Tartuffe by Moliere/Richard Wilbur
UIW Theatre, Coates Theatre, February 2022
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas
Postponed for two years due to the epidemic and then partially recast, Tartuffe was the last production that I directed at UIW before retiring. Our concept was a “then-meets-now,” eclectic design style that incorporated a very heightened physical acting style reminiscent of Commedia dell’Arte. Dividing the five acts were short student-choreographed entr’actes that complemented the story and enhanced the comedy. Tartuffe received seven 2022 ATAC Globe Awards: Overall Comedy Production, Direction (David McTier), Choreography (Lilian Molina), Lead Actor (Eric Sledge), Costume Design (Margaret Mitchell), Scene Design (Christopher McCollum), and Sound Design (David McTier).

All Hail Hurricane Gordo by Carly Mensch
UIW Theatre, Coates Theatre, October 2021
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas
All Hail Hurricane Gordo was our department’s first public production as pandemic conditions permitted. Gordo received three 2022 ATAC Globe Awards: Lead Actor (Ty Price and Gabriel Hill) and Fight Choreography (Mark Stringham).

The Exonerated by Jessica Blank & Erik Jansen
Online Streaming (Pre-recorded), February 2020
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas
Due to the pandemic, The Exonerated was an entirely online/remote production from auditions, to rehearsals, to streaming (pre-recorded) performance for an invited virtual audience. The actors rehearsed and performed in the privacy of their own dorm rooms and apartments and manipulated their own lighting.

Here & Beyond (A Devised Theatre Project)
UIW Theatre, Coates Theatre, November 2020
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas
Following Covid protocols (distancing and masks), we produced a “devised theatre” piece that I entitled Here and Beyond. The production consisted of two parts: Here addressed issues of immigration, refugees, and citizenship, while Beyond explored the supernatural, including student-written/adapted scary stories. Also included were original student music compositions and choreography. Performance was limited to a small number of invited guests with distance seating.

Living Out by Lisa Loomer
UIW Theatre, Coates Theatre, November 2019
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas
Living Out was the first production that I directed at UIW and tells the stories of Latinas working for economically secure families who have little if any understanding of the struggles faced by their “help.”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (play by Simon Stephens)
UTC Season, Erica Starr Theatre, November 2018
Sam Houston State University
Invited Production: 2019 KCACTF Region 6 Festival
Our KCACTF participating entry featured strong ensemble acting and creative student designs for a challenging script with dozens of characters and nearly 60 scenes. For our performance at the regional festival in February, we had to recast three roles, one of which happened just days before the festival! Everything somehow worked out, and we received eight national awards!


Visiting Mr. Green by Jeff Baron
Unity Theatre, Brenham, Texas
March 2018
A touching play, beautiful set, wonderful theatre, and my first time in ages to direct an Equity cast.

The Government Inspector by Gogol (adapted by Hatcher)
UTC Season, Showcase Theatre, November 2017
Sam Houston State University
Hurricane Harvey may have changed our venue, design, and schedule, but we had the last laugh with this uproarious Russian comedy.


The Fantasticks by Jones and Schmidt
Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj, Romania, Spring 2017
Babeș-Bolyai University
The first musical experience for our Romanian cast and audiences was part of my second Fulbright grant and produced as the showcase for the first-year graduate actors from Babeș-Bolyai University in Transylvania.

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Cardenio by Stephen Greenblatt & Charles Mee
UTC Season, Mainstage, Spring 2016
Sam Houston State University
Our second brush with Mee and a final bow for many of our seniors, who sang, danced, and reincarnated part of a “lost” Shakespearean play.

Men with Broken Hopes (Njerëz Me Shpresa Të Thyera)
Original Albanian Play by Shaip Grabovci; Adapted and Directed by David McTier
Independent Faculty Project, Underground Performance Studio, Fall 2015
Sam Houston State University
Using verbatim audio translations, our company transcribed and adapted Grabovci’s touching play for the inaugural production (and American premiere!) in our new, student-run theatre.
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Machinal by Sophie Treadwell
UTC Season, Mainstage, Fall 2014
Sam Houston State University
Invited Production: 2015 KCACTF Region 6 Festival
Five national awards from the Kennedy Center for our high-tech but low-budget venture into American Expressionism using our new projection software and air-brushed makeup. Senior Ryan Brazil’s sound design represented the U.S. in the college division at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial.


The Trojan Women by Euripides
UTC Season, Mainstage, Fall 2013
Sam Houston State University
Our interdisciplinary, multi-media season opener featured the brilliant choreography of graduating MFA dancer Travis Prokop, who introduced many of our theatre majors to modern dance.

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Dying for It by Moira Buffini (Adapted from Erdman’s The Suicide)
UTC Season, Showcase Theatre, Spring 2013
Sam Houston State University
Our department’s first-ever, full-length puppet show, all student-designed and built in Bunraku style and wearing costumes crafted by Kris Hanssen’s pattern-making class.

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Njerëz Me Shpresa Të Thyera (“Men with Broken Hopes”) by Grabovci
National Theatre of Kosovo, 2012
Prishtina, Kosovo
As part of my first Fulbright grant, this Albanian-language play about American soldiers returning from Vietnam was the “diploma production” for the male actors graduating from the University of Prishtina in Kosovo.


The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
UTC Season, Mainstage, Fall 2011
Sam Houston State University
My first Shakespeare at Sam Houston was fast, furious, and fun…and decidedly Balkan in its music and motifs. I adapted and abridged the text to run just under two hours.

Into the Woods by Sondheim and Lapine
UTC Season, Mainstage, Spring 2011
Sam Houston State University
Challenging material and a difficult process, all saved by an exceptionally talented cast. 

Big Love by Charles Mee
UTC Season, Showcase Theatre, Spring 2010
Sam Houston State University
Double casting for the brides and grooms: lead role one night, cameo role the next. A joyous celebration of the possibilities of educational theatre, all done on a $500 budget.

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Independent Faculty Project, Showcase Theatre, Fall 2009
Sam Houston State University
An independent project and great showcase for several of our finest actors who had “fallen through the cracks” during casting. 

Macbett by Eugene Ionesco
Independent Faculty Project, Multiple Campus Locations, Spring 2009
Sam Houston State University
A found-space production performed at 16 different interior and exterior locations on our campus. At times, the audience had to run to keep up with us!

Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker
UTC Season, Mainstage, Fall 2008
Sam Houston State University
Loosely based on the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, my first main stage production at SHSU featured chiaroscuro lighting techniques along with region award-winning student costume and scene designs.

Woyzeck by Georg Buchner
Independent Faculty Project, Showcase Theatre, Spring 2007
Sam Houston State University
For my first year at Sam, I proposed and produced an independent project.  I cast three men to play the title character and three women to play his wife. All of our costumes as well as our set coverings came from one bolt of cheap muslin from Walmart.

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A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard
Rockhurst University, Spring 2005
This was my final production at Rockhurst and my only one to place the entire audience onstage with the action. Intimate, intense, and bittersweet.

LOST (Company Developed)
Rockhurst University, Fall 2003
Invited Production: 2004 KCACTF Region 5 Festival
We “devised” LOST as our response to the Iraqi War; we pointed no fingers but, instead, focused on the effects of war on women and children. The multi-media piece featured student-shot and edited video along with modern dance choreographed by Susan Rieger.

I of the Beholder (Company Developed)
Rockhurst University, Fall 2001
Showcase Production: 2002 KCACTF Region 5 Festival
An exploration of the effects of mental illness on creativity, this was presented as an installation in our school’s new art gallery and later was invited to the Region 5 Festival.