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Fred Chappell

Published May 31, 2015

School of Theatre
Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Fred Chappell is the head of the MFA Directing Program and former Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta. He was also the Artistic Director of North Carolina’s The Lost Colony for twelve years. He has directed regionally at such theatres as the Kennedy Center, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Walnut Street Theatre and A.C.T. in Seattle.His professional directing career include the original professional production of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean with Fannie Flagg and Dana Ivey, and Anthony and Cleopatra with Jane Alexander. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway and in regional theatre. He was a member of Leadership Georgia and has served as a panelist and on-site observer for the NEA and the Florida Council for the Arts. He is a member of Actors Equity and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

Teaching Areas

Acting, BFA Program

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • 1981 Governor’s Honor Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts in Georgia
  • 2009 Georgia Theatre Conference, Award for Achievements in Theatre
  • 2015 College of Fine Arts, Distinguished Teaching Award