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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.

Roster Faculty

Jeff Burke has been named the Department of Theater's new Professor In-Residence for performance and technology. Burke is also UCLA TFT’s associate dean of technology and innovation.

J. Ed Araiza


Joseph M. Olivieri

Associate Professor
Thomas J. Orth
Sr Lecturer SOE Emeritus
Mel Shapiro
Professor Emeritus
Michael Donovan
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mary Jo DuPrey
Visiting Assistant Professor
Marilyn Fox
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ed J. Monaghan
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Judith E. Moreland
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Jean-Louis Rodrigue
Adjunct Associate Professor
April Shawhan
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Paul M. Wagar
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Jonathan Wang
Visiting Assistant Professor