Harrison Long comes to the School of Art & Design from the Department of Theater & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University. He is the 2011 recipient of the College of the Arts award for Distinguished Teaching and the 2012 award for Distinguished Research & Creative Activity. Professor Long is an alumnus of the prestigious Actor’s Center in New York City and Richard Schechner’s Performance Workshop at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. In 1999 he traveled to Indonesia to study Balinese Theatre, Shadow Puppetry, and Mask Making. New York acting credits include the title role in Henry V (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Piet in Athol Fugard’s A Lesson From Aloes (78th Street Theatre Lab) and Bloomsday On Broadway (Symphony Space). Regional credits include People’s Light & Theatre Company, Clarence Brown Theatre (resident company), Arkansas Repertory, Tennessee Repertory, Hope Summer Repertory, New Stage, Oregon Cabaret and the Utah, Texas and North Carolina Shakespeare Festivals. Locally he has worked with the Alliance, Georgia Shakespeare, Theatre in the Square, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity, Horizon, Actors Express, Art Station, Theatre Emory and Georgia Ensemble where he was a founding company member. In 2011, he directed Scott Kaiser’s Splittin’ the Raft, an adaptation of Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn as told by ex-slave and orator Frederick Douglass. Thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the production toured seven North Georgia communities. Most recently Harrison directed the critically acclaimed revival of Lee Blessing’s cold war drama, A Walk in the Woods at Serenbe Playhouse. Harrison is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association.