Chad Winters

Acting and Directing

Office: DVIC 136
Phone: 985-549-2115

Chad Winters is an Instructor of Theatre at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he teaches Introduction to Theatre, Acting, Directing, and Children's Theatre. Among his professional credits, he has worked for The New Globe Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cain Park, The Dobama Theatre, and Theatre Studio. He studied Theatre at Baldwin-Wallace College, where he received his B.A. in Theatre. Chad holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from The Actors Studio Drama School.

He is a proud associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) and Theatre Communications Group (TCG). Chad has also been recognized by the American College Theatre Festival for Excellence in Directing and Hosting. He is a strong advocate of developing new plays for the theatre.  At Southeastern he has directed two original works, Dead Flowers and Only in Louisiana: The Not-Quite-True Story of the West Florida Revolt, to continue that mission. He also directed Beware the Licorice Vines, and Why Are We Nowhere original plays produced as part of our annual Inkslinger Playwriting Competition.

In New York City he has helped develop new works such as Soup & Quackers, Cry for Masha, Three Gods and The Godling.  A selection of shows directed by Chad at Southeastern include God, Rodgers & Hart: A CelebrationThe Servant of Two Masters, Fences, Down the Road, All My Sons, 'Night Mother, Oedipus the King, and The Crucible.