Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Theatre Studies
Directing, Stage Management, Acting
Patrick Pearson holds his MFA in Directing from California State University, Fullerton and his BFA in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University. At SHSU, he teaches directing and stage management. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), and served as the Director of Artistic Programming at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC from 2013-2018. Before that, he spent nine years working in California as a freelance director and adjunct professor at several schools. As a graduate student, he was recognized twice as a National Finalist in Directing through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Select directing credits include Caps for Sale (Off-Broadway: New Victory; National Tour; Adventure Theatre); Rooms: a Rock Romance (Chance Theatre - OVATION Nomination Best Director); The City Of… (Capital Fringe at Arena Stage); The Trouble with Words (Coeurage Theatre); A New Brain (El Portal Forum); Altar Boyz, Songs for an Unmade Bed (Celebration Theatre); The Diviners (Kennedy Center); West Side Story, Catch Me If You Can (Montgomery Summer Dinner Theatre); As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Old Globe SSI); Equus, A Prayer for Owen Meany (Young Theatre); Hansel and Gretel, Seussical (Little Theatre); Reefer Madness, Drowsy Chaperone (Burnight Theatre); Violet, A Piece of My Heart, I Love You Because (Grand Central Theatre).