Mr. Hollomon will be starting his 19th year as a high school Theatre Director. For coming to Lebanon Trail High School, he spent 15 years as the Theatre Director at R.L Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas. While serving at R.L Turner High School he has had several national qualifiers in acting, regional uil oap success, and state finalists in competitive theatre events. Mr. Hollomon studied Theatre at The College of Santa Fe, Collin Theatre Center, and Texas Woman's University. Mr. Hollomon has served in the United States Army, and was stationed in Bosnia. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous productions, including Picnic, As Is, All in the Timing, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Side Man, The Exonerated, and many others. Mr. Hollomon is a graduate of Newman Smith High School(class of 1993) and has an amazing wife, Christy and two young children, Ella and Dylan. Mr. Hollomon is excited to continue growing the LTHS Theatre Program with his new Tech Director, Mr. Davenport.
John Davenport is completing his 6th year as a High School Technical Director. John graduated from Texas State University with a BFA in Theatrical Design and Technology in 2008. He immediately began working in professional theatre at Theatre Three in Dallas, where he worked on over 14 productions in under just 2 years.
Missing the educational aspect of theatre, John went back to school to get his teaching certification from the University of Dallas in 2011. Beginning his teaching career at Lovejoy High School, where he went to state in his first year teaching, he has worked for the last 2 years as Technical Director for The Colony High School, including being a part of the directing team that won 1st place at State in the 5A UIL One Act Play in 2017.
In his personal life, he has participated in over fifty shows as both an actor and technician. He has won several awards for his work as a stage manager, including first place at ACTF for Region 6, earning him a spot at nationals in 2008. His acting work has also allowed him to compete internationally where he traveled to Liverpool, Nova Scotia with the local theatre group, Ohlook Performing Arts Center. In 2012, they competed in the Liverpool International Theatre Festival, where his group took home the award for Best International Show. In 2013, John played Melchior in Ohlook's production of Spring Awakening. They competed in the American Association of Community Theatre competition where they took the show to Nationals where John was nominated for Best Actor.
John is thrilled to begin his time at Lebanon Trail High School next year. He is excited about the potential to work with his friend Michael Hollomon, and to build the technical theatre program in a new school. He cannot wait to begin working on the shows for the next season and meet the students of Lebanon Trail.