Staff & Board

Managing Director

DeAnna Hargrove, TCTC's Managing Director, has been building Tyler Civic Theatre Center's education program since 2000.  It now includes two Acting Conservatory sessions, including individual audition coaching; S.T.A.R. camps; examinations onsite by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; the New Play Festival for unpublished playwrights; workshops in adult acting, tech skills, musical-theatre and stage combat; and opportunities for young actors to tour/perform abroad. Besides teaching in TCTC's programs, DeAnna directs at least two community plays each season.  A playwright herself, she was an evaluator for the 2007 playwriting contest conducted by the Texas Non-Profit Theatre Association. As an actress, she achieved distinction in acting at the 2008 LAMDA examinations and again in both mime and devised performance in 2009. DeAnna was most recently seen onstage in January, 2012 as Mrs. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank on the Braithwaite stage. DeAnna is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Non-Profit Theatre Association and its liaison for the 2012 statewide convention in Tyler, March 16-17, 2012.

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Theatre Staff

Judy Holley
Office Administrator
Gayle Epperson
Lani Lanchester
Box Office Administrators
Dave Dickson
Facilities Specialist

Executive Committee

Stephen Rainwater
Stephen Rainwater
Vice President Marketing
Dan Benson
Vice President Membership
Melanie Brumit
VP Education
Sherri Priest
Vice President Finance
Daye Collins
Past President
Amanda Spangler

Board Members

Sheri Rains Ravi Hazari
Bill Burgdorf Darnell Johnson
Reg Connor Joe Taylor
Ray Deal Judy Watson
Samantha Greene Jeff Bullock
Judy Griffin Chris Brantley
Danny Waffer Konni Tharp
Anita Hamilton Stan King

Honorary Board

Mike J. Harvey* Kathleen Marshall*
Bess J. Coats* Ernest Caperton*
Harley W. Errett* Gladys Brown*
Hazel Owens* Billy Hibbs, Sr.*
Evelyn Lisner* Joyce Paro
John Trube Ben Sutton*
Geneva Grainger* Pat Grubbs
J. Harold Stringer*  Robert G. Smith*

* Deceased