Douglas Hoppock

Written By: Dennis - Feb• 27•12

Douglas Hoppock has more than 130 college theatre productions to his directing, scene design and lighting design credit. In addition, he has worked as a professional actor with the Moscow Repertory Theatre Company, Moscow, Idaho, actor and stage manager with Casa Manana S…ummer Musicals in Fort Worth, Texas and actor and director with the Roof Garden Dinner Theatre in Cisco, Texas. He is a member of Actor’s Equity Association. He has been honored with numerous teaching and community service award’s, including multiple designations as a “Who’s Who Among Teachers of American Colleges,” two-time Minnie Piper Stephens Professor nominee, Outstanding Young Man of America, and is the first recipient of the “Inspire Award for Torch Bearer Mentor” presented by Anointed Works Organization of Pittsburg, Texas. Mr. Hoppock is the author of two plays, Rhubarb! and Perception. He is currently writing his third play.

His directing, lighting design and scene design credits include The Time of Your Life, Fiddler on the Roof, Of Mice and Men, Noises Off, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Lion in Winter, The Fantasticks, Lost In Yonkers, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Harvey, Wait Until Dark, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, The Crucible, The Boys Next Door, Our Town, Les Miserables, The Miracle Worker, A Cry of Players, Waiting for Lefty, The Mousetrap, The Odd Couple, The Bad Seed, The Gentle People, The Cave Dwellers, The Real Inspector Hound, Charlotte’s Web, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-the –Moon Marigolds, T Bone N Weasel, Twelve Angry Jurors, The House at Pooh Corners, Barefoot In The Park, The Hasty Heart, Winnie the Pooh, Thieves, Blue Horses, Rumors, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, The Sunshine Boys, The Boy Who Stole the Stars, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe ,See How They Run, The Goodbye People, The Great Cross Country Race, The Flowering Peach, Crimes of the Heart, The Rope Dancers, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Sylvia, Marvin’s Room, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures, The Female Version of the Odd Couple and Look Homeward, Angel.

Douglas is married to Sherry Hoppock. He lists as hobbies, reading, writing, hiking, canoeing, and traveling (particularly to see his former students direct and/or act in plays.) Every other year, he and Sherry take a group of Theatre Northeast students to New York to see plays and to “invade the city.” He is exceptionally proud of his current and former students, many of whom have become professionals in theatre education.

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