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Department ofTheatre and Dance

Aldo Billingslea

Aldo Billingslea

William J. Rewak, S.J. Professor

Aldo Billingslea joined the faculty full-time in fall of 1998. He earned his B.A. in English and Communication Arts, his M.A. in Secondary Education at Austin College in Sherman, Texas and his M.F.A. in Acting at Southern Methodist University.

Select Scholarship Credits

- Founding Member of the Actor’s Reading Collective -
- Theatre Program Director at The 222 Arts -

Produced the Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office, informational video


Aldo Billingslea in August Wilson’s Radio Golf at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

August Wilson’s Radio Golf, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley


Aldo Billingslea in Frank Capra’s Meet John Doe at San Jose Stage

Ken Kelleher’s adaptation of Frank Capra’s Meet John Doe, San Jose Stage


Aldo Billingslea as Othello at California Shakespeare Theatre

Othello, California Shakespeare Theatre


Aldo Billingslea in Marcus Gardley's Black Odyssey at California Shakespeare Theatre

Black Odyssey, California Shakespeare Theatre


Acting for All Majors
Intermediate Acting
Acting Styles: Shakespeare, Acting for the Camera
Introduction to Performance Collaboration
Mainstage Production Director

In the News

June 22, 2023

The Silicon Valley Voice writes on Aldo Billingslea's Othello with the San Jose Stage.

January 27, 2021

Mountain View-based Pear Theatre’s production of “Fairfield” – Eric Coble’s contemporary comedy that examines the personal bias inherent in discerning appropriate from inappropriate – opened online last week and is slated to run through Feb. 21. Aldo Billingslea and Sinjin Jones, Pear’s artistic director, serve as co-directors of the play, presented as a prerecorded video.

September 2, 2020

Aldo Billingslea talks about his experience fundraising for black theatre and the racist outrage that followed.