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Tony Rust

4739 Larkwood Street Eugene, Or 97405 • 541-465-8013 • email:



- Associate Professor, Theater Directing and Acting

-High School Drama and Language Arts teacher

- Director of Classical and Contemporary plays and musicals


Master of Teaching : Drama and Language Arts Endorsement

Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR 2006 (pending)

Master of Fine Arts: Theater-Directing

Brooklyn College/CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, 2001

Thesis: A Director's Book Based on the Production of Cloud Tectonics by Josť Rivera

Advisor: Professor Thomas Bullard

Bachelor of Arts: Theatre-Acting

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 1982

Teaching and Workshop Experience

Theater Teacher, Fall 2005 - Current

Marist High School Eugene, OR

Teaching Acting, Shakespeare Performance, Writing/Performance

Directing and Producing after school productions


Assistant Technical Director, Fall 2001- Spring 2002

Brooklyn College /CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

Supervision and training of student scene shop interns and practicum students.

Production and Workshop Director Summer 2000, 2001

Apple Theatre Company, Anguilla, British West Indies

Direction and workshop instruction for high school theater summer program.

Adjunct Instructor, Acting 2 Fall 1999 - Fall 2001

Brooklyn College /CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

Introduction to non-major acting, including scene and monologue study.

    (2 sections per semester for 3 semesters)

Workshop Instructor, Spring 2001 - Fall 2001

Brooklyn College Theater and Education Initiative program, Brooklyn, NY

Leading groups of High School students through acting workshops and

interactive design and dramaturgical discussions.

Adjunct Crew Co-ordinator, Fall 1999 Brooklyn College /CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

Supervision and scheduling of student scenic, costume, and lighting students.

Workshop Instructor, Acting Shakespeare and the First Folio Dec 1999

Brooklyn College / CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

Two day intensive workshop exploring the use of Shakespeare's First Folio punctuation as  a tool to explore scene and monologue work.

Scene Shop Supervisor, Feb 1999 - May 1999 Fordham University, New York, NY

Supervision and instruction of student scene shop practicum students.

Teacher - Shakespeare Workshops, Private Tutoring 1986-1992

Quinapalus Theater Company, New York, NY

Leading company Shakespeare workshops, private verse and audition work.

Professional Memberships

Actors Equity Association

Associate Member Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers

Society of American Fight Directors, Certified Stage Combatant

Honors and Awards

Joel Zwick Directing Award 2000

Brooklyn College / CUNY , Brooklyn, NY

Dean's Honor List Spring 2001

Brooklyn College /CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

Other Training

Shakespeare, Directing, and Acting for Film workshops

Patrick Tucker, Dallas, TX and New York, NY 1981-86

Shakespeare verse and acting training

Riverside Shakespeare, New York, NY 1983-85

Commercial acting

Reed Sweeney Reed, New York, NY 1985

Stage Combat, Stage Combatant Certified S.A.F.D. - 1996

Workshops and classes with Patty Crane, David Boushey, Drew Fracher,

Allen Suddeth, Mike Chin, T.J. Glenn, Richard Raether.