Jack Parkhurst

Faculty/Staff profile

Professor of Theatre Arts
Phone: 
(402) 465-2378
Office: 
Elder Theatre
Background: 

Hey, I’m just a guy who likes to do Theatre. I’ve been in it most of my life and the great has certainly out-weighed the ‘oops, that was a bad idea’! Besides Theatre, I like to ride my Harley, my street rod (old, fast, slightly altered car), and my Jeep. But most of the time, I keep busy doing my real passion – Theatre. For a more “formal” look, you can read the stuff below I’ve had to write for others. It’s a bit stodgy, but I hope you’ll forgive me.

I have been very fortunate in educational theatre. Each of us comes to where we are from a different place. It takes many experiences to make a cohesive ensemble. Although my passion has always been in educational theatre, I have been fortunate enough to have directed both Equity and non-Equity professional productions. I believe this contact has kept me in touch with the “real world”. The experience has also been beneficial to students because of the contacts I have made while working professionally as well as keeping me fresh.
Side note: I do have many former students out there working and it’s so much fun to see them succeed!

I use this one a lot when doing workshops:

Jack Parkhurst is a Professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University. He taught for many years in secondary schools where he was fortunate to direct five musicals on the main stage at the International Thespian Conference. For the last several years he has been teaching Acting and Directing at the University level. He has taught in medium, large and small university settings. Jack directs professionally, is a member of the Directors Union and regularly responds for both the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and the Educational Theatre Association. He has provided countless workshops at state and national conferences.

So, there you have it. A brief moment of introduction – feel free to contact me!
jlp@NebrWesleyan.edu