Stratford Playhouse Directors
Director/Department Artistic Director
Cece is in her 27th year with the Stratford Playhouse. In addition to directing and teaching theatre classes, she is married to Thomas and mom to Matthew and Zachary. CeCe is a past recipient of the Texas Educational Theater Association Educator of the Year and has won seven Tommy Tune Awards for directing. She is excited to welcome Alyssa Davidson to the team this year.
David is in his 13th year at Stratford as the technical director. He has a degree from the University of Iowa in English and a degree from St. Cloud State University in theatre education. He was the director of theatre at MacArthur High School for ten years. He has worked professionally and nonprofessionally in theatre companies in Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Cloud and Houston. He is married to Cindy and the proud daddy of Audrey and Iris.
Alyssa is thrilled and grateful to join the Stratford Playhouse production team! Alyssa grew up in Houston and graduated from HSPVA as a theatre major and from OU with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She previously taught and directed at Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School in HISD where multiple students of hers won performance awards at both the zone and district level competitions for UIL One-Act Play. Alyssa continues to perform; recently she was seen onstage in AD Players’ Godspell. Alyssa couldn’t do this without her biggest supporters: her friends and family.
Marcie has been at Stratford for 6 years and is the new head choir director. She is living her dream come true, returning to her alma mater and being given the opportunity to work with these students. She graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and received her master’s degree from Florida State University. She is honored to be a part of this outstanding fine arts team. Marcie would like to thank her family for all their love and support.
Associate Choir Director
Gyasi a native of New Jersey, is thrilled to be a part of The Drowsy Chaperone. He is an active musician, music director, music educator and composer/arranger and serves as the assistant choir director at Stratford. He was program director of one of the choirs of the New Jersey Youth Chorus, Coro Vivo. Under his direction, this ensemble performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Madison Square Garden. Blanton’s compositions including Invictus, Entreat Me Not to Leave You, and The Dream Keeper have been performed in recitals, master classes and concerts. He has a bachelor’s from Lincoln University and a Master of Music Education from Florida State University.