Cooper Sivara

I strive to take risks in every project I direct.  I aim for clarity, articulation, simplicity, and truth in my work.  I believe communication is key in the collaborative art of theatre.  I see my role as a director as leading collaborators together to tell stories, and I want to discover new ways of telling those stories.  

Current projects include training in Lessac Voice Technique with Dr. Marion Castleberry, training in Viewpoints & the Suziki Method at the SITI Summer Theater Workshop, training in Noh Theatre as part of the Traditional Theatre Training program at Kyoto Arts Center in Japan, and directing Baylor University's Ice Glen in the fall of 2018.

I was born in Los Angeles, California, and I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, & Television.  After UCLA, I became the Associate Artistic Director of Ark Theatre Company in Los Angeles while also teaching acting classes at Theatre of Arts in Hollywood.  I am currently in my second year of Baylor University's MFA Directing program in Waco, Texas.  Favorite directing credits include The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, Equivocation by Bill Cain, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck, and Honeymoon in Vegas by Jason Robert Brown.