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Stage Left Theatre Company

The Stage Left Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of providing a variety of unique theatre experiences to the community and offering educational workshops and acting opportunities to people of all ages and skill levels.

2024 Summer Workshop Series with opportunities in June, July, and August of 2024:

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 from 10am-4pm

Intro to Acting with instruction by Thomas L. Phillips

Ludington Area Center for the Arts Performance Hall- 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington

Topics covered during the workshop will include ensemble building, breath support & vocal techniques, character building, movement, improvisation, performance elements and much more. Participants are encouraged to bring a short piece that they’d like to work on performing but this is not required.

Thomas L. Phillips

Cost for the workshop is $25 for Stage Left Theatre Company Members (those who have worked on a Stage Left production in the past) and for members of the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, and $40 for non-members. Pizza and beverages will be provided for lunch. Stage Left Theatre Company Members should use promo code “companymember” and LACA members should use promo code “lacamember” at check out to receive the discounted ticket price. 

Participants must be age 16 or older to attend and the class is limited to 15 students. Registration will close on June 20th or when the 15 student limit is reached.

Sponsors of the workshop include Barry & Evelyn Mathews; Safe Harbor Credit Union, Elite Transport, LLC; Thompson, Thompson & Glanville, LLC; and the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.

Questions? E-mail stagelefttheatreco@gmail.com.

About the Instructor

Thomas L. Phillips is a graduate of West Shore Community College who acted in many theatre productions during his time there.

Thomas then went on to receive Bachelor’s Degrees in both Theatre Directing and Theatre Performance from Northern Arizona University and then received his Master’s degree in Film & Television Production from Chapman University.

Since that time he has directed, produced, and/or edited many film and theatre productions, many of which have been nominated and won awards in various categories including Best Film, Best Director, Best Editor, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Writer, Best Screenplay, Best Horror Film, Best Comedy, Best Horror/Comedy and Best Drama. He has also instructed theatre and film courses at The Actors Workshop, The Art Institute of Jacksonville, Campbellsville University, and the Compass College of Cinematic Arts. He was also the owner/CEO of T Street Productions from 2004-2018.

Workshop information for July and August, coming soon!

Cast & Crew of the 2019 Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival. | Photos by Stage Left Theatre Company

Upcoming Productions

Murder at the Moon, 2024!

Did you love “Murder at the Moon: Boo Goes the Bride?” Join Stage Left for our next installment of this spooky series on October 11th-13th and 18th-20th, 2024! Watch this page for further updates!

Past Events

  • Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival
  • Shakespeare in Love Dinner Theatre at the Blu Moon Bistro
  • ShakesBeer: Choose Your Own Adventure Featuring Hamlet at The Mitten
  • Whose Tragedy is it Anyway? at Timbers
  • The King “Shakes” Up House of Flavors
  • Youth Theatre Workshops & Performance
  • Acting for Film Workshop with Dominic Daniel
  • Annual Performing Arts Scholarships
  • Murder at the Moon: “Boo! Goes the Bride” Dinner Theatre at the Blu Moon Bistro
  • “Love on Earth” Valentine’s Date Night at the Blu Moon Bistro

SLTC Board of Directors

  • Lexi Kosla, Managing Director

  • Amanda Collene, Technical Director

  • Terra McIntosh, Artistic Committee Member

  • Nicki Danyluk, Artistic Committee Member

  • Nathan Anderson, Artistic Committee Member

  • Mel Hargreaves, Creative Advisor

  • Nate Peterson, Creative Advisor

Scholarship Program

Each year, Stage Left awards scholarships to students who are studying various facets of theater like acting, set design, lighting, costuming, choreography, etc. Eligible students must have resided in Mason, Lake, Oceana, or Manistee Counties in the last 3 years and be pre-enrolled in and eligible such as educational camps, college courses, or workshops.

Past Scholarship Recipients

2023

Cady Brown
Karri Grillo

The Stage Left Theatre Company Board presents scholarship checks to the 2023 recipients.

2024 Sponsors

The group is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit with the State of Michigan and always welcomes sponsors for the company as well as for individual events.

Platinum

  • Barry & Evelyn Mathews

Gold

Silver

Patrons

  • AMK Entertainment

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities:

Premier Company Sponsor (only 1 available): $1,500

  • 8 tickets to each SLTC Performance
  • Top mention on the SLTC Website
  • Name/Logo on any advertising
  • Mentions at all performances (verbal and within the program- if one is created)
  • Facebook Mentions
  • One- 1-Year Family Membership to the Ludington Area Center for the Arts
  • 4 tickets to any West Shore Community College Performing Arts Event

Platinum Sponsor: $750

  • 6 tickets to each SLTC Performance
  • Second level mention on SLTC Website
    Mentions at all performances (verbal and within the program- if one is created)
  • Facebook Mentions
  • One- 1-Year Family Membership to the Ludington Area Center for the Arts
  • 2 tickets to any West Shore Community College Performing Arts Event (available only to the first Platinum sponsor to sign on)

Gold Sponsor: $350

  • 4 tickets to each SLTC Performance
  • Third level mention on SLTC Website
    Mentions at all performances (verbal and within the program- if one is created)
  • Facebook Mentions
  • 2 tickets to any West Shore Community College Performing Arts Event (available only to the first Gold sponsor to sign on)

Silver Sponsor: $150

  • 2 tickets to each SLTC Performance
  • Fourth level mention on SLTC Website
  • Facebook Mentions

Patrons: $1-$149

  • Fifth level mention on SLTC Website

Donations are tax-deductible and may be made through PayPal by sending money to stagelefttheatreco@gmail.com. Checks may be sent to:

Stage Left Theatre Company
803 E. Filer St.
Ludington, MI 49431

History of Stage Left

The Stage Left Theatre Company was created in 2016 by Kara Rose and Lexi Kosla. The two worked together through the Ludington Area Jaycees to create and produce the Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival in the summer of 2016, along with the help of local actors and supporters. The pair decided to create their own company with the mission of providing a variety of theatre experiences to the community and educational workshops and acting opportunities to people of all ages and skill levels.

Since that time, the group has held productions at local restaurants, the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, the Scottville Clown Band Shell, and more!

Stage Left has also held theatre workshops for both kids and adults and has created an annual scholarship fund for those pursuing a career in performing arts.

Questions? Contact us by calling (231) 425-7768 or stagelefttheatreco@gmail.com

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