For over fifteen years Donna Scott has been a working actor and producer of film and theatre in Charlotte. She has created and produced the award winning theatre shows The Body Chronicles and The Fairy Tale Chronicles. She produced The Dixie Swim Club, which won Best Comedy of the Year and Best Director from the Metrolina Theatre Association and for which she won MTA’s Lead Actress in a Comedy Award. In June 2013 she produced and acted in the premiere of a new work, Least Likely Friends, a two year project she developed and co-produced with Charlotte playwright Tonya Bludsworth. She’s a proud member of the film team that produced the award-winning short film Aphasia, which had NYC, LA and international premieres and continues to be shown around the country in support of its star Carl McIntyre. She recently co-produced the short film “The Club” with husband and Paige Johnston Thomas and Jay Thomas that screened here in Charlotte at the 1st inaugural 100 Words Film Festival November 2014. As an actor, Donna has been seen locally and regionally on stage with Actor’s Theater, Children’s Theatre, Chickspeare, CPCC Summer Theatre, Theatre Charlotte and Cape Fear Regional Theatre among others. She was a part of the Sundance Film Great World of Sound and has done regional/ national commercial and voiceover work for Exxon, Duke Energy, Harris Teeter, Lowes Home Improvement, Dickens Michener, AAA and the North Carolina Education Lottery and others. She continues to speak on the issues of women and body images to students at UNCC and is currently in development of several new theatre projects. Donna is on the blogging team for the Metrolina Habitat ReStores where she shares her tips for thrifting and decorating with midcentury décor as her alter ego, ModBettie. (www.modbettie.wordpress.com)
Tonya Bludsworth has been in the Entertainment Industry for almost 15 years working in both theatre and film. She established a strong working relationship with Donna Scott Productions when they worked together on the producing team for the independent film Aphasia. She has also worked as an actress in many DSP shows including The Fairy Tale Chronicles and Dixie Swim Club. As a playwright, Carrie Ann’s Kiss, her first play, had its premiere at Theatre Charlotte in 2006 with encore performances in 2007 at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (For more information about Carrie Ann’s Kiss, visit carrieannskiss.com) Her second play, Least Likely Friends premiered in 2013 as a co-production with Donna Scott Productions, Civilized Films and Theatre Charlotte. Directorial credits include Least Likely Friends and The Miss Firecracker Contest. As a working actor, her TV and film credits include Homeland, Army Wives, Drop Dead Diva, We’re The Millers and The Taking of Deborah Logan. Other acting credits include Industrial Training videos and numerous TV commercials – both on screen and as a voice-over artist. She has also worked as a free-lance casting director for over 10 years.
Originally from New England, Glynnis O’Donoghue graduated with a B.A. in Theatre from Davidson College, where she trained with actors and directors from the Royal Shakespeare Company during their biennial residencies at the college. Since arriving in the Charlotte theatre scene, Glynnis has been lauded for her work in comedy and drama, and has proven her versatility time and again through magnetic turns as, most recently, Carnelle in The Miss Firecracker Contest with Theatre Charlotte and Molly in Smell of the Kill with Appalachian Creative Theatre. She has performed with various companies throughout the city, including XOXO, Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Chickspeare, Charlotte Shakespeare (formerly Collaborative Arts), CAST, and Davidson Community Players. Directorial credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Does This Woman Have a Name? , and All In The Timing at CPCC. More recently, Glynnis has begun writing her own monologues, sketches, and plays