Cliff Thompson M.F.A. Directing Office: Theatre House
Phone: 731-989-6780
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B.A., Theatre, Harding University, 1982

M.F.A., Directing, University of Memphis, 1986

Ph.D., Educational Leadership: Higher Education, University of Mississippi, 1999

Office Hours

MWF 9:00am - 10:00am, 11:00am - 12:00pm

by appointment

Class Schedule

Acting I
TR 9:00am - 10:20am and 1:30pm - 2:50pm

Theatre and the Christian
MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm

TR 12:00pm - 1:20pm

Working in Theatre
R 4:00pm - 4:50pm

About Cliff Thompson

R. Cliff Thompson serves the university as director of theatre. After completing his M.F.A. at the University of Memphis, Thompson worked professionally in the Memphis theatre community. He then taught college theatre classes for 8 years in north Mississippi before coming to FHU. Favorite directing credits include “The Miracle Worker,” "Macbeth," “Little Shop of Horrors,” "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," “Into the Woods,” “Smash!,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Seagull,” and “Scotland Road.” Acting credits include the Baker in "Into the Woods" and David in "God's Favorite."

Thompson served in leadership for the Southeast Theatre Conference and ( Christians in Theatre Arts (

He has led groups of students to NYC since 1998. In 2004, Thompson spent the summer working for the Abingdon Theatre, an Off-Broadway theatre in Manhattan’s Garment District. He’s married to Sherry Thompson and is proud of his three children, Robert, Becky and Jon Michael. His long-term goal is to learn to play the accordion, but he’ll settle for a fine set of bagpipes.