Texas Tech University

Dr. Bill Gelber

Gelber 2016

Associate Professor - Acting/Directing

Bill Gelber is an Associate Professor and Director of Theatre in the School of Theatre and Dance. He teaches Acting, Directing, Pedagogy, and Period Styles. He has a BA in Drama from the University of Houston, an MEd in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M, and an MFA in Directing and a PhD in Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. He has directed over fifty productions from many different genres including plays by Chekhov, Pinter, Williams and Pirandello. His fields of research are acting and directing methods, theatre pedagogy, the theories and practices of Bertolt Brecht, and Early Modern Staging, particularly of Shakespeare. He received the President's Excellence in Teaching Award for 2012. He has been at Tech since 2002. He is married to Debbie and has three children, Devon, Alex, and James.

Degrees Held:

PhD in Theatre - University of Texas at Austin

MFA in Directing - University of Texas at Austin

MEd in Curriculum and Instruction - Texas A&M

BA in Drama - University of Houston

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