Ann Catherine Zarate
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 with whom she is co-founder and Artistic Director of the National Winter Playwrights' Retreats in Creede, Colorado.
Steve is thrilled to have joined staff just in time for TSP’s 10th anniversary season! Steve has a long history at TSP including performing in Incident at Vichy, Blood Brothers, Our Town, Lone Riders, After the Fair, Haunted Songs, Oh the Places You’ll Hide, and Songs That Slay. He served as set designer for Coriolanus and J’oy Vey. Around Austin, Steve has performed in Rent, Ragtime, Les Miserables, and Evita (ZACH), The Fantasticks (AJRT), Woody (Mainstreet Musicals), Sleeping Beauty (Vortex), Assassins (Soubrette Productions), Evita, Lend Me A Tenor, Beauty and the Beast, Joseph and the Amazing…, (Georgetown Palace), and has done set design for several shows at Georgetown Palace as well including Tarzan which was recognized by Broadway World Austin.
Marshall Smith is the Business Administer of First Austin and oversees the biz part of our shows! A Baylor graduate, Marshall is responsible for behind the scenes building and financial aspects of both Trinity Street Players and The Playhouse. Marshall has been a vital part of Trinity Street Players since its inception. His wife has performed in multiple TSP productions and both are patrons of Trinity Street Players.
Graphic Design Artist
Elizabeth is our resident graphic designer and creator of all of our promotional materials. She is a third-generation Austinite and third-generation First Austin member. She has a degree in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin, a certificate of Interior Design from the New York Institute of Art and Design, and a passion for all things creative. She has worked in interior design, fashion, jewelry-making, and graphic design, among other things. She has been with her loving husband, Scott, for almost 20 years and together they have an amazing teenage son, Sage, and three fur babies. Check out her lifestyle blog at eeobrienstyle.com.