On Teaching...

I find teaching as fulfilling as directing. I have taught full semesters at several universities, but more often I teach Master Classes, workshops or seminars. I also direct at colleges as a Guest Artist. I’ve worked with professionals, and students of all levels, and with actors, directors and dancers.


Most of my workshops are in Acting, Physical Theatre, Directing, Improvisation, Heightened Language or Auditioning. But I’ve done workshops and classes of all kinds.


I’m also currently approved by the Fulbright Scholarship Board, on the roster as a Fulbright Specialist, and working on several possible opportunities.



A few places I’ve recently taught or Guest Directed:


  1. -Berkeley Rep School of Theatre

  2. -Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Ureña, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

  3. -The University of Tennessee, MFA Program

  4. -Youngblood Theatre, Milwaukee

  5. -Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Departamento de Danza

- The American Center, Kolkata, India

- Taller Teatro Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica

- Centro de la Cultura, Santiago, Dominican Republic

- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dance Department

Recommendations

“[Edward Morgan] is widely read, and possesses a deep knowledge of dramatic literature, with special strengths in American writers, poetic realism, and heightened language texts.  As a teacher, Morgan also has wide experience, having directed and taught in numerous colleges, universities, and advanced degree programs, in a wide range of subjects.  He loves teaching and has strong gifts for it.  He has taught the graduate students in the MFA program here at UT with marked success, and when directing students, he is constantly sensitive to his dual role as a director and teacher.  In sum, Morgan is a gifted artist and teacher in the mature phase of his life and work; he understands the art and practice of theatre and theatre training intimately, and is quite masterful in his arena...


He embraces teaching as an integral part of directing here, and he has had a marked positive impact on our students, often mentoring them beyond this time here and as they enter the profession...He is at once patient and persistent. He knows when to hold, when to press, when to solicit, when to work directly, when indirectly, and when to command. His focus is always cleanly and strongly upon the work in hand, and on the nature of the immediate problems that need attention. In short, he is exceptionally present.”

Jed Diamond, Associate Professor / Head of Acting

Department of Theatre, University of Tennessee


“Ed Morgan is recognized nationally as a first-rate regional theater director and administrator. In my twenty-five years of work as an actor and teacher of performance, I’ve seldom observed a career that has the range and balance of his teaching and professional accomplishments...


Morgan joined our program for a semester-long guest artist residency this past September. It proved to be one of the most sophisticated and productive experiences that any guest artist has offered us. Morgan’s confident, articulate knowledge of textual analysis and the inviting, playful studio environment he created allowed our graduate actors to relax, focus and grow. He was demanding, bold and intense in the classroom, asking for and receiving specific, personal work from each actor. Morgan has an admirable knowledge and command of many dramatic genres and styles. His work in this master class ranged from Sheridan and Wycherley to O’Neill and Williams.


I consider Ed Morgan a remarkable individual - passionate, articulately professional and an honest, caring mentor and colleague.”

– Richard Warner, Professor / Head of Performance

The University of Virginia


“Mr. Morgan is an excellent, professional director and a sensitive, committed teacher. He was also an excellent colleague and collaborator. I recommend him with enthusiasm and confidence.”

David Hammond, Head, Professional Actor Training Program

Associate Producing Director, PlayMakers Repertory Company

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