Director Biography

Desha Crownover

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Desha Crownover is an award-winning stage director and musical director with over 75 shows to her name, ranging from intimate black-box style plays to fully-staged musicals. She has had the opportunity to direct, teach, and perform across the country for the past twenty-five years where her work has been commended by such theatre notables as Edward Albee, Ming Cho Lee, Patricia Zipprodt, and Timothy Near. She holds a Master’s degree in Theatre from SDSU and a B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Performing from UCSD and has served on the teaching faculty of SDSU, Cuyamaca College, and Santa Fe Christian Schools teaching music, acting, theatre history, public speaking, and speech and debate. Her work as a playwright has been produced at UCSD, SDSU, and Santa Fe Christian Schools, as well. Desha currently serves as the Artistic Director of San Diego Junior Theatre where she has taught and directed for the past twenty years. Her most recent show with them was last season’s Little Shop of Horrors.

Tuck Everlasting

Directed by Desha Crownover
Choreographed by Marc Caro-Willcox
Adapted for the Stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Music by Chris Miller
Based on the Novel by Natalie Babbitt

When Winnie Foster meets the Tuck Family she discovers they hold the secret to everlasting life. Should she return to her own family, or join the Tucks on their never-ending journey?

The Adventures of a Bear Called Paddington

Directed by Desha Crownover
Adapted for the Stage by Alfred Bradley
From the Stories by Michael Bond
Music by Bert Chappell
Lyrics by Bert Chappell, Brenda Johnson and Alfred Bradley

San Diego Junior Theatre's 1997 production of The Adventures of a Bear Called Paddington.