Meet Our Directors

Adam W. Delka

Director of Theatre

Adam W. Delka started performing with the Superior Thespians, in his hometown of Superior, NE. He is a graduate of the musical theatre program from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) of NYC. Adam also holds a Bachelor of Arts, music (BA) and a Master of Arts in Education, music (MAT), both from Austin College in Sherman, TX. Adam is a full-time teacher, director, choreographer and performer. The 2020-2021 academic year will mark Adam’s 15th year in education. He is beyond excited to start his new journey and pursue his passion for theatre education at Bridgeland High School. This is in addition to teaching private voice lessons, teaching classes at the Stageworks Acting Academy and the Tribble School for the Performing Arts, and maintaining a professional performance and directing career in the Houston theatre community. Adam received the BroadwayWorld Houston award for 2013 Best Choreography with MJR Theatricals Little Shop of Horrors. He directed the HFAC/Stageworks production of Les Misérables, which received the award for 2014 Best Musical. He was awarded the 2015 award for best Choreography award for Evita, and was nominated in several categories in both 2016 and 2017. In 2020, Adam also received the first-ever Thespis Award from the Texas Thespians Association for his work as a full theatre Director and performing artist.

Nathan Stanaland

Director of Technical Theatre

I’m proud to be a Bridgeland Bear and have been welcomed with open arms. I am a native Houstonian and attended Sam Houston State University, graduating in 2010 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts with emphasis in Technical Theatre. My adventure  after college took me to Washington DC to be a scenic artist intern with the Shakespeare Theatre Company for their 2012 -2011 Season. Once that internship concluded, I went to the Music Theatre of Wichita, accepting a position as a scenic artist where, with a team of fifteen, we built and painted five full scale musicals in three months with twenty-nine full scale backdrops. Coming back home to Houston I worked at the Alley Theatre for two years and then transferred to the academic world. This is my fifth year of teaching high school with my first four years at Cypress Ranch High School. In 2008 I was in introduced to Don and Jane Childs and they company Stagecraft institute of Las Vegas. I have been working/ volunteering with that company for the past ten years teaching hand drafting, designer focus, prop making, foam carving, scenic painting, etc. I continue to freelance as a designer and artist in the Houston area. Ursa Major Theatrics is a growing company where great theatre is happening and will continue to happen.

Ursa Major Theatrics @ Bridgeland High School

10707 Mason Rd
Cypress, TX 77433
USA

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