Geoffrey Nelson holds an M.A. in Theatre from the Ohio State University and completed all of the work for a Ph.D. except the dissertation. He also did graduate work at Indiana University. Nelson was the founder, and for twenty-six years, the Artistic Director of CATCO, a professional theatre in Columbus, Ohio, where he produced 200+ plays. He has directed nearly 100 professional productions, including The Importance of Being Earnest, The Little Foxes, The Grapes of Wrath, The Homecoming, The Exonerated, True West, Glengarry Glen Ross, Blackbird, and A Tuna Christmas. Geoff is a professional actor and longtime member of Actors Equity Association, most recently appearing in Our Town and Superior Donuts with AthensWest Theatre in Lexington. He has taught and/or served as a guest director/actor at Denison, Ohio State, Otterbein, Ohio Northern and Wittenberg Universities.