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.
Kimberlee Ferreira (Choreographer)
Kimberlee was dancing professionally in
Katie King (Associate Director)
Although officially starting her third season with Greenville Little Theatre, Katie has been a part of the GLT family for a long time. Her first play ever was GLT’s A Christmas Carol in 1994 and she’s worked on over 20 productions both on stage and back stage. Katie graduated from Limestone College where she received a B.A. in Theatre. Some of her favorite directing credits include Status Updates, Time and Time Again, Laundry and Bourbon, Lone Star, and The Stuck Pot. Recent GLT credits include Studio 444’s Find Me A Primitive Man.
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 Commonwealth 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. He is a three-time KCACTF nominee and was most recently nominated for the National Barbizon Award for Theatrical Design 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 playing Aladdin in this season’s GLT On Tour Production.
James R. Marrelli (Business & Operations Manager)
Jim handles all the finances for GLT and maintains the facility. He works closely with the Treasurer to compile the monthly financial statements. Jim holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Theatre from California State University at Long Beach. Jim has been with GLT for over twenty-five years and his involvement has been numerous and varied. He has taught stagecraft, designed lights, and sound for over one hundred theatre and dance productions. Jim is our “go to” guy for almost every historical or facility need.
Rhonda Meahl (Box Office Manager)
Rhonda, a native of
Ginny Golliher (Marketing Coordinator) Ginny coordinates all of the print media, publicity, and marketing displayed by the theatre. She sells advertising and designs the layout for our playbill.
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
Ginny coordinates all of the print media, publicity, and marketing displayed by the theatre. She sells advertising and designs the layout for our playbill.