About

Mission Statement

Dame Productions is a theatre company dedicated to helping young women find their voice.

Meet Our Founder - Grace (she/her)

Grace Ruth-Irene Rudd was a sophomore at Hillgrove High school in Atlanta, GA when she launched Dame Productions. A lifelong passion for musical theatre and social justice led her to create a space that encourages young women to find their voice in a heavily male-dominated industry. A performer, choreographer, and songwriter, Grace hopes to contribute to the industry for many years to come.

Grace is excited to help build the New Works program and looks forward to helping build up women in the industry!

Visit her website to learn more about her and her latest projects!

Rachel Rudd (she/her), Artistic Director

Rachel’s passion for musical theatre began when she stepped on stage as a performer at the age of 10. Her first show was Bye Bye Birdie with the Footlights Summer Theatre program in Erie, PA whom she credits with igniting her passion for the arts. Over her more than 30 years in the theatre, she has performed in many wonderful roles as well as performed in professional dinner theater and numerous community theater productions. She was asked to choreograph and assistant direct early in her teens and she then fell in love with that side of theatre. In 2012, Rachel opened her own performance studio in Pennsylvania that offered drama, dance, and voice. She taught acting with a primary focus on the Meisner technique and MASK technique. Other credits include working with the Footlights Summer Theatre program, directing the drama program at Mercyhurst Prep, and working as a choreographer at Penn State Behrend University, and most recently as a Director for Theatre Project in Atlanta, GA.

She is excited to be working with her daughters as Dame Productions begins this new venture and looks forward to helping to launch new artistic endeavors!

Sydney Lynn Rudd (she/her), Artistic Associate

Sydney began singing, acting, and dancing at the age of 5. What started as a fun activity soon became her passion. She grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania where she participated in community theatre and commercials. After attending a performing arts high school in Atlanta, GA, she attended the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University for two years. Sydney is now living in London, where she just finished up studying at the International College of Musical Theatre and is working on building her career there.

She is really excited about this new family venture and working to support women in this amazing industry. You can learn more about Sydney on her website!

 

DAME: the title given to a woman equivalent to the rank of knight