The Team Behind the Magic

 

Christopher Rodriguez, Executive/Artistic Director

Christopher has been an active member of the San Antonio theatre community for the last 20 years. He worked at the Playhouse as the Youth Program Director/Box Office Manager for nine years. Rodriguez has worked as a contract choreographer for local high school drama and choir programs for the past 15 years. In 2012, he was hired by the founders of the Woodlawn Theatre as the Youth Program Director and as the theatre’s Resident Choreographer. In 2015, Rodriguez was promoted to Artistic Director, and then again promoted in 2016 to his current position. Favorite direction and choreography credits include Altar Boyz, Beehive, A Chorus Line, Xanadu, Young Frankenstein, Smokey Joe's Café, West Side Story, and Evita.


 

Benjamin Grabill, Technical Director

Benjamin is an artist, musician, and designer. While a student of Architecture, he began building sets as a volunteer during the Woodlawn's 2012 production of The Rocky Horror Show. Shortly thereafter, he was invited to join the Woodlawn team full-time. Benjamin served as the Woodlawn's House and Box Office Manager for several years, all the while, designing and building sets in the background. He is honored to serve as Technical Director, and grateful for every opportunity to manifest his passion for design, and love of the arts, on the Woodlawn's historic stage. Benjamin has been the proud and humble recipient of the ATAC's Award of Excellence in Set Design for many productions on the Woodlawn stage.   


 

Kristen McKee, Development Director

After graduating from Baylor University, Kristen served as a Sales Manager and then Director of Sales for Highpointe Hotel Corporation before embarking on a 15-year career in education. After teaching, receiving a master’s degree, and serving in various coordinator capacities to include: curriculum, state testing, and grant/special projects, she was drawn to work in the arts. Being from New Orleans and having a father that owned a well-known music store in the city, Kristen’s love of live performing arts coupled with her understanding of the power the arts has to both merge and inspire communities drives her to find multiple means of support for the Woodlawn Theatre.


 

Krystal Newcomer, Comptroller

Krystal studied at St. Phillips College and San Antonio College. She has worked as a Data Entry Specialist, Box Office Manager, Special Events Manager, and Marketing Manager for the Alamo Drafthouse. She enjoys acting, singing, and dancing and is especially happy to be on the Woodlawn Theatre team.


 

Jeanette Fernandez, Marketing Director

Jeanette is from San Antonio but has also lived in Los Angeles and Miami. She received her Journalism Degree from Texas State University and spent several years as a music industry executive before transitioning into digital content creation. Most recently Jeanette was Content Director at Heavy Heavy, a San Antonio studio where she created web and marketing content for some amazing organizations like Hemisfair, Codeup, Texas A&M University, and Launch SA. She’s glad to be back home and excited to spread the word about Woodlawn Theatre.


 

Breanna Castillo, Marketing Manager

Breanna is a graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations. After graduation, she volunteered with the Woodlawn from time to time helping the marketing team. She was then brought on as the Marketing Coordinator at the Woodlawn Theatre in September of 2014.


 

Charles Martinez, Theatre Assistant

Charles has been part of the Woodlawn team since 2016. He graduated with honors and has an Associates Degree in IT Networking. Charles has worn many hats in the past and has worked for major companies such as Time Warner Cable, The Department of Defense, and PSR Security. Other jobs include Sheet Metal Worker, Assistant Warehouse Manager, Logistic Coordinator, Plasterer, and Electronics Repair.   


 

Kahlee Moore, Youth Program Director

Kahlee has been dancing and performing since the age of three but didn’t discover her love for theatre until she attended college at Point Park University and belonged to their conservatory. After graduating, with her B.A. in Dance Performance, Kahlee performed as a dancer and aerialist on board Holland America Line touring through the Mediterranean and Caribbean. After moving back to Texas she performed two seasons at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and has gone on to Direct the Outreach Program for Woodlawn Theatre Academy.


 

Julianna Ramos, Youth Program Administrator

Julianna is currently a student at Northwest Vista College studying for an AA degree in Drama. She plans to transfer to a university to further her theatrical studies, and receive certification in massage therapy. Julianna has received education and training from institutions such as Northeast School of the Arts, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, and numerous private instructors. She is grateful for the opportunity to work at the Woodlawn Theatre and serve young aspiring performers.

 

The Board of Directors

 

Woodlawn Theatre's Board of Directors is comprised of respected individuals who share an interest in the arts and the economic and cultural development of San Antonio and its surrounding community. The Board provides Woodlawn Theatre employees policy guidance and direction.

  • Melissa Gonzalez - President

  • Maggie Wilmoth - Secretary

  • Chris Duke

  • David Ford

  • Fonda Gossen

  • Tim Hedgepeth

  • Kim Ross, MD

  • Bryan Stanton

  • Sherry Wehner, MD

  • Dori Wile