Actors Theatre

The Off-Broadway of Grandrapids

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Actors' Theatre Professional Staff

Debbis Playford Photo  Debbie Playford
  Managing Director

  Phone: (616) 234-3817
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Debbie is no stranger to the arts community - both herself and her family are very active in the local Community Theatre organizations. In addition, her background and extensive knowledge of business provides a solid foundation for Actors’ Theatre to further develop growth, donorship, and constructive programming. With her past experiences holding jobs as a company owner, sales and operations manager, and developmental manager, Debbie is determined to elevate Actors’ Theatre to a city-wide leadership role.

Actors’ Theatre was founded on the mission of bringing West Michigan the best in entertaining, innovative, challenging and thought-provoking theatre - a mission Debbie is taking strides to heighten and further develop through new, innovative programs and cooperative leadership in the arts and community. 


Chris Carnevale Photo  Chris Carnevale
  Director of Operations

  Phone: (616)234-3968
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Chris brings a diverse background and range of community theatre experience to his role as Director of Operations. In the past 23 years, Chris has
been heavily involved with the Grand Rapids Theatre Community; he has worked and performed for all area theatre groups as well as Opera Grand
Rapids.

Prior to beginning his responsibilities at Actors, Chris served as volunteer managing director for Heritage Theatre Group (HTG) where he took on
the task of organizing and running that theatre company - with great success. Chris has also worked as the office manager for MP Talent Agency as
well as the assistant to the Executive Director of Kids Food Basket.




Fred Sebulske Photo  Fred Sebulske
  Artistic Consultant

  Phone: (616)234-3947
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Fred Sebulske was a professor of Theatre, English and Film at Grand Rapids Community College for more than 34 years. He founded Actors'
Theatre in 1981 and was its managing director for 26 years. He directed over 50 plays for Actors' and his work won him eight Grand Awards for
directing. He also received the Arts Award (from the Grand Rapids Arts Council), the Pantlind Award (from East Grand Rapids High School) and the
Norma Brink Award (from the Grand Awards Steering Committee) for lifetime achievement in theatre.





Taylor Nefcy Photo  Taylor Nefcy
  Development and Marketing Intern


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Taylor is a sophomore Business Administration student at Aquinas College, where she has performed in numerous productions, including Xanadu, Isle of Marvels, Reckless and Chicago.  In addition to her work at Actors', she also serves as AQ Theatre Department Office Assistant, Co-Marketing Manager for AQ's BRAVO, and as a Student Ambassador for incoming and prospective students to the college. 

Taylor hails from Ogden, UT, where she has performed in numerous community productions.  Taylor continues to demonstrate her ability to learn
new skills in Development and Marketing, in addition to her ongoing excellence in creative hash-tagging.


Address:

Actors' Theatre
160 Fountain St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295
Business Office (616)234-3968
Box Office (616)234-3946
Fax (616)234-4092

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