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Theatre Arts

D. Scott Holsclaw

Dean of the School of Fine Arts
Professor of Theatre Arts

  • BA Theatre and Speech Education / University of Kentucky
  • MA Religious Education / Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. Theatre Education / New York University

Contact Information
Box 3771
Arkadelphia, AR  71998
(870)245-5129
holsclaws@obu.edu

 

 

 


Eric Phillips

Chair, Department of Theatre Arts
Professor of Theatre Arts

  • B.A. from Hendrix College
  • M.F.A. in Drama-Design from the University of Oklahoma.

Contact Information
Box 3767
Arkadelphia, AR  71998
(870)245-5562
Phillipse@obu.edu

 

 

 


Mary Handiboe

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Mary Handiboe teaches performance and core theatre classes at Ouachita Baptist University, where she also received her B.A. in both theatre and speech.  Mary’s M.F.A. in acting is from the University of New Orleans.  While in the Big Easy, Mary did professional television and commercial work.  She has also studied with The New Actors Workshop (Paul Sills/Story Theatre) in New York City, and now utilizes much of their philosophies of improvisation and status work in her teaching and directing.  As a performer, Mary has enjoyed roles such as Elizabeth in The Crucible, the Narrator in The Three Penny Opera, Elaine Rutledge in The Miss Firecracker Contest, Susan in Woman in Mind, Mrs. Webb in Our Town, and Mrs. Samsa inMetamorphosis.  Favorite directing opportunities have included The Boys Next DoorShe Loves MeThe Bald SopranoThe CrucibleThoroughly Modern Millie, and This Is Where We Came In, which received a regional nomination and numerous state awards through the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KC/ACTF).  Mary has also served KC/ACTF as the Arkansas Chair and Vice Chair.

Besides being very active with her teaching career, Mary enjoys being a wife and the mother of three boys: a teenager, a pre-teen, and a toddler.

Contact Information
Box 3767
Arkadelphia, AR  71998
(870) 245-4157
handiboem@obu.edu


Daniel Inouye

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.

Contact Information
Box 3767
Arkadelphia, AR  71998
(870) 245-5560
Inouyed@obu.edu

www.DirectorDanielInouye.Weebly.com


Jennifer Maddox

Adjunct Professor of Dance

  • B.A.  Theatre and Dance / University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Contact Information
Box 3767
Arkadelphia, AR 71998
(870)245-5562

 

 

 

 


Joey Licklider

Technical Director / Production Manager for the Jones Performing Arts Center.

  • BA Ouachita Baptist University

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