Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Instructor of Theatre

Acting & Directing


Master of Fine Arts in Directing
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Arkansas State University

Teaching Specialties

  • Directing
  • Acting
  • Audition Techniques
  • Playscript Analysis
  • Dramaturgy
  • Dramatic Literature

Research Interests

  • Leadership in the Arts
  • Casting
  • Literary Management


  • Arkansas Young Playwrights
  • North Carolina Theatre for Young People
  • North Carolina Young Playwrights


Virginia most recently served as an Instructor of Graduate Acting and Directing at Louisiana Tech University. She has presented workshops in the areas of directing acting, dramaturgy, and playwriting at several universities, and previously adjudicated and directed for North Carolina Theatre for Young People’s Young Playwrights Festival (NCTYP), the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC)-hosted Young Playwrights for Change, and Arkansas Young Playwrights.

In addition to her educational credits, Virginia has worked professionally as a director, dramaturg, actor, designer, and casting coordinator at theaters across the country. She has had directing and artistic apprenticeships with the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center, StageWorks Theatre, and most recently, Triad Stage. Additionally, she served as the resident Theatre for Youth director at Okoboji Summer Theatre for their 61st season and the production dramaturg for the North Carolina Summer Repertory’s 2017 season. Virginia holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Virginia Hirsch

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3315


Building: Fowler Center
Room: 158G