The mission of MADAIR Theatre Company is to enrich, educate, and entertain using talent from around the world. This company will draw from classics as well as contemporary works in a collaborative effort in the hopes of bringing us all one step closer to understanding the human condition.
The long term goal of MADAIR Productions is to establish our own theatre that, seasonally, would run two mainstage productions, our annual Project Playwright, and host The Summer Academy of Theatre. The Summer Academy of Theatre would be a community outreach program for local foster children that would teach them whatever aspect of the theatre that they are interested in, whether it be stage craft or directing. At the end of the program they would present the show that they created.
board of directors
Melani Adair (President, Founder) is originally from Flint, MI and comes to NYC via Chicago. She founded MADAIR Productions in 2003 and would like to thank everyone who has a had a hand in this dream realized...for the love of theatre. When miss Adair isn't acting or producing she fancies herself a singer, and dabbles in photography, she pays her bills by being the GM of Under the Volcano a midtown bar named after the Malcolm Lowry novel.
Heather Edwards' (Vice President) home state of Vermont may have the world's largest and America's first granite quarry, an abundance of natural beauty and Ben and Jerry's, but it has never been a hotbed of theatrical activity. So, by way of Boston, she finally found herself in New York City set on fulfilling her artistic dreams (and through sheer defiance, never taking those suggested secretarial courses to "fall back on".) Three years ago, Heather had the good fortune to meet and audition for Melani Adair, get cast as the breast-flashing little sister in "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress" and get propositioned ... to join MADAIR Productions, that is. And that's just the beginning of our country girl's story ... Heather also enjoys fine food and wine, sunsets off Long Island and drunken dancing. Her ideal mate must have a great sense of humor, love kids and have excellent hygiene. But on a more serious note ... every role Heather performs, every brush stroke she makes on a canvas, every word of a poem she writes, all of it is in dedication and remembrance of her little lady, Miss Charlotte.
Ed Domingues (Treasurer) has been a part of MADAIR from the beginning, he played Tripp in MADAIR's first production; "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress". Aside from his acting, producing and where ever else his MADAIR duties bring him, Ed is also a film editor here in New York City. Ed is engaged to Melani Adair the Boss. He admits he could've written a longer bio but the ladies have taken up most of the space.
Stephanie J Pajonas (Secretary) doesn't act. In fact, she's not entirely sure how she got into this whole theater thing but, alas, she's a producer anyway. Hailing from the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Stephanie attended Michigan State University to major in Telecommunications with a minor in Film and always thought that she would someday win an Academy Award for Best Director. After realizing that becoming a famous director meant more boredom in a classroom, she dumped that dream in favor of fortune in the internet business. While the millions of dollars are still far from attainable, she loves working with computers, go figure. Her main source of employment is as a Technical Producer for HBO on HBO.com where she channels all of her love for TV and film on a daily basis. When she's not slaving away there, she's slaving away at building great websites for her friends and family or knitting. In 2003, she was asked by Ms. Adair to join MADAIR Productions and help with all the more technical aspects of producing plays. On the condition of never having to actually act in the plays, Stephanie accepted and now maintains madairproductions.com and designs all promotional material for MADAIR events. She thinks it's a good compromise though the rest of MADAIR tries their best to get her on stage. Stephanie is still holding strong.
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MADAIR has been busy! Since its inception in 2003, MADAIR Productions has produced several popular and successful plays. Check them out in the past productions section.