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Tony Piazza
Director of Theatre
Communication & Theatre Instructor
B.A., University of California-Santa Barbara; M.A., San Diego State Univesity
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Courses:  Beginning Acting, Intermediate Acting, Theatre Appreciation,
Stagecraft, Voice and Diction, Oral Interpretation, Technical Theatre Practicum, Theatre Practicum, Public Speaking

Tony has been Director of Theatre at Allen Community College since 1999. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dramatic Arts from UC Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree in Drama from San Diego State University.  At Allen, he teaches Acting I & II, Theater Appreciation, Stagecraft, Voice and Diction, Public Speaking and Theater Practicum. Tony is production coordinator for all shows and directs two plays a year.  He and his wife, Terri, also sponsor a summer Allen Youth Theatre in the Park series for youths ages 13-21.  Tony has directed over 40 plays at Allen including The Night of the Iguana, Much Ado About Nothing, Our Town, The Cherry Orchard, Bus Stop, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, The Crucible, The Importance of Being Earnest, You Can’t Take it With You, Footloose, As You Like It, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and The Tempest,

Tony has received the NISOD award for outstanding Allen faculty member and a Meritorious Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center-American College Theatre Festival for theatre program development. Prior to coming to Allen, he taught or directed at Baker University, Mid-America Nazarene University, St. Mary College and Maple Woods Community College. Tony trained professionally at Stella Adler Studios in New York and worked in theatre and television in New York and California.  He is a member of Actor’s Equity, SAG-AFTRA, and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

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