B.A. in Acting/Directing, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, 2010
Joseph Urick is a classically trained actor from New York City. Joseph had been performed Off-Broadway for Frog & Peach’s Children’s Theatre Company, as well as nationally and internationally at such theatres as the ZACH Scott in Texas, Florida Shakespeare, the Hippodrome Theatre in Florida, as well as the Papagaou Theatre and Anagyius Theatre in Greece Joseph has won several awards from various regions, including an Alamo Theatre Arts Council Award for Outstanding Performance (Edgar Allan Poe, NEVERMORE; Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Into the Woods), and numerous Broadway World Awards (San Antonio: Best Actor in a Play [Marquis de Sade, Quills], Best Actor in a Musical [Edgar, NEVERMORE]; Austin: Best Actor in a Tour [Jamie, Last 5 Years], Best Actor in a Musical [Emcee, Cabaret]; Miami: Best Actor in a Musical [Zoser, AIDA]). Joseph holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida, is a proud member of Actor’s Equity, and is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors.
M.F.A. in Theatrical Scenic Design, University of Alabama, 2005
B.A. in Theatre Arts/English, Hendrix College, 2002
Benjamin Mason studied Theatre and English at Hendrix College and earned a MFA in Theatrical Scenic Design from the University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa. As part of his MFA program, he served a year-long internship at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, working as carpenter and (sometimes) assisting the technical director. He has created the scenic designs for over 50 productions, and assisted in or led the construction of more than 70 shows, during his career. He wishes to thank his family for their love and support; Elaine, Joseph, and William. Some of his favorite designs include: The Mikado, The Glass Menagerie, The Liar, and Into the Woods.
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M.F.A. in Theatre, University of Houston, 2004
B.F.A. in Theatre, Southwest Texas State University, 1994
Deborah L. Andersonis a Costume Designer and Actor. She has experience teaching Theatre Appreciation, Acting, Costume, Wig Design and Stage Make-up. Recent performance credits include Happy Hour for Lanfour Productions as well as performing here in …and Miss Reardon drinks A little. Other performance credits include True West, Trojan Women, Titus Andronicus, and The Mikado. As a local Costume Designer she has designed costumes for Main Street Theater; Houston Shakespeare Festival; Unity Theatre; Children’s Theatre Festival of Houston;Lone Star CyFair; and Houston Community College Southwest. In addition to design, she has worked constructing costumes at several regional theatres including Utah Shakespeare Festival, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Indiana Repertory Theatre.
M.A. in Theatre Production, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1995
B.F.A. in Acting/Directing, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1993
Robert Hurlburtreceived his Master of Arts in Theatre Production from Stephen F. Austin State University. He currently teaches Introduction to Theatre at Lone Star College, Cy-Fair, and studies with Philip Lehl at the Kim Tobin Acting Studio. He is active in local theatre, most recently assistant directing LSC Cy-Fair's Biloxi Blues and acting in Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center's Twelfth Night. He previously taught Theatre at La Marque High School and Dialects for Actors at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
M.F.A. in Theatre, University of Houston, 2005
B.A. in Theatre, University of Houston, 1999
Carol Worsnop is originally from London, England where she first experienced theatre as a young child. She studied theatre throughout her secondary education and it was natural to her to continue her passion at university. She holds a BA in Theatre and an MFA in Theatre from the University of Houston. As part of her training there she studied with Edward Albee, Sir Peter Hall and Jose Quintero as well as her mentor Dr. Sidney Berger. For several years she assisted Mr. Albee as the producer of the Edward Albee New Playwrights Workshop at UH, and also directed several of the plays.