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The Permian Playhouse & Basin Theatre Works History

The Permian Playhouse was founded in 1965 as a community theatre for Odessa, Texas. The current building and much of our foundation as an organization was set in motion by our first Managing Director, Enid Holm. Enid served as Managing Director for twelve years, from 1965 until 1977.

In 1980, Enid became the Executive Director for Texas Nonprofit Theatres for sixteen years, now the Theatre Network of Texas. The Permian Playhouse has had numerous plays, musicals, concerts, and events on stage since 1965. In October 2022, the Permian Playhouse officially changed its name with the Texas Secretary of State to better reflect its modern mission. Basin Theatre Works is one of the best community theatres and is dedicated to providing the community with high-quality, culturally diverse theatrical experiences and educational programs for children, adolescents, and adults.

Each year, Basin Theatre Works provides a schedule of live theatre produced to serve the cultural, educational, and entertainment needs of the community. Basin Theatre Works also welcomes and provides an educational opportunity for all volunteers interested in the theatre arts to participate in the many community theatre activities.

Theatre School is Basin Theatre Works' education program for K-5th graders and has seen growth each year since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kaleidoscope Company is Basin Theatre Works' adolescent education program for 6th – 12th graders and has seen growth since the COVID-19 pandemic.


Basin Theatre Works is dedicated to providing the community with high-quality, culturally diverse theatrical experiences and education programs to inspire the souls of artists and audiences alike. The purpose of the organization shall be:

  • To share in providing the community with a year-round schedule of live theatre produced to serve the community's cultural, educational, and entertainment needs
  • To welcome and provide an educational opportunity for all volunteers interested in the theatre arts
  • To promote participation in the many activities of community theatre



Jon Montgomery

Executive Director

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Jon Montgomery, a native Texan doesn’t recall life without theatre. Upon graduating from High School, Jon began acting at Harbor Playhouse in Corpus Christi, Texas. His theatre education eventually took him to Del Mar College, the University of Northern Colorado, and Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Jon has cultivated and maintained great relationships with the theatres that he has worked with including: The Depot Theater, Pasadena Little Theatre, The Alley Theatre, Harbor Playhouse, Aurora Arts Theater, Port Aransas Community Theatre, The Rialto Theatre, Rockport Little Theatre, and the Union Colony Civic Center. In addition to his work with theatres, he has served in the role of Special Interests Chair for on the K-12 Education Committee for the Texas Educational Theatre Association and is a current Advisory Board Member for the Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau. Jon has worked as an Executive Artistic Director for The Depot Theater in Dodge City, Kansas, an Educational Program Manager for The Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, and was the Fine Arts Director and Theatre Instructor for Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is a Founding Member of Dead Creek Theatre Company, the Co-Founder of Artists Crafting Theatre, and a Co-Founder of The Watershed Theatre. As of October 2022, Jon is an Associate Member of the Union for Professional Directors and Choreographers: The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Jon’s areas of expertise lie in: Acting, Directing, Choreography, and Theatre Education.


Tiffany Joyce

Theatre Manager

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Tiffany was born and raised in Odessa, Texas, and has always had a love for Musical Theatre. She is married to her best friend, and they have three beautiful children together. She discovered the Permian Playhouse when her eldest daughter, Hope, wanted to take part in Theatre School and has been involved ever since that time. Since being involved, she has fallen in love with Community Theatre and looks forward to helping Basin Theatre Works grow and flourish.


Emily Hatch

Education Director

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Emily is originally from Weatherford, Texas where her love of the arts began. She was part of the TMEA All-State Choir her last two years of high school, and was nominated as Best Actress at Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Awards. After High School, she attended Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas and received her degree in Musical Theatre and a minor in Music. During her college career, she was involved in multiple shows, including: Peggy in Godspell, Hope in Anything Goes, and Lily in The Secret Garden. Since graduating, she has created her own Voice/Theatre Studio, where she hopes to nurture people's love for the Arts.

​​​2023 Executive Committee

  • Danielle Fitzgerald - President
  • Caleb Williams - Vice President
  • Sydney Gore - Secretary​
  • Logan Wilson - Treasurer

​2023 Board Members

  • Sara Kate Billingsley
  • Austin James
  • Howard Marks
  • Chalace Phillips
  • ​Julie Prentice