Faculty Profile for Kaitlin Hopkins

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Kaitlin Hopkins
Program Faculty — Department of Theatre & Dance
Senior Lecturer — Department of Theatre & Dance
THEA 101
phone: (512) 245-6841

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Kaitlin Hopkins is an an award winning actress, director and education and has worked on and off Broadway, in major regional theaters, international and national tours, and in film and television. She launched the BFA in Musical Theatre at Texas State University in 2009, currently ranked in the top 10 programs in the nation.

Teaching Interests

Musical Theatre Performance and Auditioning, Business of the Business, Acting, College Audition Prep, Vocal Health, Mental Wellness for performers

Research Interests

Mental wellness for performing artists

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Hopkins, K. (2019). The Ultimate College Audition Guide by Amy Rogers.
  • Unbreakable by Andrew Lippa. January 2019 - May 2019.
  • director, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. May 2018 - April 2019.
    Performances:
    • Harrison Theatre, Texas State University.
  • The World According to Snoopy. Tam Witmark. 2018.
  • Director, The Two Orphans by Theresa Rebeck and Kim D. Sherman. January 1, 2018 - May 1, 2018.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: One Singlular Sensation Award, Austin Critics' Table Award. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: SMart Award, San Marcos Counsel. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Teaching. 2016
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top 10 Musical Theatre BFA Programs in the nation, CollegeMagazine.com. 2015

Selected Grants

  • Hopkins, Kaitlin. The Stillwater Foundation. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Hopkins, Kaitlin. The Stillwater Foundation. (Funded: 2014). Grant.
  • Hopkins, Kaitlin. Stillwater Foundation Grant, Stillwater Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $30000. (Funded: 2019 - 2020). Grant.
  • Hopkins, Kaitlin. Stillwater Foundation Grant, Stillwater Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $25000. (Funded: 2018 - 2019). Grant.
  • Hopkins, Kaitlin. Stillwater Foundation Grant, Stillwater Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $25000. (Funded: 2017 - 2018). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Organizer
Raegan High School
November 2018-Present
Undergraduate Advisor
RA's Living- Learning Community- Ratama
2017-Present
Participant
Admissions Texas State
2017-Present
Organizer
Social Media Branding and site content
2017-Present
Organizer
New York Combine Auditions
2017-Present