Artistic Director

Golden Duck Productions | 2005-2007
A children’s theatre company that dramatizes fairy tales and children’s literature and performs at the Dixie Theater in Staunton, VA.

Massanutten Dinner Theater | 2005-2007
A dinner attraction at the Massanutten Mountain Resort, east of Harrisonburg, VA.

The University Wits (Co-Artistic Director), Staunton, VA | 2004-2005
A graduate student organization. Oversaw 24 Hour Theatre project, directed full production of Shakespeare’s King John.

Center Players and the Theatre Department for the JCC of Greater Orlando | 1998-2003
Hired all directors, actors and production staff. Established budgets, generated publicity, coordinated use of facility, represented company at events and fundraisers, selected and directed plays for adult and children's companies, taught acting classes and workshops, assisted in grant writing, and hired national touring artists.
- Developed children's and teen theatre program
- Directed multi-media fund raiser with a cast of l85 children
- Co-hosted international theatre convention
- Implemented staged reading series for new playwrights
- Upgraded and modernized reservation and ticketing system

Artistic Director/Resident Playwright for the Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, FL | 1999-2003
Directed, wrote, hired and scheduled actors to perform in plays of historical content. Taught History/Theatre workshops, represented company at events, fund raisers, and in schools. Created History Theatre program with professional actors. Developed and taught in-services using History Theatre in the classroom.

Artistic Director/Co-Founder for Playwrights' Round Table, Orlando, FL | 1997-2003
Selected plays, directors, and actors for productions and readings, supervised staff, oversaw budgets, served as treasurer.

Elizabethan Players (Co-Artistic Director) | 1990-1992
A touring troupe that performed scenes from Shakespeare’s plays in high schools and community centers throughout Maine.

Artistic Director of Port*Star Productions | 1986-1993
Implemented all budgets, play selection, staffing, marketing, and all operations of this Theatre & Video Production Company.

Mark Mannette
2204 S. Covington Street
Wichita, KS 67209