June 20, 21, 22, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
University Theatre Center, Erica Starr Theatre
The Diary of Anne Frank transcendently brings history to life onstage. This powerful drama chronicles the two years during World War II that eight people spent hiding from the Nazis in a secret attic annex, as documented by the youngest resident, Anne Frank. This adaptation of the original diary captures their hopes and fears, and is an incredible testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
MEET DIRECTOR Patrick Pearson:
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).
MEET THE CAST
Costume Designer, Kris Hanssen
Scenic Designer, Craig Brossman
Light Designer, Craig Brossman
Assistant Light Designer, Lexi Renfro
Company Manager, Penny Hasekoester
Technical Director, Craig Brossman
Stage Manager, Sarah Sturdevant
Costume Shop Supervisor, George Curry
Box Office Manager, James Shields
Theatre Manager, Katie Prior
Scenic Artist/Props Master, Charley Topper
Production Coordinator, Bill Thomas
Production Manager, Michael Larson