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MFA Director Accomplishments

Current Candidates:

Liz Fisher just received the Princess Grace Award, honoring eight theatre practitioners across the US in some of this country’s most prestigious professional theatres and graduate programs.

Isaac Byrne directed AMP by Jody Christopherson for Goode Productions NYC and RUSALKA by Erika Phoebus for the 10th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC

Tom Delbello was assistant director for Sunday in the Park with George at Zach Theatre, Austin.

Allison Price recently selected to serve as an Opera Directing Apprentice with Opera Orvieto in Italy. She was part of a new play development lab, WildWInd, in which she assistant directed 6 projects. She was also invited to be part of the Kennedy Center Directing Intensive, where she was assistant director for a new play and took workshops with the National Play Directing Fellows. 

Alex Rodriguez just finished a 3 ½ month contract as a Playlist Singer/Dancer for Carnival Cruise Line Entertainment performing Flick: The Power of Motion Pictures and America Rocks.

Alumni:

Daniel Anderson was named Assistant Professor of Theatre, teaching directing and acting at San Angelo State University.

Amelia Bahr is Assistant Production Manager   for Brigham Young University-Idaho Falls.   Recent credits include producing Man of La Mancha and You Can’t Take It With You.

Rocky Hopson directed Buried Child at Inplayers, The Cowgirl Mary West Puppet Theatre Show at the Edinburgh Fringe, Pillowman for the Orange Theatre Company in Amsterdam, and is artistic director of Hat Tree Theatrical in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Jimmy Moore directed Zilker Hillside Theatre’s All Shook Up for their 60th anniversary season. The Austin Chronicle called his work “playful . . . the result being an ensemble of lively, good-humored performers”.

David Weynand accepted a faculty position with Northern Arizona University.

Carly Conklin accepted a Visiting Assistant Professor in Directing at Oklahoma State University

Melissa Utley directed The Little Foxes at the Classic Theatre in San Antonio.

James Brownlee is an Instructor of Theatre at Weatherford College.

Jimmy Moore was appointed Artistic Director of the Zilker Theatre in Austin, TX.

Laura Garza is Artistic Director of Teatro Audaz in San Antonio, TX.