Waxahachie High School OAP is STATE BOUND
Mr. Reynolds has been the Head Theatre Director for Waxahachie High School for the past 18 years and currently serves as the WHS Fine Arts Chair as well. In that time he has directed over 70 productions at Waxahachie High School. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BFA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting & Directing. In his 18 years at WHS he has brought home 15 District Championships, 10 Area Championships, 5 Regional Championships and 5 State appearances with 3 of the them placing in the top 3 at the UIL State One-Act Play Contest. Over the past 9 years the WHS Musical Theatre Department has been nominated for Best Musical at the DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards 7 times, winning the coveted prize of Best Musical in 2016 (SPAMALOT). Waxahachie HS has the honor of being the most nominated and award winning school in the DSM Program. In 2018 Mr. Reynolds was the recipient of the first ever DSM Outstanding Educator Award. “I am thrilled to be a part of the WISD theatre program. I have such fantastic and talented students from past to present ….there is no other place that I'd rather be!”. Mr. Reynolds would like to thank the WISD Admiration for the undying support for all the Fine Arts in our district! He would also like to recognize the overwhelming love he feels every day from his loving wife, Melanie and his 3 children. Forever and Always! “We Are The Lucky Few! “
Ryan Mullican has been a theater arts teacher for 19 years. For the past 15 years he has worked alongside his friend and coworker Andy Reynolds to help build what has become a thriving Waxahachie Theater Arts department. And now, with the addition of Paula Meyers, he is very excited about what the future holds for WHS drama. Mr. Mullican received his BFA with an emphasis in performance from UT Arlington and has continued to enthusiastically act, direct, film, and create since his graduation in 1999. Also in 1999, Mr. Mullican married his high school sweetheart, fellow theater artist, and the love of his life Charity Mullican. He’s also very excited about what his future holds with her as well. He is the proud father of his three wonderful children: Turner, Silver and Davis and looks forward to all the brownie points he will earn with his sweet words about his beautiful, wonderful and far superior wife. :)
Mrs. Myers has a lifelong love of theatre. She attended Kent State University for fashion design and later earned her Bachelor of Education at the University of Toledo in partnership with the Toledo Museum of Art. She has taught in Texas, Ohio, and Washington state, and is very happy to be living and teaching in Waxahachie. She teaches Actors Studio, Costume Construction, Technical Theatre, and Theatre Arts 1, as well as being the artistic director for many WHS shows.
On behalf of the Pow Wow Players and Drama Department Students, we want to thank and recognize our directors for their tireless efforts and unlimited creativity to bring the best out of our children and bring life to the arts in the community of Waxahachie. The stories you tell change lives! We thank you. -Pow Wow Players