T. J. Walsh
T.J. Walsh is the Founding Artistic Director of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival. He is a Professor of Theatre at Texas Christian University. Last year for the Festival he directed the award winning production of King Lear. In 2014 he directed the box office record breaking production of The Tempest. His 2013 production of The Taming of the Shrew at Trinity was selected as the top production of the year on several top ten lists. For Trinity he has also directed Twelfth Night, Hamlet, As You Like It and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Other favorite professional productions are Metamorphoses at Theatre Three in Dallas, The Retreat from Moscow at Circle Theatre in Fort Worth and directing and performing in his solo play Pleading Infinity at the New York International Fringe Festival. He holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism and an MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of four Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum awards for Outstanding Direction. His book: Playwrights and Power: The Story of the Dramatists Guild will be published this year by Smith and Kraus.