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.
Director of Technical Theatre
Nathan A. Stanaland began his career in Technical Theatre in 2010 upon graduation from Sam Houston State University. After college, he interned as a scenic artist with the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., before joining the Music Theatre of Wichita as a full-time scenic artist. On a team of fifteen people, Nathan built and painted five full-scale musicals in three months with twenty-nine full scale backdrops. In 2008, he started working with Don and Jane Childs at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. He continues to teach his annual summer classes focusing on hand drafting, designer focus, prop making, foam carving, and scenic painting.
Upon returning to his home city, Houston, he worked at the Alley Theatre for three seasons from 2011-2014. At the Alley Theatre, he worked on the shows A Christmas Carol, You Can’t Take it With You, and Other Desert Cities. After working at the Alley Theatre, he accepted a Director of Technical Theatre position with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD at Cypress Ranch High School. Four years later, he transferred his skills to Bridgeland High School. He continues to work with Ursa Major Theatrics, a growing theatre company, and takes pride in his students’ growth and achievements every day. It is his absolute privilege to help students achieve their dreams.