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Aldo Billingslea joined the theatre department faculty as an assistant professor in the Fall of 1998 after serving as an adjunct lecturer in the spring of 1996. Billingslea earned his B.A. in English and Communication Arts at Austin College, his M.A. in Secondary Education with a Theatre and English emphasis at Austin College, and his M.F.A. in Acting at Southern Methodist University.
He appeared in Santa Clara University's productions of Paul Robeson, Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale, and directed Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love's Labour Lost and Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window.
A member of Actor's Equity Association and the Screen Actor's Guild, Billingslea has appeared in productions of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson and Two Trains Running; Eugene Oneill's The Hairy Ape; Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman; August Strindberg's Miss Julie; Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire; and more than twenty different plays by William Shakespeare.
Billingslea has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Marin Theatre Company, The Magic Theatre, TheatreWorks, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, and Z Space. He has also worked at Portland Center Stage, Portland Repertory Theatre, Tacoma Actor's Guild, Sacramento Theatre Company, Plano Repertory Theatre, Theatre Three in Dallas, San Antonio's Majestic Theatre, Oasis Theatre Company in Buffalo, San Diego's Old Globe Theater, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas and he spent seven seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. In 2004 Billingslea played the title role of Othello with the Marin Shakespeare Festival.
Billingslea teaches Multicultural Theatre, American Theatre from the Black Perspective, a seminar on August Wilson, Basic Acting for Non Majors, Acting I, Voice I, Voice II and Acting Styles: Shakespeare.