Circle Theatre
Circle Theatre's mission is the advocacy of contemporary plays rarely seen in our community. We are committed to presenting professional, innovative theatre in an intimate setting.

Harry Parker

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Harry Parker (Director) is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre at TCU. He has directed more than 100 professional and university plays and musicals, including productions at the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Stages Repertory Theatre (Houston), American Heartland Theatre (Kansas City), and Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and CityRep (both Oklahoma City). In Dallas-Fort Worth, his professional directing credits include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Stage West, Hunting and Gathering for Amphibian Stage Productions, Thurgood, Company and Permanent Collection for Jubilee Theatre, Ellis Island: The Dream of America for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at Bass Performance Hall. This is the fifteenth shows he has directed at Circle Theatre including Over the Tavern, The Whipping Man, Hope and Gravity, and My Name is Asher Lev.  At TCU, his directing credits include Sweeney Todd, Oklahoma!, You Can’t Take It With You, Little Women, Everyman and No, No, Nanette. Originally from Oklahoma City, Harry received his BFA in Theatre from TCU, and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. He is a two-time winner of the Kennedy Center Medallion of Excellence, and was named Tarrant County Theatre Educator of the Year in 2009.  He has served as the National Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and served on the Board of Directors for Circle Theatre and the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County. Harry is also the Founding Managing Director for the award-winning Trinity Shakespeare Festival at TCU.  In 2013, he was named the winner of the TCU Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar.  Before joining TCU, he previously served for 11 years as the Director of Theatre at Emporia State University in Kansas. He is a proud associate member of the professional union, The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.