Get To Know Our Directors

Mr. Eric Domuret: Department Head/ Director

Email: edomuret1@kleinisd.net

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

 

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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’.  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  .

Email: ggarza1@kleinisd.net

Brie Garza graduated from Montclair State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies. During her time as an undergraduate at Montclair State, she performed in original works such an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew titled Love’s Labor’s Lost, and Dis Connect, an original script written by her graduating class. She also participated in workshops for original one-acts, new musicals, and student directed films on campus. Brie has performed in several readings of various plays by Eve Ensler and performed in numerous community theatre productions. One of her favorite experiences to date was dancing in Sussex Dance Academy’s annual performance of The Nutcracker! 

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After graduation, Brie completed two internships in Walt Disney World working at Goofy’s Candy Company and Splash Mountain. Before pursuing her teaching certificate, Brie worked as a theatre teacher at The Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre in Rehoboth, DE. She also performed as Lighthouse Pete the Pirate, the official mascot of the Cape May Lewes Ferry, in her hometown of Lewes, DE. 

Brie worked as a paraprofessional and assistant theatre director at Krimmel Intermediate before finding her home at Klein Oak. Some of her favorite experiences during her time at Oak include directing Alice, Strange Boarders, Don’t Say MacBeth! and choreographing dance numbers for She Kills Monsters. Brie lives in the Houston area with her husband and cat fur-baby, and in her spare time, she is a yoga student and an avid reader. 

Mrs. Brie Garza: Advanced Theatre Arts/ Director