After a lifetime of coast theatre involvement from Moss Point Children’s Th eater, JC Players, and TheatreUSA to Walter Anderson Players, Biloxi Little Theatre, Center Stage, Jill now proudly serves as President of Singing River River Little Theatre. She has also previously directed, assistant directed, and acted in “Blithe Spirit”, “Plaza Suite”, “A Nice Family Christmas”, and “Dearly Departed”. Mrs. Sullivan teaches
theatre at Pascagoula High School, and is excited for her theatre worlds to collide in their first ever collaboration! Jill enjoys spending time with her husband Cory and son Remy.
Chris Wiggins is an orthopaedic surgeon and member of the Jackson County community for “a lot of” years. . He is active in multiple civic organizations. He first attended a performance of the Pascgaoula-Moss Point Little Theatre at the tender age of six. He has always looked forward to a resurgence of community performing arts. It is now happening.
Kathy is a native of Wichita Falls, Texas. A retired Physician Assistant, she moved with her husband, Rick, to Pascagoula in 2020. Kathy’s involvement with theater began in the 60s. After a long hiatus due to family and career, Kathy is excited to once again be involved with theatre and to return to the stage.
Joelle is from Ohio and has been involved in theater for over 15 years. Since being on the coast she has appeared onstage in several productions at Center Stage, such as And Then There Were None; Comic Potential; as well as Stage Managed. She has appeared on stage at Biloxi Little Theatre in CLUE, directed the hit The Red Velvet Cake Wars, and is currently the stage manager for Kinky Boots. She has directed Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite for SRLT, and was in A Nice Family Christmas. She is set to direct A Christmas Story and Neil Simon’s Rumors at SRLT. She is very excited to help start a community theater from the ground up and is excited to see the enthusiasm and what happens for the future.
She grew up in an artistic family and has been acting since age four teen beginning with a production of Annie. At Bryan College Eve Noelle received an undergraduate degree in musical theater. Over the years she has acted in over thirty productions including: Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Oklahoma, Beauty and the Beast, Spitfire Grill, and Noises Off. After college she worked as a choreographer with various theatrical groups and as the head costumer at the Rochester Civic Theatre Company. Previous to The Mousetrap, she has directed Mary Chase’s Harvey and Agatha Christie’s The Hollow.
Maribel is a Bilingual Native of New York State who currently lives in Grand Bay, AL but don’t hold all that against her! A Yankee who has lived on the Gulf Coast since 1991. She is a Project Engineer in the Planning Yard with the Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast (US Navy) here in Pascagoula. She has been a civil servant for over thirty-five years. In an attempt to meet new people, she jumped head first into the thriving arts scene here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast first by attending productions and then by participating in them both on and off stage: she sang and acted with the Gulf Coast Opera Chorus (1993-2001), Gulf Coast Little Theatre (2003), and Walter Anderson Players (2004-2010). She was also on the board of directors for Coast Performing Arts (2001-2003). Most recently she appeared in SRLT’s The Mousetrap, Dearly Departed, and The Edgar Allen Poe Afterlife Radio Show. As a recent empty nester. since her son is off at Mississippi State, she also volunteers as the Pack Committee Chair for Pack 504 (Pascagoula), Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 191G (Gulfport), Vice President of Education for Bienville Toastmasters (Biloxi), and Core Team member for CYO at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Pascagoula).
Aaron Barksdale acts as graphic designer, web developer for Singing River Little Theatre. He also performs and directs shows for SRLT. He is a writer, programmer, father and husband, and after being gone from theatre for nearly twenty years, he is thankful that Jill Sullivan dragged him back to the stage. Since returning, he has been in three SRLT shows, “Blithe Spirit”, “Plaza Suite” and “The Importance of Being Earnest” and directed his first show, “A Nice Family Christmas”. Prior to returning to the stage, he trod the boards of Biloxi Little Theatre in several shows including “Picnic”, “Flowers for Algernon”, and “Alone Together.” He also was one of the leads in locally written and produced Comedy/Horror/Musical “Silver Scream” (2000) at the Saenger Theatre in Biloxi. He also appeared opposite Jill Sullivan as a part of the JC Players at the Jackson County Campus of MGCCC in Neil Simon’s “Rumors” and “The Uninvited.”
Liz Ford is a native and life-long resident of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and member of Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and is the retired Vice President of Tanker Operations for a world-wide steamship agency. Following Hurricane Katrina, she became a full-time volunteer with the City of Pascagoula, with her primary focus being on Historic Preservation. In addition to being a board member of the SRLT, she is currently serving on the board of the Jackson County Historical & Genealogical Society, she is the Secretary of the Main Street Pascagoula Board, Chairman of the Pascagoula Historic Preservation Commission, and the Secretary of the City of Pascagoula Strategic Plan Steering Committee. She is also a Past President and board member, of the LaPoint-Krebs Foundation and has also served on the boards of the Gulf Coast Symphony, Mississippi Heritage Trust, and the University of Mississippi Alumni Association. She has received the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Medal. She is currently an active member of the Pilgrimage Garden Club, Thursday Bridge Club, the 20th Century Club, and the Glories Book Club.
Rick Roberts, a native of Pascagoula, Rick is a retired U. S. Dept. of State Senior Foreign Service Officer. While growing up he appeared in numerous productions with the former PasPoint Little Theater, PHS, and the Cabaret dinner theater in the late 60s/early 70s. After leaving Pascagoula in 1972 Rick continued to perform, first at Ole Miss then at various community theaters around the world. Among his favorite roles are Einstein in Arsenic and Old Lace, Felix in The Odd Couple, and multiple characters in the two person show, Greater Tuna. Rick and his wife, Kathy, a retired Physician Assistant, have 5 children. Their youngest son, Luke Spencer Roberts, is living the dream as a working actor/ writer/ director in L.A. After 50 years away, Rick is happy to be back performing in Pascagoula again.