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
John Kaufman

John Kaufman

Director of Marketing and Programming
EMAIL:
jkaufman@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7241
Emily Bozeman

Emily Bozeman

Director of Development
EMAIL:
ebozeman@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7263
Jason Langlois

Jason Langlois

Director of Film Programming and Beverage Services
EMAIL:
jlanglois@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7264
Stephen Pitzer

Stephen Pitzer

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

Christine Langlois

Project Manager and Human Resource Supervisor
EMAIL:
clanglois@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7233
John Tulley

John Tulley

Assistant Director of Production
EMAIL:
jtulley@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7267
Hayley Westphal

Hayley Westphal

Special Events Coordinator
EMAIL:
events@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7222
Helen Brown

Helen Brown

Education & Outreach Coordinator
EMAIL:
hbrown@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7266
Lucia Bellanger

Lucia Bellanger

Ticket Desk Manager
EMAIL:
lbellanger@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 344-0334
Ronni Bourgeois

Ronni Bourgeois

School Show Coordinator
EMAIL:
rbourgeois@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7260
Jordan Hefler

Jordan Hefler

Graphic Designer
EMAIL:
jhefler@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7229
Nicole Prunty

Nicole Prunty

Head House Manager
EMAIL:
nprunty@manshiptheatre.org
Board of Directors

The Board Behind it all

Layne McDaniel

Layne McDaniel

Chair
Noesis Data
Fran Gladden

Fran Gladden

Vice Chair
Cox Communications
Layne Dodd

Layne Dodd

Secretary
MidSouth Bank
Wendi Berthelot

Wendi Berthelot

Treasurer
LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors
Ralph Bender

Ralph Bender

Member at Large
Manship Media
Edmund Giering

Edmund Giering

Past Chair
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Albert E. Alexander III

Albert E. Alexander III

Bluehenge Capital Partners
Courtney Baker

Courtney Baker

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
Stephen Brown

Stephen Brown

Brown Claims Management Group
Amy Canik

Amy Canik

Regions Bank
Anita Coyle

Anita Coyle

Investar Bank
Eric Dexter

Eric Dexter

Civil Solutions Consulting Group
Mark Drennen

Mark Drennen

Capital Area Finance Authority
Jason Dupree

Jason Dupree

Cypress Title
Curt Gautreau

Curt Gautreau

Cost Recovery Strategies/CRSBR
Michael Hackett

Michael Hackett

Michelle Hardy

Michelle Hardy

Turner Industries Group, L.L.C.
Brad Lambert

Brad Lambert

Louisiana Economic Development
Rawlston (Bubba) Phillips

Rawlston (Bubba) Phillips

BeauLieu INC and Sunplus INC
Alexandra Rossi

Alexandra Rossi

Kean Miller Law Firm LLP
Jamie Watts

Jamie Watts

Long Law Firm LLP
James L. Ellis

James L. Ellis

Honorary Director, Board Chair, 2013 –2015
Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips
Paul S. West

Paul S. West

Honorary Director, Board Chair, 2005-2007
Baker Donelson, LLP
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 Metro Airport
Baton Rouge Printing
Chesteen & Associates, L.L.C.
Cox Communications
Cypress Title
Envoc
Hancock Whitney
Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
LUBA Workers' Comp
Long Law Firm
Louisiana Lottery Corporation
MESH
No Fault
Noesis Data
Prescriptions To Geaux
Ralph and Edie Bender
Regions
St. James Place
Sunshine Cleaners
The Manship Family
WBRZ

Media Sponsors

225 Magazine
Baton Rouge Parents Magazine
Country Roads
Cox Communications
InRegister
Lamar
The Advocate
WBRZ

Community & Grant Partnerships

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
East Baton Rouge Parish School System
Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
Louisiana Division of the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts
South Arts
UNUM Starnount

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 offers various sponsorship packages, including season sponsors, series sponsors, event sponsor and co-sponsorships, Monthly Spotlight advertising and the annual Red Carpet Gala.

For more information contact:

Emily Bozeman, Director of Development

Join Manship

Become a Member

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.

Join Manship