Resident Theatrical Director

Joshua Morriston

Resident Theatrical Director

Josh hails from the East Coast; he moved to Central Valley of California in the mid-1980s to be nearer to family.  He graduated from California State University, Stanislaus with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts as well as a Master of Arts in Theatre and History.  Josh has been directing locally for over 15 years; he has staged productions at the Gallo Center for the Arts, Playhouse Merced, Patterson Repertory Theater, Merced College, Tracy Performing Arts, the Carnegie Arts Center, and California State University, Stanislaus.  When he is not directing, Josh plays the roles of Professor of

Sparks Director

Megan Wade

Sparks Director

Megan Wade has been dancing since the age of two. Over her nineteen years of dancing, she has studied a variety of styles from hip hop to modern dance; her favorite being ballet. She has taken part in numerous shows including semi-professional productions of the nutcracker as Clara. Upon graduating high school, she attended American Music and Dramatic Academy for two years, studying Dance Theater. Over the past three years she has had the opportunity to live between Los Angeles and New York studying under many cultured dancers with successful careers of their own.

Starmites Director

Melissa Battle

Starmites Director

Melissa began her theatrical career in youth theater nineteen years ago, performing in shows such as Peter Pan, Bugsy Malone, Narnia, and James in the Giant Peach.  Enjoying every aspect of theater production, Melissa has also been involved in costume design and lighting and sound. After high school, Melissa began to pursue a college degree in Theater Arts and Child Development at Modesto Junior College.  Her career path changed, however, after the birth of her first child.