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Theater Faculty

Our faculty provide comprehensive training in all the professions of theater, from playwriting and acting to costume design and directing. They also provide a study of theater's 2,500-year history and literature. Students engage in the presentation of dramatic work in a community where creativity and critical thought combine in the exploration of the artistic and intellectual challenges inherent in the making of theater.

The Department of Theater has some of the most distinguished faculty and visiting artists in the world. With this professional training, students are following in the footsteps of our illustrious alumni.

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J.Ed Araiza
Head of Graduate Acting; Professor
Jeff Burke
Professor In-Residence;
Vice Chair, Graduate Studies
Michelle Liu Carriger
Assistant Professor
Myung Hee Cho
Head of Stage and Production Design; Professor
Lap Chi Chu
Head of Lighting Design; Professor
Michael Hackett
Head of Directing;
Professor
Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko
Head of Costume Design;
Professor
Suk-Young Kim
Head of Performance Studies; Professor
Brian Kite
Interim Dean
Professor
Deborah Nadoolman Landis
Distinguished Professor
Sean Metzger
Professor
Thomas O'Connor
Associate Professor
Joseph M. Olivieri
Head of Undergraduate Acting; Associate Professor
Sylvan Oswald
Head of Playwriting;
Associate Professor
Marike Splint
Assistant Professor
Dominic Taylor
Acting Chair, Theater;
Professor
Alan Armstrong
Professor Emeritus
Sue-Ellen Case
Distinguished Research Professor
Patricia Harter
Professor Emerita
Robert H. Hethmon
Professor Emeritus
Anna Krajewska-Wieczorek
Professor Emerita
Michael McLain
Professor Emeritus
Joanne T. McMaster
Professor Emerita
Thomas Orth
Senior Lecturer
SOE Emeritus
Rich Rose
Professor Emeritus
Mel Shapiro
Professor Emeritus
Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei
Professor Emerita
José Luis Valenzuela
Professor Emeritus
William Ward
Professor Emeritus
W. Tom Wheatley
Professor Emeritus
Margaret Wilbur
Professor Emerita
Vikas Adam
Lecturer
Daniel Baker
Lecturer
Lynn Bathke
Lecturer
Cheryl Baxter
Lecturer
Dan Belzer
Adjunct Professor
Michelle Bossy
Lecturer
Drew Boughton
Lecturer
Scott Brick
Lecturer
Elizabeth Brohm Hanrahan
Lecturer
Jonathan Burke
Head of Sound Design
Academic Administrator
Ross Chitwood
Lecturer
Sara Ryung Clement
Lecturer
Christian Cordella
Lecturer
Toni Dager
Lecturer
Perry Daniel
Lecturer
Kitty Doris-Bates
Lecturer
Cynthia Ettinger
Visiting Associate Professor
Tony Fanning
Lecturer
Tony Fitzgerald
Lecturer
Gina Flanagan
Lecturer
Marilyn Fox
Adjunct Associate Professor
John Garofalo
Lecturer
Paul Girard
Academic Coordinator
Keilani Gleave
Lecturer
Fidel Gomez
Lecturer
Naomi Gonzalez-Kahn
Lecturer
David Gorshein
Lecturer
Nicholas Gunn
Adjunct Professor
Evelyn Halus
Lecturer
Mk Haley
Visiting Assistant Professor
Peggy Hickey
Adjunct Professor
Cara Hinh
Lecturer
Yuki Izumihara
Lecturer
Alexis Jacknow
Lecturer
Ross Jackson
Lecturer
Jon Jory
Visiting Professor
Linda Kerns
Adjunct Professor
Nancy Keystone
Lecturer
Hana Kim
Lecturer
Colleen Kleppinger
Lecturer
Jessica Kubzansky
Lecturer
Andrew Leung
Lecturer
Sara Lyons
Lecturer
Melanie Mahoney
Lecturer
Jeremy Mann
Adjunct Professor
Head of Musical Theater
Lee Martino
Lecturer
Akin McKenzie
Lecturer
Mark Measures
Lecturer
Rod Menzies
Lecturer
Jason Moloney
Lecturer
Edward Monaghan
Adjunct Associate Professor
Judith Moreland
Adjunct Associate Professor
Oguri
Lecturer
Se Hyun Oh
Lecturer
Adam Pascal
Lecturer
Rachel Robb Kondrath
Lecturer
Tim Robbins
Visiting Associate Professor
Jean-Louis Rodrigue
Adjunct Professor
Mark Rosman
Lecturer
Christina Roussos
Lecturer
Jane Ruhm
Lecturer
Pablo Santiago-Brandwein
Lecturer
Robin Schneider
Lecturer
Nathan Schroeder
Lecturer
Angela Scott
Lecturer
Deena Selenow
Lecturer
April Shawhan
Adjunct Associate Professor
Roshni Shukla
Lecturer
Peter Shushtari
Lecturer
Jonathan Snipes
Lecturer
Roxanne Steinberg
Lecturer
Tyler Thomas
Lecturer
Natsuo Tomita
Lecturer
Jesse Vacchiano
Lecturer
Paul Wagar
Adjunct Professor
Jonathan Wang
Lecturer
R. A. White
Lecturer
Thomas William
Lecturer
Mary Lynn Wissner
Lecturer
Dana Rebecca Woods
Lecturer
Mark Worthington
Lecturer
Alexandra Wright
Lecturer

In Memoriam

 
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