The Many Faces of the REP
Seaside Repertory Theatre is made possible by the tireless work of many people who have a passion for the theatre. Professional theatre is a labor of love that requires many people to wear many different hats. We are so thankful to continue to have a group of professionals and dedicated volunteers who come together to bring live theatre to our region. Below, we would like to acknowledge a few of those people who give so much, though there are countless others who give support in many ways, and we are grateful for all their help. Again, thank you to all who contribute.
Seaside Repertory Theatre is committed to its long-range vision of building itself into a world-class regional theatre company, and its immediate mission of providing high-quality professional theatre to audiences of all ages. We seek to be the premier arts organization in Northwest Florida, providing programs and productions that make an essential and lasting contribution to the quality of life in our area.
Founded in the spring of 2001, Seaside Repertory Theatre is Northwest Florida’s premier professional theatre company. Celebrating its tenth season, the REP has built itself into a first-rate regional theatre, attracting some of the finest talent from around the country. The REP’s host of talented theatre professionals and group of dedicated volunteers work together to entertain over 25,000 people each year. Having established an indoor home on the stage of the 75-seat Meeting Hall Theatre in downtown Seaside, Florida, the REP has never stopped broadening its horizons, adding new programming and new venues in Seaside and beyond to better reach its expanding audience base.
Brook Stetler, Artistic Director
Brook Stetler assumed the role of Artistic Director at the Seaside Repertory Theatre in the spring of 2010. Prior to that, he served with the theatre as Technical Director for two seasons, as well as three seasons as a member of the acting company. Brook grew up in Kansas, graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University, and has called this part of Florida home for the past three years. Brook has worked for The Old Creamery Theatre, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, The New Stage Collective, and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Some of Brook’s most recent credits with the Rep include The Turn of the Screw, Every Christmas Story Ever Told, Around the World in 80 Days, Matt & Ben, The Tempest, The Stinky Cheese Man, Honky Tonk Angels, Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, The Santaland Diaries, and The Homecoming.
Lisa Connell, Managing Director
Lisa is originally from New York. She moved to Atlanta and worked for WGST Radio and The Discovery Channel, VH1 and The Weather Channel as an account executive. She then became employed at Verizon Wireless in Marketing Communications and Management. After living in Atlanta for ten years, she continued down to Santa Rosa Beach where she has resided with her husband and two daughters for the past nine years. In her spare time, she expresses her creative side by painting and taking photographs. A year has gone by already that Lisa has been working at The Rep. She loves working with the many wonderful people at The Rep and looks forward to the theatre continuing it’s growth and positive impact in the community!
John Rosenberg, Production Manager
John is enjoying his tenth season with the Rep. His hobbies include live music, archival, special events production, continual maintenance of VW Camper, and his latest, vertical gardening. He is a student of mountain culture, and takes frequent trips for field study. He hopes you enjoy tonight’s production, and that you become a member of the Rep. His dog Sadie is the coolest.
Allison Erwin, Financial Manager
A lifetime resident of Walton County, Allison has spent many years enjoying our beautiful and unique region. She has a long history with 30A and Seaside, spending three wonderful years at Seaside Neighborhood School and working at Amavida Coffee for four years. She attended The Florida State University and graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. After graduating, she returned home and continued working at Amavida and joined the Seaside Repertory Theatre company. She is proud and thankful to be a part of such an amazing organization and work with such a phenomenal group of people.
Any interested local high-school aged students are invited to join the Seaside Repertory Theatre’s Internship Program. During the summer, each intern dedicates 15 hours per week/60 hours per month to learning and performing every responsibility associated with operating a professional theatre, including working backstage crews for sets, lights, sound, costumes and props. Interns work closely with professional directors, designers, crew, and actors while providing labor support, in order to understand each process from start to finish. Rep interns also operate the box office and perform house management and ushering duties during the Rep’s main stage productions. Workshops with professional company members are offered, teaching the interns different artistic elements of theatre. Workshops include acting through monologue work and scene study, improv techniques, script analysis and writing, and directing short scenes. Every summer and winter the interns produce a play, directed by a Rep professional company member, and presented on the Rep’s main stage, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Rep Intern Program. For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kaylyn Carter Caroline Brady
Wade Howard Lucy Livingston
Sonia Pascalli Hannah Tarleton
Board of Governors
The Board of Governors of the Seaside Repertory Theatre is made up of a group of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time and work to steward the theatre towards the pursuit of its company’s mission. The Board meets regularly as a group and also in committees to ensure the continued success of the Seaside Repertory Theatre. The Board also serves as the primary ambassadors of the company, and is very involved in all aspects of the Rep including fund raising, event coordination, strategic development, marketing, programming, play selections, business operations and finance. We are very thankful to these individuals for the leadership they provide, and their dedication to see that the Seaside Repertory Theatre continues to be successful for many years to come. Only with the tremendous efforts of knowledgeable volunteers from various backgrounds, who make up the many faces of the REP, does the theatre thrive.