Director of Theatre Education
Professor of Theatre Arts
Professor of Theatre Arts Dr. Mary Schuttler is director of the undergraduate Theatre Education and Master's in Theatre Education programs at UNC. She co-authored the Colorado Department of Education Theatre Standards, and is a board member of the Colorado Thespian Society and the Education Committee at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She has served on the board of the Alliance for Colorado Theatre, and as both President and Vice President of the Educational Theatre Association.
Before her UNC appointment, Dr. Schuttler taught high school drama for ten years in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where her program was selected to participate in the Edinburgh (Scotland) Theatre Festival as one of the top ten high school theatre programs in the United States. She received her BA from the University of Michigan, her MA from Wayne State University, and her PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Dr. Schuttler received the 2001 Higher Education Theatre Educator of the Year from the Alliance for Colorado Theatre, and was inducted into the Educational Threatre Association's Hall of Fame in 2005. She recently co-produced the national amateur premiere of "Hairspray," and was selected to chair the 2009-2010 committee to revise the Colorado Theatre Standards.