NORTON: A CIVIL WAR OPERA 2014 Premiere (Concept and Libretto by McMath. Music composed by David E. Chavez)
Historian / Managing Director of Run Rabbit Run Productions, Inc.
Co-Founded in 1997 with Joni Lynn Crane, Run Rabbit Run Productions, Inc. creates high impact history-focused programs which include educational living history productions and presentations, interactive lectures and lecture series, stage plays and documentaries. As an award-winning historian and director and a prize-winning playwright, McMath uses her expertise to create reach and teach audiences in new ways, and her reputation for excellence has led to commissions from museums, preservation organizations, schools and libraries. Beginning in 1997, McMath has produced work for organizations such as The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, The Newseum, The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, the National Trust’s Oatlands Plantation, Fairfax County Park Authority, Loudoun County Purblic Libraries, the Loudoun Museum, and the National Park Service’s Ford’s Theatre.
Publicist and Marketing Consultant, 1990-present Creates websites, marketing campaigns, graphics, press content and promotional strategies to enhance brand and sales. Former clients and affiliates include:
ARTS FOR ALL - Loudoun (Formerly known as VSA - Loudoun) the non-profit arts organization providing arts opportunities for those of all abilities) CURRENT SERVICE: Website Manager
Loudoun Lyric Opera Company
The Round Hill Arts Center
Cranial Tap Software Company
The Loudoun Museum
The Tally Ho Theatre (When under Town of Leesburg ownership)
The Growing Stage
Not Just Shakespeare, Inc.
The Hillsboro Concert Series
The Hillsboro Community Association
868 Estate Vineyards
Grandale Farm Restaurant
Writer and Columnist (1987 to the present) McMath’s articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Loudoun Magazine, The Piedmont Virginian, Loudoun Times-Mirror, Blue Ridge Leader, Middleburg Life, Blue Ridge Leader, Leesburg Lifestyle, Loudoun Art Magazine and Leesburg Lifestyle Magazine, among others.
Public Program Director, Round Hill Arts Center (2008-09) Managed all aspects of the nonprofit arts center’s activities, including the Gallery Gift Shop, exhibits, performances, workshops, classes and special events; secured artists and teachers, budgets and contracts; created, managed and evaluated all public programming; planned and coordinated effective PR campaigns and cost-benefit analyses that maximized the center’s potential, and worked with the staff and volunteers to implement changes which led to a marked increase in public participation and a doubling of tuition income.
Managing Producer and Artistic Director of Aurora Studio Theatre, Inc. (2004-08) This non-profit theatre company located in Loudoun County, Virginia, created high-quality community theatre work while raising thousands of dollars for organizations such as The Make a Wish Foundation and The Blue Ridge Hospice.
Run Rabbit Run Theatre's THE 39 STEPS, directed by McMath
Director and Producer
Directed and staged over 45 dramas, comedies, musicals, Shakespeare plays and operas. A dozen of those were were for companies and organizations other than her own, but most of the productions - and three history documentaries - were directed and produced by McMath through her company, Run Rabbit Run Productions, Inc.
Professional Affiliation and Non-Profit Board Service
Website Manager, Arts for All Loudoun , 2017 - present
Board Member and Marketing Director, Arts for All Loudoun (formerly Very Special Arts - Loudoun), 2017 -2020
Grant Panelist, Region IVb, Virginia Commission for the Arts, 2015-2016, 2013-14, 2010-11
Board Member and Marketing Director, Loudoun Lyric Opera Company, 2008-15
Board Member, Hillsboro, Virginia Planning Commission, 2008-14
Board of Directors, The Hillsboro Community Association, 1990-2014
Steering Committee Member, Franklin Park Arts Center Play Festivals and Competitions, 2011
Board Member, Advisory Commission on Youth (ACOY), Loudoun County, 2010-11
Committee Member, Leesburg Performing Arts Center Economic Development Task Force, 2007-08
Steering Committee Member, Loudoun Youth Initiative of Loudoun County, 2006
Board Member, Loudoun Arts Council, 2005-07
Founder Board Member, Aurora Studio Theatre, Inc., 2004-08
Associate Member, Dramatists Guild of America, Inc., 2003-07
Founding Board Member, Not Just Shakespeare Theatre Company, 2001-02
Member, Women in Film and Video, 2000-07
Board of Directors, The Loudoun Museum, 1995-96
Awards and Honors
DC Metro Theatre Arts: “Best Director of a Musical”; for Once Upon A Christmas Carol, 2012
2011 Arts Administration Graduate Award, Shenandoah University
Honored in the “Women with Vision” Exhibit, Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, VA, 2010
Marquis "2006-2007 Who's Who of American Women"
First Prize, Source Theatre Playwright Competition for Sticks and Stones, Washington D.C., 2003
League of Women Voters of Loudoun Award for “Advancing the awareness of women’s history”, 2002
Nominated for a Virginia Governor's Arts Award, 2000
Loudoun History Award, Thomas Balch Library: for “significant contribution to Loudoun History,” 1996
MS Arts Management, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, 2011
2011 Arts Administration Graduate Award
Thesis: “The Relationship between Successes and Failures of the Federal Theatre Project and its Management by Director Hallie Flanagan”
Internship: Marketing and Development, Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD
Australia and the Arts, Global Experiential Learning Program with Field Focus: Marketing
BA History, College of William and Mary, with a Secondary Teaching Certificate in Social Studies, 1979
Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society
Christ’s College, Cambridge - Summer Study Abroad Program
Duly Ordained Minister of American Marriage Ministries - Granted full authority to perform all duties within the tenets of the Church, 2018 in continuum