The Wimberley Players proudly welcomes the addition of theatre professional, Trish Rigdon, as Managing Artistic Director.
As managing artistic director, she will direct the day-to-day administration of the theater and along with Executive Producer, Adam Witko, will shape the Players annual season. As artistic director, she leads the artistic team in the selection of plays, musicals, concerts, and films.
Rigdon is a theatre professional with an extensive list of credits to her name. Her work includes productions seen on Broadway, the West End of London, and touring productions in the US and the United Kingdom, as well as numerous regional productions.
From 2003–2006 she was the Associate Director, Associate Producer, and Costume Designer for the Peter Hall Company in London under the acclaimed director, Sir Peter Hall. She is the former Director of Theatre for Rice University, and from 2010-2016, she was the Executive Director of the Houston Cinema Arts Society. She later served as the Institutional Program Chair of Media Arts at The Art Institute of Houston. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, and an MFA in Theatre from the University of Houston. She is married to professional scenic and lighting designer, Kevin Rigdon.
Not a stranger to the Playhouse, she directed “Dracula, the Radio Play” in 2020, and “It Had to be You” and “War of the Worlds” in 2021.
“I am so excited to find an artistic home in this community. The Wimberley Players is a wonderful organization with an impressive history as a regional theatre,” says Trish. “I’m convinced that Wimberley would not be the artistic community it is without the theater’s long influence and excellence.” With plenty of energy to spare, she has also joined the Civic and Garden clubs and is studying to become a Hays County Master Gardener.
Board President Nick Bradshaw says, “Despite the challenges of the past year, the theatre has steadfastly looked toward the future, and welcoming Ms. Rigdon is a part of that vision. Her deep theatre experience will help us grow in ways that are sure to benefit the cultural landscape of Wimberley.”