I have a BFA in Art from Stephen F. Austin State University. I have worked in the educational field for 24 years and love what I do. I have taught both Art and Theatre. I have acted professionally and have also worked independently as a graphic artist and consultant. I believe that hard work and dedication pays off. I never settle for mediocrity and always strive to do the best I can in any endeavor. I am well versed in many subjects and love sharing my knowledge with others. I wear many hats and feel like there is more out there for me to conquer. I am going to do my best to move into film production once I retire from teaching. I am creative in nature and consider myself an artist both mentally and professionally. I am a creative problem solver and strive to make people aware of the importance and influence of art.
List of Experience:
List of Experience:
- Theatre Arts Director
Fort Bend ISD Awards and Honors:
UIL One Act Play Conference 5A State Champion - "Unexpected Tenderness"
Best Actor/Samuel French Winner - Jon Rivenburg (Student)
UIL State Competetor 2014 - " Side Man"
- Regional Competitor 2013 - " November"
Musical Production of "Xanadu" featured school on Broadwayworld.com
Texas Thespian All State Show " Corum Boy" - Makeup Director
Three students named to Texas Thespian All State Show
Director of Makeup and hair for national production of "Corum Boy".
Coached the Winner of the Houston Area English Speaking Union 2012
UIL Texas Theatrical Design Competition- Three Students named as state qualifiers.
- Director, Designer and Consultant
T.Grubbs Design and Consultant
February 2009 – Present (7 years 8 months)Acting Instructor for film and commercial auditions
Art Director for film " Jack Everyman".
Set Dresser and Designer for various theatrical productions
Publicity and Marketing
Classroom Management and Instruction Consultant
Wardrobe assistant for a production of Tosca at The Metropolitan Opera (Children's Chorus Assistant)
Set Designer for Capital T Theatre.
"Bug", "Sick" and "Killer Joe"
* Won The Austin Critics Table Award for Best Set Design (BUG) 2010
* Nominated for B.Iden Payne Award - Outstanding Set Design in 2009 and 2010
Interior Designer for MTwo Downtown Austin - Bar and Lounge on 4th Street
- Theatre Director
Austin High School
August 2008 – June 2011 (2 years 11 months)UIL OAP 2011 State Champion -
"Over The Tavern"
UIL OAP 2009 State Champion -
"Over The River and Through The Woods"
UIL OAP 2010 State Finalist -
International Thespian Festival- 7 National Qualifiers
Shows Directed: "Six Degrees of Separation", "The Diary of Anne Frank", "Talking With", "Reckless", "Willy Wonka- World Premiere", "Radio Eyes"(Costumer),
- Theatre Director
David Crockett High School - Austin ISD
August 2005 – May 2008 (2 years 10 months)Teacher/Director.
International Thespian Society - National Champion for Costume Design.
Unexpected Tenderness- Regional Level Finalist
...And The Rain Came to Mayfield - Area Level Finalist
A Dance Lesson - District Finalist
- Theatre Director and Art Instructor
Cypress Springs High School
August 2004 – May 2006 (1 year 10 months)Theatre Director and Art Instructor for a 5A program.
Involved in UIL One Act Play, The International Thespian Society.
- Art Instructor / Theatre Arts Instructor
Watkins Middle School - Cypress Fairbanks ISD
August 1999 – May 2004 (4 years 10 months)I taught Art and Theatre to students.
- Art Instructor / Yearbook Advisor
Thornton Junior High - Cypress Fairbanks ISD
August 1996 – May 1998 (1 year 10 months)I taught Art to students in 6th, 7th and 8th graders.
- Art Instructor
Montgomery High School - Montgomery ISD
August 1994 – May 1996 (1 year 10 months)I taught Art to students grade 9-12
Tommy grubbs / lead director / thespian sponsor