CODY EDGAR is a Houston native and lifelong theatre practitioner. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he performed in many mainstage plays and short films. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Studies. He student taught at Round Rock High School in his final semester at the University under the mentorship of widely regarded theatrical educators Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, Joan Lazarus, Deb Alexander, Charles Hobby, and Johanna Whitmore.
Upon graduation, he performed in plays and various improv troupes across Houston before leaving the city to lead the theatre program at Copperas Cove High School in Central Texas. While there, he founded Dawghouse Theatre which had tremendous success in the UIL One Act Play Competition, fall musicals, and improv shows.
He arrived at Dawson in 2019 where he founded the school’s first improv troupe that was named Top 8 in the state at the Texas Thespians Festival. He also helped charter Dawson’s first Thespian Troupe, and has coached over 30 students to Nationally Qualifying Achievement in competition at the Texas Thespians Festival. In his two years participating in UIL One Act Play Competition at Dawson, the school has advanced to the Region level twice and the State level once.
In his free time, Mr. E loves going to the movies (recent favs: Everything Everywhere All At Once, RRR, The Northman, Top Gun: Maverick), watching sports (Rockets, Astros, Texans, Packers, Longhorns), spending time with his family (Nieces: Emily, Reilly, Megan, Molly — Nephews: Alex, Hudson, Mason, Camden), performing improv (Nobody's Yeti, Outside Skin), eating food (all), and listening to music (Kendrick Lamar, Billy Joel).