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About Us

The mission of Downstage Productions Theatre is to bring a variety of shows and educational theatre opportunities to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from people who care about the community and the arts. Downstage Productions Theatre is dedicated to offering quality entertainment for audiences while promoting a professional working environment for our performers. Through plays, musicals, concerts, and classes, Downstage Productions Theatre wants to reach out to the artist inside of everyone!

Downstage Production Theatre is a fully operational 501c3 non-profit community theatre organization based in the Bayou View community of Gulfport, Mississippi.

Board of Directors

Trae Spears

President

Trae Spears has a bachelor of music education from William Carey University and an associates in theatre from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.  He is the choir, band, and theatre director at Christian Collegiate Academy in Gulfport and the musical director for 95% of the shows at Downstage.  Trae has played many different roles in Community Theatre on many different stages, but his most favorite roles so far have been Mr. Thomas Andrews in Titanic The Musical with Gulf Coast Musical Theatre and Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical with Downstage.  

Lanie Spears

Administrative Assistant and House Manager

Stacey Barefoot

Chief Financial Officer

Emily Spears

Director of Advertising

Victoria Alexander

Production Specialist

Jessica Spears

Children's Theatre Coordinator

Kim Brown

Member Service Specialist

Jackie Warren

Transportation and Beautification Officer