Bekka Lynch Glaze
courses: Tech Theatre I-IV, Advanced Technical Theatre Production, Main Stage
bachelor of fine arts in theatre from university of texas at arlington-2008
-university of chicago outstanding educator of the year award 2018
-crystal apple award winner 2019
Mrs. Glaze began her teaching career here at Wylie East in 2013. She began her journey as a theatre artist at East Bank Theatre in Bossier City, Louisiana in 2001. Her professional background includes 10 years as a lighting technician, Scenic Carpenter, and Props Designer before receiving her teaching certification. Mrs. Glaze is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 298, Shreveport, Louisiana, where she has worked at local theatres for many Broadway tours, symphonies, and operas. She has also freelanced at Dallas Children's Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Uptown Players, and Turtle Creek Chorale. In addition to her work in theatre she began freelancing for corporate AV companies as a Lighting Technician and Carpenter. Those companies include Freeman AV, J&S AV, VTS, and LMG.
Her favorite professional experience was as National Properties Manager for "Motherhood the Musical" where she opened and maintained shows in Fort Worth, Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Providence, Huntsville, and Philadelphia.
favorite productions at Wylie East include:
2014 "Trojan Women" (UIL OAP)
2015 "Seussical the Musical" (Dallas Summer Musicals nominations for Best Scenic Design and Best Crew/Technical Execution)
2017 "UBU" (UIL OAP Alternate to Region)
2017 "For All Those People"(An original production written by students under the direction of Andrea Farnham)
2018 "Devil of the Second Stairs" (UIL OAP Advancing to Area)
2019 "Little Shop of Horrors" (Dallas Summer Musicals Nominations for Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Crew/Technical Execution)
courses: Main Stage, Black Box, Technical Theatre I
Bachelor of fine arts with a focus in vocal performance from Adams State College-1994
Masters in Theatre at TAMU Commerce-In Progress
-Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration best fine arts curriculum 1999 winner, collaboration with all fine arts department
-Awarded Lifetime Parent Teacher Association Member
Mrs.DiPasquale (Mrs.D) is now in her 26th year as an educator. She holds a teaching certification in five states. Mrs.D married her high school sweetheart, John, and they’ve been married for 25 years and together they have three adult children. The DiPasquales settled in Texas as all their family lives here. Mrs D moved to Wylie,Texas in October 2018.
Mrs. D most recently was a theatre director at Lovejoy ISD where she directed OAP for 12 years with ten 1st place wins and two 2nd place wins. In the summer she works with The Perfect Performance Theatre Summer Camp in Lewisville, Texas.
Mrs. DiPasquale comes to Wylie East with a strong background in directing, costume design and Costume construction.
Favorite Productions include: