Ms. Rachel Mattox’s experiences include: Actress/Dancer w/ International Theatre Ensemble, Berlin Germany, and with Ashland,Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Theatre teacher/director for over 30 years: Taylor H.S. in Katy I.S.D.; Spring Branch H.S.; St. Agnes Academy; Hempstead H. S.; University of Houston. 11 plays taken to state meet 3 champions. Conducted acting/directing workshops for TETA; former UIL OAP Advisory Committee member and chair. 2005 High School Educator of the Year for TETA. Recipient of Sponsor Excellence Award (Denius) from UIL. Recipient of TETA Founder’s Award, 2017, Director for High School Theatre Workshop at University of Texas; Former Treasurer of TETA, Inc. 2014-2016, Treasurer, TTAO, Professional and Community Theatre actress and director in the Houston area for many years, including currently.
Ms. Mattox’s philosophy: I have seen theatre programs throughout the state thrive and grow due in great part to UIL OAP, and to the excellent theatre training our teachers are receiving at Texas colleges and universities. Add to that the talented students from across the state, and the opportunity to see so many fine productions that participation in UIL OAP presents, and I am an Adjudicator that truly looks forward to the productions and performances I will be seeing each spring. I welcome the opportunities to be challenged, provoked, entertained and enlightened that OAP Adjudication presents. I treasure the many moments so many talented students and directors are able to create, and I relish each journey each production company creates.
MFA, Directing/University of Houston
BFA, Theatre Education with Acting/Dance concentration/University of Texas, Austin