Open House 12/18 from 6-8pm

121 Main St. Buda

Our classes are open to Middle School students and older.  Our classes will teach confidence, technique, movement, projection, how to read a script, and more.  At the end of their 12 week semester the students will put on a showcase for friends and family.  Classes are 90 minutes, 1 day a week with some light homework sent home (memorizing, short writing).

Our teachers have lessons for each class to challenge their students mentally and physically.  Using a combination of scene and monologue work paired with expert coaching, the students will create characters and and scenes.

Read about the classes below and if you want to sign up for one, fill out the contact form below.

The Teachers

Shannon Mullarkey

(Acting for Seniors)

Shannon Mullarkey’s love for performing arts began at her community theatre when she was nine years old. She spent many years taking classes, singing and dancing in special performing groups, and teaching younger students at summer drama camps. She received her BFA in theatre performance from The University of Houston in 2012 before moving to Austin, Texas. Since coming to Austin she has embraced her love for education and attained her teaching certification in EC-6, ESL, and Special Education. She is currently taking a break from teaching to stay home with her beautiful daughter Noemi, who was born in October of 2019.

Ashley Carrington

(Acting for Middle School)

Ashley Carrington is a Texas certified Theatre K-12 teacher. She student taught in Austin Independent School District, has been a substitute for three years, and now works as a teacher at Lehman High School in Hays CISD. Ashley graduated from Texas State University with a BFA in Theatre and a minor in Opera Performance. She has been involved in community theatre around and in the Austin area. Ashley is finishing up her first year working and performing with Hill Country Theatre.

Doug DeGirolamo

(Acting for Adults)

Doug DeGirolamo is the President of Hill Country Theatre and has been acting and directing for more than 20 years.  He graduated with a BA in Theatre from DeSales University in 2010.  He has worked with professionals in Philadelphia and NYC in direction, acting, voice, and movement.  He and his wife, Julia, live in Kyle with their 3 dogs and cat.

Philip de los Santos

(Acting For High School)

Philip de los Santos has been teaching theatre at both the high school and middle school levels for 12 years now. He received his A.F.A. degree from Lon Morris College and his B.A. from Angelo State University where he majored in theatre arts and minored in communications. Philip has been involved with well-known theatre companies in the past such as Angelo Civic Theatre, Granbury Opera House, Texas Family Musicals, and the Stolen Shakespeare Guild in Fort Worth to name a few. He has served as a member of the Hill Country Theatre board since its existence two years ago. Philip currently teaches theatre at Barton Middle School here in Hays, and is a resident of Buda with his beautiful wife Kristen, awesome son Nicholas, and another fantastic little one on the way in May 2020.

Leonard Cohn

(Improvisational Acting)

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Email: contact@hillcountrytheatre.org       Phone: (512) 710-8450       121 Main St.  Buda, TX 78610

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