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Leigh Selting

Leigh Selting (Assistant Director) is also Professor and Chair of the Theatre and Dance department at the University of Wyoming, where he teaches acting and directing. Also an Equity actor, free-lance director, and Equity stage manager, he has worked in numerous theatres around the country. Broadway credits include work as a production assistant on the Tony-nominated Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass, directed by Tony Award winner Julie Taymor (Lion King), and as a production assistant/stage manager for the Broadway revival of The Little Foxes starring Stockard Channing, and directed by Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty). Off-Broadway and regional credits as an actor include Little Heart, (with Michael Gross) a full development reading for the New Harmony Project, IN; The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Orphans, and Balm in Gilead, all for the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX; The Heiress for the Arvada Center in Denver, CO; the American National Theatre Academy's touring showcase with Marshall W. Mason, for both the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre in NYC and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and numerous summers working with the National New Play Network workshops in Washington, DC. He is currently serving as a Member-at-Large for the National Executive Committee of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, is the Artistic Director of Snowy Range Summer Theatre, and particularly enjoys developing new work. The recipient of numerous extraordinary merit awards for teaching, research, and advising at the University of Wyoming, Leigh was awarded the Ellbogen Meritorious Classroom Teaching award and selected as the Wyoming nominee for the national CASE Teaching Award. He was also appointed to receive the London Semester Professorship for Spring 2012, Spring 2003, and the Seibold Professorship in 1996-97. He was recently awarded his second Kennedy Center Medallion of Excellence for his work as an acting coach and service to KCACTF. Leigh holds the MFA in Acting and Directing from the University of Idaho, and a BA in Secondary Education (Speech/Theatre and Journalism) from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He has taught in the Honors Program sporadically for the past 10 years, co-offering a course entitled “From Baggs to Broadway”. He is married to Marsha Knight, professor of ballet at UW, and has two sons, one step-son, and is proud to have batted .750 in the Broadway Show League!

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