Executive Director/Producer & Co-Founder
Samuel Ginn has been working in community and professional theatre since 2015. He discovered his love for the stage through church productions at his childhood church in Smyrna, Georgia, and proceeded to expand into local community theatre. As an actor, he performed in five musicals with Lolek’s Storytellers, a Woodstock based community theatre. Some of his credits with Lolek’s include The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, and Little Shop of Horrors. He also performed in The Giver with Page One Studios. In addition to his performing, Samuel discovered his interest in stagecraft and production with Lolek’s. He was an Assistant Director for their production of Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, and also was an AD for two shows at Lassiter High School. In addition, Samuel was an Assistant Stage Manager for City Springs Theatre Company in their production of Holiday Inn.
Artistic Director & Co-Founder
John Brooks is Co-Founder and Artistic Director for Mad Artists' Entertainment. John is currently finishing out his Bachelors in Theatre & Performance Studies with a concentration in Acting. He has been in several productions such as (Joey) in Page One Studios's "Zombie Prom" and (General Schmitz) in Page One Studios's "Seussical". He has also starred in a variety of productions with Loleks Storytellers such as the (Cowardly Lion) in "The Wizard of Oz" and (Mushnik) in "Little Shop of Horrors". John also has experience in set and prop building.
DANIELLE PAIGE LORENTZ
Production Manager & Chief Music Director
Danielle is a 2020 graduate from Kennesaw State’s Theatre Program, fulfilling a Musical Theatre concentration and a Dance minor. She has performed in ensemble and main roles in community and professional theatre settings, including KSU’s “Bring It On” (Eva), KSU’s “Ragtime” (Little Girl), and the Georgia Repertory Theater’s “Grease” (Jan).
Her technical experience includes work as a stage hand, spot operator, ASM, and musical director/vocal coach. She’s also worked in film as an extra and stand-in on several shows and films.
With MAE, she strives to spark new opportunities not only for herself, but for all those who have a creative idea that they want to bring to life. As production manager and chief musical director, she oversees all marketing and technical aspects of our shows, while also making the big decisions for our musicals and perfecting their sound. Danielle hosts and edits our weekly review podcast, “BanterBox”, and is a member of the writing team for our current and future audio adaptations.
Technical Director & Photographer
Brett Leverette is the Technical Associate and Team Member at Mad Artists' Entertainment. He has a passion for prop design, photography, and lighting design. He recently married his best-friend and love of his life Sam Marie. He has his own photography company, and loves taking creative/fun photos. Brett has been doing theatre since he was Eleven years old. Some of his favorite productions include Page One Studios's "Zombie Prom" (Johnny Warner), Page One Studios's "Disney's The Little Mermaid" (Prince Eric), and Act It Out's "Curtains" (Officer Cioffi). He is very excited to be apart of MAE.
SAM MARIE KUZIAN-LEVERETTE
Education Director & Office Manager
Sam Marie Kuzian-Leverette is the Young Actors/Education Director & Office Manager for the Mad Artists' Entertainment. She has preformed in over 35 productions at many different theatre companies in Georgia. Some of her favorite credits include Page One Studios's "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (Rona Lisa Peretti), Lolek Storytellers's “Beauty and The Beast” (Mrs.Potts), and Elm Street Cultural Arts Village's “The Mystery of Edwin Drood" (Helena Landless).
Sam Marie has Directed/Choreographed many young actor camps, classes and shows. She has a background in early childhood education, and is currently teaching at an elementary school for Cobb County School System. Her biggest passion is inspiring and teaching young actors of all ages about every aspect of theatre. She is thrilled to be apart of MAE, and to make a difference in the community through the arts. Be Kind.