Mr. Cason W Murphy

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Cason Murphy

Cason is a director, actor, deviser, producer, and occasional sound designer who hails from Central Texas, where he first trod the boards at age 3 as "The Sandman" in a production of "Hansel and Gretel". Since then, Cason has created professional theatre as an actor, director, and producer in California, Arizona, Texas, Arkansas and New York—most notably working off-Broadway at the Bleecker Street and Acorn Theatres. He holds his M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from Baylor University, his B.A. in Theatre Arts from UCLA, and a professional certification in Acting from the Theatre Academy at Los Angeles City College. Along with his wife, playwright Tiffany Antone, Cason also serves as the co-Founder and co-Artistic Director of The@trics Theatre, a nomadic theatre troupe focused on the development of new work by underrepresented playwrights, theatre for social change, and community development through live theatre. Most recently, he has served as Director of Theatre and Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at Southern Arkansas University—but his favorite role is dad to a two-year-old human (Finnegan) and three cats (Midnite, Carrot, and Mogwai).

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