Mr. Eric Domuret: Department Head/ Director
Eric Domuret received his undergraduate degree in acting from Texas Christian University and his MFA in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University in London where he studied with Dame Janet Suzman, Royal Shakespeare Company director Leon Rubin, and the late National Theatre scholar John Russell Brown. He has been in the education field for over fifteen years. He was previously a high school director at Arlington High School in Arlington, Texas and is joining Klein Oak Theatre after having been a tenured professor of Drama at the University of St Thomas in Houston. He has developed curriculum and helped to spearhead the BFA in Theatre Education Degree. He specializes in Directing and collaborating on new works with students. His TEDx Talk from the University on progress in theatre can be linked from his website. Eric is also and Entrepreneurial Artist collaborating with his wife and servicing the Houston area with independent projects, business start ups, and workshops.
Eric’s most recent project was a professional collaboration of his own adaptation of Pride and Prejudice which is published and licensed through Heartland Plays, Inc. In London, Eric’s adaptation of the, ‘Ismay’s Inquiry’, was performed in conjunction with London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as well as a short adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘Child’s Talk’.
He was also seen as the Reverend Chrisparkle at Obsidian Theatre’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood which one Best Musical in Houston in the Houston Press awards. Eric recently performed at AD Players as Paul Sycamore in You Can’t Take it With You. Eric has also been seen in Little Women the Musical as Professor Baher. Other acting credits include Doubt (Father Flynn), Les Miserables (Jean Valjean), Whistle Down the Wind (The Man),Side Show (Terry) Forever Plaid (Jinx), Duck Variations (George), Sargent (Mountain Language), Titanic: The Musical (Barrett), and Next to Normal (Dan) where he received the Broadway World award for Best Actor in a Musical. Eric spent four seasons as Fight Choreographer with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival and continues to conduct acting and choreography classes and workshops. He is a director and workshop leader both in the United States and abroad. Some original works include, ‘Lord of the World’, ‘Ismay’s Inquiry’ as well as a number of short one act plays. Eric was a speaker and workshop leader at the IUGTE conference in Carrara, Italy where he conducted his workshop on Greek Theatre Performance techniques. This culminated into a recent performance of Euripides’ ‘Ion’ in Houston at The University of St. Thomas. Eric was an advisor and director for Femme Sol Theatre’s one woman show ‘Hildeguard: A Song of Surrender’. He was the fight director for four seasons with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival in Fort Worth, and served as a workshop leader for Texas Christian University. Eric is also an accomplished performer. Having begun his career in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Fort Worth Shakespeare in the Park, Eric has been seen in numerous productions in DFW, Houston, New York, and multiple city US tours.
Eric lives happily in the Houston area with his amazing wife and five children. More information about Eric can be seen on his website at www.domuret.com .
Mr. Darin Garrett: Theatre Tech/ Director
Bio coming soon!
Mrs. Brie Garza: Theatre Tech/ Theatre Arts/ Director
Gabrielle “Brie” Garza graduated from Montclair State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies. After graduation, Mrs. Garza completed an internship in Walt Disney World. Mrs. Garza has been acting since high school, and has worked as a professional mascot in her hometown of Lewes, Delaware. Before pursuing her teaching certificate, Mrs. Garza worked as a theatre teacher at a children’s summer camp. She has previously worked at Krimmel Intermediate in the Klein Independent School District, and is thrilled to be teaching at Klein Oak.