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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 Stump | Mark Seamon

Devon Campailla | Melissa Bennett 

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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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Mark Seamon
Associate Artistic Director

Mark Seamon is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Denison University, where he directs mainstage productions and teaches acting, directing, stage management, and arts administration.  He holds a B.A. in Communication and Theatre from the University of Notre Dame, M.A. in Theatre from Miami University (Ohio), and Ph.D. in Theatre from The Ohio State University.  Mark is an active member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), and the Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC).  He serves as Associate Artistic Director of New Edgecliff Theatre (Cincinnati) and directs regularly for the company.

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Devon Campailla
Managing Director

Devon Campailla holds a BFA in acting from Miami University (OH).  She has been involved with many theatre companies in the region as an actress and stage manager, including The Rising Phoenix Theatre Company, Clear Stage Cincinnati Know Theatre of Cincinnati, and the Showboat Majestic. Before joining the staff of New Edgecliff Theatre, she appeared on their stage in Lives of the Saints and An Evening in Durang(o) and called cues for numerous productions at the Columbia Performance Center. Devon was brought onto the NET staff in 2007 for her meticulous eye for detail and creative presence. Since that time, she has helped develop the educational outreach program, theCincinnati Directors Competition, and Sweet Suspense (NET’s radio drama fundraiser).
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Melissa Bennett
Technical Director

Melissa is a Cincinnati native who has worked as a designer, technician, fight choreographer, and actress around the country. She is an Advanced Actor/Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and an Associate instructor with Dueling Arts International. When not working with New Edgecliff, she is freelancing, working for such companies as Decoworks and the Cincinnati Opera. Aside from her work with NET, her credits include Fight Choreographer for Covedale’s Guys and Dolls, Scenic Charge and Props Mistress for Commonwealth Dinner Theatre, and Fight Director for Kentucky Symphony Orchestras West Side Story.
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