About Us

Joe Guthrie writes all the music for Dancing Sheep Productions. A native of Missouri, Joe attended the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri, and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, studying organ. He is the Assistant Music Director and Pianist at Beach Blanket Babylon in San Francisco and holds several music director jobs in the Bay Area, including some at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto.

Rev. David Howell co-writes book and lyrics for Dancing Sheep Productions. Dave is a graduate of Stanford University and the Pacific School of Religion.  He is Senior Pastor at First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, and he currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Center of Arts, Religion, and Education at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.

Kristin Aker Howell co-writes book and lyrics for Dancing Sheep Productions. A graduate of Lewis and Clark College, Kristin earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. She is a Teacher Librarian in Palo Alto. Her essays have been published in GreenPrints and the San Jose Mercury News.

Together Kristin, Dave and Joe have produced four original musicals and dozens of productions with hundreds of actors of all ages over the span of nineteen years.

3 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. I notice that your listed cast numbers are medium and large numbers. Do you know of anything for small (as in very small) churches? Also, the scripts would have to be multi-generational or all-age as we’re never certain how many children are attending at any given time.

    I’m a writer, author and actor, but have only done work with adults and do not have the musical experience/abilities that you obviously have.

    Thanks for any tips. Clips of Pam Tinnin’s one-woman show can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/VinegarPie

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