Westercon 72 Theater Special Guest - Dewey Douglas
A veteran of more than 400 theatrical productions, Dewey L. Douglas has served in a variety of capacities, including scenic and/or lighting designer, properties artisan, technical director, actor, director, and playwright.
A Mississippi native, Dewey received both his BFA (1975) and MFA (2006) in Theatre Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi. In the years between the degrees, he worked as a theatrical designer/technician in professional and regional theatres in Utah, Southern California, and Arizona (as well as serving as a scenic carpenter on the TV series Babylon 5) before returning to Mississippi.
As an author, Dewey has authorized more than 20 full-scale productions of his original plays, and his poetry and short stories have appeared in 11 issues of the Saturday Afternoon literary journal. In addition, his theatrical artwork has been featured in two Southern California art galleries.
Currently, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Theatre at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he lives with his wife Jill and their dog Kenna.