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Staff Bios

Staff Bios
Tina Turley

Tina F. Turley

Executive Producer

Office Phone: 205.391.3992
Email Tina: tturley@sheltonstate.edu

Tina F. Turley has a diverse background in the arts. She had over 35 years of experience as a director, actor, writer, teacher and theater manager. She has been Executive Producer for Theatre Tuscaloosa since 2006.  Turley served as Ticket Office Supervisor and Second Stage Coordinator for Theatre Tuscaloosa from 1997 to 1999. Her directing credits for Theatre Tuscaloosa include: Ragtime, A Christmas Carol, Regrets Only, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Joseph...Dreamcoat, Christmas Belles, The Sound of Music, Doubt, Miscast, Moonlight and Magnolias, A Lesson Before Dying, The Music Man, Crimes of the Heart, Rumors, Death of a Salesman, The Woman in Black, Proof, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Complete History of America Abridged, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Nunsense among others.  A 2017 BROADWAYWORLD.COM review of Ragtime said,

 

“Tina Turley directs Ragtime with respect and fearlessness…She takes much pride in her position with Theatre Tuscaloosa along with its actors, crew and staff. They should all be extremely proud of Ragtime at Theatre Tuscaloosa. It is an essential and well-produced musical that touches you in both your heart and mind.” Tina has produced over 75 shows for Theatre Tuscaloosa. 

 

She served as Interim Faculty at the University of Alabama in the areas of Acting/Voice, Acting/Movement and Theater Management. She also directed for UA’s Opera program in the School of Music.

 

As a writer Turley's credits include: Stars Fell on Alabama and Invision Magic (in collaboration with Chris Gordon) for the inaugural season of Visionland Theme Park, Brush Up on Your Shakespeare which has toured with Theatre Tuscaloosa's Stage Centre program for many years and has been produced by other companies all over the south-east, and Wasted Times, a domestic violence awareness play, commissioned by the University of Alabama's Women's Center. Her ten-minute play Paint it Red and Call it Art has been performed several times throughout the south-east. 

 

Before moving to Tuscaloosa Tina lived in Dallas and worked as volunteer coordinator for Theatre Three, assistant to the Public Relations Director of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, volunteer coordinator for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, personnel director for Dillard's, managing director for the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and managing director for the critically acclaimed Kitchen Dog Theater Company. Turley has served on the faculty of Mountain View College's Professional Actors Musical Theatre Conservatory in Dallas, Stillman College, Shelton State and the University of Alabama.

 

Turley's honors include: the 2018 Alabama Conference of Theatre Hall of Fame Award, the 2017 Tarleton State University Academic Alumni Honoree; the 2005 Druid Arts Award for theatre artist and 2006 Druid Arts Award for theatre educator; the 2005 Distinguished Alumni Commencement Speaker for the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas A&M-Commerce; the 2005 recipient of Theatre Tuscaloosa's “Ox is in the Ditch” award; and the 2003 Allen Bales Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Theater at the University of Alabama.  Turley has served on grant committees for the Alabama State Council on the Arts and has collaborated with the Alabama Writers’ Forum on several projects including their Hall of Fame inaugural gala. She has served on the board of directors for the Miss Texas Pageant/Sulphur Springs, West Alabama Aids Outreach, and the advisory board for Self-Express Productions in Winfield, Alabama.

 

Turley holds a B.A. from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas; M.S. from Texas A&M-Commerce (formerly known as East Texas State University); and an M.F.A. in directing from the University of Alabama.  She is married to Ernie Turley and they reside in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Adam Miller

Adam M. Miller

Managing Director

Office Phone: 205.391.2925
Email Adam: amiller@sheltonstate.edu

Adam began serving as Theatre Tuscaloosa's managing director in 2010, overseeing the company's business operations. With more than 15 years' experience in non-profit management, Adam has dedicated himself to raising the profile and profitability of arts organizations and higher education organizations alike. 

 

During his tenure with Theatre Tuscaloosa, Adam has expanded the corporate sponsorship program, streamlined the annual giving campaign, overhauled the archival systems of the company, launched new educational outreach programs and rebranded them as Theatre Tuscaloosa Academy, and helped launch the Paul & Susan Looney Legacy Endowment, expanded the company's online and social media presence, managed the company's website redesign, fostered the renewal of the SecondStage program, and helped expand the company's donor and patron base of support.

 

In the past, Adam has served as a Marketing Manager for Academic Outreach in The University of Alabama’s College of Continuing Studies.  Past positions also include Coordinator of the Campus Violence Project for the UA Women & Gender Resource Center, Director of Marketing and PR for the Louisiana State University Department of Theatre/Swine Palace Productions, Management Intern at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Marketing Coordinator for the Bijou Theatre Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Adam holds both a B.A. in Communication and an M.F.A. in Theatre Management/Arts Administration from The University of Alabama.


