School of Stage and Screen
Assistant Professor of Theatre and Acting
Office: Belk 285
Dustin Whitehead is a director, actor, and teacher from Chicago IL. Dustin can be seen in numerous independent films as well as the nationally televised NBC shows Chicago PD and Chicago Fire. His Chicago theatre credits include The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, American Theatre Company, Redtwist, The Inconvenience, Lakeside Shakespeare, and Congo Square.
Two of his favorite directing credits at WCU are Angels in America and This is Our Youth. In addition to many years in the theatre, he has production experience in narrative and documentary films, commercials, and music videos.
His most recent short film, Somewhere in the Midwest, screened at the Kansas City Film Festival, the Central Florida Film Festival, the New York City Independent Film Festival, and the Charleston International Film Festival. Dustin received his BFA in Performance from Jacksonville University and MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. He also studied filmmaking in Singapore at NYU Tisch Asia.