Biographies of The Classic Theater of San Antonio
Kelly Hilliard Roush, Executive Director
Kelly has worked regionally as a professional artist, educator and administrator for over twenty-five years. Kelly is an Equity actress who holds an M.F.A. in Professional Actor Training from Louisiana State University. Some of her favorite roles include Catherine in Proof, Beatrice in Much ado About Nothing, Anne Bronte in The Bronte Project and Masha in The Seagull. Plays directed include Lucky Woman, These Shining Lives, Trojan Women, Lend Me A Tenor, and The Clean House. In addition to performing and directing, she has worked as a producer, writer, collaborator and educator. Most recently, she served as Assistant Professor of Theatre at Aurora University. Kelly has also worked in non-profit management as Lead Agency Director of First Congregational Community Services (FCCS), a non-profit organization focused on early childhood development and school readiness, and as a producer at Cold Comfort Summer Theatre. In a corporate setting, she served as Production Coordinator for Fox Sports Net in the Minnesota and Wisconsin markets. She is enjoying being back in Texas, and sharing Bar-B-Q, bluebonnets and the Texas sunshine with her husband Bart, and their two sons, Henry 10, and Oliver 7.
Diane Malone, Co- Artistic Director
The former Artistic Director of San Antonio’s Church Theatre, she has also served as director and/or designer for theatres in Germany, Louisiana, Indiana and Washington, DC. She was founding Artistic Director of Broad Ripple Theatre Centre in IndianapolisPhoenix Theatre) and WordStage in Arlington, VA, and Artistic Director of Theatre-on-the-Hill in Maryland, the Baton Rouge Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and the American Theatre in Stuttgart, Germany. She received a Master’s Degree in Theatre, with Directing emphasis, from Arizona State University, and did post-graduate work in Theatre at Texas Tech and Indiana University. She has taught speech and theatre at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis; Mount Vernon College in Washington, DC; and locally at the University of the Incarnate Word, St. Mary’s University and Our Lady of the Lake University. She is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
Allan S. Ross, Co-Artistic Director
The former Director of Theatre at San Antonio College now holds the position of Professor Emeritus of Theatre. He has forty years of teaching experience at the college level. He has a BA degree from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, a Master’s degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and post-graduate studies at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX and Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. He was a co-founder and Artistic Director of the Summer Repertory Company, a resident director of the Plaza Dinner Theatre and La Hacienda Dinner Theatre in San Antonio. He was the director of the Children’s opera series for the San Antonio Symphony. As well as directing for San Antonio College he has been a guest directed at San Pedro Playhouse, Fort Sam Houston Playhouse, The Cellar Theatre, Off-Stage Theatre, Music Theatre Inc. The Sheldon Vexler Theatre and the University of the Incarnate Word. He has been honored for his work in education and theatre by being Named Educator of the Year for Community Colleges and has been given The Jasmina Wellingholf Award for special contributions to theatre in San Antonio and the Founders Award for contributions to theatre in Texas.
Kacey Roye, Director of Education
Kacey is a Southern California native, attending Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts for a BFA in Theatre Performance. In Los Angeles and Portland, she has worked in TV and film as a SAG-AFTRA member. Since moving to San Antonio, Kacey has performed with The Magik Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park, and The Playhouse. She has previous education experience as the Education Programs Manager and a company member with The Magik Theatre, and at The Playhouse San Antonio as the Stewardship and Events Manager. She is thrilled that The Classic Theatre has given her a platform to bring forth her ideas and grow the education program.
Robbye Floyd, Bookkeeper
Rita Duggan, House Manager
Florence Bunten, Box Office Manager
Florence recently retired as Box Office/House Manager at the Harlequin Dinner Theatre.