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AMERICAN THEATRE | Hank Stratton to Lead Nebraska Rep and Carson Faculty

AMERICAN THEATRE | Hank Stratton to Lead Nebraska Rep and Carson Faculty


Hank Stratton.

LINCOLN, NEB.: Hank Stratton has been appointed the director of College of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Faculty of Theatre and Movie and govt director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre. The present head of performing/musical theatre on the College of Arizona and the creative director of the Arizona Repertory Theatre, Stratton will start his appointment Aug. 1, succeeding Christina Kirk, who returned to the school in January, within the place.

“I’m thrilled to have Hank change into the following director of the Johnny Carson Faculty of Theatre and Movie,” stated Andy Belser, dean of the Hixson-Lied School of Effective and Performing Arts, in an announcement. “Hank has executed a robust imaginative and prescient for enrollment development on the nationwide degree. He nonetheless acts in Hollywood in tv and movie and is nicely linked internationally in business. Hank deliberately moved into schooling as a result of that’s the place his coronary heart is. He understands the chance that we’ve for each theatre and rising media arts to be nationwide leaders.”

Hank Stratton has been on the College of Arizona since 2016. He turned head of performing/musical theatre and creative director for the Arizona Repertory Theatre in 2019. He’s a co-founding teacher for 5 Days of Broadway, a performing arts summer season intensive in partnership with the Segerstrom Middle for the Performing Arts. He has served as a visitor artist for main instructional establishments across the nation. He additionally sits on the board of administrators for the Skilled Arts Schooling Middle and is a founding board member for the Basis for a Nationwide AIDS Monument. Stratton is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Artwork.

Stratton starred within the Broadway revival and tv movie adaptation of The Man Who Got here to Dinner reverse Nathan Lane. He performed Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Misplaced for the Royal Shakespeare Firm’s Full Works Pageant. His directing work for the Arizona Repertory Theatre contains Polaroid Tales, Excessive Constancy, Spring Awakening, The Cripple of Inishman, Doubt, and A Streetcar Named Want, amongst others. He directed The Laramie Mission for the College of Michigan and produced a live performance profit for the Matthew Shepard “Erase Hate” Basis. He was lately awarded the Gerald J. Swanson Prize for Instructing Excellence on the College of Arizona.

“I’m deeply honored and excited by this chance,” stated Stratton in an announcement. “I consider the Johnny Carson Faculty and the Johnny Carson Middle for Rising Media Arts are uniquely positioned to be one of the modern and highly effective arts applications within the nation. I can’t wait to start collaborating with school, workers and college students as we envision the longer term collectively.”

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