Al Schnupp is a faculty member of the Theatre and Dance Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Mr. Schnupp studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and holds a doctorate from UCLA. He performed in summer stock and directed or designed approximately eighty productions for academic and professional theatres. He taught at Hesston College for four years and for two years was scenic designer for Wichita State University Summer Theater. Mr. Schnupp was the recipient of the Margo Jones National Playwriting Award for the play My Body. He is the author of the textbook Theatre: A Model of the World, published by Kendall Hunt. His play, Censored, about the life of artist Käthe Kollwitz, was produced professionally at The Invisible Theatre. The play was also a finalist at the Ad Hoc Performing Company and at Rochester Repertory Theatre. His improvisational game book Bravo! was published by Meriwether Published Ltd. The Stone Circle, a full-length adult puppet show, was co-authored and designed by Mr. Schnupp; the show was produced at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta and won an UNIMA International Citation of Excellence. Zero to Infinity, an original political spoof, was selected to be performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 8 Festival. The Site was produced at the American Theatre of Actors in New York City and at Walkerspace in New York City. Living Stones was produced at Cal Poly and showcased in Los Angeles. Antigone and Letters to Soldiers Lost was produced at Cal Poly and was a semifinalist at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center Sumer National Playwriting Conference. The MerryWinkle International Troupe of Vagabonds Performs a Delicious Potpourri of Fantastical Fairy Tales and Astonishing Folk Legends was produced at Cal Poly. His play CrossRoads won an “Art Inspires” grant. As a visual artist, Al participates in a variety of art and craft festivals in California and has shown his work in several galleries.