Mrs. Melanie Kidd

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Mel Kidd

This is my first year with the Gulfport School District and I am delighted to be the new director of the Admiral Theatre. Previously, I was the assistant director and technical director for the Wings Performing Arts Program at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center where I worked with hundreds of kids from all over the coast, creating quality theatre and wonderful memories. Before moving to the Mississippi coast seven years ago, I taught theatre in Louisiana, Arizona and Texas, and I worked as a professional costume designer in Arkansas. While with Wings, we won the Excellence in Music award at Junior Theatre Festival, and Best Production, Best Technical Achievement, and Best Costume Design at Mississippi Middle School Theatre Festival. This past spring, I assisted Tonya Hays with the GHS production of Hairspray and created several of the specialty costumes. I am very thankful for this experience as it gave me the opportunity to meet all of the drama students at Gulfport High, and so we are well-poised to hit the ground running and have a great theatrical year!