Monumental promotes, produces, and provides platforms for millennial artists while developing new works, new views on established works, and the next generation of audience members.
Monumental Theatre Company was founded in 2015 by Beth Amann, Jimmy Mavrikes, and Michael Windsor. With the support of individual donors who shared their vision, they were able to begin producing shows in March 2015. Monumental has become a place for young artists to develop their talents from writing to acting and beyond. In 2018, they received the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company at the Helen Hayes Awards.
Carey Stipe Lavallee
Associate Artistic Director & Casting Director
Audience Services Manager
Beth likes to refer to herself as the “how” of Monumental Theatre Company. Accounting? Contracts? Holding a flashlight for better lighting in a photoshoot? She’s your girl. Beth is a proud Baltimore native and will happily sing all the words to “Crabs for Christmas” at any time. As the Managing Director of Monumental Theatre Company, Beth manages all business operations as well as our intern program. She is inspired by the next generation of theatre-makers and cannot wait to share their work with you. When not working for Monumental, Beth works in the tech sector as a Marketing Communications Specialist. You may win her heart by attending a Monumental show, bringing her a holiday shaped Reese’s, or letting her pet your golden retriever.
Jimmy is a huge fan of Greek food, Mean Girls, and cute puppies (especially his Good Girl Dolly Girl). For MTC, Jimmy directed Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, known for having “the best gross-out laughs of the season” according to The Washington Post. He’s also directed many other cabarets, including our annual fundraiser Flip Flop (formerly known as Sex Swap, and always known as a drunk mess), and the Pre-Marital Cabaret featuring Caroline Bowman and Austin Colby (Soy Cute). Jimmy can also be seen acting on the stages of other DC theaters. He is a three time Helen Hayes nominee for Best Leading Actor in a Musical (he’s also really humble…). Credits include Girlfriend at Signature Theatre, The Wild Party at Constellation Theatre Company, Bat Boy at 1st Stage, Fiddler on the Roof and Oliver at Arena Stage, My Fair Lady at Olney Theatre, as well as many TYA productions at Imagination Stage and Adventure Theatre. He holds a bachelor of music degree in Musical Theatre from Catholic University. Ok, bye.
Michael (aka “The Quiet One”) is Monumental’s Co-Artistic Director. Michael believes any bad day can be cured with a spoonful of peanut-butter and an episode of Great British Baking Show. When not producing or directing shows for Monumental (including the 2018 sleeper-hit musical Brooklyn, which earned him a Best Direction Helen Hayes nom), Michael enjoys baking, brunching, and pretending to be an extrovert. Outside of Monumental, Michael has collaborated creatively on many shows in the area including several with Eric Schaeffer at Signature Theatre, including Titanic, Light Years, and Blackbeard. He also serves as the Arts Assistant and Theater Liaison at Episcopal High School. Michael’s life goals include: producing inventive, influential theatrical experiences and being a contestant on Survivor!