Meet the Directors
Mr. Crew trained in theatre at Cameron University, Oklahoma (BA Theatre Arts and a BA in Communications,) Texas State University (MA Theatre Arts,) and Texas Tech University (ABD/PhD Fine Arts – Acting/Directing and Arts Administration.) His directing credits include: Chicago at the Country Playhouse, Houston, Texas, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged and Terra Nova at Texas State University, The Little Foxes, Molly Sweeney, the world premiere of Rhymes Under Wrap, Sylvia, Mornings at Seven, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, Wings, Our Town and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. At Texas Tech he has directed Bus Stop, Pterodactyls, Frank Galati’s The Grapes of Wrath and Approaching Zanzibar at Wayland Baptist University. Other directing credits include: The Foreigner at the Southwest Playhouse, The Mousetrap and It’s a Wonderful Life at the Lubbock Playhouse, A Raisin in the Sun, Medea, To Burn a Witch, I Never Saw Another Butterfly and A Woman Called Truth at Eastern Hills High School, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Dancing at Lughnasa at Hillcrest High School, 10 Ways to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse, Picnic, August and Anna, Silent Sky at WT White High School. Mr. Crew and his productions have received many award nominations. In 1998 his production of Kopit’s Wings was nominated for the Kennedy Center/ACTF best production and garnered him an Excellence in Directing award. His productions of Bus Stop, Pterodactyls and The Grapes of Wrath at Texas Tech each earned him an Excellence in Directing award. In 2018, Dallas Summer Musicals HSMTA honored Mr. Crew with a Best Director nomination for Hillcrest’s You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. In 2022, Dallas Summer Musicals HSMTA honored him with another Best Director nomination for Hebron High Schools production of Legally Blonde, the Musical. Taking a respite from full-time educational theatre from 2005-2008, he served as Managing Director of the Nationally Award-winning Campus Theatre/Theatre Denton. Under his leadership, Theatre Denton’s production of Crowns was named Best Production at the AACT national competition in Charlotte, NC. in 2007 ultimately being invited to perform in Heidelberg, Germany. Also, an accomplished actor, Mr. Crew has performed throughout the United States in numerous touring, regional, community and educational productions during his 30+ years in theatre, receiving numerous honors and awards. He has been the Head Director for Hebron Theatre since the Fall of 2021.
Ms. Berry grew up in Lubbock, Texas and attended Frenship High School where she found a love for the theatre and speech / debate. From day one, she knew the tech side of theatre was where she wanted to be. After graduation, Ms. Berry attended Texas Tech University where she studied Theatre Arts and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design with an emphasis in Stage Management. Following that, she attended Wayland Baptist University, earning a Masters in Secondary Education with certifications in K-12 Theatre Arts. Then, moving to DFW, she took a position teaching 6th-8th grade theatre for five years in Irving ISD and then moved to Frisco ISD at Centennial High School as Tech Director. There she taught 9th-12th grade Tech 1-4 for four years. She has been the Technical Director at Hebron High School since the Fall of 2020.
Ms. Thornburg (Ms. T.) grew up in Austin, Texas and fell in love with Theatre when she joined her middle school theatre troupe. In high school, she competed in UIL OAP and knew she wanted to teach Theatre. That love grew when she attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received her B.F.A. in Theatre Studies with K-12 certification in 2018. Right after graduation she was hired by Lewisville ISD to teach Middle School at Arbor Creek Middle School. In the Spring of 2020 she led A.C.T. (Arbor Creek Theatre) to their first UIL placement. She has been the Hebron Theatre Freshman Director since the Fall of 2020.