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Patty MacMullen

Patty MacMullen has directed high school and middle school theatre for more than three decades. While teaching in public schools, her students advanced to the Texas UIL OAP State Championships five times placing third at state in conference 4A in 1999 and in 2007. She retired from public school teaching in 2011. In 2012, Patty began teaching at her current school, a private school in Austin, Texas. That same year, her students advanced to the division II state championship contest in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, placing 1st runner up for the state championship title. She has also directed productions which were chosen to perform at the Texas State Thespian Festival Main Stage (2003 & 2006), the International Thespian Festival Main Stage (2007) and Chapter Select Showcase (1997 & 2009), and the Edinburgh Scotland Fringe Festival (2010, 2015, and 2018). Her students have also won numerous awards in duet acting, monologue, group acting, one act play, and costuming at the Texas Renaissance Festival’s School Days competition. Patty was inducted into the Texas Thespian Hall of Fame in 2011. Writing has become a passion for Patty, who is also a blogger and co-author of the textbook The Voice, the Body, the Imagination. She currently serves as Director of Theatre at Hill Country Christian Upper School.