About Us

STEPHEN TYLER DAVIS 

(Artistic Director) 

Stephen is a theatre artist originally from Huntsville, Alabama. He is the author of plays, poetry, and original musicals such as Bad Kiss, Huckleberry Haywood, and Monkey Boogers. He graduated with honors with a BA in Theatre from the University of Alabama in 2006. He is currently earning his MFA in Theatremaking at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY while also serving as the president of the Graduate Student Senate. 

 

Stephen has worked as a director, writer, performer, and designer for the New York Musical Theatre Festival and NY International Fringe Festival. He toured the country for two seasons for TheatreWorks USA, and can be found on Broadway day and night as the singing hologram at the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum in Times Square. Stephen is a founder of Blue Plate Broadway, now going into its 6th season. He is a proud member of ASCAP and the Actors Equity Association.

HEATHER SHIELDS 

(Managing Director) 

Heather was born and raised outside of Atlantic City in South Jersey. She attended the University of Richmond, studying Vocal Performance and Pre-Law. After working steadily as an actress and singer in NYC, she graduated from Columbia University  in 2013 with her Masters in Arts Administration. 

Heather is a Producer on Broadway's A Christmas Carol and Bandstand (now on national tour) and the Off-Broadway hit Puffs!

She also serves as General Manager for the long running smash BATSU!

 

Along with producing dozens of concerts, fundraising events, six Blue Plate Broadway camps, she has also served as a co-creator and Executive Producer of Huckleberry Haywood: A Spunk Rock Musical (NYMF 2011).

 

Heather is the producer of the monthly hit series, Tune in Time, at The York Theatre.

 

Most recently, she produced The Crack in the Ceiling (Best Overall Production of a Musical, FringeNYC 2015), served as General Manager and Producer for Cloned! (NY Times Critics Pick @ NYMF 2014, "Best in Fest"), as well as Madame Walker and the Divine Dream and Crack in the Ceiling (NYMF Developmental Reading Series 2013). 

 

Heather was the Creative Development Associate and Administrative Assistant for Dede Harris Productions from 2012 - 2014. She served as Interim Executive Director at the Astoria Performing Arts Center in 2015. Worked at Aged In Wood from 2015 - 2016. She has been at Tom Smedes Production since 2016.

FOUNDING HISTORY

CitySalt was originally founded as While We Wait Productions in 2010.

In addition to Heather and Stephen, the original company was the result of a lot of hard work undertaken by Abby Burke, Kristine Bogan, and Renee' McCurry.

They remain a part of the hort of every project at CST.