Alan Shorter

Alan is a Professor on the Performance Faculty and the Associate Chair of the Department of Theatre at TCU, where he has been the stage director for productions of Tartuffe, The Women of Lockerbie, Closer Than Ever, The Elephant Man, Doubt, And the World Goes ‘Round, and many more. He served as the Music Supervisor and Artistic Associate for The Trinity Shakespeare Festival, where he composed, arranged, and recorded music for such shows as King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Tempest, and The Taming of the Shrew. Alan directed Circle Theatre’s productions of Under the Skin and Mass Appeal, as well as their critically-acclaimed Opus, and he served as music director and conductor for Lyric Stage’s production of Hello, Dolly!, as well as associate music director for Lyric’s Carousel. As a composer, Alan has written over a dozen original scores for the theatre, and has also written two short plays, The Best of Intentions and It’s Just the Way Things Are. He holds a B.A. in Theatre & Drama from Indiana University – Bloomington, and an M.F.A. in Directing from Minnesota State University – Mankato, and is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Music Theatre Educators Alliance International, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, The American Composers Forum, and the Educational Theatre Association.