President - Ray Manfredi, LUTCF, FSCP, MBA, PhD
Ray comes to Stage Door Productions as a Board Member who has roots in the theater, starting as a child television commercial actor at the age of eight, and expanding his on screen career, holding small roles in several movies, and ultimately becoming a stand-up comic and theatrical performer. He has performed on many a stage, across the country, and even a few times locally, including with Stage Door. He is married to Catherine since 1987 and a proud father of two children, Thomas and Noelle. Ray holds a Doctorate in Metaphysics as well as a Master’s in Business Administration, with an emphasis on economics and corporate ethics. His involvement with Stage Door has been very analytical, with a goal to bring our foundation to the next level when it comes to community sponsorships and community impact. He is a welcomed fresh face filled with ideas that will surely put a spotlight on all those who get involved with Stage Door Productions. Ray owns and operates an Allstate Insurance Agency in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and DC, and has authored several professional trade manuals and customer advisory books on both customer service and risk management. His agencies are ranked in the top 3% nationally among his peers for service scores.
Vice President - Collette Riddle
Collette Riddle is a proud alumnus of Catawba College's Musical Theatre B.F.A. program where she was an active member of Alpha Psi Omega and the Blue Masque Theatre Society. Collette has, since, performed in two plays with Stage Door (Dead Man's Cell Phone as Jean and Lend Me a Tenor as Maggie) and, has directed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and Peter and the Starcatcher. She has enjoyed her first year on the board and is constantly amazed at the talent and community that Stage Door inspires.
Secretary - Debbie Harris
Treasurer - Alex Beach, CPCU, LPCS
Alex has been passionate about community theater his whole life. He met his wife, Amy, while they were both performing in Evita at a community theater in his hometown of Bradenton, Florida. While there, he helped found a small blackbox theater troupe and directed Rent in their first year. He particularly enjoyed being on the improv team. Alex is currently a claims examiner at GEICO and is the Venture Lieutenant for the Pathfinder & Starfinder Society for Fredericksburg. For him, the greatest aspect of his being on Stage Door's board is that he can continue to bring "theater for everyone" in Fredericksburg.
Artistic Director - Amy Beach
New to Virginia, Amy is thrilled to be involved with Stage Door Productions! She has worked in several theaters in Florida and has done work with the Box Office, House Management, and Stage Management. She has also performed in Germany, The Bahamas, Washington, Florida, and now Virginia! Her favorite theatre memory is tap dancing next to Mickey Rooney in George M! Her true love (second to her husband) is Musical Theatre. Amy is currently directing our Spring Youth play, The Jungle Book.
Shakespeare/One Act Festival - Bill Green
Bill Green is a retired college English professor who has acted in or directed more than a hundred plays. An Alabama native, he has lived in five states and published many articles, poems and stories, plus a few books, and six of his plays have been produced. As Banjo Bill Green (see YouTube) he’s a singer-songwriter and videomaker.
Youth Chair - Miriam Liss
Miriam teaches Psychology at the University of Mary Washington. Her children have been involved in Stage Door Youth for several years. She did theater herself through college and graduate school and appeared as the Mother in Stage Door's production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.
Publicity Chair - Alyssa McSween
Alyssa is a photographer in her free time. She enjoys capturing those special moments for everyone to enjoy. Alyssa Started at Stage Door Productions as a stage manager and was later given the opportunity to be on the board. Since then, Stage Door has given her so many opportunities and skills to carry throughout her life. Not only did it help her growth, but it gave her a family and wonderful friendships.
President Emeritus - Paul Beaulieu
Paul is a native of Rochester, NY, where he grew up studying piano and singing in any group that would have him. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in voice. After college Paul joined the United States Marine Corps and served for nine years with three combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Paul currently lives in Fredericksburg, VA, with his wife and son and their three dogs. Since leaving the Marine Corps, Paul has continued his work in music with Stage Door Productions. Since 2013, he has been involved in numerous productions in multiple capacities, ranging from Stage Hand to Director.
Board Member - Laura Echevarria
Born in Huntsville, Alabama, Laura moved with her family to Fredericksburg when she was nine-years old and grew up in the Fredericksburg area. She was a biology major planning to attend medical school when her freshman speech professor pulled her aside and told her she should consider changing her major to speech. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in public speaking and a minor in the interpretation of literature (and a minor in Biology). She has completed some hours toward a Masters in English. Bitten by the acting bug in college, Laura’s favorite role was Tweeny in her college production of “The Admirable Crichton”. Laura is a communications professional working in Washington, D.C. but lives in Fredericksburg with her husband (who is also heavily involved with Stage Door Productions) and three children. She has performed in several Stage Door productions including the Nurse in “Romeo and Juliet,” Polly in “Play On,” the Duchess in “Othello” and Mrs. Fairfax in "Jane Eyre".
Javan Cousino - Board Member
In February 2019, Javan moved from the northwest tip of Ohio to Virginia. Stage Door immediately made him feel like family. He thinks of it as almost a home away from home. He could not be more excited to become more and more active in community theatre. While fairly new to Virginia and new to Stage Door Productions, Javan could not be happier to become a part of the Stage Door family. He believes that theatre can truly make a difference and help bring joy to a community. He feels honored to be a part of that.