Faculty Profile for Kaitlin Hopkins

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Kaitlin Hopkins
Professor of Practice — Department of Theatre & Dance
THEA 217
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
Vocal Health

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Producer, Beehive. 2021 - Present.
  • Producer, The Last Five Years. 2021 - Present.
  • Co-Director, Hair. 2021 - Present.
    Performances:
    • Performing Arts Center, Texas State University.
  • Producer, Spring Awakening. 2021 - Present.
  • Working-The Musical. 2020.
    Performances:
    • Porchlight Productions, virtual livestream.

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. Stillwater Foundation Grant, Stillwater Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $30000. (Funded: 2021). Grant.
  • Hopkins, Kaitlin. Stillwater Foundation Grant, Stillwater Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $30000. (Funded: 2020). Grant.
  • Hopkins, Kaitlin. Stillwater Foundation Grant, Stillwater Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $30000. (Funded: 2019). Grant.
  • Hopkins, Kaitlin. Stillwater Foundation Grant, Stillwater Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $25000. (Funded: 2018). Grant.
  • Hopkins, Kaitlin. The Stillwater Foundation. (Funded: 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee
2021-Present
Chair
EDI Task Force/Season Selection Policies
2021-Present
Guest Speaker
"The Big Idea"-Texas State Podcast
2021-Present
Member
Dance Lecturer Search Committee
2021-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Routledge Press- Book Review- The Stage Actor’s Handbook by Michael Kostroff
2021-Present