Managing Artistic Director - Jill Turnbow
From the age of 5, Jill has been involved in theatre in one form or another. Earning a BFA in Theatre with a focus on acting and directing, she performed with several theatre companies in her home state of Texas, only putting aside Theatre for the years she traveled as a standup comedian. Upon moving to Cambria, Jill did shows at the former Pewter Plough Playhouse as well as CCA. In recent years she has appeared on stage here at CCAT in Always Patsy Cline, Menopause the Musical, Vanya Sonia Masha & Spike, Fuddy Meers, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Holiday Dinnertainment. Directing projects include Almost Maine, Seascape, Something’s Afoot, Company, The World Goes Round, and Quilters. Jill also serves on the CCA Board of Directors and she misses Nancy Green every day.
Production Manager - Jane Lloyd
To chase her theater dreams in the early‘80’s, Jane moved from Texas to Southern California. She landed work to help build and run the Los Angeles Theater Center in downtown LA. The intense work with amazing new artists honed her skills as she worked on more than 200 productions as a staff lighting designer and technician in the 4 theater complex. Since that time, Jane worked in sitcom production, as a business software trainer and in print and online magazine publishing. After retiring to Cambria, she has returned to her first love of theater by volunteering at the wonderful CCAT.
Technical Director - Joe Crowley
Eight years ago, Joe Crowley was blissfully unaware of all things theatrical. Suddenly, Nancy Green grabbed him in a church parking lot, and said, “Do you know anything about electronics?” Since then, he’s learned a lot about “theatre” from professionals like Jill, Jane, and the cast and crew of 60-odd shows where he’s provided tech support. Before coming to Cambria, he taught and directed a research lab at the University of Illinois after receiving a PhD from MIT. Later, he moved to the Silicon Valley to provide research support to companies ranging from garage startups to IBM, HP, and Xerox. None of that seemed as tricky as stopping the telephone ringing noise just when an actor picks up the phone on stage.