Libby Hawkins received her MFA in Theatre with a concentration in Acting from the University of South Carolina, where she studied Suzuki with Robyn Hunt and Steve Pearson. She also holds her Professional Actor Training Certificate from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, CA, where she focused on acting and musical theatre.
Past directing credits include: The Amphibians - Kitchen Dog Theatre New Works Festival (Dallas, TX); This is a Mortality Play Set in an Office Depot - Imprint Theatre Works New Playwrights Festival (Dallas, TX); Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley - Trustus Theatre (Columbia, SC); Macbeth - The Warehouse Theatre Education Tour (Greenville, SC); Measure for Measure - Upstate Shakespeare Festival (Greenville, SC); Cry It Out (Assistant Director to Rebekah Suellah) - The Warehouse Theatre; Aphra Behn (Assistant Director to Lindsay Rae Taylor) - Theatre South Carolina (Columbia, SC); Eleemosynary - Center for Performance Experiment (Columbia, SC). Past acting credits include: Siobhan in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Trustus Theatre - Columbia, SC); Stephano/Alonsa in The Tempest (Warehouse Theatre - Greenville, SC); Elinor in Sense & Sensibility (Theatre South Carolina - Columbia, SC); Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible (Theatre South Carolina); Joyce/Isabella Bird in Top Girls (Center for Performance Experiment - Columbia, SC); Paulina in The Winter’s Tale (Upstate Shakespeare Festival - Greenville, SC); Featured Ensemble/Charlotte U.S. in Cinderella (Pacific Conservatory Theatre - Santa Maria, CA); Elizabeth in Laundry and Bourbon (Conservatory Project - Santa Maria, CA); Mae Pollit in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Stolen Shakespeare - Ft. Worth, TX); Roger in The Lord of the Flies (Level Ground Arts - Dallas, TX).
When not directing or onstage as an actor in California, Texas, and the Southeast, Libby is a passionate teaching artist. She holds a standard teaching certificate from the State Board of Education in Texas and has served as the Interim Director of Education for the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC.