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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

SYLVAN OSWALD Assistant Professor Sylvan Oswald has received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, one of four professors at UCLA to receive the honor in 2019.
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Myung Hee Cho

Professor; Head of Stage and Production Design

Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko

Head of Costume Design

Deborah Nadoolman Landis

Distinguished Professor

Rich Rose

Head of Lighting Design
Alan Armstrong
Professor Emeritus
William D. Ward
Professor Emeritus
Raquel Barreto
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Elizabeth Brohm Hanrahan
Jonathan Burke
Academic Coordinator
Tony Fanning
Robin Schneider
Jonathan Snipes