State of The Arts Productions (SoArtsPro) Community Theater,  Started as a dream in the mind of the Artistic Director Quentin Edwards. With the help of a select board of directors including current Broadway performers and community members SoArtsPro brings a different breed of theater to the Columbus area.  Our seasons are diverse and different, including the classics, dramas, comedies and contemporary and classic Broadway musical fare. 

We lost Quentin July 5, 2014 due to complications from kidney disease. The SoArtsPro Board of Directors work hard to keep his Vision & Legacy alive!!!

The mission of State Of The Arts Productions is to offer quality performances

that enlighten, educate, and most importantly entertain our community and beyond.

We believe that theater should and can be for everyone.

 We will strive for non-traditional casting whenever possible.


Board of Directors

Gwen Edwards, Executive Director

Larry Edwards, President

L'Erin Price, Vice-President

Cynthia Degrande, Secretary  

Linda Fleming-Willis, Treasurer

Melanie Dancy, Media Coordinator

Syretta Bates, 

Tyree Sanders

Anthony Dunning

Ga'Nene Edwards

Larry Edwards

Garrett Holsinger

Anthony Wilson

China Oliver 

Helen Yee

Honorary Board Member

Kristopher Thompson-Bolden

Thomasina Gross

Ethan Phong

Trista Moldovan  


                                                    State of the Arts Productions is a proud member of:




Quentin Edwards

10/2/79 - 7/5/14


State of the Arts Productions Is grateful and proud to be supported, and sponsored  in part by by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.