ABOUT US

Our Staff

Kendall Kiker – Managing Director

Kendall Kiker is thrilled to be joining The Flowertown Players as the Managing Director. He earned a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Acting from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Arts from Francis Marion University. He has spent the majority of his career as an educator, teaching at schools in South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, and Texas. He also works as an actor and director. Most recently, he directed productions of She Kills Monsters and The Spitfire Grill The Musical at Coker University in Hartsville, SC. He can be seen in films such as American Made with Tom Cruise and The Founder with Michael Keaton. He is a certified Practitioner of Lessac Kinesensic Voice and Body Training, serves as an At-Large Board Member and Chair of the Playwriting Committee for the South Carolina Theatre Association, and is also a Board Member for Delmae Dixie Youth Baseball where his son, Corin, plays second base and pitcher. He would like to thank his wife, Abby, and son, Corin, for their unwavering support.

Jason Olson – Artistic and Technical Director

Jason transplanted to Summerville in the spring of 2012 and has spent the last twelve years working both on-stage and off, for a number of theaters in the area. Especially here at Flowertown Players, where has made some notable appearances on stage but relishes his time behind the scenes. He has previously worked as a scenic carpenter with Charleston Stage, as a technical director for Threshold Repertory Theatre, and as overhire carpenter for Footlight Players. His design work has been seen at many local schools as well. Also a writer, his adaptation of The Three Musketeers was produced by FTP in 2014. His work has been frequently showcased at South of Broadway Theatre’s annual Playfest and through 5th Wall Productions – an itinerant theatrical endeavor with a passion for developing new work, which he co-founded in 2014 and currently serves as Executive Director and Literary Manager. He has privately coached playwrights of all ages and directed the Young Playwrights Program at Threshold Repertory Theatre.

Jason is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with the board and staff at FTP and all of the talent, volunteers, and businesses in the Summerville community.

Patti Kelly – Financial Manager

Relocated from New Jersey to South Carolina in 2006 after accepting a position as a Senior Manager at the Medical University of SC. She first became involved with the theater in 2014 when she reached out to the director of the Sound of Music, Monica Shows, asking if they needed help with costumes. It was the start of a long-time friendship. Since that time Patti has costumed many productions at Flowertown Players. She has also performed in the Frontlines to the Home Front for six seasons. She is also a past recipient of the Doris Dean Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.

Upon her retirement in 2018, Patti has become an accomplished quilter. She worked part-time at People, Places, and Quilts prior to joining the staff at Flowertown Players this year. She brings to the organization experience and knowledge in the subject areas of Human Resources, Payroll, and Finance. Patti also continues to costume select shows for Flowertown Players.

Our Board

Susan Vinick

President

Patricia Cullinane

Vice President

Bob McNutt

Treasurer

Karen Trujillo

Secretary
Alan Rosenfeld
Member at Large
Connie C. Lamothe
Member at Large
Nina Kahn
Member at Large
Lizzie Harris
Member at Large
Lynda Green
Member at Large

Awards