Monique Shaw Productions (MSP) is an imaginative, creative, yet sophisticated production company dedicated to producing engaging, inspiring, and quality forms of entertainment. MSP's purpose is to create forms of entertainment that can touch people's lives and bring about positive changes. We have a passion for excellence, teamwork, and producing quality, true-to-life productions. Through our productions, we inspire, enlighten, and educate. In addition, we strive to create opportunities for local artists to showcase their talent, live out their dreams on stage, and reach their destiny.
Our vision for MSP is to become a premier professional theatre company that produces high quality, progressive, and thought-provoking theatre for the community and the world.
We value the passion for excellence in each element of our business and in our creative endeavors.
We value honesty and integrity in all that we do.
We value mutually beneficial relationships with our clientele and business partners.
We value producing quality productions.
We value trust and respect.
We value teamwork and harmonious relationships.
At MSP, we work as a collaborative team, bringing our individual talents and creativity together to produce shows and events that inspire people to make positive changes. To do this, we:
- Work with honesty and integrity in all that we do
- Treat each other with respect and dignity
- Have fun and enjoy what we do
- Work hard and play harder
- Do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
- Learn from our mistakes
- Do the right thing, even when no one is looking
- Do more with less, use our resources wisely, and avoid wasteful behavior
- Encourage creativity, innovation, and “outside-the-box” thinking
- Create memorable, positive experiences
- Strive for excellence
- Make it happen
Meet Our Awesome Team
Monique D. Shaw, Executive Artistic Director
Shaw has loved the arts since she was a child. Initially, her interest was music where she played instruments and sang with various groups and choirs. Her focus later changed to writing, then producing and directing theatrical productions. Not only is Shaw creative, but she’s a savvy business woman. Her experience dates back to 1998 and she’s held a variety of positions within the entertainment world including Director of Theater & Fine Arts, Business Manager, Executive Director, Playwright, Producer, Director, and Executive Producer to name a few.
Aside from her love of theatre, Monique is an accomplished Human Resource professional with over 25 years experience in HR management for small businesses and large corporations. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management – Organizational Learning & Performance. Most recently, Shaw was named the winner of the 2017 Amazing Entrepreneur Contest – Pre-venture category for writing a business plan to develop a new arts and entertainment center.
MSP was founded by Shaw in 2008.
"There are two types of people. Those who let things happen and those who make things happen. Let's make it happen!" - Monique D. Shaw
At MSP, we believe in TEAM WORK! We wear many hats and roll up our sleeves to do whatever it takes to get the job done. We keep our purpose in the forefront -- to create forms of entertainment that can touch people's lives and bring about positive changes. Egos are left at the door. It's all about the work.
Members of our team were selected for their passion, creativity, positive "can-do" spirit, commitment, intrinsic motivation, as well as their expertise and talent. MSP's team members bring a diverse view to the organization which promotes productivity, innovation, and greater success.
Meet our awesome team...
Deborah Watson has a proven record in managing Human Resources and administrative matters with 30+ years of experience. Watson is a licensed minister and has completed studies in theology. In addition, she has served as MSP’s Administrative Manager and Box Office Manager since 2014.
Watson enjoys the arts and looks forward to being a part of MSP's next chapter.
Carlos Turner is a DJ, audio technician, and poet. He is the CEO of Freedom Solutions, LLC, an entertainment company featuring Mocha Nights, After the Vows, and TriPart Entertainment. On the recommendation of his wife Darrlynn, Turner joined the MSP family in 2013 and has become a dedicated member of the team. He's held positions as Sound Technician, Props Manager, DJ, Set Builder, and Stage Assistant.
For more information on Freedom Solution, please visit freedomsol.net.
Darrlynn Turner is an avid supporter of the arts and has been a part of MSP since 2009. She came to MSP's first production and has been one of our biggest cheerleaders since. Turner has held many roles to include Executive Assistant, Props Manager, House Manager, and Stage Manager.
Turner is also an experienced customer service professional with expertise in customer support, office management, program coordination and management, and property management.
