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John Michael Sefel


Graduation Year: 2014

Degree: M.F.A. Directing

Hometown: Salem, New Hampshire

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Baylor Mainstage Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself) Director

Summer 2013

Central Texas Opera Festival Der Schauspieldirektor Director
Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council E.S.S./NecronomiCon Providence Symposium Chair


Baylor Mainstage 39 Steps Assistant Director

Baylor Workshop Sganarelle Director
Henry VI, part iii (s.f.) Director
Taming of the Shrew (s.f.) Director
a rabbit as king of the ghosts Director
4-H Club Director
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (s.f.) Music Director

Baylor University Graduate Student Association Department Representative

Summer 2012

Ghostlight Theatre Co. Mr. Marmalade Director

Baylor Mainstage Gruesome Playground Injuries Director

Central Texas Opera Festival La Serva Padrona Director


Baylor Workshops The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (s.f.) Director
The Power of Darkness (s.f.) Director
He Who Says Yes Director

Boston Playwrights' Theatre sick girl Playwright

Theatre Kapow Santa and Kat Exchange Gifts Playwright

Presentations and Publications

Mid-America Theatre Conference Dismantling the Disability Myth in Performance: Exploring a Rhizomatic Alternative to Disability Performance Models Author/Presenter

Association for Theatre in Higher Education From House Elves to Haiti: the Unique Success of Harry Potter-Inspired Activism Author/Presenter

Hippocampus Press NecronomiCon Providence E.S.S. Selected Proceedings Editor

Stage Directions Magazine (Oct. '12) Finding PHAMALy (theatre company profile) Author

Monologues at the Heart of Human Nature, Vol II (JAC Publishing) "sick girl" and "Gifts" Playwright

Texas Educational Theatre Association Texas Theatre Journal Assistant Editor

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Reconsidering Disability Theatre Praxis with Denver's Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artists League Author/Presenter

Mid-America Theatre Conference Putting the Gavel Down: Reconsidering the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society's Approach To Protecting Their Members' Works Author/Presenter

Far West Pop Culutre Association Occupy Threepenny: A Macheath for the New Millenium in Robert Wilson and the Berliner Ensemble's Threepenny Opera Author/Presenter