In addition to his role as an arts administrator, Adam also enjoys teaching, acting, and directing. He taught Theatre Appreciation at Shelton State for eight years and previously taught Introduction to Theatre at LSU for three years. He also teaches Arts Venue Management & Arts Marketing at UA. His directing credits include The Dixie Swim Club (Theatre Tuscaloosa), Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR (Tuscaloosa Children's Theatre (TCT)), Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR (TCT), and Time Together (Theatre Tuscaloosa SecondStage). His acting credits with Theatre Tuscaloosa include Emmet Scrudge in Lights Out in Cootah County: A Country (COVID) Christmas Carol, Mason Miller in The End of a Line (ACTFest 2017 & SETC 2018), Ben Hecht in Moonlight and Magnolias, and Venticelli #1 in Amadeus.

 

Adam is a husband and father, having been married to his wife, Paige, for more than 20 years. They have two sons and two cats.

Jeanette Waterman

Jeanette Waterman

Resident Costumer

Office Phone: 205.391.2402

Email Jeanette: jrobertson@sheltonstate.edu

Jeanette has served as the full-time costumer since 2000, having designed costumes for more than 80 productions. She is a native of Mobile who studied Clothing and Textile Design at The University of Alabama, and she has also costumed independent films and regularly assists local schools with their productions.

Wheeler Kincaid

Wheeler Kincaid

Technical Director

Office Phone: 205.391.2403

Email Jeanette: wkincaid@sheltonstate.edu

Wheeler is happy to be returning to the Theatre Tuscaloosa family after spending the last three years working as a designer, manager, and technical director in New York City.  Off-Broadway credits include The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Freud’s Last Session, Oliver Parker, and Martha Clark’s Garden of Earthly Delights as well as working with the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, and as assistant technical director for Theatre Row Studios on 42nd Street.  In NYC, Wheeler created designs for Access Theatre, Looking Glass Theatre, Wings Theatre, Stella Adler Studios, and The Rastro Dance Company.  He also created designs for Red Mountain Theatre in Birmingham and Theatre Tuscaloosa.  A native of Tuscaloosa, Wheeler received a B.A. in theatre from The University of Alabama after studying at Shelton State under the tutelage of Charlie Dennis.  Wheeler is honored to be with this wonderful organization and in this beautiful facility on the SSCC campus once again. 

Patrick O'Sullivan

Patrick O'Sullivan

Scene Shop Foreman

Patrick O’Sullivan came to Alabama from California in 2005.  He received his BFA in studio art with a focus on painting and sculpture from UA in 2010.  Since graduating, Patrick has worked as a groundskeeper, a brewery technician, and an arts technician.  He currently resides in Holt and participates in the local music scene.

Paul K. Looney

Paul K. Looney

Artistic Director Emeritus

After twenty-five years at the helm of Theatre Tuscaloosa, is currently the Executive Producer of the Alabama Stage and Screen Hall of Fame. He is widely recognized for his skills as a director, designer, and performer. Paul’s work has been seen on the stages of UAB Town & Gown Theatre, Summerfest Musical Theatre, The University of Alabama, Asolo Theatre, Jasmine Hill Theatre, Jenny Wiley Summer Music Theatre, and Alabama Shakespeare Festival. In October 2008, he directed Shirley Jones, Patrick Cassidy, and Miss America 2007 in a concert version of Carousel in Oklahoma City. He has received numerous Druid Arts Awards and the prestigious Governor’s Arts Award. Since retirement, he has renewed his love of painting. His work can be viewed on his website.

Kiera Gillock

Project Coordinator

Office Phone: 205.391.2453

Email Kiera: kgillock@sheltonstate.edu

Kiera joined the Theatre Tuscaloosa family in 2014 after graduating with a B.A. from McDaniel College and is currently working towards her Master's in Arts Administration with Drexel University. She handles day-to-day operations in the ticket office, as well as coordinating our volunteers, providing administrative support to Theatre Tuscaloosa's educational outreach, maintaining TT's social media presence, and is the current SecondStage Coordinator. Directing credits include Alabama Rain, The Other Place,  CQ/CX, and most recently co-directing Love, Loss, & What I Wore. Interested in participating in SecondStage or bringing one of our shows to your venue? Email Kiera with your contact details.

Kristy Conroy Stevenson

Advertising Manager/Playbill Editor

Email Kristy: ads.theatretusc@gmail.com

Kristy was welcomed into the Theatre Tuscaloosa family in 2004 and was awarded the Jake Leigerber Volunteer of the Year award that same year. A graduate of UA, Kristy prefers to stay behind the scenes designing and producing the playbills.

Porfirio Solorzano

Official Photographer 

Email Porfirio: porfirio.solorzano@gmail.com

A graduate of UA, Porfirio is a Nicaraguan native and began his career in photojournalism in 1991 (New York Times Company). He worked at The Tuscaloosa News from 1994 through 2005, when he left the newspaper to set up his own business, f8 Productions, as a freelance photographer. Porfirio's passion for theatre and dance is readily apparent in his photographs. prefers to stay behind the scenes designing and producing the playbills.