Advisory Board

While This Is Water Theatre is currently a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, we eventually intend to pursue full 501(c)(3) status. During these initial stages, we have asked several members of the community to come alongside and offer guidance and support to Artistic Director Andrew Roblyer as a means of accountability and community involvement.  They are listed here; If you would like to read a short bio, just click on their name!

Pam Beeler
Pam's love of theatre began at an early age. She first appeared on stage at the age of four and has never looked back. Involved in both high school and college theatre, Pam discovered that the joy she found on stage increased exponentially when she was given the opportunity to be involved in production and especially to stage manage. She has served on the board of The Theatre Company of B/CS and has cherished her role as a stage mother to three children who have made their way on to various stages and into assorted venues. She is looking forward to serving on the Advisory Board of This is Water Theatre and is incredibly excited by the vision that artistic director, Andrew Roblyer, brings to the table.

Dr. Adrienne Brundage
Dr. Adrienne Brundage is a forensic entomologist and assistant lecturer of forensic entomology at Texas A&M; University, but her not-so-secret passion is the arts. Daughter and granddaughter of artists, and sister to an up-and-coming writer, she double minored in theater and music as an undergraduate at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and spent several years as a professional harpist in San Jose, California. She believes that art and science compliment each other in ways we can't begin to imagine, and insists all her science students take at least one theater and one art course before working in a lab or studying to be an expert witness. In her spare time, Dr. Brundage is the head scientist and one of the founders of New Republic Brewing, Aggieland's only local production brewery. Adrienne is proud to be a part of This Is Water Theater, and cannot wait to watch the seasons unfold.

Justin A. Miller
Justin A. Miller is a faculty member in the Department of Performance Studies, where he teaches technical theatre, scenic design and stage management. Justin is also the Technical Director and Co-Founder of Blueprint Theatre, Texas A&M;’s summer repertory program. He earned his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI and his BFA in Theatre from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. Areas of professional interest include sustainability and environmentalism in the arts, health and safety awareness in live performance, and 3D printing. In his spare time, Justin likes reading books of all sorts, learning new skills, and making things out of other things. Justin is a proud member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

Dr. Dwight Roblyer
Dwight Roblyer is husband of 1, father of 8, and currently instructor of 385. Boredom is never a problem, and he thankfully is energized by service, a skill he honed during 26 years in the US Air Force. When Dwight first entered the military after graduating from Texas A&M; in 1984, he was assigned to the then-brand-new Air Force Space Command, learned satellite operations, and helped to certify its first squadron of military communication satellite operators. From there, he performed other space-related operations, as well as held staff positions in Space Command headquarters and at the Pentagon. Dwight also was afforded academic research opportunities by the Air Force. The first of these he used to explore the ethical dimensions of the military’s approach to minimizing civilian casualties when targeting air strikes. The second was during his Ph.D. studies at Texas A&M;, where he developed and tested a theoretical model for targeting decisions that weigh national security against likely harm to foreign civilians. After retiring from the military in 2011, Dwight moved directly into the stay-at-home-dad role, which he found to be every bit as challenging as running a large military staff. He only recently re-entered the W-2-eligible workforce as a political science lecturer at Texas A&M;, where he remains interested in the decision making processes of citizens and their elected and appointed leaders within government.

Greg Wise
Greg Wise is a professor of theatre at Blinn College – Bryan Campus where he teaches acting and theatre history. Greg worked consecutively 6 seasons as Production Manager and 3 seasons as Artistic Director at Unity Theatre in Brenham. Other regional theatre work includes Alley Theatre, Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Stages Repertory Theatre, Generations Theatre Company, A.D. Players, InterActive Theatre and Zilker Theatre. Greg holds a B.A. from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and an M.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. He is privileged to share his passion for theatre with his students every week and in productions he produces and directs. Believing theatre to be the greatest “team sport” there is, equipping others to participate as either artist or audience in the experience is his greatest thrill. Greg has recently branched into film, appearing in Chalk, An Ordinary Family, Parkland, No Redemption (short), and She’ol. (short).

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If you are interested in becoming a member of our advisory board, please contact us to inquire about openings!