Board of Trustees


Tilghman is a Myrtle Beach local business owner, an advocate for locally owned small businesses, an avid supporter of her community and the arts! She organizes attendance at local theatre events with Myrtle Beach Women Who Love Theatre. Her shop Studio 77 gifts & accessories is a local institution. We are proud beyond measure that Tilghman has agree to sit on our Board at Long Bay Theatre in Myrtle Beach. Thank you Tilghman for standing as an Arts Hero!

Tilghman Smith, Board Member


Dr. Grant Hayes is currently a distinguished professor and Acting Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor East Carolina University. He has spent the last 30 years as an innovative leader, teacher, professor, and administrator. He is a fellow of the American Counseling Association and a past member of the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. He is a past president of the Counseling Association for Humanistic Education and Development and recipient of the association’s Humanistic Processes Award. Membership on the Magnolia Arts Theater Board of Directors (Greenville, NC) and as a actor in Purlie (Purlie) and Driving Miss Daisy. (Hoke)

Dr. Grant Hayes, Board Member

Robin, a Myrtle Beach native, received her MFA in Acting from the University of South Carolina. She also did a one-year professional internship at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. where she perform in Richard III w/ Stacey Keach, Othello w/ Avery Brooks, Andre Braugher and  As You Like It directed by Tony winner Daniel Fish. .Robin is especially proud to teach at her alma mater CCU. She was the host and lead public relations personality for Coastal Today. She is the very proud mother of a daughter; Temperance and triplets; Foster, Miranda and Grainger.

Robin Russell, Board Member