Wes is an Assistant Professor and Head of Musical Theatre for the department. As an actor, Wes Seals toured the United States, Brazil and Chile in the 25th Anniversary National tour of Cats in the dual role of Plato/Macavity. In New York, he worked as an actor with Second Stage, NYC Fringe Festival, Dixon Place, Mint Theatre, The Living Theatre, Theatre for a New City, The People’s Improv Theatre, SITI Company and The Hudson Guild Theatre. Regional Theatre credits include The Schoolhouse Theatre, West Virginia Public Theatre, The Alpine Theatre Project, The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre Company and The Southern Living at Home Show starring Donna Summer. Television and commercial credits include Fastcard, Mark EKO Red, Federal Coffee, Gossip Girl, The Beautiful Life and Scorned: Love Kills and The New York Times Critics Pick web series, City of Dreams. He founded Windup Theatre Company in New York where he directed premieres of the plays Scrambled, The Craving, and Lowlife. In Richmond, he has worked as a Director, Movement Director and Associate Director for Firehouse Theatre, Richmond Triangle Players and Virginia Repertory Theatre. For the VCU mainstage he has directed Sense and Sensibility and She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, and served as movement director for Two Gentlemen of Verona and Machinal. This Spring, Wes is directing and choreographing James and the Giant Peach.