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Our Team


MARA RICHARDS BIM is the founder of Cry Havoc Theater Company, an adjunct faculty member at Eastfield College, and a frequent consultant for Dallas ISD’s Department of Theatre and Dance.

Her Dallas directing/devising credits include Cry Havoc’s BabelSex Ed (2018), A History of EverythingThe Great American SideshowShots Fired (co-director), Shut Up and Listen! and The (out)Siders Project. She has been commissioned by the University of North Texas to create a new documentary/verbatim theatre piece which will premiere in February 2019. The Memory Project will weave together first-person narratives collected from senior citizens in assisted living facilities. Mara is also the recipient of a 2018 Special Projects Grant from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs for the public art installation, "The Cenotaph". In September 2018, the DFW Theatre Critics awarded a Forum Award for Best New Play to Babel as well as a special citation for “conducting thorough research and creating compelling verbatim drama.”


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KAT EDWARDS is the Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director at Cry Havoc Theater Company. After graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University with her BFA in Performance, Kat was hired as the Executive Assistant at Theatre Three. There, she went on to serve as the Company Manager and eventually, Director of Strategic Marketing and Data Analysis. During her tenure at Theatre Three, Kat also directed the 2016 productions of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Tigers Be Still. She also served as either the stage manager or assistant stage manager for Hands on a Hardbody, Civil War Christmas, The Liar, Picnic, Light Up the Sky, Psycho Beach Party, The Wedding Singer, A Little Night Music, She Kills Monsters, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Kat is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Board of Directors


GREG ROBERTSON (CHAIR)
DR. ALEX BURMEISTER (VICE-CHAIR)
LAURA STEEN-PATTERSON (TREASURER)
HARI BHUSHAN (SECRETARY)
MARA RICHARDS BIM
DUSTIN DEVILLE
TONYA RAMSEY
Anveshica Saumya Tayi


Interested in joining our Board? We’d love to talk with you!

Please call Mara Richards Bim at 214-538-0825 or email mara@cryhavoctheater.org.