The Dos Pueblos Theatre Company consistently employs industry professionals for all of its productions. From Santa Barbara to New York and everywhere in between, our team works with and mentors our students to prepare them for a continued education and career in theatre arts. While many of our staff serve as consultants or designers on a show-to-show basis, we have a handful of professionals whom we have come to rely on and are truly a part of the DPTC family. Get to know them below!
Clark Sayre, Director
Director Clark Sayre has performed on Broadway in Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince's Merrily We Roll Along and played the role of Anthony in the 2nd National Tour of Sweeney Todd. He also appeared on Broadway in Oliver! with Patti Lupone and Ron Moody as well as several readings, concerts and workshops in New York for writers Robert Freedman (Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder), Winnie Holtzman (Wicked), and David Evans (Birds of Paradise). He has appeared in From Hollywood To Deadwood, It's The Garry Shandling Show, and The Education of Max Bickford, among others. His many produced stage plays include: Looking For The Good Old Days, Let's Take A Walk Around The Block, and Grownups and Other Complications. He worked with Delia Ephron and John Forster on the West Coast Premiere of How To Eat Like A Child and with John Forster on Tom Chapin's Family Tree. His screenplays include The Art of Deception, Lead, Hooray for Hollywood and Sandwriting. He has enjoyed teaching at Dos Pueblos for the past twenty years and was Goleta Educator of the Year in 2011. He is married to athlete/teacher Sharon and is thrilled that both his children Blaine and Kailey were part of DP's Theater Department. Sayre's goal is to continue to develop inspiring and fresh new work.
Noel Greer, Theater MANAGER / Technical Director
Noel Greer is entering his second season with Dos Pueblos Theatre Company. Before working with DPTC, Noel spent 5 years as the production manager and technical director for the Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, DC, where he also taught classes in stagecraft and dance in production in the academy’s pre-professional post-secondary education program. Additionally, Noel has worked as a scenic and lighting designer in theatres throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Favorites include: Crimes of the Heart, Hamlet (Firebelly Productions), Visit to a Small Planet (American Century Theater), Precedence (Virginia Ballet Company), and Dancing at Lughnasa (Holton Arms School). He has worked as a technical director, carpenter, electrician, and stage hand for theatre, television, dance, opera, and numerous special events. Through work in commercial scene shops, his craftsmanship has been on display in such venues as The Kennedy Center, The White House, BET, ESPN, CBS, and more. He holds a BA in Theatre from George Mason University in Fairfax,VA.
Gioia Marchese, Co-Director / Choreographer
After graduating from The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Gioia acted, directed, and produced Theater and film in New York. She co-founded The Bridge Theatre and ran the actors collective RSD Talent where she directed Portland by Ruben Carbajal and produced several shows and readings. Gioia acted as manager and performer in the critically acclaimed dance/theater company, Company XIV where she performed in The Judgment of Paris, Le Serpent Rouge, and Le Cirque Feerique in New York, The Puebla International Arts Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Most recently she produced and cast the feature film Escape from Tomorrow, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and released nationwide last Fall. She also cast a sci-fi radio show and choreographed a music video for Indie Rock princess Carina Round. She directed DPTC's production of The Spoon River Project, a collaboration with student actors and musicians.
BLAINE SAYRE, MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Blaine graduated from UCI in 2019 as a piano performance major (under Kei Akagi) with an emphasis in jazz, but spent the majority of his time working with musical theater students as an audition pianist, improv troupe accompanist, and musical director for Next To Normal, Title of Show, It's Only Life and Merrily We Roll Along. He was also the music coordinator and director for UCI Performing Arts Department's promo La, La Land, featuring over 100 cast and crew members. He is currently teaching music and Play Production at the Santa Barbara Community Academy. He served as Musical Director/Sound Engineer/Sound Editor and Video Editor for DPTC's production of PIPPIN. He also enjoys composing and has written over 150 songs, some of which can be found on his Youtube station.
MARIAN AZRIL, COSTUME/PROP DESIGNER
Marian began her costuming career when her children’s school needed volunteer help. She then studied theatre and costume design at Santa Barbara City College. She has costumed Showstoppers, San Marcos High School, Providence High School, La Colina Jr High and Goleta Valley Jr High shows. Marian recently did costumes and props for Dos Pueblos’ 2021 production of Pippin.
Leigh Allen, Lighting Designer
Leigh is a recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award for Career Achievement in Lighting Design. Accolades include: a recent Ovation nomination for her work on Dying City, the Garland Award for Cousin Bette, LA Weekly Award for Treefall, Ovation / Production of the Year for Killer Joe, GLAAD Award for Like a Dog on Linoleum, Macy Award for The Secret Garden, and LADCC and LA Weekly Awards for Johnny Got His Gun. She has also toured with Master of Illusion, Live! and designed for cruise lines, musical theater companies, regional theaters, universities, and many more. In her spare time, she teaches at Santa Monica College.