Andrew Carlson is a faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin where he heads the undergraduate studies program. He has worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Guthrie Theatre, First Folio Theatre, ZACH Theatre, Austin Shakespeare, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, American Records, and Children’s Theatre of Madison. Andrew has been part of the company at The Great River Shakespeare Festival for eleven seasons, playing roles such as Hamlet (Hamlet), Edmund (King Lear), Jim O’Connor (The Glass Menagerie), Hotspur (Henry IV, Part I) and the Poet (An Iliad). In Austin, Andrew often works on new plays, performing in readings for playwrights such as Steven Dietz, Aditi Kapil, and Allison Gregory. Andrew is a co-author of the 11th edition of The Essential Theatre textbook and has published essays in Theatre History Studies, American Theatre Magazine and the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy.