Anne Scarbrough, Executive Director
Anne began her formal arts training at the age of 11 when she became a student at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. During these formative years, Anne studied all disciplines in the arts and developed a love and appreciation for each. In choosing a career path, she chose Theatre Arts with the hope that she could continue to express herself in in a wide variety of media. She’s not been disappointed. She received her BFA from the University of Alabama and her MFA in acting from the University of Georgia. Anne has been twice recognized for outstanding theatrical performance by the Memphis Ostrander Awards, for her performances in Stop Kiss and Spinning Into Butter, and by the San Diego Critics Circle for her performance in The Miss Firecracker Contest. She received the Gold Award from Houston WorldFest for her screenplay, Thyme in Forever, has co-written several plays and a novel and was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship. Her directing credits include: the world premiere of Commencement, presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Starry Road to Freedom for the Memphis Civil Rights Museum, and The Santaland Dairies at TheatreWorks in Memphis, The Trip to Bountiful at Cape Fear Regional Theatre and Buyer and Cellar at Playhouse on the Square. She has two very bad, but very lovable dogs, Bodhi and Talulah Bankhead, better known as T-Bone.
Penny Linville, Technical Director
Penny has been with the Princess Theatre since the place was built…not literally, but pretty close. Penny has been serving as the Technical Director, Bartender, and don't forget the Popcorn Maker for the last 26 years. There is not much Penny does not do around here. Penny's latest passion is being a pirate. After all, stage language and pirate language are very similar. Yo ho ho... a priate's life for Penny.
Mary McDonald, Box Office and Patron Manager
Mary is originally from Trussville, Alabama and a graduate of the University of North Alabama. She spent over seventeen years in Scottsdale, Arizona with expatriate assignments in New Brunswick, Canada; London, England; New Delhi, India; Cape Town, South Africa; and Beijing, China while she pursued her MBA and PhD. Mary has an appreciation for diversity and has spent the majority of her life traveling domestically and abroad engrossing herself in different cultures and customs. Mary is a lifelong advocate of music, theatre, art and education. She writes, draws, paints, and creates in her spare time.
Jameel Lewis, Education Director
Jameel Lewis is a graduate of The University of South Alabama and holds a B.F.A. in theatre. Mr. Lewis has over thirteen years of experience teaching
theatre arts to all ages. A native of Huntsville and a product of Lee High School Theatre Magnet program, Lewis has devoted his career to advocating for the need for performance arts in education. He has taught theatre in the public school system for over a decade, grades Pre-K through 12. Having directed countless plays, workshops and several theatre groups; Mr. Lewis continues to pour his skills and his passion into the advancement of theatre education in North Alabama.