The Isabel Leadership Team
ANNA WESTBROOK (CEO, Founder, Producer, LEAD TRAINER, Composer & PLAYWRIGHT)
Anna is an experienced leader who has managed multiple large-scale artistic and educational programs in New England, Texas, and the Caribbean. She has managed relationships with over 40 businesses who use her two published children's books and associated lessons. Anna has written curriculum on Dominican-Haitian Relations that has been published by the Center for Latin American and Colonial Studies at NYU. She has a B. A. in Music with a specialization in Composition from Connecticut College. In 2018, Anna produced Isabel & The Runaway Train in Austin, Texas, drawing a crowd of 300 audience members and collaborating with over 10 local businesses & organizations. She now leads the Isabel training programs and oversees Isabel production needs. You can learn more about Anna on her website.
To ask questions about training needs, send Anna an email.
FERNANDO VELEZ, PRODUCTION MANAGER & TRAINER)
Fern Velez graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology. He has 11 years of theater experience, as an actor, director, and technical director. He strives to use the arts to create social change. He leads the Isabel & The Runaway Train ProductionTeam, which includes organizing live productions, writing and editing video training content and speaking at advocacy events.
To ask questions about production or training needs, send Fern an email.
ANSEL LOWRY (Creative Director)
Ansel graduated from UT (hook ‘em horns!) with a B.A. in Theatre & Dance. The July 2018 premiere of Isabel & the Runaway Train marked the beginning of her habitation in the wonderful world of Professional Theatre and she couldn’t think of a better team of people to have been sharing it with. Past directing credits include Decimation by Elise Peterson for the 2017 Cohen New Works Festival and The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow. Outside of theatre, she enjoys collecting superhero comics and rewatching cartoons she loved as a kid because nostalgia is a helluva drug, ya’ll.
To ask questions about creative direction, send Ansel an email.
JENNIFER CRUMP (TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, LIgHTING DESIGNER)
Jennifer is an artist who works in a variety of mediums including photography, graphic design, and painting, but her true passion is for lighting design. With over 10 years of working experience with theatrical productions, corporate productions, and social events, she has worked on a large style variety of shows including children's theatre, plays, concerts, dance, and more. If you would like to view some of her work, please visit her website.
To ask questions about technical needs, send Jennifer an email.
Jazz Sanabria (Audio Product Manager, Sound Designer)
JaJuan (a.k.a. Jazz), began his artistic journey as a young child. After brief periods playing violin and piano, he found the electric and double bass and they have been his instruments of choice since he was eleven years old. He developed and honed his abilities at university on after receiving a scholarship for classical double bass performance and audio engineering. The work he has done in the audio world, including live sound for bands and theater, has sharpened his aural skills to a fine point. He has played in a myriad of ensembles ranging from bluegrass, jazz, classical, pop, hip-hop, and much more.
To ask questions about audio products, send Jazz an email.