Dr. Carrie Klypchak
Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing/Graduate Faculty
●Ph.D. in Theatre with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
Bowling Green State University
●M.A./B.F.A. in Theatre
Southwest Texas State University
●Conservatory Graduate in Studio Acting
American Musical and Dramatic Academy
●Capital T Theatre
●ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education)
●MATC (Mid-America Theatre Conference)
●TETA (Texas Educational Theatre Association)
About Dr. Klypchak:
Dr. Carrie Klypchak’s teaching areas at TAMU-C include undergraduate and graduate courses in acting, directing, voice, movement, and performance theory/history. She considers herself an educator first and foremost and spends most of her time mentoring and guiding students.
Dr. Klypchak believes in cultivating a dynamic relationship between research and practice, and her professional work reflects this focus. She is an active teaching artist across the state of Texas, as well as a professional actor, dramaturg, performance scholar, and director. She possesses numerous professional acting and directing credits from New York, Texas, and Ohio. She is currently a core artistic member and the Literary Manager of Austin’s award-winning Capital T Theatre. With Capital T, she starred in the regional premiere of the one-woman show, Kawaisoo, co-directed, conceived, and played the role of Reba Faith Cundiff in the world premiere of the satirical play I Heart Walmart, and directed Week 40 of Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays. Her directing credits at TAMU-C’s University Playhouse include An Experiment with an Air Pump, In the West, The Underpants, Still Life with Iris, The Bird and The Bee, and the world premiere of Don Nigro’s Iphigenia. During the summer of 2011, Dr. Klypchak will complete her certification as a Mesiner Acting Teacher with renowned teaching artist, Larry Silverberg. She is the author of the 2009 book, Salient Negotiations: Devising and Surviving as Alternative Theatre Artists in the 21st Century, and a number of published journal articles and reviews. She also currently serves as the Performance Review Editor for Texas Theatre Journal. Amongst other service activities for professional organizations, Dr. Klypchak contributes as the College/University Vice President and an Executive Board Member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association.
Dr. Klypchak lives in Commerce with her husband, Brad. She uses any free time that presents itself to travel with her husband, “mother” her puppy, and read mystery novels.