Director: Kirsti McCleary
Kirsti received her BA in psychology from Occidental College, Cum Laude.
She received her Masters of Arts in School Psychology from Cal State,
Northridge and was a psychologist for several years. She has been
performing and involved in theater since the age of 8 and while studying
psychology, she always kept busy with theater taking both theater and music
classes in college, and performing for many years. She also put her
psychology background to use with every character she played.
She made her directorial debut with the Young Performers academy where
she created a children’s theater program in San Juan Capistrano. She has
been musical director and director of several mainstage productions for her
church and local theaters in Orange, LA, and San Diego counties. Kirsti also
created her own theatrical production company called CCC productions
(named after her children ) where she produced hits such as Beauty and the
Beast, Grease, and Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She is
blessed to be celebrating 25 years of marriage to her husband, Dave
McCleary. Theater has been the backdrop of their lives while raising their 3
children. She likes to say she counts time in musicals rather than years.
Kirsti has worked as a Booster parent for the SCHS Drama for the past 6
years and is excited to work even more closely with the amazingly talented
SCHS drama students. They have captured her heart, and she can’t wait to
watch them continue to grow and bring joy to each other and SCHS
community. This SCHS drama program is one giant group effort and could
not happen without the support of the drama mama booster board, parents,
and our administration. Kirsti would like to give a HUGE thank you to all of
you who make this program possible and hopes your child finds their SCHS home in the program.