Kelly Groves is in his fourth year as Theatre Director at Martin High School. He is a proud graduate of Emerson College in Boston where he earned a Master’s in Theatre Education and was awarded the prestigious Dean’s Fellowship in Theatre. He also holds a BFA in Acting from Boston University. In Texas, Mr. Groves has served as the Manager of Education and School Programs for the Tony-Award winning Dallas Theater Center. Over a twenty year career, Mr. Groves has directed dozens of productions and continues to appear as an actor at numerous regional theatres including Uptown Players, Shakespeare Dallas, the Huntington Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Hackmatack Playhouse, InterLakes Theatre, EgoPo Classic Theatre, and the Philadelphia Opera Company, among others. Mr. Groves is also the award-winning author/director of the play Beat (Playscripts, Inc.) about the life of Allen Ginsberg. At Martin HS, Mr. Groves’ and Mr. Chambers’ productions have won 3 Betty Buckley Awards and their production of Dancing at Lughnasa advanced to the UIL One Act Play 6A State Finals in 2019
Jordan Chambers is in his fifth year as Theatre Director at Martin High School and fifth year with AISD. He is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatics Academy in Los Angeles and University of Texas at Arlington where he earned his BFA in Theatre Performance. While in Los Angeles, Mr. Chambers worked with Disney, ABC, and Universal Studios among others. At Martin, Mr. Chambers and Mr. Groves were 6A UIL One Act Play State Finalist in 2019 with their play Dancing at Lughnasa and have won four Betty Buckley awards including Best Play in 2018 and 2019.