If you are a high school theatre student (age 14-19) who wants to get the advantage of working on your audition monologue with the Theatre Chair of Texas Christian University - THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY!! The cost of working on a college audition is extremely important and can be very expensive! Dr. Parker will give feedback on monologues and also give general information about the Theatre Department at TCU. You get to work with Dr. Parker at no cost (if you are already signed up for the CYT Workshop Track) or for a mere $25 if you are not. This is a first-come, first-served workshop!
We have provided monologues for you to choose and MEMORIZE for the college audition workshop (or you may bring your own if you’re already working on something). Please come prepared to perform monologues and learn more about the college audition process.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are in the workshop track, you must call the office to register and avoid the $25 cost.
Dr. Harry B. Parker is the Chair of the Department of Theatre at Texas Christian University, and the Managing Director of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival at TCU. A native of Oklahoma City, Harry received a B.F.A. (magna cum laude) in Theatre from TCU, and from the University of Kansas in Lawrence he earned an M.A. in Theatre (Acting/Directing), and a Ph.D. in Theatre and Film. He has also served on the faculty of Westmar College in Iowa, and spent eleven years as the Director of Theatre at Emporia State University in Kansas. For seven summers Harry worked professionally as the Assistant Artistic Director at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, where he assisted in staging over 30 major musicals. He has directed more than 80 professional, community and academic theatre productions across the country including professionally at the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.); Stages Repertory Theatre (Houston); American Heartland Theatre (Kansas City); and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City). In Fort Worth, he has directed professionally for Amphibian Stage Productions, Jubilee Theatre and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, as well as having directed 9 shows for Circle Theatre. His directing credits include Holiday, Antigone, South Pacific, The Importance of Being Earnest, Extremities, Godspell, The Miser, Charley’s Aunt, The Philadelphia Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Will Rogers Follies, The Comedy of Errors, Marvin’s Room, The King and I, The Matchmaker, The Laramie Project and The Taming of the Shrew. He has served on the TCU faculty since 2003.