Theater Arts Staff

Ms. Wendy Pratt

(Tuloso-Midway High School Theatre Director) has lived in Austin, Houston, and Toronto and has taught Theatre Arts, Technical Theatre, and English in the Austin and Houston area for over 12 years prior to her time at TM. In 2010, University of Texas selected Wendy Pratt as a master teacher of Theatre Arts. Ms. Pratt has served as a member of the Adult Advisory board for the Texas State Thespians and her students have been recognized at both the State and National levels. During her previous time with TMHS, Ms. Pratt directed the One-Act Play in 2010 to the regional level with Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa. Most recently, Ms. Pratt has co-directed the 2015 State Qualifying One Act Play These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, 2016 State Qualifying One Act Play Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, Moon Over Buffalo (2018 State Champion) by Ken Ludwig, Lend Me a Tenor (2019 2nd Runner Up State)by Ken Ludwig and Over the River and Through the Woods (2021-State Champion)

Prior to her career as an educator, Ms. Pratt worked as a costumer in the Houston area for corporations, schools, and individuals. In addition, Ms. Pratt has an extensive background in dance with certifications from the Canadian Dance Teacher's Association and the Royal Academy of Dance. She has served as a choreographer for the Strolling Youth Players in Canada and as a guest presenter of hip-hop, jazz, and swing dancing at several conferences. Ms. Pratt has directed over 60 shows and currently serves on the UIL OAP Advisory Committee.


Mrs. Lyn Esquivel 

(Tuloso-Midway High School Assistant Theatre Director) grew up in Kingsville, Texas, where she studied Theatre at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  She received her BA majoring in Theatre Arts with a minor in Spanish. Mrs. Esquivel taught at Corpus Christi ISD for six years from 2008-2014, where she was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2012 and 2014.  She came to Tuloso-Midway in 2014, and has taught at both the Middle School and High School.  She has had four State appearances at UIL One Act Play ( Caucasian Chalk Circle 2016,  Moon Over Buffalo-State Champion 2018,  Lend Me a Tenor 2nd Runner Up 2019, Over the River and Through the Woods-State Champion 2021) Lyn Esquivel also has coached four state champion events in Texas Forensics Association (Duet Acting-2020, Duo Interpretation-2020 & 2021, Humorous Interpretation-2021), as well as a TFA Team State Championship in 2021. She was also awarded the 2020 Texas Speech & Communication Association Educator of the Year.

Mr. Curtis Ashby

(Tuloso-Midway High School Technical Theatre Director) has received training throughout the Texas hill country, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Chicago and Las Vegas. He is fulfilled being back in the educational setting of theatre. Recent accomplishments include: UIL One-Act Play 5A State Finalist These Shining Lives (2015) and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (2016), the 2018 5A State Champion Moon Over Buffalo, the 2019 5A 2nd Runner-Up Lend Me A Tenor, and the 2021 4A State Champion Over The River And Through The Woods.

Gratitude and love to the Tuloso-Midway community, Dr. Sue Nelson, Rodney Sumner, Ann Bartosh, Carol Maher, Wendy Pratt, Lyn Esquivel, Becky Ashby, Marlena Ashby, Shawn Ashby, Dr. William A. Crisp, the entire Crisp family and especially to the Tuloso-Midway High School theatre family!