PhD, Kent State University; MA, San Diego State University; BA, California Western University
In addition to his extensive experience in live theatre, Dr Edgecombe has published numerous article on subjects as varied as the life of Shakespeare, Russian actor education, and interpreting plays for the hearing impaired. He was the Founding Director of the Indiana Shakespeare Festival, a position he held for more than a decade. He is active in the theatre educators' professional organization, the Northwest Drama Conference. He is a member of the American College Theatre Festival where one of his productions won regional awards. Dr Edgecombe is also a playwright. One of his plays, Libby, received a national tour and won a "four star" rating at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival. In addition to directing productions for UAA, he also directs for Cyrano's Off-Center Playhouse and is a board member and participant of the Edward Albee Last Frontier Theatre Conference.