Magnolia Theatre Company
Founded in 2012 by Gina Handy Minyard, Magnolia Theatre Company (MTC) quickly became one of the most talked about theatres in Pennsylvania. Minyard, a professional actor, had become more aware of the gender disparities in the theatre, and research proved there was a lack of female leadership and opportunities for women. Inspired by change, she decided to start a professional theatre company dedicated to women. The company moved to Dayton, OH in 2014 where the need for professional theatre for women was bigger than ever. MTC joined the ImPACt program at the Victoria Theatre Association. Their first show, Parallel Lives, was produced with 100% local, female talent.
MTC has continued in its quest, producing the fundraiser Broadway Beveled, an evening of male songs and monologues gender flipped. Magnolia also started Femme Artisan, a staged reading series dedicated to new and under produced work. In 2022, with the help of the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District, MTC became a 501(c)3 organization. They have become a producing partner with the University of Dayton’s Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology program for the 2023-24 season and is a new member of Dayton Live’s Community Spotlight Program.
MTC lives by three words
Thank You For Your Continued Support!
Gina Handy MinyardFounding Artistic Director
Megan RehbergBoard Co-Chair
Stephanie RadfordBoard Co-Chair
Rachel RobinsonBoard Member