drake simpsonFine Arts Department Chair/Theatre Arts2812454304U2B.F.A. University of Oklahoma
Mr. Simpson is in his 11th year here at Alvin High School where he teaches Technical Theatre, Theatre Arts, and Theatre Production. Additionally Mr. Simpson serves as the director for 1 to 2 shows per year and as the Chair of the Fine Arts Department. His prior teaching experience includes positions in both the Deer Park and Houston Independent School Districts. Some directing credits here at Alvin High School include Blood Wedding, Eurydice, Arsenic and Old Lace, Peter and the Starcatcher, Men on Boats, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged, Wondrous Strange, Smokefall, Chamber Music, Hidden In This Picture, Romeo and Juliet, Marie Antoinette, and both of the multi-award winning UIL Productions Recent Tragic Events and Among The Thugs. Mr. Simpson continues to work professionally as an actor and director. He is a proud member of the Screen Actor’s Guild and Actor’s Equity Association. Mr. Simpson is a founding member of Horse Head Theatre for which he has both acted and directed. Some of his favorite acting credits include:
Los AngelesTheatre Tribe: Recent TragicEvents, Baby Dance- The 49th Parallel: Zastrozzi-The Hudson: Kith and Kin –
Houston- Horse Head Theatre: Red Light Winter, Fault Lines, Among The Thugs, The Aliens, Spaghetti Code. Stark Naked Theatre/4th Wall Theatre: Dinner With Friends, Body Awareness, God of Carnage, A Midsummer Night's Dream, True West, Lobby Hero, The Realistic Jonses. Stages Repertory Theatre: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. The Laramie Project, Shakespeare’s R&J, Heart of A Woman. Infernal Bridegroom Productions/Catastrophic Theatre: Paradise Hotel, Tamalalia 2000,Roberto Zucco, Evening at the Talk House. Atomic Café: The Man Who Had Three Arms, This Is Our Youth-Houston Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Nights Dream. Landing Theatre Company: American BuffaloFILM/TELEVISION-Notes From The Underbelly/ABC, Todd’s Coma/Happy Madison Productions, Canooks/Those Darn Canadians and inthe independent films The Riot Act, Dirty Mary, Worms, andPalps.