Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater & Academy (FPCTA) is thrilled to announce Stephen Tyler Davis will join the staff as the new Artistic Director, effective August 1, 2022.
Davis makes his return to North Alabama after 15 years working professionally in New York City as a stage director, writer, producer, performer, and educator in the theatre industry. Davis will transition from his faculty position at Sarah Lawrence College in New York where he also serves as their Theatre Program Manager. Additionally, he is the co-founder and Artistic Director for CitySalt Theatricals, an NYC based theatre company producing new plays, musicals, readings, special events, and theatre camps like Huntsville’s Blue Plate Broadway.
In 2020 while still working in New York remotely, Davis led a FPCTA creative team in keeping our 30 year tradition alive by adapting and directing a new virtual production of A Christmas Carol, the first of its kind for the organization. In Spring of 2023, FPCTA will produce Davis’s original adaptation of Snow White and the 7 Littles at the Von Braun Center Playhouse as part of the 62nd Production Season.
Davis is a Huntsville native and grew up through the Fantasy Academy and on the stages of many Fantasy’s theatrical productions in the 90’s and early 2000’s. As the new Artistic Director, Davis will manage and direct the production programming, community outreach, and creative projects of FPCTA. This new staff position is supported by grant funding from the Alabama State Council for the Arts. The Artistic Director will be vital to FPCTA’s growth as we step into the next stage of history while honoring its strong community-oriented roots.