Brieabi Productions strives, with a top-notch, multi-faceted group of artists, to bring professionalism to every aspect of our performances; to allow our audiences to escape their hectic lives and enter, with ease and wonder, our world of illusion.
Our goal is to become a non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation for the arts through a diverse body of theatrical and musical works that are high-quality – yet affordable – entertainment in an intimate and comfortable setting.
Brieabi Productions is a proud member of the Association of Community Theaters (ACT) & the Ohio Community Theatre Association (OCTA).
Meet the Board
Shawn Toadvine (President) is the current President of Brieabi Productions. He has a theatre degree from NKU and later received his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Cincinnati. Currently he’s working as the Student Behavior Management Systems Coordinator for publicschoolWORKS! Shawn has played the roles of Snoopy in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Simeon in Beechmont Players’ Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Chris in Loveland Stage Company’s Miss Saigon. Most recently, Shawn has performed with Brieabi in the roles of Don Quixote (Man of LaMancha), Horton (Seussical the Musical), and as the Voice of Audrey II and Berstein/Mrs. Luce/Skip Snip (Little Shop of Horrors). Besides work and play, Shawn spends his happiest times with his two lovely daughters, Abi and Brie.
Teresa Johns (Vice President) prefers being behind the scenes – having both produced and stage managed numerous productions with Brieabi. She also fills the role of Vice President and Designer for the group. Teresa, an Anderson Township native, attended the University of Cincinnati where she received her degree in Industrial Design. She currently works at Jack Rouse Associates (JRA) designing theme parks, museums, visitor centers, and sports venues around the world. She is so thankful to her husband, Billy, her son, Will, her parents, and in-laws for supporting all of her endeavors.
Arlene Borock (Treasurer) is co-founder and Treasurer of Brieabi Productions. She is also serving as a Judging Assistant and Adjudicator for ACT Cincinnati. She has directed, choreographed and/or performed in over 70 shows for both kids and adults. Recently she accomplished her largest goal yet; she ran the Columbus Marathon! With a degree in telecommunications from Indiana University, a degree in Education from UC and a Masters in Education from Miami, Arlene spends her days teaching Communications at Mason High School, running, and spending time with friends and family.
Billy Johns is Brieabi Productions’ current Treasurer. He has a BBA in Accounting from the University of Cincinnati and is the Purchasing Coordinator for ProSource. Billy made his Brieabi Productions’ stage debut as Anselmo in Man of La Mancha and most recently was ‘the muscle’ behind Audrey II in Brieabi’s Little Shop of Horrors. He grew up involved in the arts and comes from a very talented family, both vocally and musically. In his free time, Billy enjoys playing many different sports including soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and golf. His favorite pastime, however, is spending time with his son, Will, and wife, Teresa.
John Schneider has been doing stage work in Cincinnati for the past few years. He has worked in many different production roles, including Stage Crew, Master Carpenter, Properties, Stage Manager, and Producer. He moved to Cincinnati in 2010 from New Jersey. He served 8 years in the Army National Guard, deploying once from 2008-2009. He is a Salesforce.com Administrator for Shoptech Software. He enjoys all sports and most of all his amazing wife Megan.