Here There Be Dragons
The Players Theatre
June 16th, 2022 - July 17th, 2022
The night before their college graduation, a tight-knit group of Dungeons and Dragons players embark on their final quest. They must contend with their anxieties, fears, and obstacles, manifested as fantasy monsters and locales, to discover what their futures may hold. This musical quest will take audiences on a journey through the trepidation and excitement of growing up, holding on to what’s dear, and moving on in life without our “swords”.
Austin Harleson- Director
Austin Harleson is an actor/director from Lubbock, TX. He holds an MFA in Theatre Performance and Pedagogy from Texas Tech University and a BA in Musical Theatre from West Texas A&M University. Austin is currently a member of the theatre faculty at Reinhardt University, and has also taught at Tabor College and West Texas A&M. He worked with the American Shakespeare Center for two summers, where he developed a passion for Early Modern staging conditions and how they can be uniquely utilized to engage in actor-audience relationships. Austin’s research interests include Fitzmaurice Voicework, best practices in stage intimacy, and the application/awareness of sociolinguistic stereotypes in character development. Outside of his time on stage or in the classroom, Austin finds great joy in Corgis, retro video games, electric guitars, and tabletop roleplaying games.