Our Mission is present theatre that
inspires thought and conversation,
illuminates the human condition,
and lifts the spirit.
WHO WE ARE
Jarrott Productions’ goal is to present the highest quality product on-stage, utilizing the best and brightest talent available in the local theatre community. In our brief history, we have already been nominated for a total (8) Central Texas Excellence in Theatre awards, (7) Broadway World Austin Theatre Awards, (4) B. Iden Payne awards, and (2) Austin Critics table awards, and have won a total of (7) of those awards. (As of January 2018)
It is also our goal to mentor aspiring young theatre students. Toward that end we have employed students from St. Edward's University, Texas State University, University of Texas, Huntington-Surrey Prep School, and Cedar Ridge High School in paid positions as part of our production staff.
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DAVID JARROTT, PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
David created Jarrott Productions in 2015 because, even though Austin has well over 100 theatre companies, he felt the audience for contemporary plays written in traditional form was being underserved. There are many extremely good productions of musical theatre, Shakespeare, American and other classics, and the avante garde being done by theatre companies every week in the Austin area. However, there are not many productions of late 20th/early 21st century comedies and dramas that deal with themes of love and redemption, forgiveness and reconciliation, and what playwright Rory Kinnear calls “the irresistible pull of family.”
LISA GOERING, PRODUCTION MANAGER
Lisa has been the Production Manager for Jarrott Productions since the beginning, and is happy to be a continuing member of the team. Lisa also works as a stage manager for many Austin theaters. Stage management includes: A Comedy Of Errors, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cyrano de Bergerac (Austin Shakespeare); Little Shop of Horrors (Zilker Theatre Productions); It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Penfold Theatre); The King and I, Tommy, A Christmas Story, Ragtime, The Laramie Project/The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Spring Awakening, Hairspray, August: Osage County, Rent, The Drowsy Chaperone, Our Town, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Keepin’ It Weird (ZACH). ADDITIONAL CREDITS: Lisa has traveled regionally to work in costume shops, including four summers for the Shakespeare Festival at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. She has appeared onstage in Carousel and A Christmas Carol at ZACH and The Snow Queen with Second Youth. In addition, she has traveled regionally to work in costume shops, including four summers for the Shakespeare Festival at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Lisa is proud to be working with Jarrott Productions, who continues to produce excellent theatre in the Austin community, and she looks forward to many future projects with David.
NATALIE GARCIA, MARKETING DIRECTOR
Natalie came to Austin from Chicago in 2016. During her tenure in Chicago she worked as an actor with Chicago Fusion Theatre, appearing in Proof (Catherine) and J.B. (Sarah) as well as serving as their Managing Director and Marketing Coordinator. Starting in 2012, she worked as a resident actor/playwright and Marketing and Casting Director for Wayward Productions, where her acting credits included Richard III (Queen Liz), and she later wrote and starred in Burn the Black Dog (Abigail). She also performed in Chicago with the Right Brain Project (RBP) as Rossignol in Marat/Sade and Claudia in Hesperia; with The Factory Theater in Street Justice: Condition Red (Sherry) and Hotel Aphrodite (Vickie Mae); and as The Maid in WildClaw Theatre’s Motel 666. You may have seen her around the Austin area in Jarrott Productions’ Significant Other (Vanessa), or in Bastrop as SheDevil in Lost Rabbit Collective’s Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage. When she’s not onstage or promoting what’s onstage, she enjoys spending time with her amazing husband Carlo, and their two dogs Karate and DeeDee.
MICHAEL JARROTT, GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSITION
Michael is a designer, musician, and photographer living and working in San Francisco, California. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Design from the University of Texas, he moved to California where he currently works as an Art Director at Adobe. When not designing, he can be found writing and producing original music or out exploring and photographing California's natural beauty. For Jarrott Productions he composed the original themes for The Herd as well as the score for Prodigal Son, and also won a Telly Award for his score for the IBM Industrial Video The Day The Earth Shook.
CRAIG BROCK, SOUND DESIGNER
Craig has worked as a recording engineer and music producer since 1989, and is the resident sound designer at ZACH Theatre. At ZACH: Million Dollar Quartet; In The Heights; Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill; The Great Society; One Man, Two Guvnors; Sophisticated Ladies; Mothers and Sons; All the Way; Peter and the Starcatcher; A Christmas Carol; The King and I; The Who’s Tommy; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; The Gospel at Colonus; A Christmas Story; Les Misérables; Rent; Metamorphoses; and many others. Regional: Freud's Last Session, The Price, The Herd, and Prodigal Son for Jarrott Productions.
Jarrott Productions' current home is the Trinity Street Playhouse located on the 4th floor inside the First Baptist Church in downtown Austin, at the corner of Trinity and East 9th St. The theatre can seat approx. 60 - 90 depending on how each production is configured.
TRINITY STREET PLAYHOUSE
901 Trinity Street
Austin, TX 78701