MEet the team


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.

our story

about the theatre

The Shawnee Theatre is Indiana's longest, continuously-running summer stock theatre. Since opening its doors in 1960, The Shawnee Theatre has performed for thousands of patrons, produced hundreds of acclaimed productions and has become a favorite Indiana summer tradition.

Mission Statement

“Shawnee Theatre is dedicated to producing quality theatre and other performing arts entertainment. By making live art available and accessible to everyone, we maintain an enriched educational environment for the youth and an engaging theatre experience for our company members and the communities we serve."

Artistic Vision

“At its core, the Shawnee is defined by our connection to the community, therefore, we are committed to keeping our ticket prices low to maintain accessibility to the arts for everyone. We are committed to creating high-quality professional work that is vital, diverse, and adventurous. We aim to inspire and challenge our audiences and artists alike. Our intention is to provide a space that fosters growth, exploration, and entertainment for everyone.”

HISTORY of Adrian H. Rehner

University of Chicago theatre professor H. Adrian Rehner and his brother first had the idea for a Greene County theatre when they bought a summer home in Bloomfield. According to Indiana Public Radio, the community quickly got behind the idea—donating a barn, labor, and time to get the theatre going and opened with a production of “My Three Angels.”

The theatre quickly became too popular for the original barn, leading to the construction of the existing theatre on Furnace Road.

Over the years, the theatre has hosted many actors on the road to fame—including SNL cast member John Belushi and Dallas star Ken Kercheval, among many others.

Throughout the past five decades, the Greene County community has been integral to the success of the theatre. From the thousands of patrons that attend one, two, or all the shows every season to the local businesses that partner with us to keep producing high quality live theatre, the Shawnee Theatre is truly Greene County’s professional theatre.

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