Lucien Douglas

Lucien Douglas holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, a B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut, a certificate of professional training from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, and is a member of Actors' Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

Dr. Douglas has performed both on Broadway and Off-Broadway at New York's Roundabout Theatre, as well as at various regional theaters. He has had roles in television, film and extensively in voice-acting. He has directed approximately 50 productions, including guest directing at The Juilliard School, North Carolina School of the Arts, New York University, Penn State University, Clarence Brown Company/University of Tennessee, St. Edward's University and Southwestern University.

He has won several awards, including the UT Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award and the UT College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award (for which he delivered the Fall 2012 College of Fine Arts commencement address).

Outside of the university, Dr. Douglas has performed his personally-devised solo production, A Shadow Among Strangers: Performing the Life and Works of Edgar Allen Poe. He has also conducted workshops annually for more than 30 Texas high school drama programs, as well as served as annual guest instructor at South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities.

Areas of Expertise

Acting, directing, voice acting.


Acting 1, Acting 2, Acting 3, Acting and the Camera 1, Auditioning Techniques, Advanced Meisner and Discovering Character.

Recent Works

  • A Shadow Among Strangers: Performing the Life and Works of Edgar Allen Poe
  • ENOCH ARDEN: Concert narration with piano accompaniment
  • Numerous video game character voices

What do you enjoy most about being a part of UT Theatre and Dance?

The creative energy and camaraderie of colleagues and students. The Department of Theatre and Dance provides inspiration for students and faculty to grow in their artistic talents, visions and scholarly work. There is an arena here for lively collaboration among all areas.

What is your favorite thing about Austin?

Its growing sophistication and casual elegance. A good place for artists to find support and opportunities in their respective arts interests.