Theatre department welcomes new director


Christine Hathcock, new head director of the Cedar Park High school theatre department, will make her directorial debut with Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s The Illusion, “I like the dramaturgical aspect,” Hathcock said. “You don’t know where you’re going, ’till you know where you’ve been.”

Collyn Burke, Reporter

As a new year is reigned in, CPHS theatre department heads in a new direction, with a new director. Christine Hathcock will be making her Cedar Park directorial debut with Tony Kushner’s adaptation of Pierre Corneille’s “The Illusion” Oct. 30 and 31.

“I’m really pleased to be here,” new director Christine Hathcock said. “I know that we can take the department to maximum potential.”

From voice over work, to Broadway, the Boston University alum’s resume more than qualifies her for the job. Coming from Pflugerville Middle School, Hathcock elected to come to Cedar Park after seeing the drive the students had for their own success.

“I’m not bringing but adding structure and direction,” Hathcock said. “The focus [of the department] needs to be graduating actors who want to go into the profession.”

Hathcock (like a majority of the student actors) is most looking forward to the UIL one act play competition, in which schools from around the district, and eventually the state, compete in an intense play competition.

“I enjoy the process,” Hathcock said. “ It can be frustrating, but the payoff is great.”

Hathcock became aware of the department when she took her children to CPHS’s production of the musical “Wand”  in 2013.

 “I love it here, nothing works here, but I love it,” Hathcock said. “The kids are spectacular, I can teach, the kids [have] a sense of responsibility of their education.”

Heading in a new direction, CPHS theatre department will soon sparkle in light of a new director.