The Artistic Director
- Mark Creter
Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1986-1988. Bachelor of Arts in Theatrical Production, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA. 1980-1984.
- contact info
- South Hall (SOUT) 225 / Box 5053
- Mark Harry Creter is a Professor of Theatre for the Tennessee Technological University’s Department of English as well as the artistic director of the campus theatre, the TTU Backdoor Playhouse. Recently he directed productions of She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, Marat/Sade by Peter Weiss, and Love’s Labour’s Lost. Recent performances include Ray in Yankee Tavern, Willy in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, and Niles in Suicide in B Flat by Sam Shepard (which won Best Production at the 2009 American Association of Community Theatre Festival). He was instrumental in the formation of the Dogwood Shakespeare Festival, which recently celebrated its 10th season in downtown Cookeville, and directed the inaugural production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as successful productions of Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Twelfth Night. In 2008 he received the QEP Award of Excellence in Innovative Instruction with his colleague Andy Smith. He is married to local dance instructor/choreographer and co-owner of the Stage One Dance Studio, Jennifer Dotson-Creter. When they are not collaborating on various theatre or dance projects they are raising their beautiful blue-eyed son Gus.
- resume / curriculum vitae
Full Time Faculty
Nicholas Ryan - Technical Theatre Instructor
Theatre Adjunct Faculty
Bettye Kash - Instructor
Steven W. Gwilt - Instructor
Eleni Fragopoulas - Instructor
Joy McCaleb - Instructor
Colin Forsyth - Technical Director