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Cabrillo Crocker Theater

6500 Soquel Dr.

Aptos, CA 95003



Thu, Fri & Sat

12pm - 6pm


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Artistic Director / Resident Director

Andrea L. Hart is a writer, director, performer, and educator whose work ranges from large, sprawling devised pieces to one-woman shows and everything in between. Her most recent credits include writing and directing “Murky as Hell,” directing “Meek” by Penelope Skinner and creating a site-specific, audio-led immersive journey entitled “Ownerless Beast.” She has over 20 years’ experience creating theatre in the San Francisco Bay Area where she was also co-founder and member of several small theatre companies including 6NewPlays (new work by Bay Area writers) and Ochlos Theatre Company (devised, site-specific work). She recently returned from Austin, TX where she earned an MFA in Directing and worked locally on new play development, mask design and creation, and devised work with composers and dancers. Over many years working as an educator and guest artist in schools, she directed numerous musicals and plays and taught playwriting, acting and directing. Her work has been supported with grants from Theatre Bay Area, Venturous Fund, and Puffin Foundation West. She has developed work at New Ohio Theatre, Great Plains Theatre Conference, MacDowell, and CounterPulse. Find out more at:

Dustin Leonard Artistic Director


Managing Director / Resident Director

Dustin has had the honor of working with Cabrillo Stage since 1998, including Annie, Honk, Peter Pan,  Music Man, The Last Five Years, Scrooge, Jesus Christ Superstar and Cabaret, just to name a  few. Dustin has directed, produced and starred in a number of shows in the Monterey Bay area, most recently directing RENT, Oliver, The Full Monty, Little Shop of Horrors & West Side  Story for Cabrillo Stage. Dustin’s diverse directing credits include The Laramie Project, Lord  of the Flies, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Outsiders and Romeo  & Juliet. A versatile performer, Dustin has been in shows as diverse as Shakespeare’s R&J to Guys & Dolls. His credits include both on and off stage at The Monterey Bay Repertory Theater, San Jose Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and Cabrillo Stage. Dustin’s most beloved performances on stage have been Mercutio in the return of the West Coast premiere of Shakespeare’s R&J adapted by Joe Calarco, Jeff in The Sum of Us, Mark in Mass Appeal and the Barber in Cabrillo Stage’s Man of La Mancha. Dustin provides theatrical consulting for theater companies and schools in South East Asia to improve their productions as they begin to produce western musicals into their yearly seasons.



Resident Scenic Designer & Charge Artist / Theater Arts Instructor

Skip has been with Cabrillo Stage since 1991 when he was asked by Lile Cruse to design the scenery for Camelot in the quiet town of Aptos.  Since then, he has designed most of the productions for the company and now serves as resident designer. Earning a MFA in Scenic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University, Skip has worked at a variety of theaters in a variety of capacities, and serves as co-chair of the Theatre Arts Department at Cabrillo College. During his tenure, he has received the Gail Rich award to local artists and the prestigious Rydell Fellowship. Some of his favorite designs include: Beauty and the Beast, Jesus Christ Superstar, Judgment at Nuremberg, and whatever show he’s working on right now.  He has designed for Cabrillo Theatre Arts, Cabrillo Stage, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Jewel Theater, Twin Lakes and Santa Cruz Bible churches, CYT (Christian Youth Theater Santa Cruz) as well as film, commercial work and installations. While he loves to design, Skip enjoys bringing others along on the creative journey; he is a gifted teacher and coach. He is also passionate about spending time with his loving wife, 4 kids and grandson.



Resident Technical Director / Props Rental

Marcel has been working for Cabrillo Stage since 2007. He has had a great time crucifying Jesus, hanging Judas and Bill Sikes, melting the Wicked Witch, scaring the dickens out of Scrooge, bring the “Lunch” Hotdog Cart to life and was glad to survive all the “Magic” in Marry Poppins. He is excited to be back in the Crocker to create some more! Some of the other local companies Marcel has worked for include American Musical Theatre of San Jose, San Jose Repertory Theatre, (May they both rest in peace) and TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. He has also worked internationally in Germany (Capitol Theater in Düsseldorf) and Austria (Seefestspiele Mörbisch). Marcel was born in Mexico City, Mexico and is a German citizen. He is the Performing Arts Technical Coordinator for Cabrillo College.



Resident Costume Desginer

has been working with Cabrillo Stage since 1988 on shows such as: Into the Woods, Beehive, Pirates of PenzanceThe Wizard of Oz, Scrooge, Funny Girl, The Sound of Music, The King and I, Honk, Some Like It Hot, West Side Story, The Music Man, Cabaret, Hairspray, and La Cage Aux Folles. During her career she has been a three-time nominee for the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship and a winner of the Gail Rich Award in 2007. Her other design works include West Bay Opera, New Music Works, Actor’s Theater, and Cabrillo Music Festival. For Cabrillo College Productions she has worked on Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Magic Flute, Seussical, and The Marriage of Figaro, and most recently The Time of Your Life . Her most recent designs for Cabrillo Stage were Fiddler on the Roof, Beauty and the Beast, and The Producers

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Producer / Dean of Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts

John Graulty, Dean of Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts at Cabrillo College, is passionate about the key role the arts play in improving the human condition and fostering creativity, innovation, and critical thought. Because the arts are essential to unlocking the full creative potential in every human being, and because this unleashed potential allows individuals to accomplish extraordinary things that improve their own lives and the lives of others, he is also passionate about ensuring access to arts education for all, and to integrating the arts into a larger educational process. With expertise on topics including arts entrepreneurship, advocacy and engagement, interdisciplinary collaboration, and strategic planning, John has hosted seminars on these topics and been invited to present on these issues at national conferences. He is a strong advocate for training arts students to take an entrepreneurial approach to identifying and pursuing unique, self-directed, innovative, and highly impactful career pathways. With funding support from the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Economic Workforce Development initiative, he has spearheaded the development of both an arts entrepreneurship course and 3-course skills certificate for students in all visual, applied, and performing arts disciplines at Cabrillo called CREATIVE CAREERS - DISCOVERING SELF-DIRECTED PATHWAYS.

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