Round Rock’s Newest Theatre Company
There is a new theatre production company in Round Rock, and they are MAD about theatre! Birthed out of the need for quality family entertainment, and a need to train and grow new theatre artist comes MAD PRODUCTIONS! Founded by veteran theatre artists and educators Olin Meadows, Cari Ancelet, and Rhonda Demings, MAD Productions seeks to incorporate family entertainment with a new educational theatre program.
The format for MAD Productions is simple, quality family entertainment the uses professional actors and student actors to create theatre fit for the whole family. Partnering with schools, churches and local businesses, MAD Productions plans to perform classic literature and new works at various venues throughout Round Rock.
Olin Meadows - Artistic Director
Olin is excited to serve as Artistic Director and work among his friends. Olin has been directing theatre for over 15 years and has been involved in theatre for over 20 years. He recently graduated from Western Governors University with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and currently teaches 5th Grade at West Cypress Hills Elementary School in Spicewood. When not directing theatre or teaching children, he can be found at his home away from home: Disney World. Olin’s main reason for founding MAD was to create a safe and welcoming space for artists of all skill levels and walks of life to create live theatre that changes the hearts and lives of those who attend.
Cari Ancelet - Associate Artistic Director
Cari is the Associate Artistic Director of MAD and the Theatre Director of the CD Fulkes Middle School Theatre Program. She became the “A” in MAD for many reasons, but none more so than to be on stage with her children. Cari is a strong believer in the power of the arts in young peoples lives. She has a degree in Theatre from Stephens College in Columbia, Mo and studied Creative Drama at the University of Texas in Austin, where she recieved a K-8 Teaching Certificate in Theatre. Cari is the mother of 6 boys and enjoys being able to incorporate them into her passion as she is frequently seen on stage with one of the 6.
RHONDA DEMINGs - managing director
Rhonda is a tried and true Theatre Mom! As her children have grown up and moved into other things, she has found a new role as a stellar Stage Manager and organizer. Rhonda is what folks around MAD call “The Boss,” because of her complete understanding of all the aspects of MAD and every show we do. With over 20 years of theatre experience in various aspects of productions, Rhonda is an integral part of MAD Productions, and without her, we could not succeed.