High School Musical
Photo by Jessica Whitley
Board of Directors
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Founding Artistic Director
Richard E. Frazier
Richard began his journey with Theatre Macon in 2011 as the choreographer for The Rocky Horror Show. Since then, he has gone on to choreograph and direct a number of Theatre Macon hits to include Les Misérables, 42nd Street, and Beauty and the Beast before being hired as Artistic Director in August 2018. Richard is a graduate of Columbus State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Theatre Education. After graduation, he was hired at Northside High School in Warner Robins, Georgia, where he served as the Theatre and Dance teacher for 7 years. Currently, he serves on the Georgia Thespians State Board which encourages and supports the manifestation of theatre education in middle and high schools in Georgia. Richard has also served on the Board of Directors for the Educational Theatre Association; a non-profit organization which celebrates, advocates, and promotes middle and high school theatre education nationwide. In his career, Richard has worked on more than 100 productions spanning many disciplines within the theatre and is looking forward to working on another 100 with Theatre Macon.
Costume Shop Director & Wardrobe
Shelley’s first production at Theatre Macon was The Diary of Anne Frank in 1988. Since then she has been involved as costume designer, actor or both, in 223 Productions. Most recently you have seen her costumes in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Auntie Mame, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Constant Wife, and The Wiz. She was the head designer and costume shop supervisor for last Summer’s Theatre Festival which included 42nd Street, Ain’t Misbehavin, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. She has been employed as costume designer for Mercer Theatre and Mercer Opera since 1996 where she has collaborated on 113 productions. Last season she designed costumes for August Osage County, The Gondoliers, and She Kills Monsters. Shelley has designed costumes for 50 Macon State/MGSU Impromptu Player’s productions, worked as a costume assistant on several movies, and designed and constructed costumes for the 2009 production of Missouri Waltz, written by Karen Black, at the Cox Capital Theater. After working on a total of 390 productions over the last 30 years the love of collaboration, the ongoing creative challenges and constructing costumes that help actors step into the magical world of their characters is what keeps designing for the Theatre exciting and fresh.
Photo Courtesy of Mercer University
Graphic Designer & Webmaster
Erin started her career as a graphic designer at 13WMAZ in the summer of 2000. She spent over 8 years designing the on-air graphics, news sets, and print materials for the station; however, her involvement with Theatre Macon started much earlier. Erin's first production with Theatre Macon was at the age of 14 as part of the then-called Children's Community Theatre. In 2007, she was asked to create her first season of show posters, and it has been an honor to have been such an integral part of Theatre Macon ever since. She been a designer at Backdrops Fantastic for the past 10 years creating backdrops for theatres, dance companies, and event planners.