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Randall Adkison

Theatre Director,
H. B. Plant High School

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H. B. Plant High School
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Bronze Member

Bio

A life long Thespian, Randall has been involved in theatre since his drama teacher, Donna Zell first welcomed him into her Theatre class in 1990. As a Theatre teacher he has chartered two troupes and seen countless students go on to successful lives in theatre and as adults.

Randall has performed in regional theatres, cabarets, National tours, and off-Broadway. Memorable performances include: The Marquis De Sade (Quills), Raoul (The Phantom of the Opera), Frank N. Furter (The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live!), John Wilkes Booth (Assassins), the world premiere of Ben Hur: the Musical, and the off-Broadway American premiere of Spanish physical comedy troupe Tricicle’s, Three For All, and countless revues with The Voltaire Cabaret in Chicago. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as: The Monkees, Crystal Gayle, Chuck Negron, and Johnny Rivers.
In 2004, he was the regional winner and the National runner-up in the National Society of Arts and Letters, American Musical Theatre Competition.

As a director and fight choreographer, Randall has directed numerous productions across America, including Fort Salem Theater in New York and the First Coast Opera.

 A leader in Theatre Education, Randall is the Interim Executive Director of The Florida Association for Theatre Education.  He has served on the steering committee and as the lead content reviewer for the Performing Fine Arts Assessment for the state of Florida. He currently serves as the Assistant State Director for the Florida Thespian Society, and has been a board member for 11 Years.

 As a writer and filmmaker, he has consulted on multiple film and TV projects, including the award winning documentary, The Messenger of the Truth, which premiered on PBS in 2015.

 He holds a Master Degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University and a Master of Fine Arts in Script and Screenwriting from Regent University.

He currently is available as a Teaching Artist through the Teaching Artist Alliance.

Education

Regent University
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
MFA, 2012
Script and Screenwriting
2010 To 2012

Full Sail University
Winter Park, Florida, United States
MS, 2009
Entertainment Business
2007 To 2009

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
BA, 2004
English:Drama Concentration
2002 To 2004

Job History

Florida State Thespians
Assistant Director for Festival Operations
August 2014 - present

Florida Association for Theatre Education
Interim Executive Director
Tampa Florida, United States
June 2020 - present

Spoto High School
Theatre Director
Riverview High, FL, United States
August 2018 - present

Jacksonville Univerity
Adjunct Professor of Intermedia, MFA Choreography Program
Jacksonville, FL, United States
June 2016 - August 2018