Leadership making a difference.

RYAN BOWIE, Executive Director

Ryan Bowie, Executive Director at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville, TNRYAN BOWIE, a graduate of Frostburg State University, joined the Roxy Regional Theatre as Director of Fundraising and Development in January 2011, later taking the reins as Executive Director in July 2016. Ryan made his Roxy Regional Theatre acting debut as Jinx in Forever Plaid and has since appeared as The Baker in Into the Woods, Jonathan Harker in Frank Wildhorn’s Dracula: The Musical, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, Max in The Sound of Music, Ernst/Reinhold in Spring Awakening, Sir Robin in Monty Python’s Spamalot, Hedwig in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, among many others. He has also served as director and/or choreographer at the Roxy for The Giver, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. Other professional performance credits include Jesus in Godspell (New York), Hamilton in the NYC premier of Dotty Dot: A New Children’s Musical, Freddy in My Fair Lady (Midwest), Jonas in The Giver (Chicago), Ryan in High School Musical (Midwest), Jack Chesney in Charlie’s Aunt (Midwest), Dick in Dames at Sea (Maryland), J. Pierpont Finch in How to Succeed… (New York), and Matt in The Fantasticks (New York — tour). Ryan can be reached at ryan@roxyregionaltheatre.org.

EMILY ROURKE, Resident Choreographer / Education and Technical Manager

Emily RourkeEMILY ROURKE, a graduate of Auburn University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, joined the Roxy Regional Theatre in July 2013. Emily made her Roxy Regional Theatre debut in South Pacific and has since performed in productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Musical (Hermia), Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia), Steel Magnolias (Annelle), Seussical the Musical (Bird Girl), The Diary of Anne Frank (Miep), The Awesome ’80s Prom (Whitley Whitaker, The Head Cheerleader), The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca), On the Town (Ivy Smith), Grease (Jan), The Cat in the Hat (Sally), Les Miserables, Little Shop of Horrors and Green Day’s American Idiot, along with many others. Choreography credits include The Wizard of Oz, The Rocky Horror Show, The Pirates of Penzance Jr., Seussical the Musical and Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf, among others. www.emilyrourke.com

SAMANTHA HODSON, Production Stage Manager / Sound Designer

Samantha HodsonSAMANTHA HODSON, a native of Dallas, Texas, is a graduate of Rockford University with a BFA in Scenic Design and Stage Management. Since joining the Roxy Regional Theatre in August 2016, she has lent her talents to numerous productions, including Million Dollar Quartet, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, William Shakespeare’s Henry V, Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf, The Diary of Anne Frank, Seussical the Musical, [title of show], The Pirates of Penzance Jr., Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Steel Magnolias and The Wizard of Oz, among others. Other past credits include Ken Ludwig’s Twentieth Century with Artists’ Ensemble Theatre, Dogfight, A musical by Pasek & Paul, and George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House in the Chicagoland area.

NOEL RENNERFELDT, Lighting Designer

Noel RennerfeldtNOEL RENNERFELDT is an Associate Professor of Scenic/Lighting Design at Austin Peay State University and serves as Technical Director for the Department of Theatre and Dance. This is his third year as resident lighting designer for the Roxy Regional Theatre. Noel holds degrees from Wayne State College, Miami University and Northern Illinois University. His professional design credits include Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, Nettle Creek Players and Richmond Civic Theatre in Indiana, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre in Virginia, Little Theatre on the Square in Illinois, and Broadway Palm West Dinner Theatre in Mesa, Arizona.

KATIE KENNEDY, Office Manager

STACY TURNER, President

KURT KOWALSKI, Vice President

NANCY LADD, Treasurer

NANCYE BRITTON, Secretary

KATHRINE BAILEY, Board Member

JOSEPH BRITTON, Board Member

JASON HODGES, Board Member

DARREN MICHAEL, Board Member

NICOLE O’CONNOR, Board Member

BILL POWERS, Board Member

TARA QUIRION, Board Member

LINDA SHEPHARD, Board Member

STEPHANIE STAFFORD, Board Member

KIMBERLY WIGGINS, Board Member