Sabrina Quinn-Manzy holds a BA in Theatre from The University of Michigan and is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts - NY. She has traveled the country doing interactive theatre and has played a diverse range of characters including ‘Andromache’ in Trojan Women, "Lady In Purple’ in For Colored Girls, and ‘Elizabeth’ in Laundry and Bourban. This talented actress has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with seasoned professionals such as Debbie Morgan, Jackee Harry, and Don D.C. Curry. Sabrina is excited to return to the stage once again!
Keeshah Dawsonia started in the arts as a dancer at the age of 3. She continued dancing until the age of 13 when she was asked to be a studen teacher. The arts took a back seat in her life as her love for business grew and took precedence, until her daughter was born with that "star" power. Unable to deny her daughter the opportunities she deserved, she dove into being a dance mom turned "mom-agen-ager" and content creater. Dawsonia joined MSP in 2018 as a volunteer when her daughter joined the cast of Things We Didn't Tell. She began working backstage and assisting where needed. Most recently, she's become a valued member of MSP's production team.
Maquita Eaton has loved the arts since she was a young girl. She believes being able to connect to another’s soul while being able to entertain is such an amazing gift. Eaton attended Howard University where she earned a BA in Journalism and minored in Theatre Arts and was a part of a few student film productions and helped with set design for stage productions. She also received theatrical training at the Chicago Actor’s Studio.
Eaton is an Advertising and Marketing professional by day, but her love for theatre and the arts led her to MSP. She is excited to bring her passion and many talents to the team.
Dante Sellers is from New Bern, North Carolina. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Theater & Film Productions from Saint Augustine’s University. He is a member of the Alpha Psi Omega Theater Society and participating multiples plays and films throughout the years.
Sellers looks forward to working with MSP and lending his talent and expertise to bring great theatre to the stage.
From an early age, “special” has been one of the best words to describe Fredricka "Free" Kinlow. As it were, her life also fulfills the many meanings of this word. Since the tender age of eight, Kinlow has demonstrated a level of talent far above her peers as well as a keen God-given intuition about people and life.
She recalls falling in love with performing after perfectly reciting Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech at 8-years-old. This love affair with the lime-light has manifested in major acting credits over the last 20 years including: more than 20 plays such as Shakespear’s Madea, Dream Girls and The Wiz. Currently she is touring with the most sold out stage play in the nation “Beauty Shop” Diva’s Unleashed by the Godfather of Urban Theater Shelly Garrett where she plays Margaret. She has also appeared on television in Detroit 187 and Drop-Dead Diva which aired on the Lifetime network.
Kinlow joined the cast of Will A Real Man Please Stand! in 2010 and has been a dedicated member of MSP ever since.
Manson Thomas is excited to be working with MSP and a great team. He is originally from Terrell, Texas where in high school he fell in love with acting. He received his Associate's Degree in Fine Arts from the Kim Dawson Acting Conservatory in Dallas, Texas. He has performed on stage for Lynette Blackwell’s Who's This Sleeping in My Bed and was apart of the 30th Anniversary of Shelly Garrett’s Beauty Shop: Divas Unleashed.
Thomas has been apart of great projects for film including the web-series A Just Cause, and featured in a couple of short films including A Little Gifted, Heart of Hearts, and The Trap.
Vickie Carlton is one of the newest members to join the MSP team. She has always had a passion for theatre and began her acting career while in high school. Since that time, she has honed her craft by studying theatre and film at The Alliance Theatre and other respected acting schools in the Atlanta area.
Carlton has an upbeat and energetic style, but also adds a sympathetic, caring, and calm nature to her roles offering a wide range of versatility in the type of characters that she can portray. She has performed in several stage plays produced by The Atlanta Bar Foundation and held the lead role in a two-person stage play at the 14th Street Playhouse where she portrayed several characters. In addition, Carlton is an outstanding vocalist. In her spare time, Vickie manages her law firm, The Carlton Sadler Law Group, LLC.
New team member coming soon!
New team member coming soon!
Join Our Team
Interested in joining our team?
MSP is always looking for dedicated, creative, passionate people to join our team.
All members of MSP are expected to support the organization's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors:
- Passion for excellence
- Honesty and integrity
- Mutually beneficial relationships
- Quality productions
- Trust and respect
- Teamwork and harmonious relationships
There are currently no openings. Please check back later. Check our Volunteer page for more opportunities to engage with MSP.