Saturday’s Waco reading is officially moving to Baylor’s Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts bldg
(Room 128) on account of rain!
I am so excited about tomorrow’s Outside the Lines reading – it’s going to be a fun-filled afternoon of awesome new play readings. (I didn’t realize until it was time to start casting the reading that, unlike last year, a majority of this year’s Finalists are made up of all female casts! Which means we’ve got some truly meaty roles for women in the line-up, and that’s always fun. #GenderParity!)
Because we’re reading so many plays on Saturday (15 pieces is a long bill, even with 4 of them being short monologues) I needed to bring some additional directing hands on board the reading train, and I couldn’t be happier with the two gents (one of which I’m married to) who jumped at the chance to work with us this month. Allow me to introduce you to our Waco directors:
CASON MURPHY is currently earning his Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Directing at Baylor University, and holds his bachelor’s degree in Theatre from UCLA’s School of Theatre, Film, and Television as well as his associate degree from Los Angeles City College. He previously served as the Technical Director at the Prescott Center for the Arts in Arizona, where he also co-founded The@trics Theatre with his wife/producing partner extraordinaire, Tiffany Antone. Professionally, Cason has produced, directed, and acted in shows in Texas, Arizona, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Nick Hoenshell is currently pursuing an MFA degree in directing from Baylor University. Before coming to Waco, he worked as a scenic artist for the Alley Theatre, in Houston Texas and graduated from East Texas Baptist University, in 2009, where he received a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts. He is very excited for the opportunity to direct three truly wonderful new works for the 4th annual Little Black Dress INK’s playwrighting festival.
Thanks to these two talented gentlemen for joining our female playwright party!