the players

Trinity Street Players is a nonprofit, community theater committed to providing high-quality, thought-provoking, and entertaining stage productions in the heart of downtown Austin. Because we are funded in part by First Austin, our performers could be church members or members of Austin's extensive theatre scene. Gracing our stage are some of Austin's favorites including Amy Downing, Circe Sturm, Katie Kohler, Rick Felkins, Sara Burke, Sarah Zeringue, Scot Friedman, and Steve Williams. Be sure not to underestimate our church thespians, however! Arleigh DeLeon, David McCullars, Linda Miller Raff and Mary Jane Smith are some of our own also receiving acclaim!

Artistic Director, Ann Pittman, founded Trinity Street Players in 2007 alongside community members Cathy Jones, David McCullars and Linda Miller Raff. Ann ran TSP until 2010 when leadership was turned over to First Austin's Theatre Arts Action Team. She re-joined TSP in late 2014 as Artistic Director, and is thrilled to be serving again at TSP and First Austin. Ann splits her time between Texas and Colorado as an actor, writer, and preacher. She also works alongside her husband, Manuel Zarate, for the HBMG Foundation and Human Stage with whom she is co-founder and director of the National Winter Playwrights' Retreats in Creede, Colorado. 

Executive Director, Sarah Zeringue, started in January 2016 as TSP's newest staff member! No stranger to TSP though, Sarah was Assistant Director for Marvin's Room, and has performed in most of TSP's musicals. In addition, Sarah has performed in several other local companies, including ZACH, Austin Playhouse, Doctuh Mistuh Productions, Different Stages, and Summerstock Austin. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Weitzenhoffer Department of Musical Theatre at the University of Oklahoma. 

Who else shares our vision and serves our community? Jared Slack serves as First Austin's Ministerial Liaison to TSP. Marshall Smith serves as our Financial Officer. Our Graphic Design Artist is Danielle Mederios. 

Our community includes amazing Directors and Assistant Directors: Adam Roberts, Amy Downing, Ann Pittman, Bob Beare, Bridget Farias, Cathy Jones, David McCullars, Dick Westerburg, Linda Miller Raff, Lisa Dollar, Manuel ZarateNikki Zook, Patrick Torres, and Sarah Zeringue.  

B. Iden Payne nominations extended to the TSP community include Bob Beare (Three Viewings), Charles P. Stites (Coriolanus), Toby Minor (Coriolanus), Derek Jones (Almost, Maine) Trevor Bissell (Sunset Limited), Patrick Torres (Sunset Limited), and Rick Felkins (Fiddler on the Roof).

2014 B. Iden Payne Best Musical Director was awarded to Adam Roberts (Fiddler on the Roof), and fiddler, Chet Fagerstrom, received a special certificate for Outstanding Young Musician.

If you would like to join TSP's community as an actor, designer, volunteer, or donor, please contact Ann!
Marshall Smith 
First Austin Business Manager 

Jared Slack
First Austin's TSP Liaison 

Elizabeth O'Brian
Graphic Design Artist