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director , theater educator

John Edward O'Connor, American Theater educator, director. Member American Society Theatre Research, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Voice and Speech Trainers Association, Christians in Theatre Arts, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

O'Connor, John Edward was born on January 25, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Theodore J. and Victoria M. (Bien) O'C.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education in Theatre and Speech, Northern Illinois University, 1975. Master of Arts Theatre, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy in Drama, University Washington, 1989.

Career

Teaching assistant University Washington, Seattle, 1979-1982. Instructor Columbia College, 1984-1985, University Puget Sound, Tacoma, 1986. Assistant professor theater Buena Vista College, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1990-1992, University North Alabama, Florence, 1992-1998, Fairmont (West Virginia) State College, 1998—2001, associate professor, 2001—2004, professor, since 2004.

Stage manager Gingerbread Theatre, Florence, Alabama, 1994, 96, actor, 1993. Actor, singer Shoals Chamber Singers, Florence, 1996. Actor Segue Theatre Company, Florence, 1997, Town & Gown Players, Fairmont, West Virginia.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Society Theatre Research, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Voice and Speech Trainers Association, Christians in Theatre Arts, Phi Kappa Phi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: acting, directing, Christian education.

Connections

Married Linda F. Davis, July 31, 1977. Children: Patrick D., Michael J.

father:
Theodore J. O'C.

mother:
Victoria M. (Bien) O'C.

spouse:
Linda F. Davis

child:
Patrick D. O'Connor

child:
Michael J. O'Connor