a word from co founder and artistic director, jayme tinti
Increase. Expand. Rise. Bloom. Advance.
A Season of Values
Working for Savannah Stage Company isn’t easy. We ask a lot of our artists. We are constantly changing, growing, facing walls of obstacles, and coming head to head with fire breathing dragons. We know that in order to pursue our mission of serving audiences with accessible professional theatre that encourages growth through imagination and bravery, we must have a rock solid set of Core Values.
When things get tough or we begin to question our work, we turn to those Core Values and remind ourselves that it has been bravery, imagination, growth, accessibility, and action driven storytelling that have gotten us to our 5th Season. It will be those very same Core Values that will get us to our 50th Season. Each 2017 production was chosen specifically to highlight those Values and help us as artists and you as our audiences grow.
co founder and artistic director
Jayme spent 5 seasons at The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA and specifically loved her time with The Barter Players. After traveling the country with two national tours, Jayme made a pit stop on her way to Savannah in Albuquerque, NM to work with the fine folks of Duke City Repertory Theatre. Her favorite directing credits include The Wizard of OZ, The Call of The Wild, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Oedipus the King. Jayme is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and was recently voted Savannah’s BEST DIRECTOR by the readers of Connect Savannah.
Director of Education
Lexi Ambrose is an actor/director/producer originally from Florida. She has been an active repertory member of the Mount Dora Theater Company and the Knysna Players of South Africa, and is the CEO of The Bushwick Shakespeare Repertory in New York. She received her BFA in Acting from Florida State University where she graduated Cum Laude, and has studied abroad in London. She has worked with such notables as Patsy Rodenburg, Adrienne Lester, Jane Alexander, Olympia Dukakis, and Marius Weyers. Lexi wears many hats with Savannah Stage Company including Actor, Choreographer, Director, Administrator, and Educator. We can't do it without her!
Assistant Director of Education
Ashley earned a B.A in Theatre [Columbia College Chicago] and a M.S. in Education [Quincy University]. Ashley is from Pekin, IL and moved to Savannah 5 years ago to teach theatre. She would like to thank her family, friends, SSC and it's patrons for supporting and encouraging her to continue on her path of personal and professional growth. Ashley is a proud Realtor and was just voted BEST ACTRESS by the readers of Connect Savannah.
co founder / technical director
Wesley Pridgen received his B.A. in Theatre Performance from Barton College, located in his home town of Wilson, NC. Prior to graduating, Wesley worked as an apprentice for both Theatre Raleigh in Raleigh, NC and The Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA before moving to Savannah in pursuit of co-founding Savannah Stage Company. Some of his favorite roles include: Mayor of Munchkin City(Wizard of Oz), William Wilson(POE), Huck Finn(The Adventures of Huck Finn), and Buck(The Call of the Wild). Wesley was recently voted 2018's BEST LOCAL ACTOR by the readers of CONNECT SAVANNAH.
co founder and Director of Savannah Playwrights' series
Bryan Pridgen is a co-founder and holds a BA in Acting from Greensboro College. Bryan teaches theatre at Savannah Arts Academy and also manages the Forsyth Farmers' Market. As well as an actor, Bryan is also an experienced director, choreographer, designer, administrator and playwright. Past credits include: Elvis Has Left The Building, The Full Monty (Barter Theatre), Billy Goat Gruff: The Musical, The Scarlet Letter, A Year with Frog and Toad (Barter Players), The Music Man (William Peace University), The Spitfire Grill (Barton College), Avenue Q (Bay Street Theatre), Syncopation, Oedipus: The King and Working: A Musical (Savannah Stage Company).
with Each round of auditions, a new wave of bravery comes flooding into Savannah Stage Company. Check out these artists who help make it happen!
McKenna Lyons, Maria Isabelle Cain, Samuel Lee Fudge, Johanna Walchuk Aprea, Lynnette Doby, Brantley Moatle, Jake Buckner, Sandie Lee, Rodney Singelton, Clay Hodges, Paul Osterman, Gloria Rigsbee, Erin McKissick, Christian Noble, Nathan Houseman, and Diane Houseman, and Kristen Smith. [Not pictured - John Singer and Roosevelt Emerson.
Ashley Cook, Ellen Sherrod, Kristina Furey, Liz, Rogers, Geena Denton, Abigail Eller, Cyndei Prathers, Gary Shelby, Hillary Lewis, Molly Ritchie, Malinda Davis Smith Cassidy Talley, Brandon Spaulding, Jack Butler, Katie Gainey, Ian Grieve, Rodney Creech, Angelo Falgiani, Isaac Smith, Kelly Jones, and Casey Bessette, and Savannah Pender. [Not pictured - Haleigh Oakes]
Leah Coleman, John C. Arnold, Rachel Thornburg, Cree Michelle Rogers, Tyler Linke, Amelia Lux, Elizabeth Taylor, Courtney Fortner, Ian Maule, David McCall, Melanie Goldey
Sarah Alice Michael, Dylan Elizabeth Good, Cody Murphy, Jenson Titus Lavallee, Christian Magby, Ryan Henderson, Amber Hancock, Chris Davison, Kevin D. Santana, Ben Austin, and Ronit Liberman. [Not pictured - Brea Cali]
Evan Goetz, Lexi Ambrose, Cat Yates, Michelle Padgett, Jeroy Hannah, Hope Hargrove, Brandon Mahaffey, Kelley Gray, Kirsten Allen, and Kareem McMichael. [Not pictured - Hai Dang]
2012 - FOUNDING MEMBERS
Wesley Pridgen, Jayme Tinti, Bryan Pridgen, Ethan Parrill, and Liz Whittemore