→Meet Our Tribe→
Lydia Lea Real (Executive Director/Co-Founder) – With over 15 years of experience in the Performing Arts, Lydia has worked as an actor, director, producer, stage manager, and arts administrator. She is currently the 21st CCLC Project Director for UCP of Central Florida. Prior to her move to Florida, Lydia was the Interim Associate Director of Education for La Jolla Playhouse. In addition, she has worked as a teaching artist with Orlando Rep, Arts for Learning, San Diego Writers Ink, Olney Theatre Company, and the National Players. She is the Co-Founder of The Poolhouse Project theatre company, Board Member for Oracle Performing Arts, and original company member of The Red Wolves Ensemble.
Tony Murvin (Artistic Director/Co-Founder) – A graduate of Albertus Magnus College, Tony has over 20 years of experience as an actor, director, and teaching artist, receiving most of his training under Emily Mattina, Artistic Director and CEO of Shakesperience Productions (www.shakesperience.org) located in Waterbury, CT. Some of his acting and directing credits are: Couples, Trafficked, Conversations in Bed, Dreamgirls, Fences, The Old Settler, Second Samuel, The Importance of Being Earnest, Othello, Macbeth, and The Taming of the Shrew.
Lisa Negrón (Marketing Director/Co-Founder) – A graduate of the University of Tampa, Lisa has over 35 years of experience on the stage and screen. She has been seen performing, touring, writing, producing, and directing with several theme parks and theatre companies in Central Florida. Lisa is also a voiceover talent - having worked as an event emcee for such companies as Radio Disney and the Nickelodeon Resort. Currently working as an audiobook narrator, you can learn more at www.LisaNegron.com.
Omar Negrón (Technology Director/Co-Founder) - With over 20 years of experience as a corporate and freelance Graphic Artist and Designer, Omar currently works designing for LEGOLAND Florida Resort. Omar is also a professional actor and singer - having worked for such companies as Spanish Lyric Theatre, The Collective Soles Arts Troupe, and Powerstories Theatre.
Gretchen Suárez-Peña (Co-Founder) - Gretchen is a long-time playwright, actor, and lyricist. Her work can be found at: www.gretchensuarezpena.com.
Cheyenne Simpson (Business & Production Manager) - An alumni of Harrison School of the Arts, Polk State College and the University of Central Florida, Chey’s passion for theater started by accident in secondary school. They have since garnered a decade of experience with acting, technical theatre, and film. Chey’s work in community and professional theatre cemented their passion for the Arts and brought them full circle to share their knowledge as a secondary Theater Teacher in Polk County.
Jennifer Walker (Public Relations Manager) - With a BA in Drama from University of California, Irvine, Jennifer has performed with the San Diego Civic Light Opera, Moonlight Stage Productions, San Diego Musical Theatre, the Welk Resorts Theatre, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World San Diego, and the Legoland Resort in California, as well as TheatreWorks Florida and Theater Winter Haven in Florida. Over the past 23 years, she has also gained marketing, managing, directing, costuming, and technical theatre experience. Jennifer currently works in marketing and sponsorship for a non-profit organization.
Edel Nazario (Assistant Stage Manager/Intern) - As a student and aspiring technician, Edel is grateful for the opportunity to work with the Thru-Line and a tribe of such talented people.