Purpose and History:

At Wildfish Theatre we hope to instill in children a sense of leadership, discipline, self worth and confidence through the challenge of rehearsal and live performance. Just as important, we want to create and nurture responsible members of society through our efforts to give back to the Houston community. Each semester the students will be given opportunities to volunteer their time and talents to those less fortunate, through which we hope to build a strong
appreciation for the importance and necessity of philanthropy.

Wildfish Theatre began with a production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in the summer of 2008. Rehearsals were held in the living room of a student’s home, which her family so graciously offered. Two years and many more living room rehearsals led to performances of Once on This Island, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and most recently The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

While we would miss the coziness of the living room, we were thrilled to announce the opening of The Wildfish Theater! In July of 2010 construction began on the 110 seat theater that now houses all Wildfish productions.

In the coming years we hope to build upon our foundation and reach more of Houston and the surrounding areas. We hope that you will join us.

 The Staff:

Krysti Wilson (Artistic Director)

Krysti has been involved with theatre and the performing arts for over 20 years. It has been her life long dream to run a theater school for kids, and thanks to her family, now it is happening! Her training credits include Houston Grand Opera, College of the Mainland, Houston Ballet, Pastorini Bosby Talent Agency and HITS Theatre. As a
professional actor, she has performed with Main Street Theatre, Main Street Youth Theatre, Theatre LaB Houston, and Bayou City Concert Musicals. With her real passion being directing and choreographing, Krysti has worked with Welch Middle School, Emory Weiner Middle School, Bellaire High School, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, St. Edwards University.

Krysti currently teaches on staff at TUTS, the Houston Ballet, and the JCC. She served as a teacher, Associate Artistic Director, and then the Artistic Director of HITS Theater from 2004-2008 during which she directed many productions including two Miller Productions; Cinderella and Peter Pan. Over the past year, founded Wildfish Theatre, directing You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Once On This Island, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, three productions of Spelling Bee and finally A Year With Frog and Toad. “I would just like to take this moment to thank my two parents for their support in all of my endeavors.”

Kristin Warren (Associate Artistic Director)

Kristin has enjoyed performing, choreographing and teaching musical theater for more than 20 years. Her training credits include HITS Theatre, Houston Grand Opera, Suzanne Semans Dance, and The University of Houston. As a director and choreographer, Kristin has worked with TUTS, Generations, a Theatre Company, Masquerade Theatre, HITS Theatre, Mosaic Theatre, the JCC and Mayde Creek H.S. Professionally, she has performed with TUTS, Generations, a Theatre Company, Theatre LaB Houston, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and Masquerade Theatre. She began working with Wildfish Theatre during it’s production of Once on This Island, and subsequently with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, three productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and now A Year With Frog & Toad. Kristin is thrilled to be working with her lifelong friend Krysti Wilson and looks forward to the many years of successful shows to come!


Community Outreach:

Wildfish Cast of Once On This Island with students from the Parish School