Alicia Tafoya,
MFA
Adjunct Faculty – Voice, Diction, Speech
E-mail:
atafoya@lake.ollusa.edu



Education:
BA, Acting/Directing and Dance Performance, Southern Utah University
MFA, Performance and Pedagogy of Acting/Directing, Texas Tech University

Background:
She is based out of San Antonio, Texas where she directs, performs, and teaches. As a freelance artist she has had the opportunity to meet and work with many amazing organizations and individuals including working at the Utah Shakespearian Festival, an observership with Peter Sellers at the Santa Fe Opera, an intensive workshop with Augosto Boal, and a workshop with Arthur Lessac. Her directing credits include work with Universities, community theatres, youth and senior groups; and span a range of styles from full-length opera to one-man show and even theater for young audiences. She also does dramaturgy for new scripts and just finished working on the exciting new musical “Flipside: the Patti Page Story.” Currently she teaches at Our Lady of the Lake University, and Northwest Vista College, and directs NOVA, a children’s theatre group for third through fifth grade students at the Barshop Jewish Community Center. Alicia travels as a guest director and teaches workshops in Theatre of the Oppressed and Mask and Movement. She also serves on the Governing Council for The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and is the current Chair for ATHE's Acting Program Focus Group.

Courses Taught:
Voice and Diction
Speech

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