Name: George Nelson

    Title: Professor


    Division: Theatre Arts Studies

    Office Hours: F-570 HFAC, Tuesdays/Thursdays 12pm – 1pm

    Phone: (801) 422-4269

    BA, Brigham Young University, 1977
    MFA, University of Washington, 1979

    George D. Nelson is a professor, writer, teacher, curriculum designer, director, and educational consultant. His work and influence has been felt in a wide range of institutions and educationally oriented organizations, colleges and universities, state departments of education, state departments of corrections, public schools, corporations, community outreach organizations, and foundations. Curriculum he has created has been used internationally to help teachers and trainers better reach their Dramatic Learners. Professor Nelson travels extensively giving workshops, lectures, and in-service training for teachers, professors, and administrators. He is presently a professor at Brigham Young University, as well as the head of the theatrical writing program there. He has received numerous teaching awards and has been recognized by the American Alliance for Theatre in Education with the Linn Wright Special Recognition Award for his work with incarcerated Dramatic Learners. In 2015 his Musical Single Wide played off-Broadway in the New York Musical Theatre Festival and was named one of the top ten Broadway plays of 2015. His play Talos was featured in the 2017 William Inge Festival and his play In Exchange has been accepted into the 2020 ATHE New Play Festival. His latest musical 1820 is set to premiere post-Corona Virus 2020.

    Professor Nelson is an award winning director. He has directed over 60 films, plays and musicals at BYU and in other venues. His latest directing projects include Little Shop of Horrors, Microburst Theatre, Mary Poppins, A Second Birth, and Beauty and the Beast.

    Courses Taught
    TMA 101 Introduction to Theatre
    TMA 220R Workshop 1: Acting
    TMA 251 Playwriting 1
    TMA 315R Workshop 2: Special Projects
    TMA 336 Directing Principles & Practices
    TMA 350R Play Review
    TMA 420R Performance Workshop 2
    TMA 443R Writer/Dramaturg/Actor Workshop
    TMA 451R Playwritng 3
    TMA 515R Special Projects 3
    TMA 550R Theatre for Young Audiences
    SC ED 276R Exploration of Teahcing-TMA
    REL A 121 The Book of Mormon

    Curriculum Vitae: George Nelson