Staff

 

Allen McCalla (Artistic Director)
Allen’s responsibilities with GLT run from conception to consumption.  He selects all of the plays performed at the theatre, casts the shows, and either directs or oversees the direction of each production.  Allen is also the “face” of the theatre in the community by being liaison with the community, the other local arts groups, and the board. He has served as Director since 1993.  A Greenville native and a Wofford College graduate, Allen received his Masters Degree in Directing from University of South Carolina in 1982. His academic training was further advanced by attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. While attending USC, Allen worked extensively as a writer and performer with SCETV.  After graduating, Allen served as Professor of Theatre at Coastal Carolina Community College where he directed numerous productions. He has directed professionally for the Dallas Theater Center, Casa Maňana Theatre, San Antonio Shakespeare Festival, and the San Antonio Stage Company.  In his 25+ years as a theatre professional he has acted in or directed more than 120 major productions. 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 Theatre in San Diego, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, Stage West, Dallas Repertory, Kentucky Repertory, and the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas. 

Suzanne McCalla (Producing Director)
Since 1993 Suzanne has overseen the budget and general operations of the theatre as well as special events held in the Theatre’s beautiful lobby.  She also oversees all aspects of set and costume design, and has personally designed the sets and costumes for almost every show at GLT since she arrived. Suzanne has a B.A. in Theatre Performance from University of South Carolina and has worked professionally for more than  twenty-five years.  The early part of her career was spent acting in regional theatre and television commercials where she was fortunate to work with 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, Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes, Myra Marlowe in A Bad Year for Tomatoes, Essie Miller in Ah, Wilderness!, Maria Merrelli in Lend Me a Tenor, and Mrs. Mullin in Carousel.  Suzanne’s GLT directing credits include Agatha Christie’s Appointment with Death, Dracula, All My Sons, Witness for the Prosecution, A Murder Is Announced, Black Coffee, Murder at the Vicarage, Tintypes, The Glass Menagerie, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Camelot.  
 

Tim St. Clair II (Music & Educational Dir.)                      
Tim joined the staff at GLT in the fall of 2012 and has acted as music director for Les Miserables, Annie Get Your Gun, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Miss Nelson Is Missing (GLT on tour), and Rudolf. Blessed to be born into a large, musical family, Tim spent his growing-up years traveling with his family as part of Life Action Ministries. Tim holds a dual degree from Northland International University in Music and Bible with an emphasis in vocal proficiency and theater. Upon graduation, he served as Fine Arts Director for five years at Calvary Schools in Holland, Michigan. Each year he planned and directed two concerts, and during his five years he directed three full-scale musicals. He also was responsible for leading and traveling with students on Choir Tours to Chicago, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; and New York City. Tim moved his family to Greenville in 2010 to help begin a homeschool fine arts program called Artios. He quickly got plugged into the theater community. He was hired on at the Greenville Little Theatre as the Music and Educational director where he directs the music side of GLT's musical productions, and teaches classes for students and adults. Over the course of 20 years, Tim has been either performing or directing plays and musicals. Directorial roles include shows like Seussical the Musical, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, It's A Wonderful Life, Honk!, Little Women, Oliver!, and Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Locally, Tim has performed at the Greenville Little Theatre (Christmas Spectacular 2010, The Music Man, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and Splish Splash!) and at Centre Stage as a featured singer in Kings of Country and Their Queens. Tim and his wife Sarah currently live in Simpsonville with their beautiful daughters, Rennah, Nessa, Aislynn, Eden, and Shiloh Dawn.     

 

Kimberlee Ferreira (Choreographer)
Kimberlee was dancing professionally in
New York by the age of 18. Her acting credits include DChicago and Cassie in A Chorus Line. A sought-after teacher and choreographer, Kimberlee is director of the jazz companies at the Upstate Carolina Dance Center. Recent GLT credits include Christmas Spectacular 2008, Fiddler on the Roof, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hello Dolly!, Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular, and Carousel.

                                                    

Jeff LaPrad (Technical Director)
Jeff rejoined GLT in October 2010, after a six year hiatus. His education includes degrees in Theatre Design and Production from Virginia Co
mmonwealth University and The University of Tennessee. Jeff has over twenty years of technical expertise including work in regional theatres, film and television, and most recently children’s museum exhibits. Some of his favorite designs include the Odd Couple and Man of LaMancha for GLT, as well as God’s Country for University of TN and CyberChase: The Chase is On at Children’s Museum of Houston. Excited to be replanting his roots in Greenville, look for more of Jeff’s scenic painting as well as future designs. 

 

Cory Granner (Resident Lighting Designer)
Cory  holds a B.A. in Communications-Theatre from The University of South Carolina Upstate. While completing his studies, Cory studied at Kingston University in London England. After his study abroad he then returned to London to complete an internship at The Rose Theatre in London, England. He is a three time KCACTF nominee and was most recently nominated for the National Barbizon Award for Theatrical
 Excellence for Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Cory has designed lights for several theatres around the upstate, including but not limited too Centre Stage, Spartanburg Little Theatre, South Carolina Childrens Theatre and most recently The South Carolina Theatre Association. Favorite designs include Born Yesterday, The Miser, Kings of Country and Their Queens, and A Tuna Christmas. Cory is currently in Miss Nelson Is Missing,this season’s GLT On Tour Production.

 

Eric Chamness (Master Carpenter)
Eric joined the GLT production team in February of 2012. A graduate from the College of Charleston, Eric earned a BS in Elementary Education. Eric has gained professional and theatrical experience over the past 7 years in carpentry, scenic design, and acting while working with GLT. Design credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and co-design of Legally Blonde. He also designed the set for The Hobbit at Hillcrest High School, his first solo design endeavor. In the near future, Eric plans to attend graduate school to study Scenic Design after which he plans to return to Greenville to continue serving his home city through theatre. 

 

Laura Sykes (Business Manager)                                                    Laura “officially” joined the GLT family in February 2013, though she has been participating both on and off stage since 2010. Her previous experience around town also includes work at the Spartanburg Little Theatre and Centre Stage, but GLT still feels most like home. Laura works most closely with Jim on a daily basis, learning the ins and outs of the business of running a theatre, while also providing assistance in the box office as needed. She received her bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in 2009. Her love of live theatre and particular attention to detail certainly makes her a great addition to the team here.                                                        

 

Rhonda Meahl (Box Office Mgr)
Rhonda, a native of
Western NY, has a business and human services background and a love for the theatre. Her theatre experience includes roles onstage, directing of numerous children’s church productions, and backstage management. Her business and organizational background make her an excellent fit for the box office. Rhonda joined the GLT staff in July 2007. Her two children, Caleb and Leah, and husband Bruce are also fellow Thespians.  


Ginny Golliher (Marketing Coordinator)
Ginny joined the Greenville Little Theatre in May 2006. She has an extensive background in sales and customer service and was previously employed with MCI in
New York and South Carolina. A graduate of the College of New Rochelle in New York, she has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communications. Ginny coordinates all of the print media, publicity, and marketing displayed by the theatre. She designs the layouts for all of our publications.