CEO - Director, Producer, Marketing, Teacher, Graphic Artist, Fundraising, Production Manager, Videographer
Beth McDonnell is the founder and CEO of The Company. She is also the Director of Sales and Marketing at Steel River Playhouse. She has been heading up marketing, and business development, while serving as an acting coach and director in PA theaters for the past three years. She thrives on growing the awareness of quality art venues in the local area, while expanding and strengthening the reach of the arts within the community. The Company Theatre recently launched their debut show “5,6,7,8.. A Cabaret of Music and Dance!” which was a sold out hit. While in NYC, Beth was a professional actress and also directed a number of productions of which her favorites include “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”, “Angels in America”, “Grease”, and “La Cage aux Folles.” She attended the prestigious Conservatory at the Chautauqua Theater Company in NY, and is a graduate of the distinguished American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA), after which she spent a decade performing professionally in NYC. Beth re-entered the world of theatre three years ago, after taking a break to have a family. Since, in addition to The Company’s inaugural show, she has concentrated on directing/producing theatre aimed at all ages, including the local sold out hit, “Seussical the Musical.” Beth’s unique talent of guardianship of the creative process, overseeing the notable artistic team members of The Company, is what makes her successful solely producing, as well as working in tandem with local art organizations. Beth’s mission is to provide the platform which allows everyone to bring their talents to fruition.