Individual Author Record
Name: Louis CatronPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Other Born: 1932 in Springfield, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionLouis Catron was born in Springfield, Ill. , and was educated at Millikin University and Southern Illinois University.
Biographical and Professional InformationDuring the Korean War, he served in the Navy. Prior to teaching, he held a variety of jobs. He enjoyed success as an actor, but felt he belonged in teaching theater.He joined William & Mary in 1966. In 1988 the Virginia Council of Higher Education awarded him the Outstanding Faculty Award, an annual honor given 12 professors. In 1972 and 1975 he was named an “Outstanding Educator of America.”A number of Prof. Catron’s students excelled as actors, directors, screenplay writers and authors. Perhaps best known are actress Glenn Close and novelist-screenwriter Karen Hall of “MASH” and “Hill Street Blues.”
*''Playwriting: Writing Producing and Selling Your Play'', Waveland Press, 1990*''Overcoming Directorial Mental Blocks About Blocking'', S. French, 1991*''Where Have All the Lightning Bugs Gone? (A Play)'', S. French, 1999*''Touch the Bluebird's Song (A Play) '', S. French, 2002*''The Elements of Playwriting'', Waveland Press, 2001*''The Power of One: The Solo Play for Playwrights, Actors, and Directors '', Waveland Press, 2009*''The Director's Vision: Play Direction from Analysis to Production'', Waveland Press, 2010