirty Rotten ScoundrelsSherlock Holmes: The Final AdventureSweeney ToddRumors, Angel Street, Lend Me a Tenor, A Flea In Her Ear and Spamalot.

Jeff Levene

Administrative Assistant
jeff.levene@centrestage.org
864.233.6733 (ext. 12)

A Furman graduate of English and Communications, Jeff is no stranger to the Greenville arts scene, having written and performed shows through college. Jeff has worked with a number of film and video production groups as well as marketing organizations throughout the South East, but is happy to call Centre Stage his creative home. In his free time, Jeff enjoys writing creative non-fiction, critical essays, media reviews and screen plays. He also often finds his way into many of Centre Stage's terrific shows as part of the production team or as an actor.

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