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Kelly Russell (2005)

Kelly Russell is the Director of Theatre at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where he heads the  Theatre Education Program and serves as the director of TAMUCC’s Summer Theatre Workshop: Camp on the Coast.  The associate professor of theatre has been honored with four A&M Chancellor’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and is past-president of the Texas Educational Theatre Association.

In 2008, his production of Anima Mundi won the Directors’ Choice Award for outstanding play at the Region VI American College Theatre Festival.  In 2005 he was awarded a DFW Critics’ Forum award for King Ubu, which he directed for Second Thought Theatre in Dallas. Kelly is a proud graduate of the Baylor MFA Directing Program.

Prior to arriving at Baylor in 2002, he taught theatre arts in various Texas high schools and directed four one-act plays which placed 1st or 2nd at the UIL State One-Act Play Contest.
Kelly's thesis project was By the Bog of Cats by Marina Carr.


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