MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Bruce Lumpkin began his directing career as Resident Director for TUTS' Humphrey School of Musical Theatre in the late '70's. This experience brought him to the attention of Tony award winner, Director/Choreographer, Tommy
Tune, who saw his production of Company at TUTS. Under Tune's wing and later as collaborator, he worked on all of Tommy's Shows from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas through Grand Hotel which he co-directed on
the West End at the Dominion Theatre. Off Broadway Bruce directed Summer of '69 and Criss Angel's Mindfreak.
Working in many regional theatres for over 20 years, he won the Barrymore Award for Best Director and Best Musical for his revisionist look at Cabaret at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia Currently Bruce is in the
process of developing a new piece based on the life of George Balanchine. Bruce is a member of AEA and SDC.
PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Ron is celebrating 51 years of theatre experience as an actor, director, producer, and educator. He is a graduate of The Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence Rhode Island and holds an MFA in acting and directing from Rhode Island College. He was a Theatre Instructor in The Houston Independent School District for 18 years and a Theatre Professor in the Lone Star College (where he was Artistic Director of The Kingwood and Cy-Fair Theatre Departments) for 18 years. In addition, he has taught acting classes for Stages Rep Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, and
The Ensemble Theatre.
He is the former Artistic Director of Way Off Broadway Productions, New Heights Theatre, and Celebration Theatre. Ron has acted in over 100 productions and has been a member of Actor's Equity Association for 32 years. Having directed over 150 shows, his work includes productions at Main Street Theatre ( THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, INTIMATE APPAREL); Stages Rep Theatre (CASSEROLE, JANIS!); TheatreLab Houston ( THE SUM OF US, BREAKING THE CODE, CATHOLIC SCHOOL GIRLS); Unity Theatre ( BREADCRUMBS) Stageworks Theatre (THE GIFT OF THE MAGI, CROWNS); The Ensemble Theatre (JOANNE!, JUST A LITTLE MARK, CONSTANT STAR); Dirt Dog's Theatre Company (THE WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, CLYBOURNE PARK); Queensbury Theatre ( HAIRSPRAY, DREAMGIRLS, ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND, OUTSIDE MULLENGAR); New Heights Theatre (VIEUX CARRE, PIAF, A...MY NAME IS STILL ALICE) Celebration Theatre (NEXT FALL, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE); and Houston’s first Equity Theatre Project Production (Tennessee Williams' THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANY MORE.) In New York, he directed at Theatre for the New City. He also directed two plays at The Edinburgh Festival. He has worked
with Tennessee Williams, Mark Medoff, and Jack Heifner. He was a UIL One-Act Play Adjudicator for 23 years and has been A Tommy Tune Awards judge. He has served on The Board of Directors at The Actor's Workshop and Queensbury Theatre. Ron has enjoyed a life in the theatre and is thrilled by the inception of On The Verge Theatre Company!