Leadership and Acting Company

Leadership

10322903_10202208062782773_1183432999_nOlin Meadows – Founder and Artistic Director

Mr. Meadows has performed on hundreds of Texas stages in multiple genres of performance art. As the Founder and Artistic Director of Agape Actors Co-Op Mr. Meadows is looking forward to being able to produce thought provoking theatre with an amazing set of gifted actors. Mr. Meadows is best known for his Cabaret Character “Saffire T. Stone” for which he was twice named the best drag performer in Austin, Tx by the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll. Mr. Meadows has had the dream of forming his own theatre company since elementary school, along the way he has written and directed multiple shows ranging from liturgical dramas to childrens’ theatre. Some of his most recent accomplishments include Directing the inaugural production for Agape Actors Co-Op The Trip To Bountiful, as well as directing  Steel Magnolias and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown for Sam Bass Theatre, and Co-Directing Belles with Ivah Cantu for Stage Centre in Bryan, TX which he also performed in. Mr. Meadows dedicates his work to his family, and loving partner.

SAMSUNG CSCJeff Davis – Associate Artistic Director

A native of Southern California, Jeff Davis has had a love of theater practically his entire life. He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Theater with an emphasis in Directing. Jeff began writing for BroadwayWorld.com in the summer of 2012 shortly after moving to Austin, TX and has since seen and reviewed well over 250 shows in Central Texas. In addition, he was named BroadwayWorld’s Top Southwest Editor in 2013.  He made his full-length directorial debut with Agape Actor’s Co-Op’s 2014 production of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.  Other directing credits: Words, Words, Words at UCLA’s Theatre-Fest. On becoming an Associate Director for Agape Actor’s Co-Op, Jeff says, “I am beyond honored and privileged to partner with Olin Meadows and this fantastic theater company.  Agape has a desire to produce theater that brings people together and challenges the way they think, all the while keeping them entertained.  That is exactly what I think theater should do, and that’s the type of theater I want to create.”

 

Agape Actors Co-Op Acting Company

Agape Actors Co-Op Acting Company is a select group of actors that have proven their talent and professionalism to Agape’s Leadership Team and audience members.  Acting company members must agree and adhere to the mission of Agape Actors Co-Op.

The Acting Company is by invitation only, however we do not exclusively cast from our Acting Company.

Acting Company Members:

Joan Baker, Kelly Calcote, Ivah Marie Cantu, R. Micheal Clinkscales, Amanda Jones, Dave Lovelace, Patrick Macelheny, Nicholas Mani, Olin Meadows, Georgia Medler, Mindy Rast-Keenan, Sage Westrick

Agape Actors Co-Op Professional Apprentice Program

As part of our partnership with Eastview High School, Agape Actors Co-Op has established a Professional Apprentice Program.  The Professional Apprentice Program allows theater students at Eastview High School to work alongside professional artists in the Greater Austin Area.  Agape Actors Co-Op productions give members of the Professional Apprentice Program the opportunity to act, design, direct, and crew shows produced outside their typical academic environment.  The Professional Apprentice Program is one of the most important characteristics of what makes Agape Actors Co-Op a unique and different theater company.

Professional Apprentice Program Members

Zach Bonds, Sarah Carlile, Keshaan Castle, Evelyn Charland, Chloe Esquivel, Brianna Hamer, Antonio Hornsby Jr, Joseph Johnson, Amanda Jones, Daniel Kelton, Claudia Mendoza, Gina Osmar, Hannah Pogue, Alex Poole, Reese Shald, Madison Tetrault, Ruth Whorton

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