[image-1] Longtime local thespian Brian Porter is now Footlight Players’ new executive director, taking over the position previously held by Jane Broadwater, who retired in January.

In a press release Porter said, “I am delighted to be a part of such an historical and dynamic theatrical fixture in Charleston. I look forward to working with this exceptional team of artists to create something truly unique and beautiful for Charleston. I am confident I can bring a lot to the company and infuse it with my passion and love of the performing arts.”

Porter, who is also the co-founder of What If? Productions, has appeared on stage in numerous Charleston productions, from Cabaret to Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story to his own sold-out show, An Evening With Brian Porter.

Footlight’s next production, Dial ‘M’ for Murder, premieres on Fri. March 9. 

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