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NET Staff 2012

New Edgecliff Theatre is supported by a small group of dedicated individuals with diverse backgrounds. Together, they contribute their unique skills and enthusiasm to help our organization thrive.

The Staff of New Edgecliff Theatre

Jim StumpShawn Michael Maus Marta Backman 

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Jim Stump
Producing Artistic Director

Mr. Stump is well known and respected in the Cincinnati theatre community. He earned his B.A. in Theatre from Indiana University and went on to graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. As a performer, he has appeared frequently on multiple area stages, including Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Know Theatre, Stage First, New Stage Collective, the Carnegie Theatre, Human Race Theatre, as well as New Edgecliff. He served as President of the League of Cincinnati Theatres from 2005-09, and continues as member-at-large. He’s chalked up administrative theatre experience with such organizations as Cincinnati Costume Company, Cincinnati Arts Association, Madcap Productions and The Whodunnit? Players.
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Shawn Michael Maus
Managing Director

Mr. Maus has directed over 50 productions in Community Theater and has served as a creative consultant for many high school and Community Theater groups for over 20 years. He earned his B.F.A from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

He has worked as a voice-over actor, performed stand-up comedy at Ray Combs’ CaddyCombs Comedy Club, has been a semi-finalist in the “Funniest Person in Cincinnati” contest, and has lent his voice as the on-court announcer for the Western and Southern Financial Group Masters and Women’s Open.  Shawn has produced three short films, including indie film circuit favorite Living Under Linda’s Desk, written numerous screenplays, television scripts, and theatrical plays, and has been recognized for his video production work by the National School Public Relations Association Ohio chapter. He is the co-creator and producer of a potential television pilot. Shawn is also a freelance copywriter and marketing expert.

He is the former Artistic Director for Finneytown High School’s theater program and is the Communications Coordinator for the Finneytown Local School District.

Marta Backman
Production Stage Manager

Marta is currently in her second season with New Edgecliff Theatre as Production Stage Manager.