Marcus Theatre

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Marcus Theatre
Staff

Denise Tooch

Head Director
toochd@lisd.net

Mrs. Tooch is in her 7th year here at Marcus High School. She teaches Theatre 1-2 and Theatre Production, and sponsors the 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.

Taylor Mudd

Associate Director
muddt@lisd.net

Look for Ms. Mudd's bio soon!

Grayson Merchant

Technical Director

Mr .Merchant is a Designer and Teacher based Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. As a Scenic Designer, he has designed multiple productions, his favorites being Dogfight and We Are Proud to Present. Additionally, he has worked extensively Off-Broadway and Regionally while working under notable Scenic Designers. To view more of his work visit GraysonMerchant.com. He is looking forward joining the Marcus High School Theatre Department immensely!