Two Beards Theatre Company


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Mission Statement: Two Beards Theatre Company, an imaginative collective of theatre artists, is dedicated to fostering artistic opportunities throughout the Austin area by providing a nurturing environment, exciting theatrical productions, innovative educational training, and new play development opportunities.
Jacob Henry (Co-Founder / Executive Director) graduated from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi with a B.A. in Theatre with a technical/design emphasis. Jacob has worked with such companies as the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cirque du Soleil and Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom. Currently, Jacob has the pleasure of teaching technical theatre at John B. Connally High School.
Heather Williams (Executive Director) graduated with a B.A. in Theatre with an Acting/Directing focus and a minor in Entrepreneurship from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. Heather has always been well aware of her passion for theatre and as a child growing up in a small village, would travel two towns over to participate in the productions of the closest community theatre. Recently, her love for the art has taken her much further and she has traveled across the globe to England and Scotland to study her craft. Currently, she is pursuing her professional career in Austin as an actor and director, and is incredibly thrilled to be joining the Two Beards team!
Andrew Robinson (Co-Founder) graduated from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi with a B.A. in Theatre with an Acting/Directing focus. Previously, Andrew has worked with The Story Wranglers from the Paramount Theatre and performed regularly with his improv troupe, iScream Sandwich. Andrew is currently living and working within the improv community of Chicago, Illinois.
Mark J Charney (Playwright in Residence), past Chair of English and Director of Theatre at Clemson University, is now Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech. A playwright and a scholar, Mark was fortunate enough to premiere his play Incline / Decline with Two Beards in 2015. Mark’s play 37 Stones or the Man Who Was a Quarry premiered in Washington, DC with Charter Theatre, and it followed with another production Off Off Broadway. His adaptation of Boccaccio’s The Decameron premiered at Clemson but traveled to the Fringe Festival in Edinburg, Scotland where it received fine notices. The Power Behind the Palette won the David Mark Cohen award in playwriting and received a professional development workshop in LA, and his The Balloon Handler Makes Good was performed at four different venues, including the New Works Festival in Santa Clarita which also premiered his Shooting Blanks and Pogrom in Pelzer. Shooting Blanks will travel this year to the Prague Fringe Festival and his interactive version of Antigone will premiere in CA May of 2016. He is thrilled to join Two Beards, one of the best companies in Austin, as it continues to grow and prosper.