The Wizard of Oz Creative
Stage DirectorElena Navarrette
Ms. Navarrette "Nav" has served in education for approximately 16 years. Theatre has been her passion for as long as she remembers. Leading Torres Theatre Company has been some of her proudest work!
Director of MusicKirstyn Olsen-Smith
Mrs. Smith has served in education for over a decade. She currently is the choir and guitar teacher at THS. She is classically trained in opera and is making her directorial debut in The Wizard of Oz.
ChoreographerElizabeth St. Lucia
Mrs. St. Lucia is currently an ELA teacher at THS. However, her passion for dance dates back to when Mrs. St. Lucia was in grade school. Mrs. St. Lucia has been dancing she was very young and even taught dance when she worked at Firebaugh Middle School. She is making her debut with the Torres Theatre Company
Costume DesignerCasey Ballard
Ms. Ballard is currently an ELA teacher at THS. However, Ms. Ballard's gifts in theatre and design have long been a passion of hers. She has designed and performed in productions all throughout the Central Valley. In fact, both Ms. Ballard and Ms. Nav met in college when they were both studying Theatre. She is making her Torres Theatre Company debut.
Makeup DesignerCecilia Cantu
Ms. Cantu has years of industry experience on stage and in film. She joined the Toro family last year working as a technician for the Theatre Arts department. This year she has embarked on earning her teaching credential with hopes of further serving the Madera community and leading her own Theatre Arts program in the near future.
Scene Shop Supervisor/ Set DesignerJeremiah Gunn
Mr. Gunn is no stranger to theatre in Madera. He previously worked for Coyote Theatre for years under Duncan Needham. He has helped design and construct countless shows. He is currently TTC's newest member and we are so very excited to welcome him to the family.
Lighting DesignerWilliam Campa
Mr. Campa has served the theatre arts community at Madera South High School for years! We are so happy to welcome him to the Toro family this year!
Sound DesignerAdam Lee
Mr. Lee most recently served as the sound designer for Madera Theatre Project's production of Harvest Moon. He has worked with various high schools throughout the Central Valley designing sound for theatre.
Mr. Anderson currently teaches videography and business at THS. He is also the moderator of the Create Club on campus. You can usually find him in the recording studio on campus or behind a camera documenting all the important events that happen at toronation. He is making his Torres Theatre Company debut.
Scene Shop AssistantJim Gunn
Mr. Gunn is a former Theatre Arts teacher of MUSD. He retired in 2019 and is back assisting on construction during his free time. We are so grateful for his work!
Stage ManagerEufrosina Cruz-Gonzalez
"Eufro" is one of our strongest student technicians. This is her fourth production with TTC. She recently worked as assistant stage manger in Madera Theatre Project's production of Harvest Moon. This summer she hopes to attend CSSSA and UCLA's summer program for Theatre Arts and stage management.
Assistant Stage MangerGraciela Chavira
"Gracie" is currently a junior at THS. She is highly involved in the arts as she balances time between TTC shows and Band. This last summer she served as a crew member in Madera Theatre Project's production of Harvest Moon.
Sound Board Operator/Asst. Sound DesignerCarlo Armenta
Carlo is currently a junior at THS and a Theatre Tech student. He is one of our most dedicated technicians. You will most likely find him in the control booth programing sound cues or helping other programs on campus set up in the theater.
Lead RunnerLeyla Perez
Leyla is a sophomore at THS and an active member of TTC. This is her third production with the company. Last summer she worked as a crew member for Madera Theatre Project's production of Harvest Moon.
Herminia is currently a sophomore at THS and a Theatre Tech student. She recently served as a crew member for Madera Theatre Project's production of Harvest Moon. She is making her TTC debut!
Sofia is currently a senior at THS. Sofia serves as an officer for the THS Drama Club. When you don't see her hanging around the Performing Arts building, you can usually spot her filming for Toro Network Television!
Bethzi is currently a junior at THS. This is her first production with TTC. We are so excited to welcome her!
Makeup CrewCheyenne Espinoza
"Chey" is currently a junior at THS and an active member of TTC. This is her fourth production. This summer she hopes to attend CSSSA!
Makeup CrewAlyssa Leal
Alyssa is highly involved with Theatre Arts on campus. She recently was named a recipient of a Theatre Arts scholarship from CSU Fresno. This is her 4th show with Torres Theatre Company.
House ManagerEduardo Ruiz
Eduardo is currently a sophomore at THS. He recently discovered that he had a knack for working with the public. He currently is theatre tech student and is interested in the business side of Theatre Arts.
Box Office ManagerEmily Martinez
Emily is currently a senior at THS. Emily is a dedicated Theatre Tech student and has an interest in learning more about business in theatre. We are sad to see her leave THS at the end of the semester but are so very proud of her and can't wait to see what she does after high school!
Original Creative Team
Torres Theatre Company prides itself on including a team of both industry professionals and student technicians. Each member of the creative team is vital in producing high quality productions. GO TOROS!