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Thomas J. Walsh

Professor
Theatre
Ed Landreth Hall 207

t.walsh@tcu.edu | 817-257-6083

Education

Ph.D., Theatre History and Criticism, The University of Texas at Austin
MFA, Playwriting, The University of Texas at Austin
BA, Journalism, San Diego State University

Courses Taught

Survey of Theatre
Theatre History I
Theatre History II
Playwriting
Acting II
Directing
Advanced Scene Study
Survey of Musical Theatre

Areas of Focus

Theatre History, Acting, Playwriting, Directing

Thomas J. Walsh is a Professor of Theatre at Texas Christian University. ┬áHe holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied with Oscar Brocket and an MFA in Playwriting from UT Austin. He is an historian, director, playwright and actor. He is the Founding Artistic Director of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival. His 2013 Trinity Shakespeare production of The Taming of the Shrew was selected as the top production of the year in DFW on several top ten lists. For Trinity he has also directed Twelfth Night, Hamlet, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Tempest, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale and Measure for Measure. Other favorite professional productions are Metamorphoses at Theatre Three in Dallas, The Retreat from Moscow at Circle Theatre in Fort Worth and performing in his solo play Pleading Infinity at the New York International Fringe Festival. He is the recipient of four Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum awards for Outstanding Direction. His book: Playwrights and Power: The Making of the Dramatists Guild was published in 2016 by Smith and Kraus.

Founding Artistic Director of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival

Area of Research Interest: Authorship

Book: Playwrights and Power: The Making of the Dramatists Guild, Smith and Kraus, 2016

College of Fine Arts Dean’s Award for Research and Creativity

Nominated, Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Teacher Scholar

Four-time winner of Outstanding Direction as awarded by the Dallas Fort Worth Theatre Critics Forum

Pleading Infinity, a solo play, written and performed at the New York International Fringe Festival

Dramatists Guild of America

Shakespeare Theatre Association