Name: George Nelson

    Title: Professor


    Division: Theatre Arts Studies

    Office: F-570 HFAC

    Phone: (801) 422-4269

    Profile: George D. Nelson is a professor, writer, teacher, curriculum designer, director, and educational consultant. His work and influence has been felt in a wide range of institutions and educationally oriented organizations, colleges and universities, state departments of education, state departments of corrections, public schools, corporations, community outreach organizations, and foundations. Curriculum he has created has been used internationally to help teachers and trainers better reach their Dramatic Learners. Professor Nelson travels extensively giving workshops, lectures, and in-service training for teachers, professors, and administrators. He is presently a professor at Brigham Young University, as well as the head of the theatrical writing program there. He has received numerous teaching awards and has been recognized by the American Alliance for Theatre in Education with the Linn Wright Special Recognition Award for his work with incarcerated Dramatic Learners. In 2015 his Musical Single Wide played off-Broadway in the New York Musical Theatre Festival and was named one of the top ten Broadway plays of 2015.


    BA, Brigham Young University, 1977; MFA, University of Washington, 1979.

    Courses Taught

    • TMA 101 Introduction to Theatre
    • TMA 220R Workshop 1: Acting
    • TMA 251 Playwriting 1
    • TMA 315R Workshop 2: Special Projects
    • TMA 336 Directing Principles & Practices
    • TMA 350R Play Review
    • TMA 420R Performance Workshop 2
    • TMA 443R Writer/Dramaturg/Actor Workshop
    • TMA 451R Playwritng 3
    • TMA 515R Special Projects 3
    • TMA 550R Theatre for Young Audiences
    • SC ED 276R Exploration of Teahcing-TMA
    • REL A 121 The Book of Mormon


    Curriculum Vitae
    George Nelson CV

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