MIDLAND UNIVERSITY THEATRE
TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT
Dream of being in the spotlight? Midland is full of opportunities for you to shine. You can be a part of a variety of top tier dramas, cabarets, comedies, musicals, and one-act shows. Our theatre staff delivers the combination of education and showbiz experiences that prepare you for the real world of performing arts.
Alpha Psi Omega is the national theatre honor society. Members are eligible to join by gaining points for the theatre shows that they participate in.
DAN P. HAYS,
DIRECTOR OF THEATRE
B.F.A., B.A, Kearney State College, M.A., University of Nebraska, Omaha
Dan P. Hays began at Midland University in January of 2014. Before coming to Midland, Dan was an Associate Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of Musical Theatre at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Before that, he was a longtime High School Choral Director at Elkhorn High School in Elkhorn, Nebraska, and Blair High School in Blair, Nebraska. Dan is a member of Actor's Equity (the professional actor's union) since 1988. He is an Associate Director for The Young Americans, which is a California-based semi-professional performance group. Dan has been a professional actor, director, musical director, and choreographer. He has been awarded the Gary Thomas Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the Show Choir Camps of America Outstanding Teacher of the Year, the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award from the Nebraska Music Educator's Association, the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award from the Nebraska Choral Director's Association, the Sertoma Club's Man of the Year award, and the Golden Apple Educator award.
Contact Dan by calling 402.941.6390 or by emailing hays@MidlandU.edu.
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE
B.A., Kearney State College, M.M., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lee was a music and theatre teacher in the Nebraska public schools for over 30 years. She taught in the Fremont Public Schools for ten years. Lee has worked at Midland for 8 years teaching voice, music and theatre classes, and directing shows.
Lee has been a member and officer of Nebraska Music Educators, Nebraska Choral Directors Association, Nebraska Thespians and Nebraska Speech Communication Theatre Association. She is currently the Executive Director of the Fremont Opera House and continues to direct shows there.
Lee Meyer was named Thespian Teacher of the Year, NSCTA Teacher of the Year, Fremont Rotary Teacher of the Year, Nebraska School Activities Volunteer of the Year, Milford Citizen of the Year and Fremont Tribune Pathfinder.
Contact Lee by emailing meyerl@MidlandU.edu
Biannah Peji-Palm, Graduate Assistant - Theatre
Contact Biannah by emailing biannah.peji-palm@MidlandU.edu.