Dr. Marion Castleberryis a Professor of Theatre Arts at Baylor University. He teaches graduate courses in directing and performance theory. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Theatre from Louisiana State University.
A member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Dr. Castleberry has directed more than two hundred productions across the nation. He is a leading authority on the life and works of Horton Foote, the Founding President of the Horton Foote Society, and Co-Founder of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival.
His most recent directing credits include the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s production of Horton Foote’s The Traveling Lady, which was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for “Best Revival of a Play,” the Resonance Ensemble Theatre’s world premiere production of Arthur Giron’s The Coffee Trees, performed at the Beckett Theatre in New York in 2007, and a Baylor Theatre production of Lorca’s Blood Wedding, which he also adapted to the stage.
Dr. Castleberry has published dozens of professional and academic articles and is editor of the book Horton Foote: Genesis of an American Playwright. He has just finished editing two forthcoming books, Remembering Horton Foote, co-edited by Dr. Susan Christensen, and Horton Foote: Voice of an American Playwright, co-edited by Dr. Gerald Wood, and is completing a critical biography of Horton Foote.