ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Jerry Blake
Jerry Blake (Artistic Director) is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. She served as theatre director and teacher at Cedar Park High School for 16 years. During that time, she directed 16 UIL One-Act Play competitions and had qualifiers at every level, including State. In the summer of 2010, she won a scholarship to study in residence at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Jerry has directed more than 120 productions in her career. She is currently an adjudicator and contest manager for the University Interscholastic League One-Act Play competitions.
Jerry directed the first production by the Cedar Park Theatre Company, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Linda Major
Linda Major currently teaches advanced productions and the International Baccalaureate theatre program at Leander High School where she is the fine arts chair. She received her BSE from Mary Hardin Baylor University and her MA in directing at Southwest Texas State University. She has achieved state award winning results during her years at Leander High School and has served on the Texas Board for the International Thespian Society. Linda is named to the National “Who’s Who of American Teachers” and was honored with being selected for the UIL Southwestern Bell Sponsor Excellence Award in addition to receiving the 2015 Texas Thespian Hall of Fame Award. She has been directing musicals at LHS for the past 27 years, as well as the UIL One Act Play competitions where she advanced to the state level numerous years. She is extremely excited to direct as well as be a part of Cedar Park Theatre Company!
PRESIDENT/FOUNDER - Barbara Hearne
Barbara Hearne and her husband Jeff, have lived in Cedar Park for 26 years and raised their family. Both kids loved theatre and were very active in Cedar Park middle school and high school theatre. As a family, they spent many years building sets, attending high school musicals across the district, enjoying UIL shows, cheering during GAHSMTA, watching shows at Zilker Hillside, supporting summer camps for kids and loving the annual Summer Stock shows.
Barbara wanted to create this theatre company with the hope that families can enjoy a fun, free summer theatre performance in a local park. Over the past 4 years, the theatre company has grown to see over 1200 people attend their summer shows and they are very hopeful to continue growing the love of theatre in our area more each year.