About Us

Founded in 1991, Porkchop Productions is a professional  theatre company specializing in audience participation performances. Our interactive approach to our performances and residencies make for a one-of-a-kind theatre adventure!  

Porkchop Productions has performed extensively for schools, libraries, youth groups and special events throughout the southeast, including: Dare Days in Manteo, NC; Europa Cruise Lines in Key West, FL and  Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, SC. Along with performing, Porkchop has also designed and implemented drama programs and arts camps for thousands of young people in four states. Porkchop Productions is dedicated to expanding artistic horizons by providing a professional, interactive theatre experience for young people and to promote a life-long appreciation of the performing arts.  


Porkchop Productions appears on the Approved Artist/ Arts Directory of the South Carolina Arts Commission.

  

Meet the Porkchops!

(This is where we make our parents proud and show them that the money they paid for our afterschool theatre classes, music lessons, instruments, summer camps, auditions, college degrees and training, as well as driving us back and forth to rehearsals at the community theatre were worth it!)    

  1. Stacey Maxwell
    Stacey Maxwell
    Artistic Director, Playwright & Actor
    Stacey Maxwell earned a BA in Speech/Drama with an emphasis in children's theatre from Columbia College. She has performed extensively for children with many professional theatre companies since 1987 and can be seen in Disney's That Darn Cat as well as numerous productions for South Carolina Educational Television. Stacey has also served as director for The Lost Colony Children's Theatre where she received the Evelyn Russell Layton Award, as well as, The Lost Colony Alumni Association 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Stacey is also the recipient of the 2014 Career Achievement Award from the Columbia College Alumnae Association.
  2. Laura Blanchette
    Laura Blanchette
    Tour Director, Production Manager & Actor
    Laura received her training at Winthrop University and has been performing professionally since 1980 with theatre companies including CPCC Repertory Theatre Company, The Lost Colony, Southeastern Theatrical Productions, Chopstick Theatre, The Patchwork Players, and Trustus Theatre. An accomplished singer and musician, she has toured with theatre companies and musical ensembles from New York to Florida. Laura has also done extensive voice over work for television and radio as well as commercial jingles and print work. She, along with Stacey, was honored with The Lost Colony Alumni Association's 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
  3. Dottie Allen
    Dottie Allen
    Education Director, Office Administrator & Actor
    Dottie is a graduate of Columbia College in Music and holds MFA in theatre/performing arts management from CUNY/Brooklyn College. She has worked in administrative and education capacities for organizations including the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, New York City Opera, and was Director of Adult Learning and Community Engagement for the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Dottie enjoys performing onstage for Porkchop Productions, and managing the backstage for Opera at USC productions. She is currently Porkchop's primary Theatre Residency artist.
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    Robert Jackson
    Software Engineer
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    Maria Green
    Software Engineer
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    Robert Jackson
    CTO
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  7. Frances Fields
    Frances Fields
    Actor
    Frances is a native of Columbia, SC. Bitten by the "acting bug" at age 9, she has been in over seventy productions and still counting. She holds a BA in Dramatic Arts from Coastal Carolina University, and is a graduate of The Clown Conservatory of The Circus Center in San Francisco. She is also a company member of SC Shakespeare Company.
  8. Jason Parker
    Jason Parker
    Executive Director
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