LONG BEACH ISLAND REGION — Mark Keeler was named to the Hall of Fame by the New Jersey Association of Community Theaters. Keeler is founder and owner of MK Productions in Manahawkin. Mark grew up in Manahawkin and is the area expert in sound and video. 

His passion for producing shows, and events began at a young age when his grandfather inspired him to pick some power tools and start making things with his own hands. Mark began to get deeply involved with technical theater and production before he even graduated from Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin. 

Keeler's passion and technical expertise has taken him across the country with national touring acts such as Judy Collins at age 19. From working at Yankee Stadium for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI in 2007, and back to his hometown Manahawkin where he serves production needs around the tri-state area of NJ, NY, and PA.

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New Jersey Association of Community Theaters
The New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT) is a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting local theater around the state. The group’s core mission is to celebrate outstanding achievements by artists of all disciplines involved in the performance and production of New Jersey Community Theater. This is accomplished through the NJACT Perry Awards, New Jersey's premiere community theater awards program.

Originally founded as the AVY Awards over 35 years ago by William Perry Morgan, the organization has transformed itself several times, but has always kept its focus on celebrating creativity, craftsmanship and community in local theater. Together, they work to identify the best and the brightest that New Jersey community theater has to offer and celebrate their work with an awards ceremony every fall.

MK Productions offers the following services:

  • Professional Live Sound:  Sound reinforcement for bands, events, weddings, all occasions private, and corporate.
  • Video and Photography: Capture all aspects of your event or special occasion to have for a lifetime
  • Event Lighting and A/V Lighting: Packages are available to create any mood.  LED up lighting, monogram (custom gobo design), etc.
  • Sound Design:  What's theatrical entertainment without sound?!  Digital & analog consoles, RF microphone rental packages.