Lon Bumgarner

Assistant Professor in Theatre

  • MFA in cinema/television, University of Southern California; 
  • MFA in theatre, Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy; 
  • graduate hours, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon; 
  • BCA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Mr. Bumgarner has directed over 70 professional productions in theatres throughout the Southeast. He has produced short films, features, and numerous national and international commercials and has taught acting and directing privately to professionals for over 20 years. For eight years he was the artistic director of the Charlotte Shakespeare Company and for five years he was the film reviewer for The Leader newspaper. In 1999, he won the North Carolina Screenplay Fellowship Award and serves as the film critic for Charlotte Theatre Magazine.