High Springs Playhouse

High Springs Playhouse

High Springs Playhouse

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Officers and Managers

Julie Macklin, President

Julie is a stay at home mom to her two girls and a freelance graphic designer. She has spent numerous hours watching her daughter perform on the stage and loves what HSP brings to this small town. Before moving to High Springs in 2002, she coordinated special events for a non-profit boating industry association for 4 years. A volunteer at heart, she serves frequently at High Springs Community School notably as president of the HSCS PTSA.

Steve Bates, Vice President

Lorraine Kirkland, Secretary

Lorraine saw her first play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in NYC and vowed then to one day be connected to a theater. Decades later, in 1996, she filled in for an ailing actress at High Springs Community Theater, then housed in the New Century Women’s Club. Finally she had found her “home” and to date she’s acted in 20 plays here: favorite roles include “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Barefoot in the Park,” “Rumors,” “Lost in Yonkers,” and “The Odd Couple–Female Version.” A High Springs Playhouse Board member for many years, Lorraine has served as Publicity Chair, Vice President, President, and Play Search Chair.

Julie M. Tucker, Artistic Director

Arlene Levine, House Manager

Arlene moved to High Springs in 2005. Even though she had never been involved with theater she inquired if they needed help with anything and instantly became a volunteer and shortly thereafter a board member. Several years later the lead actress in the show “Cemetery Club” needed to drop out only one month before opening. The director implored Arlene to take over the role, even though she had never acted before. She went on to win the ‘Best Actress Award’ for the part that year. Needless to say, she was bitten by the acting bug and has been in many stage productions and dinner theater presentations since. She continues to act and also serve on the board where she is instrumental in dealing with patrons and ticket purchases.

Bobby Belanger, Facilities Manager

Jennifer Applebee, Director at Large

Andy Hunn, Director at Large



Donny Smith, Director at Large

Donny has shared his talents on stage and off at HSP. He is open minded and willing to help out where he can. We will be welcoming Donny as a board member starting in January of 2017. A chance encounter with a friend in Gainesville lead to a part in The Art of Murder at the High Springs Playhouse in April of 2015. It was so much fun he has appeared in two more productions, Blind Intuition and Blithe Spirit. Additionally, he has found set construction to be a fascinating pastime and has assisted where needed.

Wanda Maxey Roe, Director at Large