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Bretteney Beverly hails from the great state of Texas. She received B.A. degrees in Music and Psychology from Tougaloo College in 2012 and her Master of Fine Arts (MFA)in Acting from Regent University in 2016.
Favorite theatre credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, 'Night Mother, Grease, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Crowns, An Octoroon, Pride & Prejudice, Flyin' West, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Bus Stop, Big River, Macbeth, South Pacific and She Stoops to Conquer. Favorite directing credits include For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf, R & J, Crimes of the Heart, and Always... Patsy Cline.
In her off time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her adorable pit bull, Boss Lady. Thanks for coming to Shawnee & enjoy the show!
Rakeem Lawrence is elated to join Shawnee as Associate Artistic Director & Education Director. Last summer he choreographed the hit musical Grease at Shawnee.
Choreography credits: Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Germantown Friends School, Regent University, UNC-Pembroke, Academy at Midtown Arts Center, Community College of Aurora. Select Acting Credits include: Denver Center, Virginia Stage Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Quintessence Theatre.