Erin Moore, a theater arts teacher at Blinn College-Brenham Campus, has been elected to a leadership position with the Texas Educational Theater Association (TxETA).
Moore, a part-time instructor in the Blinn College District Theater Arts Department and fine arts coordinator at Sealy High School, was elected president-elect, president, and past president. All are two-year terms.
Moore was voted into the annual TxETA Theatrefest, held recently in Galveston. She was among a contingent of Blinn theater arts teachers and students who attended the event. Moore, a TxETA member since 1989, said she looks forward to serving in that capacity.
“TxETA is an invaluable resource for drama teachers at all levels,” she said. “Not only does it serve as a training ground for all elements of theater education, but TxETA also offers networking opportunities, administrator support, a liaison for vendors and developers, and a great resource for ideas. latest and most innovative theatrical productions.”
Moore said Blinn’s theater program “has been an integral part of my life for 30 years.” She was a part-time instructor for two years, working with Sealy High School’s dual credit program, where she teaches technical theater and acting.
Brad Nies, professor of theatrical arts at Blinn College-Brenham, and Kevin Patrick, professor of technical theater arts, accompanied four students to Theatrefest. Nies and Patrick oversaw Blinn’s recruiting booth and auditioned and met with potential theater arts majors.
Nies was a respondent for the 10-Minute Play contest during the event’s Playfest and also co-hosted a workshop on “Writing Horror for the Stage.” Patrick has attended workshops on projection, design and equipment, lighting design and equipment, and summer theater camps.
Blinn sophomore Josiah Fernandez has appeared in acting auditions, performing for 42 schools and receiving 13 callbacks from Tarleton State University, Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston State University, Oklahoma City University, University of Oklahoma, Midwestern State University, University of Houston, Hardin-Simmons University , West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University, and Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Alyssa Hale, a sophomore in theater arts, participated in the musical auditions. Schools that recalled included West Texas A&M University, Tarleton State University, Stephen F Austin State University, Sam Houston State University, Midwestern State University and Hardin-Simmons University.
Sophomore Luke Parker also attended a staged reading of an original one-act play called “Lion Heart.”
Freshman Benedite Trecy attended five workshops and part-time drama instructor Ezekiel Morgan served as special guest coordinator for the TxETA conference.
(Story courtesy of Richard Bray, Blinn Information)