people
creative/production/technical
(in alphabetical order)



Jason adams
company MEMBER
Jason Adams is a native of Conway, South Carolina. He has appeared at Atlantic Stage in theproductions of Child's Play, Driving Mrs. Daisy, All in the Timing, The Nerd and A Christmas Carol. He is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University theatre program and a former company member of the Jeff Award-nominated theatre company Theatre Mir in Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago he appeared in productions with DCA Theatre, Viaduct Theatre, and The Raven Theatre. Past theatre credits include ART (Serge), A FunnyThing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hysterium), A Midsummer's Night Dream (Demetrius), Arab Israeli Cookbook, A Taste of Honey (Peter), Baker's Wife (Claude), Beautiful City, Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, Prisoner's Dilemma (Hasim), Slither (Harlan), Tape (Vince), and WASP (Father).


SETH COX
RESIDENT SOUND DESIGNER
Seth Cox has worked in the audio field for 16 years, including in recording studios, on cruise ships (Premier Cruises), in live theatre (Legends in Concert) and in radio and television (Crook and Chase Morning Show and Country Countdown). He is currently the sound designer and technician for CCU's Wheelwright Auditorium while also working with Beach Church and MC Sound, Light and Video.


AMY EDGE
COMPANY MEMBER
Amy Edge is currently working as lighting designer and assistant stage manager for Spirit Productions at The Palace Theatre. She also does lighting design for various Spirit Productions tour shows. Amy has helped Atlantic Stage along the way in many different production capacities since the theatre's inception in 2008. Atlantic Stage lighting design credits include The Guys, A Christmas Story, Oodles of Strudel and Holiday Memories. She received her B.A. in Dramatic Arts from Coastal Carolina University in May, 2012.


STEVE EARNEST
FOUNDING MEMBER
Steve Earnest appeared in ART, the companies' first production. Since that time he has appeared in ALMOST, MAINE, DINNER WITH FRIENDS, GOD OF CARNAGE and CHILDSPLAY. Also a director, Steve has staged BOEING-BOEING and LEND ME A TENOR for Atlantic Stage. Steve is Professor of Theatre at Coastal Carolina University where he teaches Acting, Theatre History and Literature and Principles of Dramatic Analysis. He holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the University of Colorado and an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Miami, FL. Publications include a book about the East German Theatre training system, dozens of articles and reviews in Theatre Journal, New Theatre Quarterly, Western European Stages, and The Journal of Beckett Studies, among others. In recent years he has been more involved in film and television, appearing in the feature films BLOODY HOMECOMING, ALL SHE WISHES, and 12 DOG DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS in addition to numerous industrials, commercials and numerous short films and other projects.


KEVIN D. FERGUSON
PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE
Kevin D. Ferguson is a playwright and MFA Candidate in the Playwright's Lab at Hollins University. He is also Playwright-in-Residence at Atlantic Stage in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where his original full-length, Child's Play, and his adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol premiered. He was a national finalist for the John Cauble Outstanding Short Play Award and won a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival One-Act Play Award for Losing Sight in 2013. His ten-minute play Folie a deux/Pas de deux also won a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Ten-Minute Play Award. Kevin's plays have been presented on the West Coast, in the Mid-West, and on the East Coast. A Teaching Associate in the Theatre Department at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Kevin is committed to arts education and believes in the power of the arts to transform lives. He is a member of the Dramatist's Guild as well as the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America.


MARC McINTYRE
FOUNDING MEMBER
Marc McIntyre was born in Pittsburgh, PA but started his theatrical career while in high school in Raleigh, NC. While in Raleigh, Marc worked on and performed in numerous productions with local community and professional theatres including; Raleigh Little Theatre, Theatre in the Park, Raleigh Ensemble Players, Soloman Isaacs Productions, Burning Coal, TheatreFest Repertory, Jeff West Productions, and The Magic of Jim Passe. Marc also appeared in some Raleigh area commercials, several industrials and even did a little voice-over work for documentaries. After graduating from NCSU with a degree in Theatre, he moved to Richmond, VA where he worked with Henrico Theatre Co. and Theatre IV, again both as an actor and a technician. In 2001, Marc moved to Myrtle Beach and worked briefly with The Magic of Allen Valentine before being hired by Coastal Carolina University as the Technical Director at Wheelwright Auditorium. As a founding member he continues to work as both an actor and designer with Atlantic Stage. Marc has performed in The Complete History of America (abridged) twice now, Almost, Maine and Moonlight & Magnolias, was the set designer for Parallel Lives, Dinner with Friends and The Guys, and was the sound designer for ART. He is a member of USITT and is currently working on a Masters in Arts Administration. Whenever he can find time in his schedule, Marc also enjoys freelance design, production and consultation work.


