Dale Savidge, Ph.D.
ATC Executive Director
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A Greenville, SC-based theatre director, educator and entrepreneur, Dale holds a PhD in English and Theatre from the University of South Carolina. He is also a Registered Drama Therapist under the guidelines of the North American Drama Therapy Association. He co-authored the book Performing the Sacred and is a professor of theatre at North Greenville University, where he teaches applied theatre.
Dale has created productions, programs and companies, and travels widely, leading and attending conferences and workshops in such far-flung locales as Singapore, NYC and Puerto Rico.
Britney Preston, Company Member
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Britney is a North Greenville University theatre graduate who has been active in the Upstate theatre community for many years. She has been working with the Applied Theatre Center as a performer and facilitator for the Playback Cafe, an improv based theatre group that performs around Greenville and for the homeless at Triune Mercy Center. In 2013, Britney began working with the Phoenix Center through the ATC, facilitating 2 workshops a week that emphasize personal growth through improvisation and basic drama therapy for young men in a drug treatment program. She also works with Spectrum, the social skills theatre program for autistic young adults, as a facilitator and mentor.
Carli Gaughf, M.A., Company member
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Carli Gaughf is a director, facilitator, educator, and performer. She worked in New York City for nearly a decade where she produced and directed performances of new works and taught theatre workshops for young artists. She has a passion for using theatre to explore stories with marginalized communities and has created performances in prisons, senior centers, and community centers. She moved to Greenville this year to facilitate workshops and build community partnerships with The Applied Theatre Center.
Carli has training in community-based performance from the renowned Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles and Urban Bush Women in Brooklyn, NY. She has a M.A. in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York and a B.A. in Theatre from Florida State University.
Nictavius Evans, Company Member
Nictavius is a co-facilitator of adolescent groups, a mentor in the Spectrum Theatre Group and an actor in the Playback Cafe. His work for the ATC has included workshops at Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, lead roles in two forum theatre plays for the homeless and in the large group sociodrama for the Rotary Peace and Conflict Reconciliation Seminar. Nick is a senior theatre major at North Greenville University, where he studies applied theatre, and in the summers he works in an education program for children of migrant farm workers.
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President of FernCreek Creative
A national voiceover artist (bjkoonce.com) and regional performer, BJ has served on the Board of Regents of the Leadership Greenville Alumni Association and the board of directors of the Metropolitan Arts Council (MAC), for which she has chaired the Cultural Coalition. Her community involvement includes the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum,Thursday Club, the Emrys Foundation and Greenville Woman’s Club. She is the 2007 recipient of the MAC Spirit of Collaboration Award, a 2009 recipient of the Greenville YWCA Women of Achievement Award and former executive director of Centre Stage.
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Highlights of Tim’s 30-year journey as a performer include Flat Rock Playhouse (Hendersonville, NC), Northern Lights (Hazelhurst, WI), Chaffin’s Barn (Nashville, TN), Theatre IV (Richmond, VA), Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN) and Stage One (Louisville, KY). On the administrative side, he has served as Artistic Director for The Baillie Players (Columbia, SC) and Marketing Director for Centre Stage (Greenville, SC). He also has worked as a newspaper staff writer/photographer (The State), a marketing agency website developer, a freelance videographer, and a print publication designer. His original plays with music have been performed for tens of thousands of school children throughout the Southeast.