Andrew Carlson

Andrew Carlson joined the theatre faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2011. He holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History from the University of Illinois and a M.F.A. in Acting from Purdue University. His research interests include Shakespeare in Performance and African-American theatre history. Dr. Carlson recently published an article on minstrel adaptations of Othello in theatre history studies. Dr. Carlson is also an artistic associate with the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, MN, where he has worked since 2006. He is the education director for the festival, and has helped create many programs, including Shakespeare for Young Actors, Winona Public Schools Artists in Residence, and a scholarly Shakespeare Symposium that brings professional actors and scholars together for conversation with theatre-goers. As an actor at GRSF, Dr. Carlson has performed numerous roles, including Roderigo, Orlando, and Hotspur.

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