Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Husband and wife team continue to move UIS Theatre program forward

A day at the office for Missy and Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson is a bit of a balancing act.

Recently, Missy could be found trading off answering student e-mails from her office at the University of Illinois Springfield and offering homework assistance to her daughter, who was off school for a holiday. Down the hall, husband Eric concentrated on grading student papers in his own office before packing up and breezing by his wife and daughter on the way to his next class.

This is the norm for these two UIS professors of theater: passing in the halls; discussions and preparation for their theater courses; and, finally, leaving behind work to rejoin each other around the kitchen table. The Thibodeaux-Thompsons carry on their act each day, one of balance between family, their own work and each other.

The Thibodeaux-Thompsons were featured in an May 2011 feature article in Springfield's Own Magazine.

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