Regents' Outstanding
Teaching Awards

Photo of Dorn Franchelle

Franchelle Stewart Dorn, M.F.A.

Virginia L. Murchison Regents Professor, Academy of Distinguished Teachers, Head of Acting Program

Department of Theatre and Dance

UT Austin

As teachers, we are first and foremost facilitators. The hand of the acting teacher should be invisible. We must guide our students to embrace their own unique abilities and to express their individual artistic visions. Our job is never to recreate in our own image but to enable everyone in the artistic community to become the best they can be.