Marcus Theatre

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Marcus Theatre
Staff

Denise Tooch

Head Director

Mrs. Tooch is in her 4th year here at Marcus High School. She teaches Theatre 1-2 and Theatre Production. She is also the sponsor of MHS Thespian Troupe #4268. 

Mrs. Tooch previously served 11 years at the lead director and technical director at McKinney High School. She earned her BFA in Theatre Arts/English/Secondary Education from Sam Houston State University, and a MFA in Stage Management from the Yale School of Drama. She worked on the East Coast as a professional stage manager for several years, and still maintains her Actors Equity Union membership. 

Her husband serves as the Technical Director for the theatre and dance program at UNT. They have 2 children.

Alex Rodriguez

Associate Director

Mr. Rodriguez is in his Third year at Marcus High School. He teaches Theatre Arts 1, JV Theatre and co teaches the Varsity Class with Mrs. Tooch. Mr. Rodriguez is also the head of costumes, publicity and house management on all productions.


    Mr. Rodriguez previously served 3 years as the Assistant Director at Guyer High School. He graduated from Texas Woman's University with his BA in Theatre Education in 2011.

Elizabeth Lambert

Technical Director

Elizabeth Lambert is the technical director at Marcus high school. She is entering her fifth year teaching. She had previously taught at R L Turner in Carrollton where she assisted in directing the Schmidt and Jones "best musical " in 2015, along with the regional qualifier in OAP"These Shining Lives". She is excited to work with this new team and can't wait to see the magic of Marcus theatre!