educator, writer, director, performer BIOGRAPHY Douglas Hill was studying acting and sound design at Missouri Southern State University when he began attending regional American College Theatre Festivals and became interested in the craft of playwriting.  His first play Bansidhe (pronounced “banshee”) was produced on the MSSU campus as part of a new play festival before he graduated in 1990.  The play would later be produced again during a festival at Chicago’s Baliwick Repertory Theatre. Hill was hired as the coordinator of the Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Competition from 1993 to 1995.  During that time, his short play, Yankee Tango, was one of the winners at the STAGES ‘95 competition and premiered in Dallas.  He also originated the role of “Witchee” in a new musical by Shelley Russell-Parks, Haywire, which was developed at Northern Michigan University and was later invited to perform at the Kennedy Center. In 1995 he began formal training at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the graduate Playwriting Program under the mentorship of Julie Jensen and Davey Marlin-Jones.  Two scripts written during this time, Heart in the Ground and Heresy at a Crossroads, would go on to be performed in theatres around the globe.  Hill also began working with the Senior Adult Theatre Program at UNLV as a graduate student.  His senior adult play Seen would be anthologized in Dramatic Publishing’s Short Stuff He continued acting and directing with his fellow playwrights in the program until receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree. From 1998 to 2000, Hill worked as the Literary Assistant to Samantha Wyer at Arizona Theatre Company while also working as an actor for Borderlands Theatre and Panorama Productions.  His script Roulette was written during this time, and was selected for development at the Cleveland Public Theatre.  The script would eventually become internationally produced by companies across North America and as far away as India and Australia. In 2000, Hill joined the faculty of the UNLV Theatre Department and began teaching graduate playwriting students, undergraduate theatre students, and senior adult theatre students.  He was a founding member of the Senior Theatre League of America, a division of the Educational Theatre Association; and the Region VIII Chair of the American College Theatre Festival’s National Playwriting Program.  He was active as an actor, playwright, and dramaturg for the Asylum Theatre in Las Vegas in addition to directing and acting in new scripts from the UNLV playwriting program.  He also generated new material for the Senior Adult Theatre Program as a playwright and as a co-editor for two anthologies: Consider the Possibilities and Summer Dreams, Winter Wishes.  In a joint project with the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Hill created the oral history reader’s theatre script Caregiver Collage based on accounts of older adults providing care to loved ones afflicted with mental and physical challenges. After 12 years with UNLV, Hill became a freelance artist. To date, his scripts have been performed on five of the seven continents; and his work has been anthologized by Smith and Krauss, Heinneman, Dramatic Publishing, Black Box Press, and Armita.  He currently lives in Las Vegas and volunteers with The Speeding Theatre -- Over 55 company.  He continues to write, direct, and lead workshops (most recently in Bainbridge Island, Washington).  He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. A complete Curriculum Vitae is available on request.