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John Dodd is the Managing Director of the Texas Shakespeare Festival. He is an East Texas native and calls Kilgore his home. He attended Kilgore College and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. John has performed in over twenty-five plays, including Festival productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Man of La Mancha, Romeo and Juliet, and 1776 and has designed lights for productions at Kilgore College, the University of Houston-Clear Lake, the Longview Ballet Theatre and the Houston Shaw Festival. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the East Texas Oilfield, John was privileged to direct The Daisy Bradford 3. He continues to believe that the Festival has the power to improve the quality of life in East Texas; is awed by the exceptionally talented theatre artists that have called TSF home; amazed by the giving and gracious friends of the Texas Shakespeare Festival Foundation and Guild, the unbelievably supportive community, and the unwavering commitment of Kilgore College. John is proud of his association with an organization that continues to enrich the cultural identity of the East Texas community and thankful to be able to work with such intelligent, talented, kind, and giving people as Raymond Caldwell, Matthew Simpson and Meaghan Simpson.