Meet the Team!

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Tron Sutton is a long time actor, director, and educator, with over 40 years of experience. Tron was President of Act One Children's Theater & School in Grapevine, Texas. He has been involved in Theater Arts for 36 years.

Tron is a native Texan and has lived in Indiana and Illinois, returning back to Texas in 2019. Tron has studied theater at both T.C.U. and Sam Houston State University. Tron has been part of the Colleyville Arts Commission, the Trinity Arts Guild, and the United Way.

He has most recently directed the children's productions of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, and Ella Enchanted at Artisan Center Theater. He has also directed The Wizard of Oz, Babes in Hollywood, The Spitfire Grill, The Curious Savage, and Smoke on the Mountain here at Artisan. Tron is very excited about working on Artisan Productions YouTube Series, That Drama Life. He is currently Director of Operations at Artisan Center Theater.

Tron Sutton

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Connie Sanchez has directed 100+ plays and musicals for schools, churches, and the community. Currently at Artisan Center Theater, Connie manages the costume shop. Connie serves as president for both her Homeowners’ Association and the Diamond Hill Ex-Student Association and is the Chairman of the Administrative Council and Worship Committee at River Oaks United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for over 30 years.

A 1983 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University where she majored in Theatre, English, Speech, and Education, Connie cherishes her 30-year teaching career (15ys in theatre and 15ys in English) in the Birdville Independent School District with 26 years at Haltom High School.

Connie started the Haltom High School Technical Theatre program in 1989, and she took over as Head Director in 1991 and served in that position until 2004. Two of the Haltom musicals were invited to perform at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1995 for Once Upon A Mattress and 1997 for Into The Woods. She received the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County Theatre Arts Educator Of The Year Award for 2002-2003. She served as the Fine Arts Department chair from 1997-2004 then moved to the English Department and served as the English Department Chair from 2006 - 2014. She was named Haltom’s Teacher of the Year in 1992, 2005, and 2013 and was the BISD Outstanding Educator of the Year in 1992.

She was the lead mentor teacher for First Year Teachers for 10 years and received the BISD Mentor Excellence Award for High School in 2009. She was the Prom sponsor for 13 years and the High On Life sponsor for 5 years. She has been a workshop presenter for both Theatre and English at local and state conventions, the keynote speaker for the Texas State Convention of Future Teachers of America, and more recently, a team building and leadership presenter for 400+ high school students at three Texas Music Educators Association Conventions in San Antonio as well as area high schools and churches.

She has also been a presenter at TMEA with the Haltom Fine Arts Faculty on working together to produce a musical. Most recently, she workshopped and directed a new play written by Dave Lieber, AMON! the Ultimate Texan, and she is currently directing Mary Poppins at ACT which runs June 24th – July 30th. When not busy with her many different projects, Connie loves spending time with her high-school-sweet-heart husband of 38 years, Reyes, and their daughter, Brooke, one of Connie’s former theatre students who came to live with them in 1997. They officially adopted her in 2015. Connie is very excited to be teaching at Artisan this fall!

Connie Sanchez

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Delaney Wenger is an instructor, actor, and director in the DFW area. Delaney holds a BFA in Theatre Performance con. Musical Theatre from Baylor University, where she performed in productions such as Matilda (Mrs. Wormwood), Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Dr. Watson), [Title of Show] (Heidi), and others. Delaney has performed in numerous productions, and her regional credits include Grease (Sandy), Lizzie The Musical (Lizzie Borden), Footloose (Urleen), Legally Blonde (Vivienne), and many more.

She has also performed on the Artisan Center Theater main stage in Babes In Hollywood (Woman 1). While studying at Baylor, Delaney discovered her passion for theater education and working with youth to help them reach their full artistic potential. In pursuit of this, Delaney worked with the Granbury Theater Academy and also assisted with their summer camp programs, teaching classes in acting and musical theater.

Post graduation, Delaney worked as an intern with Casa Manana, where she was a camp counselor for Camp Casa & Camp Casa Jr. This led her to be hired as a teaching artist with Casa for their Pre-K and K-1st Broadway Studios classes. Most recently, Delaney directed How I Became A Pirate here at Artisan Children’s Theater and teaches private voice lessons. She is currently the Director of Education for Artisan Center Theater.

Delaney Wenger

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Alexis has been a Makeup Artist for about four years now, in all types of makeup. She started out doing freelancing for weddings, quinceanera's, and proms. She then attended the L Makeup Institute, where she received her Makeup Artist certification in 2021. While attending, she got to further her skills in beauty, body painting, and special effects.

Since then, Alexis has worked as an associate for Kiss cosmetics, an Airbrush tattoo artist at the state fair, and at John Casablancas modeling school as a makeup artist for photoshoots. Makeup is her passion and she feels lucky to share it with others!

Alexis Adley

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Hayden Beaty is a junior at Eaton High School and has been performing in musical theater productions since Kindergarten. Some of his favorite previous roles here at the Artisan include Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz and Mush in Newsies. Hayden will always enjoy performing, but his passion for dance is now being exhibited through his choreography.

Although he considers himself to be a lifelong learner, always looking for new dance styles to experience, some of his current favorites are tap, hip hop, and modern. You may have seen his work in some recent shows here at the Artisan, including Wizard of Oz and Matilda, Jr. He is excited to continue to grow in his craft and hopes you will join him this year.

Hayden Beaty

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Katie Hamilton graduated from Baylor University, where she received her BFA in Theatre Design and Technology with a focus on stage management. She has been working as an ASM and stage manager since graduating, and has worked at several theaters in the DFW area. She has a passion for educational theatre, and shown by her work with high schoolers at Junior Players, a youth arts program.

Credits from Junior Players include Twelfth Night: A Rock Musical, Amplify, and Discover Runway Dreams. Other recent stage management credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Shakespeare Dallas), St. Nicolas (Undermain Theatre), It’s My Party (Echo Theatre), and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Theatre Three).

Katie Hamilton

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Chris is an award-winning producer, director, editor, and actor who started working in the theatre at a very young age. Chris studied acting and directing at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and had the distinct honor of spending a semester studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. During his time at NYU and RADA, Chris trained with world-renowned artists from the stage and screen. He has performed at both Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

After a decade working as an actor and appearing in numerous national television commercials, as well as guest-starring on the Emmy Award-winning show ER, Chris founded his Los Angeles-based production company where he wrote, produced, and directed numerous award-winning films, web-series, and commercials. Most recently, Chris was awarded the Papaya Films’ Bursary award for Best Emerging Director at the world premiere of his powerful short film, SAVIORS. His award-winning feature film, Train Baby, can now be viewed on Amazon Prime Video.

Chris is the Director of Film and Media at Artisan, and is one of the co-creators of That Drama Life, an exciting new web-series by Artisan Center Theater that strives to teach good morals and important life lessons, while being fun and entertaining to a target audience of 9 to 17 year olds. TDL premieres on YouTube in the summer of 2022, so make sure to watch and subscribe! @thatdramalife

Chris Wong