The Clayton Theatre Company
- La Tonya Watts-Artistic Director
- Roxanne Pardi-Managing Director
- Patti Berrow-Board of Directors President
- Cara Bent-Board of Directors Treasurer
La Tonya Watts
La Tonya Watts has trained at Juilliard in New York as well as the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Her training and work with many famous directors and choreographers has helped her pursue her passion.
La Tonya has directed and choreographed many theatrical performances for many of the Bay Area’s most popular theatrical companies. Her work includes: Taming of the Shrew, Romeo & Juliet, The Wiz, Grease, Pippin, Oedipus, Cinderella, Macbeth, Dream Girls, Blackballin, Runaways, Bugsy, Once on this Island, The Clean House, West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hairspray, Life Could be a Dream, 9 to 5, The Bad Seed, Rent, and Chicago, for which she was nominated for a SFBATCC Award in 2011, and a Shellie award in 2011, for Best Choreographer For A Musical. Additionally, La Tonya co-directed The Robber Bridegroom, Night of January 16th, A Trip Down Broadway, for which she won a Shellie award for Best Choreographer For a Musical. La Tonya also directed Aladdin, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum also for which she was nominated for a Shellie for Best Choreographer for a Musical, she directed Arsenic & Old Lace for which she was nominated for Best Director, directed and choreographed Urinetown, and directed Rumors.
La Tonya looks forward to directing and choreographing many more shows to come.
Roxanne Pardi received her BA Degree in Vocal Music and a k-12 Lifetime Teaching Credential from San Jose State University.
Past acting credits include: Guys and Dolls PCT (Martha and Vocal Director), Sweeney Todd DLOC (Prostitute/Ensemble), Fiddler on the Roof PCT (Golde and Vocal Director)-Shellie Nominee for best actress in a musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum PCT (Domina and Vocal Director)-Shellie Nominee for best actress in a musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat PCT (Ensemble and Vocal Director), The Passion Play St. Bonaventure Church (Soloist, Chorus and Vocal Director), Annie PCT (Grace and Vocal Director), Pajama Game PCT (Ensemble), Kiss Me Kate Los Medanos College (Lilli, Kate).
Roxanne was the Vocal Director for Scenes from Carmen Jones and Cinderella African American Shakespeare Co.,
Past directing credits for Clayton Theatre Company: Urinetown (Ma Strong, Co-director, Vocal Director), Arsenic and Old Lace (Asst. Director & Costumer-2015 Shellie Nominee), A Trip Down Broadway (co-writer, Vocal Director and Director-2015 Shellie Nominee), Night of January 16th (Asst. Director), The Robber Bridegroom (Vocal Director & Director).
Roxanne is a CMEA Adjudicator and teaches private vocal and piano lessons.