The Playhouse is Montgomery’s community theater, and that means that almost everything that happens here is done by volunteers from down the street or across town. Volunteers are on stage, behind the scenes, and in the box office, all collaborating to make the show take shape. Our volunteer cast ranges from first-time actors making their stage debut or seasoned vets of college or high school theater productions. This is your chance to learn from the seasoned actors or share your experience with the newcomers. All are welcome! Get in touch with us to find out how you can be involved.





Cloverdale Playhouse Team


Greg Thornton – Artistic Director
GREG THORNTON: has been a resident actor with some of the major theatre companies in the United States including the Old Globe in San Diego, the Denver Center Theatre Company, the McCarter Theatre, and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival where he was in the acting company for twenty seasons and held the position of Associate Artist for fifteen seasons. He has worked extensively with the Tony award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse, the Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis, and the Pioneer Theatre in Salt Lake City. He has performed at the Off-Broadway Mint Theatre in the highly acclaimed John Ferguson and was recently named Best Actor in The Conjugality Test at MTIF in New York. He played the leading role of Col. Manly in The Contrast, winner of the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival. His roles have ranged from Amundsen in Terra Nova to Cyrano to Gallimard in M.Butterfly to Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard to Macbeth to Salieri in Amadeus to Shannon in The Night of the Iguana to Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. His film and television credits include Marathon Man, Law and Order, Tales from the Darkside, Another World, and One Life to Live. He also narrates audiobooks and has recently had two released through


Mr. Thornton was a member of the faculty in the Master of Fine Arts/Professional Actor Training program at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for over 15 years and has taught seminars and workshops in many of the leading colleges and universities around the United States.He was one of the founders of the MAO/AIDS Benefit at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. His directing credits include As You Like It with the BAMA Theatre Company in the NY International Fringe Festival, which was voted by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top five Arts Attractions of NYC Summer of 2010.His other directing/co-directing credits include Cymbeline, All’s Well That Ends Well, Table Manners, and Private Ear/Public Eye.


Emily Flowers – Managing Director

Managing Director Emily Dauber Flowers is a Montgomery native and a Cloverdale resident with a background in liberal arts and business. A former company dancer with the Alabama Dance Theater, she knows first-hand the role that an arts family can play in shaping lives. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama with an honors degree in English and Philosophy. After working in commercial real estate, she studied art and antiques appraisal at Pratt Institute. Emily’s background gives her an understanding of the intersection of the artistic and the business worlds. She feels honored to be part of the Playhouse team.


2015 Board of Directors

  • Eleanor Davis
  • Morris Dees- President
  • Michael P. Howley – Secretary
  • Caroline Reddick Lawson
  • Paul Neace
  • Sarah Ann Ross
  • Barbara Smith- Treasurer
  • Jody Thrasher
  • Bob Vardaman
  • Dorman Walker- Chairman
  • Mike Winkelman
  • Sam Wootten - Vice President