December 2 - 18
SCP Main Stage
500 North Elm Street
Sherman, TX 75090
Season Sponsored by American Bank of Texas
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Anthony Nelson (Artistic Director, Sherman Community Players Mainstage)
Mr. Nelson holds a BFA in Acting and a minor in Communications from the University of Southern California. He also earned a MFA in Directing for the Theatre from the University of Iowa. Mr. Nelson holds specialized training in the following disciplines: The Meisner Technique, the Alexander Technique, Linklater, and Grotowski. He is an Actors Equity Members candidate, and has performed in over 40 plays, feature films, television and radio commercials.
As a Director, Mr. Nelson has directed over 35 productions and has worked in every level of the Theatre Industry. He has worked at the pretigious Guthrie Theatre, serving as Assistant Director to Artistic Director Joe Dowling. He has also served as Assistant Director to John Viars, Executive Director of the Des Moines Playhouse, and Bill Theissen—former director of the Skyligh Opera House in Wisconsin. He has directed productions for the Duluth Playhouse in Minnesota, Casa 0101 Theatre Arts in Los Angeles, The Gene Frankel Theatre in NYC, The Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, On the Spot Theater & The Edge Project in Phoenix Arizona and also has produced and directed productions for both the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the Minneapolis Fringe Festival in Minnesota, and the Iowa Fringe Festival in Iowa.
He is the co-winner of the 24th annual Jerome Lawrence playwriting competition award held by the University of Southern California’s Professional Writing Program. He is also the winner of the IRAM award for directing at the University of Iowa. He has been featured and favorably reviewed in the national theatre magazine BACKSTAGE WEST and El Hoy. His work as a theatre artist has also been reviewed by the Los Angeles Times, The Arizona Republic, The Duluth News Tribune, The Des Moines Register, The Herald Democrat, The Column by John Garcia, Theatre Jones in Dallas, Three Weeks (exclusive reviewers of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The Daily Iowan, and the Daily Trojan. Mr. Nelson’s work has garnered him featured interviews on Iowa Public Radio, Los Angeles Public Radio, Minnesota’s Public Radio Play-list, which features and highlights exciting new emerging Minnesota Artists.
As a teacher Mr. Nelson has worked as a visiting Adjunct professor for Drake University, Marshall School Preparatory Academy, The University of Iowa, Valley High School, Denison High School, and the Des Moines Science Center where he did outreach work with inner-city youth.
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