Drew hails from Arlington, TX. He has a BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University. He previously taught at Ridgewater College (MN) and James Madison University (VA). In the past 10 years, Drew has lived and/or worked in Dallas, Reno, Charleston (SC), South Lake Tahoe, Baltimore, Washington DC, Memphis, Indianapolis, and New York City. Largely thanks to performing with the National Players – America’s longest running classical touring company, Drew has performed in 28 states. His favorite performance roles include ‘Younger Brother’ in Ragtime, ‘Richard Hannay’ in The 39 Steps, and his MFA thesis performance of ‘Jamie Tyrone’ in Long Day’s Journey Into Night. As a director/acting coach, Drew has worked on professional and academic productions including Little Shop of Horrors, Proof, Speech and Debate, Doctor Faustus, Much Ado About Nothing (his favorite Shakespeare play). In addition to being an actor and director, Drew is also a prize-winning playwright, and his short play The Seesaw has been produced in Washington, DC and Milwaukee, WI. He’s also a musician, mainly focusing on the piano and guitar, as well as singing and songwriting.
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
Daniel Inouye is a multi-award winning director, teacher, artistic director, playwright, dramaturg and occasional actor. Daniel’s love for theatre began in grade school during a performance of King Lear and since then has grown into a desire to produce high-quality performances and to mentor others in the field. After receiving a B.A. in Theatre/Communications from Wheaton College, he completed an M.F.A. in Directing at Baylor University. In addition to directing shows in NYC, Chicago and across the southern states, Daniel’s career includes a variety of theatre-related experiences including managing a community theatre, assisting start-up arts organizations, and co-writing educational plays for youth. Career accolades include a Drama Desk Award nomination for the revival of Horton Foote’s The Traveling Lady, for which Daniel was assistant director. Currently, he combines his dual passion for theatre and teaching in his role as an assistant professor of theatre arts at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
(870) 245-5560 Inouyed@obu.edu