Artistic Director/Assoc. Producer
Monica Ife' Pettiford
This Youth Theater Company is proud of these people.
Stanley “Qwa” Dorsey (Director) – A South Carolina native and all-around great
guy, Stanley is a sought after playwright, composer and director. He has been afforded the opportunity to grow and mold young people towards the stage and television for almost 10 years. Stanley really pulls out the best in all his young people and tries to set a standard for performing arts in young performers. He currently owns a talent agency (Stand Talent) based out of Charlotte where he has a roster of talent that is making their big break in all industries. Though the youngest of the bunch, he has experience beyond his years. He is grateful and excited for every opportunity he has to work with the next broadway, TV and movie stars! In the words of Mr. Qwa, "You've got everything you need to be successful, locked up inside of you. Now it's time to unlock it and Chase your Dreams!"
Meet the team.
Founder. CEO. Advocate. Monica Pettiford has devoted her life to empowering youth and young adults to excel through the Arts. A native of Greensboro NC, she received her Bachelors Degree from Queens University. She is a Mother, business owner and proponent for youth and arts.
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Favorite Toy as a child: "My Barbie Doll Styling Head"
Kenisha Monroe is a mother of three and a teacher at heart. She strongly believes in the talent of her children and other youth. She loves working with youth of all ages and encouraging them to tap into and strengthen their talents. She is an advocate of the arts.
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Favorite Toy as a Child: Atari 7800
Asst. Creative Director
Karen started her “career” with Porch Productions last year with the Irwin Academic Center’s production of Annie. Three shows later and she’s hooked. A lifelong music fan (band/orchestra/school musicals) and Broadway fan, this is a perfect place to take that passion to the next level by joining the Porch Productions team. When not helping with the latest show, Karen is an elementary school teacher at Irwin Academic Center, where she is fulfilling her other passion of teaching gifted students to reach their potential.