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Patric McWilliams received his B.A. in Theatre from Centenary College and also has additional degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design, both in New York City. He has been awarded 6 "Times Drama Awards" for Best Director and 2 SB Magazine "Memory Awards" for Best Director. For 25 years, Patric
served as an Adjunct Professor and Costume Designer for the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at Centenary College. In addition, he has served as a professional Costume Designer with numerous Broadway
and Off-Broadway credits.

pmcwilliams@rivercityrep.org

 

PRESIDENT

Robert R. Buseick served for 34 years as Chairman of the Theatre/Speech/Dance Department at Centenary College. He has taught for over 50 years and has directed over 175 productions. His awards and accomplishments include his production of My Sister in This House being performed at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and winning the ACLU's "Defender of the Bill of Rights" Award and multiple "Times Drama Awards" for Best Director.

rbuseick@rivercityrep.org

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Jim Montgomery, a graduate of Centenary College's Theater Department, has won 4 "Times Drama Awards" as Best Actor, and received the American College Theatre Festival's "John F. Kennedy Award" for Distinguished Service. He has had an award-winning career in journalism, including twice being named a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also a co-founder of the Strand Theatre Corporation.

jmontgomery@rivercityrep.org

 

SECRETARY

Ruth Doreck has served as the Director of Human Resources for Aeropres Corporation for 32 years. She has also been a past Chairman on the board of The Providence House. Her theatrical credits include productions with Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Shreveport Opera, Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, and The Shreveport Little Theatre. She is the winner of the Best Actress "Times Drama Award" for
A Perfect Ganesh.


rdoreck@rivercityrep.org

 

qTREASURER AND
TECHNICAL MANAGER


Edwin M. Higginbotham, III has served as Production Manager/ Technical Director at the New Stage Theatre in Jackson, MS,
as well as The Shreveport Little Theatre, Shreveport's Performing Arts Center, and Gas Light Players. Previously, Edwin served in the United States Air Force, retiring at the rank of Major.

ehiggin@rivercityrep.org



GENERAL MEMBER

Ashley Beckham received her B.A. in Theatre from Centenary College. While there, she was able to work with the entire Board of Directors as an actress or while stage-managing. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters in Fine Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Stage Management. She received the 2004-05 SB Magazine "Memory Award" for Best Actress in a Drama for When You Comin Back, Red Ryder?

abeckham@rivercityrep.org

 

qGENERAL MEMBER

Candace Higginbotham is a veteran of local theatre having appeared onstage at The Shreveport Little Theatre, Peter Pan Players, East Bank Theatre, Gas Light Players and Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. Candace is the past President of The Shreveport Little Theatre, and has served on the boards of: The Shreveport Little Theatre, the Shreveport-Bossier Service Connection, Northwest LA Interfaith Pharmacy, and the Martin Luther King Health Center. She works at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

chiggin@rivercityrep.org

 

qGENERAL MEMBER

Seva May has been an active member of the Shreveport-Bossier community for 27 years. Seva studied theatre at Centenary College and has starred in many of the areas defining musical productions at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse. She has won multiple "Times Drama Awards" and SB Magazine "Memory Awards." She is a former Miss Thomasville, Miss Georgia, and former member of the Miss America USO Troup. She sings with several area bands and performs "cabaret-style" for private functions throughout the Ark-La-Tex.

smay@rivercityrep.org

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