Board of Officers

Peter Jackson, President

After a 30 year hiatus from acting Peter returned to the stage at the request of his two talented daughters that performed in 2013 Fredericktowne Players’ production of Oliver followed by All Shook Up and Harvey.  Having the magic of theater back in his life, Peter joined the FtP board to play a role in the organization’s direction and continuation of community theater.  Peter would like to share the magic of being on stage with others.  He believes that when no one is paid for their efforts, the organization is only as good as the people that lead.  Peter strives to bring savvy leadership to FtP and wants to share a vision of enjoyment for all.

Message from the President

Karen Lane - Vice President

A graduate of McDaniel College, Karen is currently a Medical Education Coordinator with the Uniformed Services University, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. She directs and performs onstage, musicals being her preference. Currently, she is pursuing a MBA as she wants to own her own theater company one day.


Amanda Berry - Secretary

Amanda Berry was thrilled to return to theater with her daughter in FTP's summer production of "The Music Man." Amanda holds a Master's degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She teaches Kindergarten Prep at Hope Community Preschool at both locations in New Market and Frederick. Amanda lives in New Market with her husband Chris and their three children: Mackenzie, Will and Emerson. She also enjoys reading and running.

Steele Michael, Treasurer

Steele Michael is co-owner of Stage & Screen, Frederick's costume rental shop, and he holds a degree in theatre arts from Central Washington University where he specialized in theatre history, dramatic literature and theatre production. Steele grew up in Frederick County, and his first experiences with live theatre were FtP's inspirational productions in the 1970's and 1980's at the Weinberg Center for the Arts and Maryland School for the Deaf. Apart from his daily work in costumes and formalwear, Steele also manages his family farm outside Woodsboro.


Devin Andren, Development Director

Devin grew up in Harrisburg Pennsylvania where she was very active in theater throughout her schooling and in her community. After moving to Frederick a year ago she wasted no time getting involved in the theater scene. She found FTP and immediately felt like she was home and among friends. After performing in Harvey through FTP she knew she wanted to be more involved and is excited to be the Director of Development.

Kirk Bowers, Artistic Director

Kirk has been active with this company since 2006 doing set and costume design for shows including Amadeus, Carousel, The Women, Oliver!, appearing in Lucky Stiff and The Music Man, and producing Little Shop of Horrors. 


Technical Director - this position is currently vacant. If you are interested, please contact Peter Jackson, President.


Don Plugge, Marketing Director

Don’s oldest daughter, Danielle, left as a freshman for college last year.  The summer before her journey we wanted a father / daughter experience.  Serendipitously, The Fredericktowne Players were holding audition for "All Shock Up" and we landed in the ensemble.  This was my very first foray into acting.  He had a ball and I got the thespian bug.  Next I took on a speaking role as Judge Gaffney in Harvey and Charlie Cowell in The Music Man with his two youngest daughters.  Don joined FtP leadership to help ensure families enjoy sharing the theater experience.