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Allen McCalla | Suzanne McCalla | Kimberlee Ferreira
James Marrelli | Kathy Marrelli | Darcey Mesaris | Ted Thomas
 

Allen McCalla (Artistic Director)
Allen is now in his twelfth season as Artistic Director of GLT. A Greenville native and a Wofford College graduate, Allen received his Masters Degree in Directing from USC in 1982. Allen's academic training was farther advanced by attending The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and in London at the Mountview Theater. While attending USC, Allen worked extensively as a writer and performer for SC-ETV.

After graduating, Allen served as Professor of Theatre at Coastal Carolina Community College in North Carolina where he directed numerous productions. Allen directed professionally for the Dallas Theater Center, Casa Manana Theatre, San Antonio Shakespeare Festival, and the San Antonio Stage Company. As an actor, he is a veteran of over 40 roles in professional regional theatre. For seven years he was a member of legendary stage director Adrian Hall's acting company at the Dallas Theater Center and has also performed with the Old Globe in San Diego, Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, Stage West, Dallas Repertory, Horse Cave Theatre, and the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas. 

In addition to his directing duties at GLT, Allen occasionally returns to the stage. Allen's GLT acting credits include Paul Verrall in Born Yesterday, Hucklebee in The Fantasticks, Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit, and Professor Henry Higgins in GLT's production of My Fair Lady.

Allen is a two-time recipient of the Dallas Critic's Forum Awards, and Sylvie Drake of the Los Angeles Times has described him as a "singular delight."
 

Suzanne McCalla (Producing Director)
This marks Suzanne's twelfth season as Producing Director at GLT. In her role as Producing Director, Suzanne oversees the budget and the general operations of the theatre as well as design aspects and front of house events. Suzanne has designed sets for almost every GLT show for the past eleven seasons. She has a B.A. in theatre performance from the University of South Carolina and has worked professionally for the last twenty years. The early part of her career she spent acting in regional theatre and television commercials where she was fortunate enough to work closely with the internationally renowned director Adrian Hall and Tony Award winning designer Eugene Lee. Her GLT acting credits include Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday, Meg McGrath in Crimes of the Heart, Elvira Condomine in Blithe Spirit, and Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes. Suzanne's GLT directing credits include Arthur Miller's All My Sons, Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, A Murder Is Announced and Black Coffee, Tintypes, Camelot, The Odd Couple and Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie.

Kimberlee Ferreira (Choreographer)
Kimberlee was dancing professionally in New York by the age of 18. Her acting credits include Dainty June in Gypsy, Lily St. Regis in Annie, Roxie Hart in Chicago and Cassie in A Chorus Line.  A sought-after teacher and choreographer, Kimberlee is also the director and choreographer of eight competition dance teams and has choreographed three dance videos. In addition to those activities, Kimberlee has found the time recently to co-found and direct the Upstate's newest professional dance company, The Southeast Dance Theatre. Their mission is to raise the level of interest in all forms of dance in the Upstate as well as the state of South Carolina. Kimberlee is in her third year as choreographer for GLT and has recently choreographed GLT's Christmas Spectacular ('97 & '98), 1776, The Taffetas, Oklahoma!, Kiss Me Kate, Oliver! and My Fair Lady.   

James R. Marrelli (Lighting & Sound Designer/Operations Manager)
James holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Theatre Arts from California State University at Long Beach. Jim has taught stagecraft and worked in various areas of the Theatre. Jim has been on staff at GLT for over twenty years and has designed the sound and lighting for over one hundred theatre and dance productions. 

Kathy Marrelli  (Box Office Manager) 
Kathy, a native of Greenwood, holds a BA in Sociology from Clemson University.  Although Kathy has only been the Greenville Little Theater's box office manager since September of '99, she has been involved in theatre most of her life.  For close to thirty years, Kathy has volunteered her time with the Greenville Little Theatre and also with the Occonee Community Theatre.  Over her years being involved with theatrical productions, Kathy has filled many different important roles backstage.  Whether it's  being a stage hand, running the lights, or operating a sound board, and now as a box office manager, Kathy is a virtual "jack-of-all-trades" when it comes to the theatre.  Looking back on her years with GLT, Kathy feels that the future for the theatre is as bright as it has ever been. 

Darcey Mesaris (Director of Marketing)
Darcey, a native of Montoursville, Pennsylvania, has been involved with theatre since the age of 4. She has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Pittsburgh and earned her M.F.A. in playwriting from Ohio University. Darcey has also been lucky enough to study theatre in Rome, Italy with Temple University and in Croatia, with the Global Theatre Institute. She has also worked with playwright Jeffrey Hatcher at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Other theatres she has worked at include Ohio Valley Summer Theatre, Lexington Children’s Theatre and Jenny Wiley Theatre.

Ted Thomas (Technical Director)
Ted is proud to join Greenville Little Theatre’s staff as Technical Director. Prior to working for GLT, Ted owned his own production company in North Carolina where he served as Technical Director for Sandhills Theatre Company as well as producing sound and lights for many other local performing arts groups. Additionally, Ted was Technical Director at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival for nine years, Assistant Technical Director at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, and Master Carpenter at Playhouse in the Square in Memphis, Tennessee. Favorite productions include War of the Worlds and Othello.

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