Theatre Arts and Dance Department

Guest Artists at the Hendrix Theatre Department

Murphy Guest Director  
Ashlie Atkinson 

The Hendrix Players and Hendrix College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance present Wet, or Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitudes, by Lizzy Duffy Adams  
Performances are Wednesday, Feb. 21 — Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m.  

The production is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended. For reservations, visit or call 501-450-1343. 

The Visiting Theatre Director program is sponsored by the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language, which are designed to enhance and enrich the study and teaching of literature and language at Hendrix College.

 Past Visiting Artists

The Hendrix Theatre Department has an extensive history of bringing guest artists to collaborate with the students and faculty through directing, performing, playwriting or design.  The artists who have been at Hendrix in the past twenty-five years are listed below.  You will notice two Pulitzer Prize winning playwrights, several Obie winning artists, as well as a long list of artists recognized for excellence their field.  Primarily, the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation for Language and Literature has generously sponsored the visits of these artists:

Playwright Lee Blessing with the World Premiere Cast and Crew of his play The Hourglass Project, now published by Dramatics. 

 Tony Horne * m

 Melora Kordos * m

 Freddie Ashley ~ m
 Ken Albers * m
 Meade Andrews ~ m
 Eric Bentley + m

 Lee Blessing + m
 Barbara Bosch * m
 Kirk Boyd * m 
 Wayne Chapman*
 Leroy Clark + m
 Kevin Crawford * m
 Tandy Cronyn ~
 Ruth Ann Curry* m
 Sharon Douglas ~
 Jean Elliott ~ m
 Jeff Elwell + m
 Honora Fergusson * m
 Charles Gordon * + m

 Judy Baker Goss +
 Bobby Harrel > m
 Robert Hupp * m
 Brent Jennings * m
 Gus Kaikkonen * m
 Peter Kenyon * m
 Henry Kurth > m
 Romulus Linney + m
 Rob Mermin ~
 Jennifer Mizenko ~ m
 Gene McKinney ~ m
 Frederick Neuman * + m
 Will Rhys * m
 Louise Mosley Smith ~ m
 Glynn Allen Smith ~ m
 Virginia Smith * m
 Terry Sneed *
 Shepard Sobel * m
 Agapi Stassinopoulus ~ m

 Daniel Stein * m
 Alison Summers * m
 Jana Tift * m
 Werner Trieschmann * + m
 Gwendolyn Twillie ~ m
 Francis Warner + m
 Kathryn Woods ~ m 

m indicates Hendrix-Murphy Foundation for Literature and Language
* indicates director of production
+ indicates playwright
~ indicates performer
> indicates designer/artist