cassandra knobloch

Cassandra Knobloch earned her M.A. in Drama from the University of Maryland, and her Ph.D. in Theatre Arts from Florida State University. During her time at FSU, she lived and studied in London while conducting her dissertation research.


Cassandra was a guest director for the ACC Speech and Drama Department during the 1980s, and she also taught Drama 1310, Introduction to Theatre; her productions included Crimes of the Heart, Member of the Wedding, and Split. In the 1990s Cassandra served as Chair of the ACC Drama and Dance Department; during her tenure she served as producer, director, administrator, and teacher. She directed All My Sons, Bright Room Called Day, Lou Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander and several children's theatre productions, among others. She created a scholarship fund for Drama and Dance students, using box office receipts from the season, and she was successful in gaining membership for the department in the Texas Educational Theatre Association.


Cassandra has served as president of the Austin Circle of Theatres (ACOT) and as a member of its board of directors. She has also been a member of the board of governors of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the board of directors of the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA). She is the founder and artistic director of Theatre Austin, an independent production company. During a six-year period the company mounted 16 productions, which received numerous ACOT nominations and several ACOT awards. Currently Cassandra teaches Drama 1310; in June 2010 she took a group of Drama 1310 students to London for a study abroad course there. She is also Assistant Dean of Communications for the Northridge Campus.