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 Programming
EMAIL:
jkaufman@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7241
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
Joelle Castille

Joelle Castille

Education, Outreach, and Gallery Coordinator
EMAIL:
jcastille@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7268
Arisia Gilmore

Arisia Gilmore

Head of Audience Services and Special Events
EMAIL:
events@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7222
Sarah Nichols

Sarah Nichols

Marketing Coordinator
EMAIL:
snichols@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7267
Mason Fry

Mason Fry

Graphic Designer
EMAIL:
mfry@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7229
Caroline Whitley

Caroline Whitley

Education and Executive Assistant
EMAIL:
schoolshows@manshiptheatre.org
(225) 389-7266
Andrea Van Burkleo

Andrea Van Burkleo

Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant
EMAIL:
avanburkleo@manshiptheatre.org
225-389-7233
Board of Directors

The Board Behind it all

Wendi Berthelot

Wendi Berthelot

Chair
LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors
Jamie Watts

Jamie Watts

Vice Chair
Long Law Firm LLP
Ralph Bender

Ralph Bender

Treasurer
Manship Media
Eric Dexter

Eric Dexter

Secretary
Civil Solutions Consulting Group
Jason Dupree

Jason Dupree

Member at Large
Cypress Title
Albert E. Alexander III

Albert E. Alexander III

Bluehenge Capital Partners
Bob Barton

Bob Barton

Taylor Porter, Brooks, and Philips, LLP
Valerie Blunt

Valerie Blunt

Darius Bonton

Darius Bonton

Bonton Associates
Jason Broha

Jason Broha

Turner Industries
Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks

Guaranty Media
Stephanie Bushart

Stephanie Bushart

Ochsner Medical Center
Chelsea Dufrene

Chelsea Dufrene

Entergy
Brook Harvey

Brook Harvey

Postlewaite & Netterville, APAC
Mukti Patel

Mukti Patel

Hannis T. Bourgeois CPA's and Business Advisers
Miles B. Williams

Miles B. Williams

Sigma Consulting Group, LLC
Brad Lambert

Brad Lambert

Louisiana Economic Development
Travis Woodard

Travis Woodard

CSRS, Inc.
Rawlston (Bubba) Phillips

Rawlston (Bubba) Phillips

BeauLieu INC and Sunplus INC
Trey Bartholomew

Trey Bartholomew

Jones Walker, LLC
Amy Province

Amy Province

Regions Bank
Tom Fereday

Tom Fereday

Hancock Whitney Bank
Alexandra Rossi

Alexandra Rossi

Kean Miller Law Firm LLP
Isabel Aguilar-Espinal

Isabel Aguilar-Espinal

Ochsner Health
Anthony Kumse

Anthony Kumse

Regions Bank
Taesia Shello

Taesia Shello

DOW Louisiana
Layne Dodd

Layne Dodd

Past Chair
Home Bank
Layne McDaniel

Layne McDaniel

Honorary Director, Board Chair 2015-2019
LRM CPAs
Edmund Giering

Edmund Giering

Honorary Director, Board Chair, 2015-2017
Baton Rouge Area Foundation
James L. Ellis

James L. Ellis

Honorary Director, Board Chair, 2013 –2015
Taylor Porter, Brooks and Phillips, 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 Blues Festival and Foundation
Bluehenge Capital Partners
Box K Events
CSRS
Centerline
Chesteen & Associates, L.L.C.
City Group Hospitality
Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge
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
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
Regions Bank
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
Union Pacific
WBRZ

Media Partners

225 Magazine
Baton Rouge Digital Products
Country Roads Magazine
InRegister
Lamar
The Advocate
WBRZ

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:

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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