Meet the Cast of Alive: Heather Pharis

Proud Mary Theatre Company continues our Brand Spanking New Play Series with the world premiere of Alive written and directed by Greenville native Taylor Davidson on Tuesday, July 14 @ 8 p.m. on our FACEBOOK PAGE.

“Alive” stars:

Grace: Katie Wickline

Mark: Reuben Fitzer

Gabi: Heather Pharis

Josh: Jason Maduafokwa

Heather Pharis is an Atlanta actor originally from Dublin, GA. She graduated from Berry College with a degree in theatre. Afterwards she joined the Horizon Theatre as an acting apprentice. Her last two performances were Regan in “King Lear and Lavinia in “Titus Andronicus”. She enjoys painting and playing video games with her cat Maxwell Klinger. 

Donations to South Carolina’s Queer Theatre Company can be made on our website at proudmarytheatre.com

LIVE on our FACEBOOK PAGE @ 8 p.m.

Meet the Cast of Alive: Reuben Fitzer

Proud Mary Theatre Company continues our Brand Spanking New Play Series with the world premiere of Alive written and directed by Greenville native Taylor Davidson on Tuesday, July 14 @ 8 p.m. on our FACEBOOK PAGE.

“Alive” stars:

Grace: Katie Wickline

Mark: Reuben Fitzer

Gabi: Heather Pharis

Josh: Jason Maduafokwa

“Reuben Fitzer is a rising first-year student at Winthrop University. He was heavily involved in the theatre program at Greenville Tech Charter HS, his favorite role being Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. In his free time, you will find him belting show tunes and listening to Hamilton on repeat. He is excited to be a part of more theatre in college and onward.

Donations to South Carolina’s Queer Theatre Company can be made on our website at proudmarytheatre.com

LIVE on our FACEBOOK PAGE @ 8 p.m.

Meet the Cast of Alive: Katie Wickline

Proud Mary Theatre Company continues our Brand Spanking New Play Series with the world premiere of Alive written and directed by Greenville native Taylor Davidson.

“Alive” stars:

Grace: Katie Wickline

Mark: Reuben Fitzer

Gabi: Heather R. Leaphart

Josh: Jason Maduafokwa

Katie Wickline is an Atlanta-based actor, teaching artist, and voiceover talent who is ecstatic to be reading as Grace! This role hits close to home and it is an honor to tell her story. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Theatre. Her favorite Atlanta credits include Titus Andronicus (Chiron), 12 Angry Jurors (Juror #4) at Act3, Tapas (Star/Carver) at Academy Theatre, The Big Meal (Woman #3 – MAT nominee) at Onstage Atlanta, and Almost, Maine (Marvalyn) at CentreStage North. She is an inaugural member of company Tipsy Tales, which will premiere Robin Hood whenever the world decides to stop being terrible! More info at katiewickline.com, enjoy the reading!

Donations to South Carolina’s Queer Theatre Company can be made on our website at proudmarytheatre.com

LIVE on our FACEBOOK PAGE @ 8 p.m.

Meet the Playwright of ‘Alive’: Taylor Davidson

Proud Mary Theatre Company continues our Brand Spanking New Play Series with the world premiere of Alive written and directed by Greenville native Taylor Davidson on Tuesday, July 14 @ 8 p.m.

Taylor Davidson (director and playwright) is thrilled to have her first full-length play chosen for the Proud Mary Virtual Play Reading Series. She appeared at Proud Mary as Ginny in Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche and has also performed at other theaters throughout SC and Georgia, including Live Arts Theatre, Lionheart Theatre, the Upstate Shakespeare Festival, Centre Stage, and Spartanburg Little Theatre. 

“This play is very close to my heart. Though it deals with difficult topics, such as suicide, mental illness, and addiction, my goal was to create a piece that’s ultimately about love, connection, and how people find ways to keep living,” says Davidson.

Donations to South Carolina’s Queer Theatre Company can be made on our website at proudmarytheatre.com

LIVE on our FACEBOOK PAGE @ 8 p.m.

Meet the Cast of ‘A Straightforward Scenario’: Lily Webb

Lily Webb

Celebrate National Give OUT Day June 30 and celebrate Gay Pride with Proud Mary Theatre Company and our Brand Spanking New Play Series with the world premiere of A Straightforward Scenario, a play in one act by Hope Phillips.

In this hilarious scenario, GenZers debate politics and try to balance their attempts to be PC with their thirst-quenching desire for that ever-so-delicately-breaded breast in a foil pouch.

Lily Webb recently graduated from the University of South Alabama with her BFA in musical theatre. She currently resides in Waterville, Maine. Some of her favorite previous credits include Rachel Brown in Inherit the Wind, Betsy/Lindsey in Clybourne Park and a member of the tribe (By My Side) in Godspell. Along with acting, Lily has a great passion for directing and teaching. She spent last fall as a student at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in New London, Connecticut. She would like to thank her family for their constant love and support.

Donations to South Carolina’s Queer Theatre Company can be made on our website at proudmarytheatre.com

LIVE on our FACEBOOK PAGE Tonite @ 8 p.m.

Meet the Cast of ‘A Straightforward Scenario’: Sun Schwalm

Celebrate National Give OUT Day June 30 and celebrate Gay Pride with Proud Mary Theatre Company and our Brand Spanking New Play Series with the world premiere of A Straightforward Scenario, a play in one act by Hope Phillips.