KRISTI RAU McINTYRE
FOUNDING MEMBER
Kristi Rau McIntyre has worked in theatre professionally for 18 years, was most recently seen in Atlantic Stage’s productions of The Nerd, God of Carnage, Sylvia, Dinner with Friends, Almost Maine, Proof, and Parallel Lives, directed All in th Timing, Durang/Durang, Moonlight and Magnolias, twice directed The Complete History of America (abridged) and stage managed Eleemosynary and The Guys. Kris also teaches in the Theatre Department at Coastal Carolina University, and directs in the Summer Arts Academy. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Theatre, and from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master of Fine Arts in Acting. Kris recently received her Meisner Technique teaching certification for her work with Larry Silverberg, and is also a Yoga Alliance Board certified yoga instructor. She spent three years at Theatre Virginia where she got to be a part of such great shows as Scandals (World Premiere), Communicating Doors, Moon Over Buffalo, Much Ado About Nothing, Last Night at Ballyhoo, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and the musical version of It’s a Wonderful Life. While at Coastal Carolina University she has acted in A Lie of the Mind, Hamlet, and directed Baby with the Bathwater. Some of her honors include the Thompson T award for greatest contribution to theatre, the Raleigh Theatre Endowment Board’s Best Actress Award, and she was a Top Five Finalist for Coastal Carolina University’s Professor of the Year Award. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.


MINDI PENN
FOUNDING MEMBER
Mindi Blackburn Penn as appeared at Atlantic Stage in All in the Timing, God of Carnage, Rabbit Hole, Sylvia, Dinner with Friends, Eleemosynary and Parallel Lives. She also directed A Christmas Carol, Holiday Memories, A Christmas Story (hmmm...a theme ?!?). Mindi serves as the Atlantic Stage Box Office Manager. She has been acting professionally for 19 years, holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of South Carolina and has appeared regionally at Charlotte Repertory Theatre, South Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Trustus Theatre (Columbia, SC), Theatre Three (Dallas, TX), WaterTower Theater (Dallas, TX) and the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Roles of note: Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof , Eileen in June Moon, Mrs. Walker in The Who’s Tommy, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lucianna in A Comedy of Errors, Laura Wingfield in Glass Menagerie, Frances Parnell in Racing Demon. Directing credits include A Christmas Story, All in the Timing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Comedy of Errors, Guys and Dolls, Annie, and High School Musical. Mindi is an original company member of the improvisational comedy company The We’re Not Your Mother Players. She is a National Board Certified teacher at the Academy of Arts, Science and Technology.


THOM PENN, FOUNDING MEMBER
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Thom Penn has been acting professionally for 20 years and directing professionally for 11 years. He has an MFA from Southern Methodist University and has appeared regionally at Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre in Chillicothe, Ohio; Trustus in Columbia, South Carolina; the Dallas Theater Center, Kitchen Dog Theatre, the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Theatre Three and WaterTower Theater in Dallas, Texas; and the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Thom received a prestigious 2000 Leon Rabin Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of the villain Iago in Othello. Atlantic Stage acting credits include Art, The Complete History of America (abridged), The SantaLand Diaries, Moonlight and Magnolias, A Christmas Story and Lost in Yonkers. Thom’s fight choreography has been featured in productions of Hamlet, I Hate Hamlet, Batboy: the Musical, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cabaret. Directing credits include Moon over Buffalo, Still Life with Iris, All in the Timing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Comedy of Errors, Overtones, The Flattering Word, The Cinderella Syndrome and Pizza Man. Atlantic Stage directing credits include Parallel Lives, Almost, Maine, Three Viewings, The Guys and Lost in Yonkers. Thom is committed to arts education and believes in the power of the arts to enrich and revitalize a community. As the Artistic Director of Atlantic Stage, he hopes to contribute to the growth of a lasting cultural legacy here on the Grand Strand.


joe roche
Company member
Joe Roche moved to Myrtle Beach last year after a career in marketing where he headed the marketing staff for companies such as J Crew, Talbot's and Grand Circle Travel. He returns to the theater after 30 years. He acted in numerous productions in high school, college and while teaching in a college in Maine. Joe joined the Atlantic Stage Company at the beginning of last season and has run the sound for all productions. He became a member of ASC last season. He's having a ball!


KATHRYN ZANDE
COMPANY MEMBER
Kathryn Zande Her lifelong passion for theater began when she was five years old and was selected for the lead role—ringmaster—in the Tupper Lake Kindergarten's production of Circus. She went on to star in productions in her high school before devoting herself to her other lifelong passion, nursing. While pursuing that career over the last 40 years, Kathryn has avidly enjoyed theater in many parts of the world from Australia to Paris and London to community and professional groups in Iowa, Minnesota, New York and Massachusetts. When she found Atlantic Stage, it was love at first sight, and she has volunteered since Season Three in the Front of House areas of box office, concessions and usher. She is thrilled and honored to be invited to join the Company of the Grand Strand's only professional theater.
board of directors

AMANDA MASTERPAUL, President
PRESTON BRITTAIN, Vice-President
MARY ADAMSON
STEVEN BLEICHER
VINCENT MASTERPAUL
JOE ROCHE


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