Traci Ledford, Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, received her Master of Fine Arts in Directing as well as her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Directing and Design from Baylor University. In the interim between the two degrees, Traci served as the Education and Outreach Intern at the Dallas Theater Center before devoting nine years to teaching theatre in the public school systems of Texas and North Carolina.
As a director, Traci has helmed over forty productions. Among them are Our Town, The Three Musketeers, Twelfth Night, Black Comedy, The Voice of the Prairie, Moon Over the Brewery, and Cyrano de Bergerac. Traci also continues to perform as an actress; her roles have included such classics as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Viola in Twelfth Night, Mariane in Tartuffe, and Andromache in The Trojan Women. Most recently, she appeared as the Mother in Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding.
Traci’s interests also extend to playwriting. Her original work, Three In One, was honored as a finalist in the CITA playwriting competition.
M.F.A. (Directing), Baylor University;
Teaching Certification - Secondary Theatre Arts, Texas A&M University Commerce;
B.F.A. (Directing and Design), Baylor University