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Daniel Inouye, MFA

Associate Professor of Theatre

Interest and areas of expertise

Directing all styles and genres of plays and musicals
Fight choreography and staged violence 
Theatre History


Daniel received his B.A. in Communications & Theatre from Wheaton College, and his M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from Baylor University.

Classes I teach

THEA 110: Introduction to Theatre
THEA 120: Acting One
THEA 223: Acting Two
THEA 230: Play Directing One
THEA 330: Play Directing Two
THEA 340: Theatre History One
THEA 341: Theatre History Two


Daniel Inouye is a multi-award winning director, teacher, artistic director, playwright, dramaturg and occasional actor. Daniel's love for theatre began in grade school during a performance of King Lear and since then has grown into a desire to produce high-quality performances and to mentor others in the field. After receiving a B.A. in Theatre/Communications from Wheaton College, he completed an M.F.A. in Directing at Baylor University. In addition to directing shows in NYC, Chicago and across the southern states, Daniel's career includes a variety of theatre-related experiences including managing a community theatre, assisting start-up arts organizations, and co-writing educational plays for youth. Career accolades include a Drama Desk Award nomination for the revival of Horton Foote's The Traveling Lady, for which Daniel was assistant director.