Hank Minor attended Weatherford College in the 2010-11 academic year as a theatre major.
Since then, he has spent much of his time working as an actor and director in local productions including the WC fall musical Young Frankenstein, where he was cast in the role of the famous monster.
“Live theatre is one of the purest forms of entertainment,” Minor said about his labor of love. “My favorite thing about doing live theatre is the intimate bond between the audience and actor, and the ability to transport the audience from the real world into the world of the play.”
He said his time at WC helped to nurture his creative spirit thanks to the helpful and encouraging faculty and staff in the fine arts department. As a student, Minor also appreciated the affordability, proximity of the campus to where he lived, the level of instruction he received and the overall look of the campus.
“While I never lived on campus, I did enjoy how beautiful and clean the campus was,” Minor said. “The additions made since then have only enhanced its beauty.
“One of the best things about WC and Weatherford is that small-town feel in a booming city. I never felt like ‘just a number’ at WC. The people here have an uncanny ability to make you feel like you are the most important person in the room.”
That personal attention is what has kept him coming back to participate in the open casting calls of the annual WC fall musical.
“Theatre is like a big family,” Minor said. “When you spend the better part of two months with a cast you begin to make connections.
“We all love what we do and have a deep appreciation for the arts. WC also does great shows and the directors work really hard to provide the best production. I’ve been fortunate to work with some very talented people and, at the end of the day, I get to do what I love.”