Meet The Team BackStage

Get introduced to the staff and sponsors who help make Manship Theatre the area's premier non-profit theatre.

Staff

WORLD-CLASS STAFF.
WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCES.

Because we believe in the ability of the performing arts to make our community a more culturally-aware place to live, we work to bring the highest quality programming to the Baton Rouge area.

Melanie Couvillon

Melanie Couvillon

Executive Director
EMAIL:
mcouvillon@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7221
Jason Langlois

Jason Langlois

Director of Operations
EMAIL:
jlanglois@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7264
Stephen Pitzer

Stephen Pitzer

Director of Production
EMAIL:
spitzer@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7228
Paige Gagliano

Paige Gagliano

Director of Development
EMAIL:
pgagliano@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7266
Arisia Gilmore

Arisia Gilmore

Director of Audience Services and Special Events
EMAIL:
events@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7222
Joelle Castille

Joelle Castille

Education, Outreach, and Gallery Director
EMAIL:
jcastille@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7268
Sarah Nichols

Sarah Nichols

Marketing Coordinator
EMAIL:
snichols@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7267
Caroline Whitley

Caroline Whitley

Education and Executive Assistant
EMAIL:
schoolshows@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7266
David Darby

David Darby

Assistant Director of Production
EMAIL:
ddarby@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7228
Kirk Hermann

Kirk Hermann

Beverage Service Coordinator
EMAIL:
kirk@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7234
Mason Fry

Mason Fry

Graphic Designer
EMAIL:
mfry@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7229
Andrea Van Burkleo

Andrea Van Burkleo

Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant
EMAIL:
avanburkleo@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7233
Caitlyn Gilliam

Caitlyn Gilliam

Administrative Intern
EMAIL:
cgilliam@manshiptheatre.org
Board of Directors

The Board Behind it all

Jamie Watts

Jamie Watts

Chair
Long Law Firm LLP
Ralph Bender

Ralph Bender

Vice Chair
Manship Media
Mukti Patel

Mukti Patel

Treasurer
Hannis T. Bourgeois CPA's and Business Advisers
Jason Dupree

Jason Dupree

Secretary
Cypress Title
Robert W. Barton

Robert W. Barton

Member at Large
Taylor Porter LLP
Wendi Berthelot

Wendi Berthelot

Past Chair
LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors
Isabel Aguilar-Espinal

Isabel Aguilar-Espinal

Ochsner Health
Albert E. Alexander III

Albert E. Alexander III

Bluehenge Capital Partners
Trey Bartholomew

Trey Bartholomew

Jones Walker, LLP
Valerie W. Blunt

Valerie W. Blunt

Jason Broha

Jason Broha

Turner Industries
Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks

USFoods
Virginia Y. Dodd

Virginia Y. Dodd

Phelps Dunbar LLP
Chelsea Dufrene

Chelsea Dufrene

Entergy
Tom Fereday

Tom Fereday

Hancock Whitney Bank
Brook Harvey

Brook Harvey

Postlewaite & Netterville, APAC
Anthony Kumse

Anthony Kumse

Regions Bank
Brett Lofton

Brett Lofton

Twenty20 Solutions
Chrislyn Miller Maher

Chrislyn Miller Maher

Our Lady of the Lake Health
Amy Province

Amy Province

Regions Bank
Taesia Shello

Taesia Shello

DOW Chemical Company
Miles B. Williams

Miles B. Williams

Sigma Consulting Group, LLC
Travis Woodard

Travis Woodard

CSRS, Inc.
Layne Dodd

Layne Dodd

Honorary Directors, Board Chair, 2019-2021
Home Bank
James L. Ellis

James L. Ellis

Honorary Director, Board Chair, 2013 –2015
Taylor Porter Brooks and Phillips
Edmund Giering

Edmund Giering

Honorary Director, Board Chair, 2015-2017
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Layne McDaniel

Layne McDaniel

Honorary Director, Board Chair 2017-2019
LRM CPA
Sponsors

A showcase for the arts thanks to sponsors' support

Let’s have a round of applause for the sponsors who allow Manship Theatre the ability to provide a variety of programming to the community.

Become a Sponsor

Seasonal Sponsors

Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Baton Rouge Blues Festival and Foundation
Bluehenge Capital Partners
Box K Events
CSRS
Centerline
Chesteen & Associates, L.L.C.
City Group Hospitality
Cypress Title
Dow
Entergy
Envoc
Faulk & Winkler, LLC
Fishman Haygood, LLP
Gerry Lane Enterprises
Hancock Whitney
Home Bank
Hymel Davis & Petersen
John Turner and Jerry Fischer
Jones Walker LLP
Kean Miller LLP
LUBA Workers' Comp
Lamar
Layne R. McDaniel, CPA, LLC
Lipsey's LLC
Long Law Firm
Louisiana Lottery Corporation
Ouray Capital Management
Postlethwaite & Netterville
Rawlston Phillips Family Fund
Red Cake Events
Sigma Consulting Group, Inc.
St. James Place
Sunshine Cleaners
Taylor Porter Louisiana's Law Firm
Team Automotive Group
The Alma Lee, Norman, & Cary Saurage Fund
The Manship Family
Three Roll Estate
Turner Industries
Union Pacific
WBRZ

Hospitality Partners

Holiday Inn - South
Hotel Indigo
L'auberge Casino & Hotel

Community & Grant Partnerships

Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
Capital Area United Way
Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
Louisiana Division of the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts
New England Foundation for the Arts
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.
South Arts
U.S. Small Business Administration

Sponsorship Opportunities

Programming at the Manship Theatre brings together local residents and world-class performers to improve our quality of life and position our community to compete in our 21st century creative economy. Corporate sponsors of the theatre’s vibrant year-round programming gain valuable exposure to the more than 30,000 patrons who attend performances and special events.

Become a Sponsor

Manship Theatre welcomes community partners with a variety of sponsorship levels and packages. We have sponsorship opportunities for individual performances, film, gallery exhibits, performance series, summer camps, the Musical Encore series, outreach programs, special events such as our Red Carpet Gala, or sponsor the whole season! Sponsorships have a variety of marketing opportunities that are great for any business. Your contribution is tax deductible.

For more information contact:

Paige Gagliano, Director of Development

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Become a supporter

Manship Theatre is a non-profit, charitable organization that works to make our community better by offering a variety of arts and performance experiences in Baton Rouge. We invite you to show your support for Baton Rouge’s premier non-profit venue by joining and supporting our efforts.

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