Director of Education, Community Engagement and Symphony
About Maddie Penwell
Since 2010, Maddie (Beer) Penwell has been a part of many Renaissance productions as an actor and wig designer for main stage musicals, a soloist and ensemble member with the Mansfield Symphony, a performer in the Teddy Bear Concerts, as well as a Teaching Artist Training program participant. She officially joined the Renaissance team in 2018 to oversee the current Education programming and future Community Engagement efforts as well as manage the Mansfield Symphony Operations.
As a young student, she attended many of the Renaissance’s educational programs which helped foster her lifelong passion for the arts and education. Her position with the Renaissance fulfills her deep sense of responsibility to give back to the local community that has helped support her personal and professional growth and successes.
Maddie is a graduate of Shelby High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre from Ashland University. She has spent time in management positions before joining the Renaissance and enjoys performing on stage with her husband, Colton, being Ollie’s mom, cuddling with their dogs, Bob and Phil, and copious amounts of black coffee.
“As a member of the community, a patron, and a performer; I feel a deep responsibility to devote my career to serve and further the Renaissance Performing Arts’ mission. I desire to serve my local community using my skills and passions in music, theatre, and education to enrich the lives of young people.”