Perry Crafton, MFA
Associate Professor of Drama
6101 Airport Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752
Perry Crafton, MFA, Associate Professor of Drama, holds the BFA from Sam Houston State University and the MFA from The University of Arizona and is currently an Associate Professor of Drama at Austin Community College. From 1998-2010 he served as Director of the Theatre Program for West Texas A&M University.
His work as a director has been recognized on the state, region and national levels through his participation in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival while at WTAMU. The five productions he directed for this festival received over 50 collective awards including two productions that were invited to perform at the Region VI Festival (The Old Boy in 2004, and Rabbit Hole in 2008). The Old Boy received the Richard A. Weaver Directors’ Choice Award for the best production of the 2004 Region VI Festival.
He has also coached 14 Regional Finalists for the KC/ACTF Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions including a National Finalist who performed at the Kennedy Center in 2004, and the Region VI First Runner-Up to the National Finals in 2010.
Recent ACC Directing credits include Farragut North, Reckless and Tape. Additional credits include Ordinary People for Stephen F. Austin High School, and Inherit the Wind for The City Theatre.
Perry is an active member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association where he is currently on the Board of Directors as the Chair of the Higher Education Section. He is a Past Chair of the Texas Theatre Adjudicators and Officials of which he has been a member and a UIL One-Act Play Adjudicator since 1996. He has had the honor of judging the State UIL One-Act Play Contest for Conferences AA (2004 and 2015), A (2006), AAAAA (2010), AAAA (2012) and AAA (2013). He is also an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
He is a three-time nominee for ACC’s Teaching Excellence Award, and teaches Acting I, II and III, Voice & Diction and Introduction to Theatre.