In this hilarious scenario, GenZers debate politics and try to balance their attempts to be PC with their thirst-quenching desire for that ever-so-delicately-breaded breast in a foil pouch.

Sun Jane Schwalm (Fiona) is delighted to be returning to Proud Mary Theatre Company! Favorite credits include VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, JULIUS CAESER, SPRING AWAKENING, HELLO DOLLY, HAMLET, and VELVET CURTAINS. From Valparaiso, Florida, Sun currently works and lives in Greenville, South Carolina where she studies Graphic Design and Photography. She hopes to someday disappear mysteriously.

Donations to South Carolina’s Queer Theatre Company can be made on our website at proudmarytheatre.com

LIVE on our FACEBOOK PAGE Tonite @ 8 p.m.

Meet the Cast of ‘A Straightforward Scenario’: Dexter Simmons

Celebrate National Give OUT Day June 30 and celebrate Gay Pride with Proud Mary Theatre Company and our Brand Spanking New Play Series with the world premiere of A Straightforward Scenario, a play in one act by Hope Phillips,

In this hilarious scenario, GenZers debate politics and try to balance their attempts to be PC with their thirst-quenching desire for that ever-so-delicately-breaded breast in a foil pouch.

This premiere stars Zachary Urban (THE BOYS IN THE BAND), Sun Jane Schwalm (LESBIAN VAMPIRES OF SODOM), Dexter Simmons (SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES, THE KISS) and Lily Webb making her Proud Mary Theatre debut.

Dexter Simmons is a USC Upstate Graduate with a degree in Theatre from Clinton SC. He has performed in The Kiss and Southern Baptist Sissies for Proud Mary and is looking forward to working with them again! 

Donations to South Carolina’s Queer Theatre Company can be made on our website at http://www.proudmarytheatre.com.

LIVE on our FACEBOOK PAGE Tonite @ 8 p.m.

Meet the Cast of ‘A Straightforward Scenario’: Zachary Urban

Celebrate National Give OUT Day June 30 and celebrate Gay Pride with Proud Mary Theatre Company and our Brand Spanking New Play Series with the world premiere of A Straightforward Scenario, a play in one act by Hope Phillips.

In this hilarious scenario, GenZers debate politics and try to balance their attempts to be PC with their thirst-quenching desire for that ever-so-delicately-breaded breast in a foil pouch.

This premiere stars Zachary Urban (THE BOYS IN THE BAND), Sun Jane Schwalm (LESBIAN VAMPIRES OF SODOM), Dexter Simmons (SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES, THE KISS) and Lily Webb making her Proud Mary Theatre debut.

Zachary Urban is an actor from Spartanburg, SC entering his third year at USC Upstate where he studies Communications and Theatre. Favorite roles include Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Spartanburg Youth Theatre), Chuck in She Kills Monsters (Converse College), Lawrence in For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls (USC Upstate), and Cowboy in The Boys in the Band (Proud Mary Theatre). He has also acted locally at the Spartanburg Little Theatre and the Upstate Shakespeare Festival. Additionally, he has been recognized for his playwriting on several occasions including the Archibald Rutledge Scholarship Award. He’d like to thank his family and mentors for their limitless support and encouragement. 

Donations to South Carolina’s Queer Theatre Company can be made on our website at proudmarytheatre.com

LIVE on our FACEBOOK PAGE Tonite @ 8 p.m.

Meet the Playwright of ‘A Straightforward Scenario’: Hope Phillips

Celebrate National Give OUT Day June 30 and celebrate Gay Pride with Proud Mary Theatre Company and our Brand Spanking New Play Series with the world premiere of A Straightforward Scenario, a play in one act by Hope Phillips,

In this hilarious scenario, GenZers debate politics and try to balance their attempts to be PC with their thirst-quenching desire for that ever-so-delicately-breaded breast in a foil pouch.

This premiere stars Zachary Urban (THE BOYS IN THE BAND), Sun Jane Schwalm (LESBIAN VAMPIRES OF SODOM), Dexter Simmons (SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES, THE KISS) and Lily Webb making her Proud Mary Theatre debut.\

Hope Phillips is a rising senior at USC Upstate, where she majors in theatre performance and minors in womens’ and gender studies. She enjoys working on both the technical and performance sides of the theatre world. Hilights from her time at USC Upstate include playing Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Gertie in Fuddy Meers, Emma in Betrayal (Irene Ryan Award Nomination), and, most recently, Laura / Margie in Buried Over Lewis. Her technical highlights are assistant directing and stage managing for (Anon)ymous (Irene Ryan Award Nomination), stage managing Last Night and the Night Before, and directing Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love as part of the Advanced Directing One-Acts. She is ecstatic to be collaborating with Proud Mary for the first time for this reading!

Donations to South Carolina’s Queer Theatre Company can be made on our website at proudmarytheatre.com

LIVE on our FACEBOOK PAGE Tonite @ 8 p.m.

Proud Mary Theatre Reveals Choir Boy in 2020-21 Season

Proud Mary Theatre Company today announces another of our 2020-21 plays: The Tony-nominated Choir Boy in 2020-21 Season.

For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men. One talented student has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key.
Now, we’re thrilled to bring this soaring music-filled work to Broadway. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney is an Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. 

“We are ecstatic to bring this powerful and extremely timely play with music to the Upstate,” said Artistic Director Sandy Staggs.

Production and audition dates will be announced soon.