DUSTIN K. SHAFFER, M.F.A.
DIRECTOR, DESIGNER, ACTOR, & EDUCATOR
Dustin Shaffer is a theatre artist, educator, author, and illustrator. Shaffer received his B.G.S. in Theatre & Film from the University of Kansas (1999), his M.A. in Theatre from Missouri State University (2005), and an M.F.A. in Theatre Design from the University of Florida (2009).
Shaffer has been recognized for outstanding directing and design work by the Southeastern Theatre Conference and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. In January of 2014, Shaffer was awarded KCACTF's prestigious "Road Warrior Award" for excellence in production response. He is currently authoring an introduction to theater textbook, Making Theatre: A Creative Journey, through Great River Publishing (Dubuque, Iowa). Shaffer is currently working as an adjunct instructor at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas.
Costume design credits include The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui for Card Table Theatre (Lawrence, KS), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson for Maryland Ensemble Theatre (Frederick, MD), Simpatico for Actors Bridge Ensemble (Nashville, TN) and Atlantic Theatre Company for Kids (New York City) Rolling World Premier of Molly Shannon's Tilly the Trickster. In July 2013, Shaffer designed costumes for a television project, Bamboo Bop, through NBC/PBS Kids Sprout. Directing credits include: Steel Magnolias, The 39 Steps, Pirates of Penzance, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Six Canterbury Tales, Frankenstein, Barefoot in the Park, Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches, and Bash: The Latter-Day Plays.