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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 Gulfport, Mississippi.

Board of Directors

Trae Spears


Trae Spears has a bachelor of music education from William Carey University and an associate degree in theatre from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.  He is the director and musical director for 95% of the shows at Downstage but loves to collaborate with other directors.  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.  

Jennifer Scrimpshire

Vice President

Jordan Mitchell

Social Media Director

Jackie Warren


Lanie Spears

House Manager and Treasurer

Ginny Mitchell

Board Member

Grace Williams


Laura Williams

Board Member