Staff & Board

Get to know the staff and board that enables Tiny Dynamite to offer audiences new ways to experience theater and offer artists new ways to create theater.

The word on the Street:

Kudos to the support staff for their charming and helpful service. They make everyone feel special. It is because it is a small theater, but I believe it is because this group are nice people.

—Dennis Bloh, Philly Life and Culture

The Art of Swimming, 2017
Lee Minora and Daniel Ison
Photo by Emilie Krause

KC MacMillan

Producing Artistic Director

Kathryn MacMillan is a Philadelphia-based theater director and arts leader who has led Tiny Dynamite since 2017. KC has directed nearly 50 productions in the Philadelphia area and beyond; recent productions include Unraveled (off-Broadway: Theatre Row), Romeo and Juliet (Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company); The Comedy of Errors (Dram Tree Shakespeare, Wilmington, NC); Grounded (InterAct); Mrs. Warren’s Profession at Lantern Theater Company, where she was the Associate Artistic Director for eight seasons; and The Revolutionists at Theatre Horizon, where she served as Guest Artistic Director for the 2017/18 season.

KC’s notable productions include recent Barrymore Award nominations for directing (Jane Austen, Abridged, Tiny Dynamite, also co-writer; The Revolutionists, Theatre Horizon); and the critically acclaimed The Beauty Queen of Leenane (named Best Production of the 2012/13 season & Best Director by Philadelphia Weekly, who called her “sensationally gifted”), The Liar (Best Production Honorable Mention that same season), Arcadia (Runner up, Best Overall Production & Best Director by Phindie Independent Critic Awards), Doubt (named one of the Best Plays of 2015 by the Philadelphia Daily News), The Breath of Life (Barrymore Award nomination: Outstanding Overall Production of a Play), The Hothouse (Barrymore nominations for Outstanding Direction & Outstanding Production of a Play), and I Am My Own Wife (Barrymore nominations for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Production of a Play and winner of the Virginia Brown Martin Philadelphia Award). In 2015, KC was named one of Billy Penn’s Who’s Next: 16 Young Philadelphians Shaping the Arts Scene.

kc@tinydynamite.org

Meghan Winch

Artistic Associate

Meghan Winch is a Philadelphia-area dramaturg, actor, and playwright. She is the artistic associate at Tiny Dynamite, where she cowrote The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged. She is the resident dramaturg at Lantern Theater Company, and has also dramaturged shows at Shakespeare in Clark Park, Tiny Dynamite, Hedgerow Theatre, Theatre Horizon, and Iron Age. As an actor, she’s appeared at Tiny Dynamite, the Lantern, Shakespeare in Clark Park, and Hedgerow. She has taught acting at Villanova University, where she earned her MA in Theatre with a focus on dramaturgy. She is a proud recipient of Villanova’s Brian G. Morgan ’67 ’70 Endowed Theatre Award.

meghan@tinydynamite.org

Kat Kelly 

Resident Stage Manager

Kat Kelly is thrilled to continue to be a part of the Tiny Dynamite team, and she is proud to call it her theater home. Recent stage management credits include: Perfect Blue (2017), The Art of Swimming (2017), Ready Steady Yeti Go (2018), The Audience Disturbs Marcel’s Bath Time and He Is Very Upset With You All (2018) and the world premiere of The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged (2019). When Kat is not currently engaged in her passionate hobby of traveling, she is helping others with that endeavor during her shifts at Recreational Equipment Inc (REI), or she is at her desk working as an administrative assistant. As always, she would like to thank her family and friends for their never ending support in all walks of life!

Bob Stineman

Bookkeeper

An active member of the local theatre community, Bob has most recently been seen on stage at Bristol Riverside Theater, the Media Theatre, and Buck County Center for the Performing Arts. However, when not performing on stage, Bob serves as a bookkeeper and accountant for both for and non-profit businesses around the Philadelphia area. Though a role he stumbled into, his experience with finance has offered him the chance to serve as a managing director, office manager, AR/AP specialist, and paralegal over the last 12 years. In addition to Tiny Dynamite, he can also be found working for other local theaters like Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Simpatico Theatre Project, and since 2015 has served as the Director of Finance for Bright Invention. Further, he has managed the books for Kolman Law PC, located in Langhorne, PA since the end of 2017. He holds a BFA in theatre arts with a focus in acting from the University of the Arts. Bob has helped restructure and streamline billing, budgeting, and monthly financial record keeping for several different businesses and hopes that he has helped make all “this money stuff” less scary for the folks he’s worked with over the years.

Emma Gibson

Company Founder

Emma is a British theatre-maker, now living in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked as an actress in London, Edinburgh, on tour, for BBC radio drama, and film. She was the founding producing artistic director of Tiny Dynamite and most recently performed in the Barrymore-nominated production of Perfect Blue. Her first play, Water In My Hands, was selected for The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival (2018), Spooky Action Theatre (DC) New Plays in Development Series (2019), and The Liz Smith Reading Series with Miranda Theatre Company at The Cherry Lane in NYC (date tbd). Her second play, When We Fall, was selected for the 2020 PlayPenn Conference and was a finalist for Premiere Stages at Keane 2020, a finalist for Kitchen Dog’s New Works Festival 2020, and a semi-finalist for the O‘Neill New Play Conference 2020. Her poetry has been published by Willowdown Books (Poems from the Lockdown. Ed. Trevor Maynard) and Indolent Books (What Rough Beast. Ed. Michael Broder 2020). She has an MA in creative and critical writing from the University of Southampton (UK), worked for many years as a freelance journalist for The Guardian newspaper, and also directs Shakespeare at The Shipley School. More at www.britishemma.com.

Board of Directors

Sarah Weinstein, President
Business Information Security Officer, Comcast

Lucille Larkin, Vice President
Founder, Women in Cable Telecommunications

Jennifer Pratt Johnson, Interim Treasurer
Director of Development, Girls First

Barbara Byrne, Secretary
Senior Vice President Emeritus for Academic Affairs, USciences

Kathryn MacMillan, ex-officio
Producing Artistic Director, Tiny Dynamite

Advisory Board

Molly Braverman
Executive Director, Broadway Green Alliance

Jessica Doheny
Managing Director, Drexel University Co-Op

Eric MacMillan
Accounting and business systems consultant

Sarah Mantell
Playwright

Kittson O’Neill
Artistic Director, Shakespeare in Clark Park

Colin Redick
Marketing Associate, Villanova School of Business

Erin Read
Theater administrator

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Donna Orbits the Moon, 2019
Sabrina Profitt
Photo by Daniel Kontz

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