We adore live theater, crave being on an indie film set, improv our way out of trouble, write plays, write scripts, perform as puppeteers, act, direct, mentor younger creatives, and simply can't get enough.
Marsha Mayhak has joined our board for 2023-2024 and we couldn't be happier. Marsha brings significant experience to our board in the areas of acting, directing, conflict resolution, and domestic violence survivor advocacy. You can see Marsha in our spring production as Mary Anne in When We Were Young and Unafraid. Welcome!
Duncan, a third-generation advertising executive, aspired to be an actor at an early age and is now pursuing his dream. He has recently been featured in several theater productions, as well as independent and student films. He continues to hone his craft at Ensemble Actors Studio with Jaime Slavinsky. Duncan previously served on the boards of Phipps Conservatory, the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation and the Media Association of Pittsburgh. He and his wife Sarah live in Point Breeze and are over the moon for their granddaughter Amelia.
President, Treasurer, and founder of Stoops Ferry Productions. This venture has been exhilarating, terrifying, and an incredible learning experience. It is also an astonishing amount of work! Most of all, it has been a creative joy and a lot of fun. I am grateful for friends old and new, mentors, and all the good people who have been a part of this incredible journey which started in 2017. I am looking forward to 2024. Thank you.
Kate has been part of Stoops Ferry Productions since 2018 and has served as a board member since 2020. Level headed and generous, Kate assists with community partnership development, our diversity initiatives, provides HR support, and is in charge of the wine. She is also the "Veronica Whisperer" which has no effect on the wine. We are beyond thrilled to put Kate back on board for 2024!
We are a mobile theater group who has experience performing plays in a variety of venues. A big auditorium with a sound booth? No problem. A small coffee or tea shop? We love those. Fringe Festival? Bring it on. Church community room with 4 poles in the middle? We will adapt with creativity and ingenuity.
We have been putting on collections of one act plays since 2019. They are a wonderful way to bring variety to your productions and to collaborate with many people. The trick is to simplify set, choreograph set changes with an attention to detail, and put wheels on everything you can!
In Spring 2022 we combined our community outreach efforts with our one act play productions for into our Senior Theater outreach efforts. We have had multiple successful shows in the auditoriums Chartier's Bend and South Hills Square Retirement Resorts. How can we help you?
We have put out multiple 48 hour film project pieces including: 'Out of Water', 'The Last Will and Testament of our Super-Dead Super-Dad', 'The Dick', and 'Cold Read'. Our RMU intern, John Proper's wrestling documentary was very well received. Our independent film 'Secret Santa' was shot in early Spring 2019, and is in the post-production hell phase. Our first short film 'Childlike' was completed in 2018.
We believe in cross-pollination of ideas. We love working with different groups, meeting new people, and trying new approaches. We often bring in younger folks and seniors to provide inter-generational experiences for everyone. You will find us working with other groups and productions in addition to our own. Let's keep it going. A rising tide lifts all boats.