BRUNSWICK LITTLE THEATRE
Board of Directors Bios
KATHY CAGNEY ROSSI – President – A proud member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1990, Kathy has appeared in numerous films, countless commercials and over 75 theatre productions in New York, Denver, Chicago, NJ and NC. Kathy was the on-air host of the syndicated TV show Health & Home Report in NYC for 5 years. She was awarded Best Actor at the Tri-Media Film Festival in 2011 in Ft. Collins, CO. She has appeared here at BLT in Funny Little Thing Called Love, Moonlight and Magnolias and Love, Loss and What I Wore. She also had lead roles in The Cemetery Club and Azalea Festival Queen at Theatre Now in Wilmington. As an entrepreneur, Kathy has owned and operated a successful retail store and on-line cupcake business. (And, yes, she is related to the late, great James Cagney!)
DEBBIE SKILLMAN – Secretary
Deborah Skillman holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music and worked as a public school music educator for thirty years. She serves as the organist and choir master at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Southport. She has worked both behind the stage and on the stage at BLT for a number of years. She founded BLT’s youth division the Stagestruck Players and began the MTA program with Bev Veenker, an intensive yearlong musical theater class for youth.
LIBBY FEATHERSTON – Treasurer
Libby Featherston was a travel agent in the Research Triangle Park until she was presented the the opportunity to move to Los Angeles to work for an actress.. Three years later, she was homesick, and began working in the NC Film Industry as a casting agent and production coordinator in feature film and TV. Ten years later, she acquired a real job, where she has been a bank manager for the past twenty years.
MILLIE HART – Past President
Millie Hart has been involved with Brunswick Little Theatre off and on since the early days. While it is rare to see her on stage, Millie can often be found working backstage.
THOM CLEMMONS – (Publicity) has worked in theatre most of his life as an actor, director, and set designer. Some of the musicals he directed for BLT include NUNSENSE, NUNSENSE 2, and THE FANTASTICS. A few of the plays he directed include STEEL MAGNOLIAS, THE ODD COUPLE, and THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY. Most of his stage time has been devoted to musicals including A CHORUS LINE as Mike, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR as Peter and Herod, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE as Fredrick and the Major General, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECNICOLOR DREAMCOAT as Joseph, and OKLAHOMA as Curly, Will Parker, and Ado Annie’s Paw. Thom has worked with BLT for over 30 years, including 9 years on the Board of Directors.
KEN GREENMAN has enjoyed his involvement with community theatre for 40 years as a director, actor, board member, and high school theatre teacher. He recently moved from New York State to Southport and is pleased to have made this connection with Brunswick Little Theatre.
NANCY GREENMAN is a recent transplant from Hudson Valley in New York where she served on a local community theatre board for more than 25 years. She and her husband Ken had vacation rental properties in Oak Island which allowed them to become familiar with the Southport area. Once they both retired, they relocated to Southport where they were introduced to BLT and haven’t looked back since. Life is good in Southport! Support your local community theatre!
EBEN FRENCH MASTIN / SAG/AFTRA –
Well over fifty years of entertainment experience from performer to corporate, and back. As a professional singer/musician, Eben has performed with Jerry Lee Lewis, Spiral Starecase, The Marvells and other name artists. As a professional actor, Eben is a veteran of stage, screen, commercials and voiceovers. He’s received numerous nominations for best “lead” or “supporting” actor from the Star News Media Theatre Awards; most recently for his role as the “Hermit of Fort Fisher”. “Show Biz is my life!”
ELIZABETH MICHAELS recently moved here from Philadelphia. She is an actress that has performed all over the East Coast. She is an historical interpreter and a member of SAG/AFTRA. She taught voice-over and on-camera acting classes at the Actors Center in Philly. She is a narrator for books-on-tape with Audible.com Elizabeth has worked on several outreach projects – Plays for Living (dealing with Aids), BookPals (reading project), and Life Lessons for High Risk Young Adults. She was a facilitator for Build-a-Bridge International, A.S.A.P. and Pepsico School Assembly Programs. She lives in Leland with her husband Jim McAvinue and 2 crazy dogs. She is honored to be on the board of the Brunswick Little Theatre.
BONNIE THOMAS – (House Manager) is from Southern New Jersey. She was a secretary for 35 years with the last 25 in a school district. She grew up loving to go to theatre and concerts with her parents and then her husband. They spent a lot of time enjoying the arts in Philadelphia and Washington. As House Manager, she enjoys getting to know everyone. She is active at St. Philips Episcopal Church where she is in the choir. She volunteers and serves on the BOD at Brunswick Town/Ft. Anderson and has served in many jobs with the Southport Women’s Club.
DEBBIE WOOD – Debbie Wood recently retired from a highly successful career as General Manager of Marketing and Industry Research for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. where she was responsible for many areas including marketing, advertising, corporate events, creative services, print and multi-media design. She also serves on the J. Arthur Dosher Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, on the Dosher Foundation Board and is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport. Debbie and her husband Kent are active in the community and have been long time patrons of Brunswick Little Theatre. She looks forward to serving behind the scenes and bringing her multi-faceted business, creative and marketing acumen to BLT.