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who we are

We are proud to work with many different artists from around Dallas. Some of our frequent collaborators include the following:

MARA RICHARDS BIM is the founder of Cry Havoc, a director, an adjunct faculty member at Eastfield College, and a consultant for Dallas ISD’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Her Dallas directing credits include Cry Havoc’s The (out)Siders Project, Shut Up and Listen!,  Shots Fired (co-director) and the upcoming The Great American Sideshow. For three seasons she managed the education programs at Dallas Theater Center including Project Discovery (2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award). Before returning to Texas in 2012, Mara spent 15 years working in NYC theatre including at the nationally recognized New Victory Theater as well as The Joyce Theater and MCC Theater. She is a NY certified theatre teacher (Pre-K through 12) and a power vinyasa yoga teacher (RYT 200-hour).

RUBEN CARRAZANA is a local actor, director, and teaching artist. Local acting credits include Dallas Theater Center (Oedipus El Rey), Undermain Theatre (Tomorrow Come Today), Second Thought Theatre (Martyr), the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (The Show About Men), The Tribe (Dallas Etc.), Prism Co. (Gog & Magog), and Cara MÍa Theatre Co. (Lydia, Romeo and Julieta, and The Dreamers: A Bloodline). Local directing credits include co-director for Cry Havoc Theater Company (Shots Fired) Cara Mía Theatre Co. (References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot) and assistant directing for Jesters (Time Will Tell). As a playwright Ruben was an invited member of the Dallas Playwrights' Workshop at the Dallas Theater Center, and was a recipient of a Special Support Grant from the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs for the world-premiere of his original play Stacy Has A Thing For Black Guys, produced by The Tribe. He will next be seen acting onstage in Undermain Theatre's production of 10 out of 12, and the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group's War Flower. Ruben received his BFA in Theater from Southern Methodist University.

JOHN M. FLORES is an accomplished sound designer, whose credits for Cry Havoc include The (out)Siders Project, Shut Up and Listen!, Shots Fired, and the upcoming The Great American Sideshow. John’s work has also been featured at Kitchen Dog Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Second Thought Theater, Theatre Three, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Echo Theater, Stage West, Our Endeavors Theater Collective, Junior Players, Teatro Dallas, Cara Mia Theater, Project X Theater, Limehouse Theater, and The Drama Club. John, along with Jim Kuenzer, also composes and performs experimental electronic music as JIM/JOHN MAKE NOISE. 

SHELBY-ALLISON HIBBS is a director and award winning writer, and currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas. In her three brief years in Dallas, she has worked with Artstillery (co-founder), Echo Theatre, Dead White Zombies, Cry Havoc Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, The Aviary, WaterTower Theatre, Nouveau47, Shakespeare Dallas,  Kitchen Dog Theater/OMPF, Dallas Children’s Theatre, Shakespeare at the Bar, House Party Theatre, and Capers for Kids. She has worked as a Teaching Artist and Director with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and The Berkshire Theatre Group. New York credits include premieres with Slant Theatre Project, CTown, Target Margin Theatre, Edge in Motion, Adrienne Westwood, and Robert Wilson. While in New York, she interned with The Wooster Group and Jim Findlay’s BOTANICA. She is a contributor for Theater Jones and has been published in HowlRound, Ecumenica, Dallas Observer, and Texas Theater Journal. She is a member of Dallas Playwright’s Workshop with The Dallas Theater Center. Graduate of the MFA program at Baylor University. www.shelbyallisonhibbs.com

AARON JOHANSEN (LIGHTING DESIGN)  Cry Havoc Theater: The Great American Sideshow; Shots Fired; Shut up and Listen! Dallas Theater Center: Gloria; Driving Miss Daisy; Oedipus El Rey; The Second City Does Dallas; Red; A Christmas Carol (Associate Lighting Designer, 2010-2016); Centerstage Gala (2010-2011, 2013-2016).  Dallas Children's Theater: Seussical the Musical; Fancy Nancy; Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Musical; Pinkalicious (2012 & 2016); Ghouls and graveyards.  Kitchen Dog Theater: I'm gonna pray for you so hard; Totalitarians; Wilde Earnest (World Premier); The Arsonists; Gidion's Knot; The Motherf**ker with a Hat; Detroit; Macbeth; Turn of the Screw; Ruth (World Premier); The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Se Llama Cristina.  Second Thought Theater: Martyr; Othello; Bellville; Bull; Booth (World Premier); Nocturne; Cock; In a Forest, Dark and Deep; Pluck The Day. Dallas Baptist University: Opera Buffet: A Night of Opera; Camelot; Godspell Trinity Shakespeare Festival: Love's Labor's Lost  Cara Mia Theater: Blood WeddingTeatro En Fuga: A Festival of New Works.

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KRISTIN MARTINEZ is a local stage manager. She received an Associate’s in Arts in Theatre from Richland College and a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Performance from UTDallas under Jeff Stove. She has worked backstage with Bootstraps Comedy Theatre, Watertower Theatre, Our Productions, Echo Theatre, Proper Hijinx Theater Productions, nd Cry Havoc Theater Company. "We just want to make people happy. Happiness is a good vibe for peace." -John Lennon

Board of Directors
Hari Bhushan
David Denney
Mara Richards Bim


Interested in joining our Board? We’d love to talk with you!
Please call Mara Richards Bim at 917-202-5904 or email mara@cryhavoctheater.org.