received her B.A. in Theatre at Winthrop University and studied directing with Omaha Magic Theatre. In college, she designed a children’s program for Rock Hill Community Theatre and was a member of Alpha Psi Omega, the national dramatic honor society. As a youth, she got her start in camera work and participated in the Governor’s School for the Arts theatre program. She has been involved on stage and behind the scenes with many theatres here in the Upstate since moving to the area. Currently she is a founding company member of the improv and classical comedy group, The Distracted Globe; and she is seen regularly at the Café & Then Some. Since 1999, Traysie has contributed many hours to SC Children’s Theatre projects in the field as a teacher, program developer, director, and performer for our Theatre Arts Conservatory, the KNOW WAY Real Life Drama program, 2nd Stage Productions, and Mainstage Productions. She also serves as SCCT's Principal Teaching Artist.
has been working in educational theatre since 1992 when she began to develop the award-winning YouTheatre program for Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina. She has also worked regionally as a director and professional actress and stage manager. She was named to Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 1998 and 2000 and recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts in 2000. Her directorial credits (over 100 productions) range from children's theatre to musicals, from farces to dramas, from original works to classics. Betsy currently serves as SCCT's Artistic/Education Director.
is a graduate from Clemson University, the Fine Arts Center, The Warehouse Theater’s Journeyman Program and is an actor for SCCT's KNOW WAY real life drama program. Formally trained in contemporary and classical acting, stage combat, diction, movement, and technical theatre, Jason can be seen as a regular member of Upstate Shakespeare Festival, as well as theatres throughout the Upstate. He also serves as a facilitator for SCCT's KNOW WAY real life drama program.
is thrilled to be teaching at SCCT this summer. He lives in Seattle where he is the Associate Production Manager at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Additionally, he is the founding artistic director of Catapult Theatre Project. Matt has worked with Seattle Musical Theatre, Studio East, Youth Theatre Northwest, STAGEright, and other theatres in Seattle as an actor, director, music director, and teacher. He is also an instructor at the University of Washington. Prior to his move out west, Matt served as the Artistic and Education Director at Spartanburg Youth Theatre. He has taught many classes and camps at SCCT, and has been seen on stage in SCCT productions of Beauty and the Beast and Annie. Matt's directing credits include The Fisherman and His Wife and The Littlest Angel (both at SCCT), as well as My Fair Lady, Really Rosie, Tigers Be Still, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and many others. SCCT music directing credits include Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, and How I Became a Pirate.
received her M.A. in theatre from USC and her B.A. from Wofford College where she worked on and off stage in every aspect of production. She taught at Workshop Theatre and USC, as an adjunct professor in Columbia, SC. Mia taught drama for five years at Stone Academy and has been a consultant for the Explore the Arts program. She has been teaching for SCCT since 1997. As a SC Approved Artist, her credits include numerous directing, technical and acting roles. She is SCCT's Production Stage Manager and has guest directed numerous SCCT mainstage shows.
is a proud graduate of Erskine College. At SCCT, Adam has been seen as Nate in “The Boy Who Cried Bully" both on tour and at 2nd Stage and as Ichabod in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He has also taught musical theatre classes and summer camps at SCCT and he directed and choreographed "The Diary of a Worm a Spider and a Fly" at 2nd Stage. He currently serves as director of SCCT's show choir, SCCT GLEE. Other directing and choreography credits include directing Godspell at Erskine College, choreographing "The True Stories of the 3 Little Pigs &The Frog Prince (Continued)" at 2nd Stage, and directing and choreographing his own original cabaret "Those Magic Changes" which he also wrote. Adam had the opportunity to introduce the literary classic "A Christmas Carol" to Spanish-speaking students and wrote and directed a version in simple English during his semester abroad in Spain.
is a recent graduate of Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, with a BA in Theatre Education and will be a member of the Flat Rock Playhouse fall intern company. While in college, he performed roles in many shows and many technical positions. He is a member of Alpha Psi Omega (the world's largest dramatic honor society), and has been honored with the Sydney Blackmer Best Performance in a Mainstage Show Award the past two years (the highest acting honor Catawba College offers). He began his theatrical education in 2000, taking classes at Flat Rock Playhouse, State Theatre of North Carolina, and has since graduated from every level of dramatic training offered there, as well as winning the FRP YouTheatre Playwriting contest in 2007 and 2008. In 2008, he began teaching summer acting camps in the FRP YouTheatre program--grades ranging from pre-k through 12th--and has since taught for three more summers. At SCCT, Jesse has been a part of the "Character Breakfast" three years and has been seen on the SCCT mainstage as a Chorus Member in The Secret Garden, Preshow Juggler in Pinocchio, and, most recently, Prince Owain in Sleeping Beauty. Jesse was also the head writer for 6PENCE Production's "Fairytales & Fables" theatrical voice over CD, distributed by Parents Magazine.
is originally from Greenville. SC and got her start in theatre in the early 1990’s at SCCT. Since then she has been seen onstage all over South Carolina. She is a certified K-12 Theatre Teacher who received a Master’s degree in Theatre Education from the University of South Carolina. In August 2011, she joined the staff of SCCT as a KNOW WAY Administrator, Acting teacher, Costumer and Touring performer.
After "growing up" at the South Carolina Children's Theatre, Lauren is so excited to give back to the program and to have the opportunity to teach your young star! Lauren received her Bachelor's in Theatre Performance from College of Charleston. She has travelled all over the United States and Canada teaching theatre, and she also has appeared onstage in quite a few regional productions. Children's theatre is where her heart is and she is thrilled for another season at the South Carolina Children's Theatre.