North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) is dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment.
Artist of the Month
Congratulations to Morgan Southard, NTPA’s Artist of the Month for July! Morgan is an actor, director and teacher who is thrilled to be making a difference in the lives of our youth! She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville in 2007 and her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from Southern Methodist University in 2010. She taught at Southern Methodist University 2008-2010 and has been teaching and directing professionally in the area for the past three years.
This summer Morgan is especially busy at NTPA having just wrapped up the PCT Summer Intensive production of CABARET. In July she is directing TWELFH NIGHT in Fairview and FOOTLOOSE in Plano. She is thrilled to be a part of the inaugural year of the new NTPA Academy, where she is helping create curriculum and teach classes.
Other experience includes time spent at Les Subsistances Theatre Performance Program in Leon, France where she received training in acrobatics, improvisation, play, masks and puppets. Professional stage experience includes roles in A Bright New Boise (Circle Theatre), Mrs. California (Contemporary Theatre of Dallas), Arms and the Man (Stage West), Macbeth (Trinity Shakespeare Festival), As You Like It (Trinity Shakespeare Festival), Boeing-Boeing (Circle Theatre/WaterTower Theatre), Donʼt Dress For Dinner (Theatre Arlington) and Bright Ideas (Circle Theatre). Favorite directing credits include The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Shop of Horrors, Urinetown, School of Rock, The Addams Family and Mary Poppins. She loves her dog, Bandit, and her NTPA family more than words can say! And NTPA loves Morgan!