Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

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Harris Smith

Harris Smith Director

Harris Smith is the Director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as the Head of the Professional Actor Training Program.  He earned his M.F.A in Acting from the University of Washington, School of Drama.

Harris is a Certified Teacher of stage combat through the Society of American Fight Directors and is a member of Actor's Equity and the Screen Actor's Guild.  His work as an actor, fight director and movement coach includes; St. Louis Black Repertory, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, Capital Repertory (NY) and Seattle Children’s Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle), Sacramento Theatre Company, Shakespeare on the Green (Nebraska) as well as other national and international venues.

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Andrew Park

Andrew ParkArtistic Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and Research Assistant Professor of Theatre

Andrew Park, an award-winning artistic director, stage director, playwright, lyricist and puppeteer, has been hired as the artistic director for the Nebraska Repertory Theatre and research assistant professor in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

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Megan Elliott

Megan ElliottDirector of the Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

Megan Elliott is the founding director of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. She was previously the manager of leadership and community connections at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia and former director and CEO of digital media think-tank X Media Lab.

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