Parkway Playhouse Team
Marci comes to Parkway Playhouse with more than two decades of experience, having co-founded and managed Attic Salt Theatre Company, since 1998. Marci has spent her entire adult life working in the arts as an actor, musician, writer, director, and producer in New York City and in Western North Carolina. She’s spent many years in the classroom developing programs that balance education basics with the arts. She’s traveled the country as part of a singing duo for children and has co-authored three books for Scholastic. In the ten years she’s resided in Asheville she has taught residencies through LEAF and TAPAAS, directed Youth Production Classes at Asheville Community Theatre, and directed or produced many of Attic Salt’s Mainstage shows.
Jaquie is a playwright and theatre maker who is happy to join the team at Parkway as the new office manager. She is a Florida transplant hoping to put down roots in the Appalachian arts community. She is excited to learn and grow alongside the Playhouse.
Director of Education and Outreach
Jenny Martin has been involved with Parkway Playhouse since she was in high school, where she started as an intern and Box Office Assistant. Jenny graduated from UNCG with a BFA in Theatre Education, and has taught Drama at East Yancey and Cane River middle schools for the past 18 years. She returned to the Parkway stage to act and direct in 2010, and has appeared in Leaving Iowa, Pride and Prejudice, Dancing at Lughnasa, Steel Magnolias, and Dixie Swim Club. She directed Seussical, Big River, Little Shop of Horrors, Blithe Spirit, and Dark of the Moon. She has taught Conservatory Classes at Parkway since 2017, and is excited to be on staff at Parkway as the Director of Education. Jenny is married to Colby Martin, and has two children, Emerson (9) and Juliet (6).
Cheyenne is a theatre marketer, photographer, graphic designer, and playwright in WNC. She is so excited to be a part of the Parkway Playhouse team. Her work can also be found at theatres such as Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in Mars Hill, NC and The Magnetic Theatre in Asheville, NC.
Production and Facilities Manager
Mara (she/they) is a technical theatre enthusiast and North Carolina local. She graduated from McDaniel College in 2020 with a major in history and minors in theatre and Arabic. She has had the pleasure of volunteering and working with Parkway Playhouse since 2018. She is excited to help Parkway Playhouse grow as the new Production and Facilities Manager. And, she is thrilled to collaborate with such an amazing community of artists for our 76th season!
Parkway Playhouse Board of Directors