THE ART FACTORY TEAM
Founding Artistic Director COLTON BERRY
COLTON BERRY is an East Coast native, but has called Houston home for over a decade. He has been working professionally in theater since childhood and has since performed in hundreds of plays and musicals. As a vocalist, Colton appeared in SHOWTIME! AT THE APOLLO, toured France with the FRENCH-AMERICAN GOSPEL MUSIC WORKSHOP EXCHANGE, sang alongside Thelma Houston and The Temptations, and was a Top 24 Finalist in the Seventh Season of AMERICAN IDOL. In Houston, he has been seen on many stages including performances with TUTS and The Music Box Theatre. In addition to performing, Colton is an accomplished producer and director and is the Founding Artistic Director of Art Factory Houston. Art Factory credits include HAIR (Claude), 9 TO 5 (Mr. Hart), METAMORPHOSES (Midas and others), PIPPIN (Pippin), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Beast), XANADU (Sonny Malone), IT'S BRITNEY, B*TCH! (Britney), SWEENEY TODD (Anthony), CABARET (Emcee), COMPANY (Robert), MONSTER (Lady Gaga), GATSBY (Nick), PIPPIN (Pippin), [TITLE OF SHOW] (Hunter), URINETOWN (Bobby Strong), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Jamie), WIZARD OF OZ (Lion), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Frank’N’Furter), GREASE (Doody/Teen Angel), TUCK EVERLASTING (Miles Tuck), HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Hedwig), MURDER BALLAD (Tom), FUNNY GIRL (Nick Arnstein), HEATHERS (J.D.), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (William Barfeé), THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Quasimodo), A NEW BRAIN (Gordon), BROOKLYN (Taylor), JEKYLL & HYDE (Jekyll/Hyde), SWEET CHARITY (Oscar), REEFER MADNESS (Ralph/Jesus), LITTLE SHOW OF HORRORS (Seymour), and SPRING AWAKENING (Moritz). Other favorite credits include JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Judas), TRIASSIC PARQ (Mime-o-saurus), THE WEDDING SINGER (Robbie), CHICAGO (Mary Sunshine), THE WILD PARTY (Burrs), AIDA (Radames), BIG RIVER (Huckleberry Finn), and BAT BOY (Bat Boy). You can catch his next performance in NINE TO FIVE April 28th! @colberry
Founding Executive Director LUKE J. HAMILTON
LUKE J. HAMILTON is the Founding Executive Director of Art Factory. Behind the scenes, he also is the Director for many productions at Art Factory, as well as the Resident Choreographer. Luke has appeared across many Houston stages at the Alley Theatre, TUTS, Houston Grand Opera, Masquerade Theatre, The House of Blues, The Landing Theatre Company, Stages Repertory Theatre, and several other local theaters. Recent Art Factory selected credits include METAMORPHOSES (Vertumnus and others), PIPPIN (Lewis / Director/ Choreographer) BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Gaston), XANADU (Terpsichore and others), HEAD OVER HEELS (Musidorous), A NEW BRAIN (Roger), SWEENEY TODD (Beadle Bamford), CABARET (Cliff Bradshaw), COMPANY (Peter), MONSTER, GATSBY (Gatsby), PIPPIN (Director / Choreographer), [title of show] (Jeff), URINETOWN (Hot Blades Harry), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Rocky), GREASE (Eugene / Director), JASPER IN DEADLAND (Loki), TUCK EVERLASTING (Hugo), I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE, MURDER BALLAD, HEATHERS (Kurt Kelly), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Leaf Coneybear), THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Clopin), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Simon Stride), REEFER MADNESS (Jimmy Harper), and SPRING AWAKENING (Hanschen). Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) credits include ALL SHOOK UP (Featured Soloist / Dancer), OLIVER (Assistant Choreographer / Featured Dancer), A CHRISTMAS STORY, and THE MUSIC MAN. Alley Theatre Credits include four years of their annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Apparition / The Ghost of Christmas Future), HUCK FINN (Tom Sawyer), and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Other favorite credits include TRIASSIC PARQ (Velociraptor of Innocence), NEXT FALL (Luke), OKLAHOMA (Will Parker), THE FANTASTICKS (Matt), GUYS AND DOLLS (Sky Masterson), TARZAN (Tarzan), DOGFIGHT (Boland), METAMORPHOSES, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Simon Zealotes), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Dentist), and THE WILD PARTY (Jackie). Luke attended the BFA Musical Theatre program at Texas State University. He received extensive musical theatre and dance training at the Houston International Ballet Academy, the Tribble School, the Royal Academy for Performing Arts, the Humphrey’s School of Musical Theatre, and he trained privately in dance, voice, and acting for over twelve years. Luke is thrilled to see Art Factory entering its 7th Season, and could not be more proud of the growth this company has made and all of the wonderful, talented, and passionate people involved. You can catch his next performance in NINE TO FIVE April 28th! Follow him on IG: @lukejhamilton
Company Manager CHRISTINE MOMPOINT
CHRISTINE MOMPOINT is a Miami native and a first generation college student of Haitian decent. Mompoint started with Art Factory in September of 2022. She has performed in PIPPIN (Leading Player), DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Enchantress/ Silly Girl #2/ Napkin/ Belle Understudy), HOLD ME CLOSER BY CANDLELIGHT (Featured Vocalist), and IT’S BRITNEY B*TCH (Featured Vocalist). During AF’s production of XANADU (October 2022), Mompoint took on the role of Front House Manager. She continued this role during DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, while performing all of her acting roles, and assisted Artistic Director Colton Berry as a Production Assistant. Outside of Art Factory, Mompoint is a member of the Houston Show Choir where she has performed at Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo, Jones Hall, Sugarland Town Square, Cynthia Woodlands Mitchell Pavilion, and Smart Financial Center (Barry Manilow One Last Time Tour).
This year, Mompoint has officially joined the Art Factory team as the Company Manager and is excited to continue working with the team to develop new shows and community programs. Mompoint is a previous Houston Community College (HCC) Student Leader and Graduate. During her role in Student Life at HCC, she specialized in hosting large networking and fundraising events with over 500 attendees. She is currently pursuing her degree in social work at the University of Houston Downtown to continue to support the endeavors of Art Factory and continue operating her own non-profit corporation titled “The Houston Higher Education Student Coalition” where she helps young adults find resources to enter college, trade school, or the workforce.
Resident Stage Manager RACHEL EPSTEIN
Production Supervisor JANE VOLKE
REGGIE & TOM NICHOLS
GWEN & BURNELL RUSSELL
WHERE IS THE REFUND?
STEPHANIE & DUNCAN WELDER
THE CLAYTON FAMILY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President - Luke J. Hamilton
Vice President - Colton Berry
Treasurer - Christine Mompoint
Secretary - Julia Noble