Engela as Sam in The Red Princess Goes West
Doing theatre I love, 
With people I love, 
For people I love.

Engela Edwards

Engela as Maggie in The Red Princess Goes West
EASY Theatre
Summary / Acting / Technical / Directing / Choreography / Art
ACTING: 
since 1999 in reverse chronological order
Dula stage reading
book by Paul Elliott; lyrics by Cunningham and Elliott, with music by Jeanie Cunningham
Directed by Engela Edwards
Ensemble
    Bastrop Conference Center, Bastrop, Texas, March 15, 2014 
Christmas Collage (Première of Christmas Cookies)
Directed and created by Engela Edwards 
Ensemble MC
    Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas, December 7, 2013
Always...Patsy Cline
By Ted Swindley
Directed by Chester Eitze
Lead
    Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas, 
    Sept. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 2013
Stories Under the Big Top
By Lorraine Thompson
Directed by Engela Edwards
Ensemble
    Bastrop Opera House 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas, July 12, 2013
In Texas It's a Yellow Rose (Premiere)
By Engela Edwards 
Directed by Engela Edwards
Lead
Winner of the Texas Nonprofit Theatres, Blooming Briefs: Fruit of the Plume Ten Minute Play Contest and presented at the Texas Nonprofit Theatre's conference at the Texas Civic Theatre Center in Tyler on Saturday, March 17, 2012
Always...Patsy Cline
By Ted Swindley
Directed by Chester Eitze
Lead
    Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas, 
    July 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, August 5, 6, 2011
Pruning the Family Tree
A Play by Daniel Gordon
Directed by Engela Edwards
Texas première production and currently touring 2011-2012
Lead
  • Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas, Oct. 29-Nov. 14, 2010 (Texas Premiere)
  • Dougherty Arts Theater, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, Texas, Nov. 19 & 20, 2011
  • Cailloux Theater, Kerrville, Texas, February 5, 2011
  • Dougherty Arts Theater, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, Texas, February 11-13, 2011
Fairy Tales on the Mars Frontier
By Jeannette Jaquish
Directed by Engela Edwards
Lead
  • Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas, May 7-15, 2010
Always...Patsy Cline
By Ted Swindley
Directed by Chester Eitze
Lead
  • Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas, April 9-May 1, 2010
The Red Princess Goes West
By john daniels, jr.
Directed by Engela Edwards and john daniels, jr.
Lead
  • Dougherty Arts Theater, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., Austin, Texas, February 12-14, 2010 
  • Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas, February 26-March 7, 2010
OZ!
A dazzling musical based on the L. Frank Baum classic story 
Book by Tim Kelly Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Directed by Engela Edwards
Chorus
  • Bastrop Opera House 711 Spring Street, Bastrop, Texas, January 22 - 31
It's a Wonderful Life
A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry
Directed by Chester Eitze
Ensemble
  • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, December 5-19, 2009
Homework cast photo by Linda Lee
Homework Eats Dog and Other Woeful Tales
Directed by Engela Edwards
Voice
  • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, May 30 - June 7, 2009 
  • Blinn, Brenham, Texas, June 11, 2009
The Big Bad Musical: A Howling Courtroom Comedy (cutting)
Book by Alec Strum; Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur 
Directed by Engela Edwards 
Actor, singer, dancer
  • Dougherty Arts Theater, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas, May 16 & 17, 2009
Peggy the Pint Sized Pirate
By D. M. Bocaz-Larson
Directed by Engela Edwards
Actor
Cast 2

