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Theatre University of Illinois Springfield

Meet Our Faculty


Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson


Associate Professor and Director of Theatre
Phone: 217-206-6613
Office: VPA 127A

 Originally from Minneapolis, Eric has directed and acted professionally at many theatres across the country. Eric earned an M.F.A. in Acting from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a B.A. in Theatre Arts from The University of Minnesota-Minneapolis.

Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson

Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson

Associate Professor of Theatre
Phone: 217-206-8307
Office: VPA 127C

Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson comes to UIS via Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Austin, TX, and New York City, among other cities. In addition to teaching various theatre classes, Missy is also an actor and director. Missy received her MFA in Acting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her BFA in Drama Education from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dathan Powell

Dathan Powell

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Phone: 217-206-8587
Office: VPA 127B

Dathan Powell is a native of Central Illinois and returns to the area to join the growing theatre program at UIS. He has worked as Scenic Designer for a variety of different productions and venues. Dathan received his MFA in Scene Design from Indiana University-Bloomington, and his BFA in Theatre from the School of Theatre Arts at Illinois Wesleyan University.