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  • Writer's pictureTracy Jordan

Slippery Rock U. joins CAPW line up of college theatre programs

We are delighted to add Slippery Rock University to our line up for CAPW 21! Their campus is located just north of Pittsburgh in the beautiful Pennsylvania hills. There is quite a buzz about their theatre program which offers six degree plans plus a minor. They will be represented at CAPW by Aaron Galligan Stierle.

Aaron Galligan-Stierle is an accomplished actor, director, and producer with critically-acclaimed work that ranges from Broadway musicals to Shakespeare. He is also a highly sought-after audition coach, providing exclusive workshops and one-on-one training for professionals in the Broadway community and at top universities across the country. Aaron has performed on Broadway as Papa Who in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Henry Ford in the Tony-nominated revival of Ragtime, and as Mike Nulty in the National Tour of White Christmas. Aaron was also selected by Hal Prince to play Monsieur Andre in the Broadway company of The Phantom of the Opera. Aaron is also well-known across the country for his performances at premiere regional theaters and prestigious Shakespeare companies, including seven seasons at the Tony award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. Some of Aaron’s regional highlights as an actor include Leo Frank in Parade (Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival), Dromio in The Comedy of Errors, Smee in the regional Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, Clown #1 in The 39 Steps, Mordred in Camelot, Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Mendel “The Middle” in Indecent (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Motel in Fiddler on the Roof (Maine State Music Theater) and Ted in the World Premiere of Island Song (Adirondack Theater Company). Additionally, Aaron served as Executive Producer and Casting Director for the feature film Ruin Me and as Associate Director for Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at The Grand Old Opry and Madison Square Garden, as well as Twelve Angry Men and Charlie’s Aunt at The Utah Shakespeare Festival. Aaron directed The Tempest at Sacramento Theater Company, Bonnie & Clyde at Nazareth College, and the world premiere new musical Under the Bodhi Tree at The Royal Family Theater in Times Square. He is also a resident director for the NYU Graduate Musical Theater writing program and the Executive Director for MaxTheatrix, NYC’s premiere audition coaching company. He holds a BFA in Musical Theater from Shenandoah University and an MFA in Acting from Penn State University. Unions & Affiliations: AEA, SAG-AFTRA. Please visit his website at to read more. CAPW is Aug. 4-8 in Denton, TX. For more information on CAPW or to register, visit

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