Who We Are

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
  • Lupe Szymanski-Board Member

Biographies:

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La Tonya Watts
Artistic Director

La Tonya has directed and choreographed numerous 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, Scenes from Carmen Jones, 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 and choreographed Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Additionally, La Tonya directed Scenes from Carmen Jones, Night of January 16th, choreographed A Trip Down Broadway, for which she won a Shellie award for Best Choreographer For a Musical. La Tonya also choreographed Aladdin, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which she was nominated for a Shellie for Best Choreographer for a Musical, she directed Arsenic & Old Lace for which she was nominated for a Shellie for Best Director, directed and choreographed Urinetown, which she was nominated for a Shellie for Best Choreographer for a Musical and Best Director, directed Rumors, which she was nominated for a Shellie for Best Director, choreographed You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and directed Moon Over Buffalo.

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Roxanne Pardi
Managing Director

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.

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