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Ann Catherine Zarate

Artistic Director
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.

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Steve Williams

Technical Director
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

Business Manager
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.

Elizabeth O'Brien

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

Paige Jeter

Paige Jeter is the bookkeeper at First Austin. Paige is Texan, born and raised, although she tried to be a Cajun in Louisiana for a few years. She loves working at FBC and is thankful that a place like Trinity Street Players exists in our world!

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Who else shares our vision and serves our community? 

Amazing Directors and Assistant Directors including Manuel Zarate, Patrick Torres, Amy Downing, Adam Roberts, Bob Beare, Cathy Jones, Nikki Zook, Bridget Farias, Sarah Zeringue, and more have donated time and creativity to TSP productions.  

The 2018 B. Iden Payne Best Actress in a Musical was awarded dually to Ann Catherine Zarate and Sarah Zeringue for their roles as conjoined twins in the  2017 B. Iden Payne Best Actor in a Musical was awarded to Andrew Cannata for his role in Dani Girl following Michael Ferstenfeld’s receiving the Best Actor in a Musical in 2015 for Into the Woods. 2014 B. Iden Payne Best Musical Director was awarded to Adam Roberts for Fiddler on the Roof, and fiddler, Chet Fagerstrom, received a special certificate for Outstanding Young Musician.

B. Iden Payne nominations extended to the TSP community include Bob Beare (Three Viewings), Charles P. Stites (Coriolanus), Toby Minor (Coriolanus), Derek Jones (Almost, Maine) Trevor Bissell (Sunset Limited), Rick Felkins (Fiddler on the Roof), Ryan Smith (Into the Woods), Renee Barnett (Lone Riders), Jenny Larson (Dani Girl), Taylor Moessinger (Dani Girl), and the casts & crews of Sunset Limited and Fiddler On the Roof

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Our Players Tell The Story

“The Players have a clear notion of the role of theatre, however, as a mirror to the human condition, and their programming reflects this. So does their always accomplished theatrical craft.” 

Central Texas Live Theatre

“Trinity Street Players performs in one of my favorite theatre spaces in town, a black box on the fourth floor of First Baptist Church…. Best yet, admission is free. Kudos to Trinity Street and First Baptist for inviting us into their theatrical fold, asking for no more than our reciprocal engagement in their dramatic offering and for the courageous gift of a local premiere.” 

The Austin Chronicle

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