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, intrinisic motivation, as well as their expertise. MSP's team members bring a diverse view to the organization which promotes productivity, innovation, and greater success.
Meet our awesome team...
Sabrina Quinn-Manzy holds a BA in Theatre from The University of Michigan and is a graduate of New York's prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She served as the Artistic Director for 3 ACTS Entertainment – a theatre company designed to encourage and empower women. She also has experience in casting, production, and script writing.
As an actress, Quinn-Manzy has had the pleasure of working with seasoned actors such as Debbie Morgan and Jackee Harry. She brings a wealth of experience with her to the MSP team and is excited to see what the upcoming seasons will bring! For more information on Sabrina you may visit SabrinaQuinnManzy.com.
Alfredo Rosa is an accomplished actor, playwright, director, and instructor. He has trained at the Alliance Theatre, The Art Institute of Atlanta, and others. Rosa has over 10 years’ experience teaching acting, theatre production, improv, and drama. Rosa is a talented make-up artist (stage, beauty, and special effects) and has advanced knowledge and proficiency in costume design, set design, choreography, vocal performance, dance, and stage combat. Rosa is ecstatic at the opportunity to work with MSP and looks forward to bringing his knowledge, skills, and abilities to create great entertainment.
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.
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 beome 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.
Lillian “Gigi” Johnson has an innate passion for the performing arts and says that “art is her air.” Her interest in the performing arts, creative talent set, and refreshing personality have resulted in on-stage and off-stage roles, before sold-out audiences, with faith-based and community theatrical projects.
Johnson most recently worked as Stage Manager in the 50 cast/crew member musical, Tiffany Roberts' Angels In Training. She's also an experienced Producer, Performer, Singer, Lighting/Sound Tech, and Music Director. She is excited about the opportunities that await with Monique Shaw Productions!
D. Venson brings more than 35 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Venson studied at the Arts Institute of Atlanta and later received a degree from Georgia State University in Music Business Management.
During his career, he has served in the capacity of Director, Producer, Operations Manager, Tour Manager, Production Manager, Technical Director, and Stage Manager for many nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and groups.
Venson has also developed youth programs to introduce children to theatrical productions.
For more information on Venson and Associates, please visit vensonassociates.net.
Tiffany Roberts formed a partnership with MSP in 2014. She brings over 15 years of experience in music, film, and theatre.
Roberts is playwright, director, producer, singer, actor, acting coach, production manager, and script editor. In addition to her arts and entertainment experience, Roberts has more than 20 years’ experience in project management, financial analysis, training, hotel/vendor relations, and customer service. She holds degrees in Information Technology and Computer Science.
For more information on Simply Tiffany Soul, please visit simplytiffanysoul.com.
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
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