Are You MAD Yet? We Are!
A comedy created & directed by Chester Eitze 
Actor 

  • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, March 14, 2009
Down in the Dumps
A Musical by Dan Roberts
Directed by Engela Edwards
Voice
  • Dougherty Arts Theater, 1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas, February 7 & 8, 2009 
Big Bad Musical cast composit photos
The Big Bad Musical:
A Howling Courtroom Comedy
By Alec Strum
Music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur
Directed by Engela Edwards
Actor, singer, dancer
  • Bastrop High School West, Bastrop, Texas December 6 & 13, 2008
  • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, January 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2009
Say Uncle, Uncle Silas
By Tim Kelly
Directed by Chester Eitze
Actor
    Bastrop Opera House,  Bastrop, Texas, April 18 - May 3, 2008
Cast 2008
Valentine boXes
By john daniels, jr. 
Directed by Engela Edwards and john daniels, jr.
Lead Actor
    Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, February 8-16, 2008

john and Engela
Interchange
By john daniels, jr.
Directed by Engela Edwards
Lead Actor
  • Bastrop Opera House,  Bastrop, Texas, (Première)

  • September 28 - October 20, 2007
    boXesboXes Held Over
    By john daniels, jr. 
    Directed by Engela and john daniels, jr.
    Lead Actor
  • Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas, June 29-July 6, 2007 
  • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, July 21 - August 25, 2007

  • (Première) 
    Frankenstein
    Adapted by Philip Grecian from the novel by Mary Wollstencraft Shelley
    Actor 
    For Spring Street Players, Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas
    Spring 2007
    Holiday Musical 2006 some of the cast and crewHoliday Musical
    By john daniels, jr. & Engela Edwards
    with new songs by john daniels, jr. & Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor, Singer Dancer
  • Bastrop Opera House  Bastrop, Texas, (Première)

  • December 1-16, 2006
    Dancin' Café musical by john daniels, jr.Dancin' Cafe
    By john daniels, jr.
    Music by john daniels, jr., John Williford, & Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor, Singer Dancer
  • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, (Première)

  • August 4-19, 2006
    Mother Goose
    By john daniels, jr. & Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor, Title Role
  • Bastrop Opera House,  Bastrop, Texas, (Première)

  • May 20 & 21, 2006
    Some of the Mother Goose cast
    The Book of Liz
    By Amy and David Sedaris
    Lead Actor 
  • Bastrop Opera House,  Bastrop, Texas

  • March 2006
     

    Engela and Jenny
    The Red Princess Goes West
    By john daniels, jr.
    Lead Actor and Dancer 
  • VdS, Austin Texas Preview

  • September 24 & 25, Austin, Texas
  • Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas Première

  • October 1-9, 2004
  • VdS, Austin Texas

  • October 15 & 16, Austin, Texas
  • Various schools in Texas 2005
  • Paul Poag Theatre, Del Rio, Texas February 27, 2005
  • From Oct. 2004
    Making Love in Public
    By john daniels, jr.
    Lead Actor, Dancer 2002 to 2007
  • Premièred at the Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas

  • January 18-26, 2002
  • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop Texas

  • February 14-16, 2002
  • Texas Nonprofit Theatres State Convention, Arlington, Texas

  • March 2002
  • Returned to the Bastrop Opera House

  • May 4-18, 2002
  • Returned to the Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas

  • July 12-20, 2002
  • The Studio, Bryan/College Station, Texas
  • October 4 & 5, 2002
  • Sunny Furman Theatre, Navasota, Texas

  • October 11 & 12, 2002
  • Baytown Little Theatre, Baytown, Texas

  • October 25 & 26, 2002
  • Returned to the Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas

  • October 31, November 1-3, 2002
  • Returned to the Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas

  • Valentines, February 14, 2003
  • San Pedro Playhouse, San Antonio, Texas

  • February 21, 2003
  • Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas, Valentines February 13 & 14, 2004
  • The Rialto Theater, Brownfield, Texas, February 21 & 22, 2004
  • Courtyard Rendezvous, Elgin, Texas, April 16-24, 2004
  • Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas, February 4-14, 2005
  • February 14 Carver Cultural Center Theatre, Austin, Texas

