Director Biography

Desha Crownover


For over ten years, Desha Crownover served as Junior Theatre’s Artistic Director, acting as general manager, director, musical director, and co-founder of SDJT’s Conservatory Program for aspiring high school artists.

She now serves as the interim Artistic Director for Junior Theatre.

Desha has had the opportunity to direct, teach, and perform in San Diego for the past fifteen years where her directing work has been commended by such theatre notables as Edward Albee, Ming Cho Lee, 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. She has served on the teaching faculty of SDSU, Cuyamaca College, and Santa Fe Christian Schools.

Some of Desha’s favorite directing credits for Junior Theatre include The Miracle Worker, Twelfth Night, Our Town, and Blood Wedding. Her work as a playwright has been produced at UCSD, SDSU, and Santa Fe Christian Schools, as well.

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.