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Charlie Sexton, Walden Theatre


Charlie Sexton Artistic Director Charles Sexton has been with Walden Theatre since 1992. He is also an alum, having appeared as a student actor in Walden’s inaugural production in 1976.

Charlie has directed numerous Walden productions since, including The Tempest (2001), The Learned Ladies (2000), Love’s Labours Lost (2000), Bang Bang You’re Dead (1999), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1998), What I Did Last Summer (1997), The Crucible (1996), The Importance of Being Earnest (1995), Macbeth (1994), The Diviners (1993), Alice in Wonderland (1992 and 1996), The Wind in the Willows (1995), Stuart Little (1997), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1998), The Hobbit (1999), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2000), The Phantom Tollbooth (2001), and numerous works in the annual Young Playwrights Festivals. He also directed The Best Christmas Pageant Ever for Stage One in 1999 and 2000 and a touring production of Hansel and Gretel for the Kentucky Opera.

As an educator, Charlie has worked with Wheelock Theatre in Boston, where he was education director, and as an instructor with the Dallas Teen/Children’s Theatre Company. He has also worked extensively as a professional actor, appearing with the Dallas Theater Center; Dallas Shakespeare Festival; Stage #1 in Dallas, where he was seen in the world premiere of Horton Foote’s Courtship/Valentine’s Day; Wheelock Theatre in Boston; and off-off Broadway in New York. Locally, he has performed with Actors Theatre of Louisville, Stage One, and the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. At Stage One, he has been seen in Frankenstein and Pinocchio (both of which were taped by the BBC for national distribution) as well as Romeo and Juliet, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and Young Black Beauty. His TV and film credits include appearances on One Life To Live, Loving, Rescue 911, and Tyrannosaurus Tex; a co-starring role in the Archie Borders feature film Reception To Follow; and numerous commercials and industrial films.

Charlie holds a BFA from Southern Methodist University, where he appeared as Navarre in a production of Love’s Labours Lost directed by Patrick Tucker of the Royal Shakespeare Company. While at SMU, he received the Greer Garson Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Undergraduate.

He and his wife, costume designer Laura Patterson, have two sons, Aaron and Ian.


Program 426

The jazz sounds of the Roger Dane Quintet, a demonstration of the art of stained glass from Bonnie Skees, and Walden Theatre Artistic Director Charlie Sexton. (#426)

Program 445

The jazz sounds of the Roger Dane Quintet, a demonstration of the art of stained glass from Bonnie Skees, and Walden Theatre Artistic Director Charlie Sexton. (#445)





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