Harrison Long (Professor, Associate Dean and Interim Chair Department of Dance, College of the Arts)
M.F.A. Theatre (Acting), Southern Methodist University
B.F.A Theatre (Acting), Florida State University
Areas of Emphasis: Contemporary Scene Study, Period Styles
Harrison Long has over twenty-five years of experience as a director, actor, writer, administrator, and teacher. His professional acting career began in 1986 and includes material ranging from contemporary drama to musical comedy to Shakespeare. New York acting credits include the title role in Henry V (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Athol Fugard’s A Lesson From Aloes (78th Street Theatre Lab) and Bloomsday On Broadway (Symphony Space). Long’s directing credits include the first site-specific production of Lee Blessing’s cold war drama, A Walk in the Woods at Serenbe Playhouse, and the NEA-sponsored Splittin’ the Raft, which toured seven Georgia communities ranging from inner-city schools to rural mountain towns. In 2015, his production of Parade commemorated the centennial of Leo Frank’s tragic death in Marietta, Georgia, the town where it occurred. Publications include The Journal of Global Initiatives, The International Journal of Arts Education and The Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement. Long is the 2013 recipient of the Kennesaw State University, Foundation Prize for Publication and the 2014 winner of KSU’s Distinguished Professor Award. He received a B.F.A. from Florida State University and an M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University. Long is a proud member of The Actor’s Equity Association.
Teaching credits include:
Marymount Manhattan College
University of Tennessee
St. John’s University
Southern Methodist University
Georgia State University
Clayton College and State University
Virginia Governor’s School of the Arts
Summer Theatre Institute at Columbia University
In addition, Professor Long was Dialogue Coach for the CBS series, Dangerous Curves
Recent publications include articles in The International Journal of Arts Education and the Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement.
Harrison is a proud member of The Actor's Equity Association.