  • February 14, 2006
  • Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas

  • February 10 - 25, 2006 
  • Dougherty Arts Theater, Austin, Texas
  • February 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 2007
  • Paganini
    by Don Nigro
    Actor
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas
    October 2003
    Paganini cast
    Inn Bed
    by john daniels, jr. & Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas
    May 3-17, 2002
    Swing
    by Engela Edwards
    Dancer and Singer
    Old Settlers Festival, Dripping Springs, Texas
    April 20, 2002
    photo by Bill Edwards
    Austin.Com...edy2
    by john daniels, jr.
    Lead Actor, Singer, Dancer
    Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, Texas
    February 27, 2002 
    Click here to see more picsSwinging Christmas
    Choreographed by Engela Edwards
    Singer and Lead Dancer
    Trail of Lights, Zilker Park, Austin, Texas, Dec. 23, 2001
    Let Freedom Sing!  40s musical review
    Singer and Lead Dancer
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, Dec. 16, 2001
    3 Lines of Definition3 Lines of Definition
    By john daniels, jr.
    directed by Engela Edwards
    Lead Actor
    Bastrop Opera House, Bastrop, Texas, Nov. 2 - 17, 2001
    Swing Thing
    Choreography by Engela Edwards, scenes written by john daniels, jr.
    Dancer and Singer
    Bastrop Opera House,  Bastrop, Texas
    May 24 - 26, 2001
    Tell Me about Amelia
    Written and directed by john daniels, jr.
    Lead and featured dancer
    • EASY Theatre's opened the show on February 24th, 2001, at the Temple Civic Theatre, Temple, Texas. 
    • Houston, Texas:  Country Playhouse, March 10, 2001 
    • Austin, Texas:  Dougherty Arts Center Theater, March 27th & 28th, 2001 
    • Kingsville, Texas:  Little Theatre, Texas A&M, April 1, 2001
    • Austin, Texas:  Hyde Park Theatre, May 4 - 19, 2001
    Can't You See We're Acting?
    by Carl Williams
    • Houston, Texas:  Country Playhouse, March 10, 2001 
    The Ten-Minute Play
    By Walter Boyd, Carl Williams, and Eddie Cope
    Lead
      William E. Scott Theatre, Ft. Worth, Texas, March 24, 2001
      (American Association of Community Theatres: Texas State Competition)
      Country Playhouse, Houston, Texas, March 10, 2001 
    Collective ErectionCollective Erection
    By john daniels, jr.
    Directed by john daniels, jr. and Engela Edwards
    Lead
      Premiered at The Hideout Upstairs Cabaret
      for MoMFest 2000, Austin, Texas
      October 2000
    ComingtoAustin.Com...edy
    By john daniels, jr.
    Directed by Engela Edwards and john daniels, jr.
    Lead and Dancer, Solo dancer
      For the Mind Over Money Theatrical Festival, Austin, Texas 
      September 2000
    Engela as AmeliaTell Me about Amelia
    Written, designed and directed by john daniels, jr.
    Lead and featured dancer
      Premiered at The Hideout for FronteraFest 2000, Austin, Texas
      January 29 - February 6, 2000
    ComingtoAustin.Com...edy
    Written, designed and directed by john daniels, jr.
    Lead and dancer
      For the Mind Over Money Theatrical Festival, Austin, Texas
      September-October 1999
    SIRENS-N-AQUARIUS
    Written, designed and directed by john daniels, jr.
    Singer, dancer, and small roles
      May 1999 production at the John Henry Faulk Living Theater, Austin, Texas
    And more


    Some of my Favorite Roles:
    • Everything I've done by john daniels, jr. Examples:
      • All the female roles in Making Love in Public
      • Tracy in 3 Lines of Definition
      • Amelia in Tell Me about Amelia
    • Louise in Always...Patsy Cline
    • Agnes in Shadow Box
    • Lucy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
    • Ado Annie in Oklahoma
    • Ingénue in Impromptu
    • Ernie at Sesame Place (Well, 6 paid shows a day, always a great audience, and it was one of my favorites)
    EASY Theatre
    Theatrical Training:
    University of Texas at Arlington - B.F.A. in Theatre Arts
    University of North Texas
    Mountain View College
    Dance Training:
      University of Texas at Arlington
      Mountain View College
      Southern Methodist University

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