Meg Hubbarth Steiner is the fairest theatre geek in the land. Theatre hit her when she was far too young to understand that a life devoted to creativity, while fulfilling, is not for the faint of heart. If she could go back in time, she might ask engineering or accounting to hit her, but she doesn’t care to dwell on the past. She’s better suited for visualizing the future. Theatre chose her, so she chose it back, and has been practicing, performing, and teaching the craft across the globe for many years.
A native of Austin, Meg grew up immersed in performance through Austin Musical Theatre, Austin Cabaret Theatre, and Zach Scott educational programs. She shared the stage with iconic performing artists including Larry Gatlin, Pamela Myers, Kristin Chenoweth, and Lauren Worsham. Her adolescence took her through the Starlight Theatre Program at Bowie High School and on to Philadelphia, PA where she earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of the Arts. While in Philadelphia, her passion for education ignited after directing high school students in a summer intensive program. She was then gifted the opportunity to teach at the prestigious Leysin American School in Switzerland where she directed and choreographed several productions with students wishing to learn English through submersion in Western creative culture.
Meg works as a theatre teacher in Dripping Springs. She dedicates the majority of her time to educational theatre, and has written, produced, choreographed, designed, and directed many productions with the world’s best kids. Meg considers herself a recruiter of magic makers and an empathetic maximizer who values action, risk taking, grit, and collaboration in the learning environment. She’s not a fan of arbitrary limitations or authoritarianism. She’s a fan of work. She’s a fan of growth. She is always choosing. She is always learning. She asks her students and collaborators to do the same.
In addition to teaching, Meg is an active participant in the thriving Central Texas theatre community. She has performed and choreographed with many companies including Zilker Theatre Productions, Austin Theatre Project, The Wimberley Players, Soubrette Productions, and City Theatre Company. She loves what theatre offers, and strives to instill her passion and drive into the lives of others so that they may share the experience of cultivating a rich, authentic, and well-lived life.
Norah Martin began her career backstage in theatre over a decade ago as an assistant costumer. Since then, Norah has been heavily involved in San Marcos, Wimberley, and Dripping Springs theatre as a costume designer, producer, hair stylist and makeup artist, actor, props maker, light operator as well as print marketing and playbill designer.
You may have seen Norah's most recent costume work in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Next to Normal at the Wimberley Players or in Annie Jr, The Lion King Jr and Seussical Jr at Meteor Theatre.
Norah's background is in business management and she handles all things operational for On Stage Ready.
Drum and Thunder Drums Performance Group
Trevor Detling is a fixture in Austin music. He has performed in over 210 musical productions as a percussionist in the Austin area and traveled the world over as a performer.
Mr. Detling is the current Head of Percussion at St. Stephen's Episcopal School since 1998, and formerly at St. Edward's University from 2012 to 2020.
He founded Thunder Drums Percussion in 1994 and is the author of over a dozen publications about drumming.
It is his dream to begin a drum performance group in Dripping Springs and is so excited to share his enthusiasm and knowledge at On Stage Ready.
Guitar and Theatre Instructor and Camp Director
A creative since birth, Caitlyn N Martinez (Cait) is a lover of all fine arts. She began singing at the age of five at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and would continue her singing career at the Corpus Christi Cathedral for seven years. Through CCC, Cait has had many opportunities of performance, including singing for Pope Francis in the Pueri Cantores conference in a private audience taking place at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. Over the course of her life, Cait has taught herself Viola, Ukulele, Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Bass, and Piano.
Cait’s passion for music soon grew to a love for theatre which lead to her spending nine years in community theatre work in the Corpus Christi area as well as Wimberley. Cait earned her B.F.A. in Theatre with a concentration in Education as well as a Music minor at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX in May 2022. During her time studying at Texas State, she has acted in or been on the production team for six University productions, studied over 30 credit hours of Guitar, Vocal Technique, Music History, and Music Theory, and Music Directed an original main stage musical. Cait has also had the opportunity to work with students grades 5th-12th teaching Theatre I-IV, Guitar, and Voice. Cait will be a theatre teacher at Sycamore Springs Middle School in the 2022-2023 school year.
Austin Harper, one of our amazing, talented, and fun camp counselors from last year's Annie Jr. camps is back for this year as a Camp Director! Currently finishing his sophomore year at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth earning his BFA in Acting, Austin is also well known in these parts for his wicked comedic timing onstage at many productions at Dripping Springs High School (Class of 2020).
Helena Bjeletich, the "kid whisperer" from our previous camps, is back again for an encore as Camp Director of our Sing, Encanto, and Frozen camps! Helena was a 2021 graduate of DSHS, former President of Troupe 6261 Thespians, and heavily involved with DSHS theatre both as an actor and crew member. She is currently studying mathematics at UT Austin.