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Meet our Directorial Team for Star Bright Players’ Urinetown:

Director: Stefani Rose Martin
Stefani Rose MartinFrom a young age, Stefani has been drawn to the stage and she began her artistic education by attending an international performing arts boarding school. She earned her BFA from the State University of New York, Purchase College Theater Conservatory, and her MFA from Yale School of Drama. It was during her time at Yale that Stefani discovered her love for teaching and directing while working with the Dwight/Edgewood Project, a community engagement program serving K-8th grade students in the New Haven area, as well as serving as the co-artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret. Stefani has been an acting and singing coach and served as the Head of Theater Programs at the Norris Performing Arts Center in Temecula, California, directing four main stage productions each year, such as “Mary Poppins,” “All Shook Up,” “Rock of Ages,” and “Into The Woods.” Additionally, she worked as the primary acting coach for five competitive acting and musical theater teams while teaching drama classes to students aged 5 to 18. After moving to Franklin, Stefani has taught Drama and Theater Studies at Renew Christian Academy. Stefani is dedicated to fostering a supportive artistic community that nurtures all those involved in creating exceptional works. 

Music Director: Jenna Hunter
Jenna HunterJenna is originally from Daytona Beach, Florida. She moved to Nashville in 2011 with her husband after seeking treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a cancer diagnosis. She started J Elaine Studio in 2014, and teaches voices, piano, and acting lessons. She designs visual audio productions with the assistance of her students to display their musical and theatrical talents. Jenna is a singer-songwriter, and has released an album and several singles over the years. Jenna has worked with theatre companies in both Nashville, and Williamson County, including Williamson County Parks and Recreation’s Rising Stars and Expression City -- where she served as musical director for various productions. She has served in the role of director at Grassland Middle School and St. Paul Christian Academy. She is currently completing her Masters of Fine Arts from Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She is excited to be back at WCPR Children's Theatre!


Jazz Johnson photoChoreographer: Jazz Johnson
Jazz Johnson began seriously studying dancing, singing, and acting at the age of ten. She has a solid technical background in ballet, jazz, modern/contemporary, hip-hop, and tap. She has received dance training from the Franklin School of Performing Arts, Ann Caroll School of Dance, Nashville Ballet, Centennial Parks Dance Division, and private lessons in ballet as well as summer programs at Alvin Ailey and the Inlet Dance Company. A trained actress, Jazz has studied acting at The Actor's School in Franklin, TN, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, and private lessons with Kenda Benward. Her professional credits include A Christmas Carol (Tennessee Repertory Theater), Busy Town Live (Paramount Parks/Pictures), and the children's television show Tune Time. She has 19 years of experience teaching dance to children and adults ages two and up, including 9 years as the Creative Director and Instructor at her own studio, Eccentrique Backbone Dance Theatre. Jazz enjoys enriching the lives of her students with a humorous personality.


Assistant Director and Production Stage Manager: Megan Roberts
Megan Roberts Headshot BOW Discovering theatre in her hometown's community theatre at the age of 7, Megan has been passionate about pursuing the performing arts ever since. Performing and working in all areas of theatre throughout high school, she then went on to earn her Technical Certificate and Associate's Degree in Commercial Entertainment from Columbia State Community College. After graduating, Megan has worked professionally and in community theatre around the Nashville area, both on and off stage. She also currently teaches and serves on production teams with Christian Youth Theatre (CYT Nashville). Megan is thrilled to be a part of the team here at WCPR Children’s Theatre, and to teach what she is passionate about to the next generation (and learn more herself!).


Assistant Choreographer: Deidra Alexander 
Deidra Alexander HeadshotDeidra, who is also the Assistant Coordinator for WCPR Children's Theatre, will be the Assistant Choreographer for Urinetown. As a Franklin native, Deidra’s love for theatre bloomed at her high school’s theatre department, where she was granted incredible opportunities as a performer, crew member, and student choreographer. She continued her passion for performance at Western Kentucky University. Her time at Western gave her the structure to expand and explore her love for the arts in several different areas such as choreography, directing, casting, producing and more. Deidra graduated in Spring 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Theatre, with concentrations in Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Administration. She is directing the summer 2024 production of She Kills Monsters for WCPR's Straight to the Stars Youth Theatre group. 



Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department Contact: Alison Worden at alison.worden@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.

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