Honors Professor of the Year

Chad WintersChad Winters

Instructor of Theatre

Chad Winters is an Instructor of Theatre at Southeastern Louisiana University, where
he teaches Introduction to Theatre, Acting, Directing, and Children’s Theatre. Honors
students seek out his HONR 191 – Interdisciplinary Arts course every fall.  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

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

Honors students chose to recognize him as the Honors Faculty Member of the Year 2019-20
because of his dedication, sense of humor, willingness to go above and beyond the
call of duty, and his passion for the arts.