Theater Arts

2014-15 General Catalog

J106 Theater Arts Center
(831) 459-2974

Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests


James H. Bierman
Playwriting, theater history and literature, classical and Renaissance drama, Chicano theater, digital media

David Cuthbert
Lighting design, CADD, projection design, scenic design

Kate Edmunds
Set design for theater and film

M. Kathleen Foley
Asian theater, Southeast Asian studies, performance studies, maskwork, puppetry, multicultural theater

Patty Gallagher
Movement training for actors, circus and clown traditions, and Indonesian dance/performance

Kimberly Jannarone
Directing, dramaturgy, dramatic theory and criticism, theater history, acting

Danny Scheie
Acting, directing, dramatic literature, theater history, Shakespeare, Wagner, gay studies

Edward C. Warburton
Development of dance thought in action, creative processes, and technology in theater arts; dance technique, movement research and composition, and applied dance practices

Associate Professor

Brandin Baron
Costume design, history of design

Michael Chemers
Theater history and theory, playwriting, dramaturgy, acting

Assistant Professor

Gerald Casel
Choreography and improvisation; somatics and techniques


Tandy Beal
Choreography, improvisation, technique, performance skills, collaborations with classical and jazz composers, circus, theater and video, children’s productions

Gregory Fritsch
Acting, directing


Andrew E. Doe, Emeritus

Mark Franko, Emeritus

Norvid J. Roos, Emeritus

Ruth L. Solomon, Emerita

Audrey E. Stanley, Emerita

Alma R. Martinez, Emerita

Paul Whitworth, Emeritus

Elaine Yokoyama Roos, Emerita

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Mary-Kay Gamel, Professor, Classics and Comparative Literature
Performance studies, ancient Mediterranean performance, Greek and Latin literatures, myth, reception of Greek and Roman texts and artifacts, film, feminist approaches to literature and performance

Sean Keilen, Associate Professor, Literature
Shakespeare; Ovid; the classical tradition; early British literature; Renaissance humanism; poetry and poetics; imitation; theory of literature; interpretation and its history; the division of the arts and sciences; creative criticism; literature and the fine arts; literature and ethics; psychoanalysis; the passions; the senses; beauty

Revised: 09/01/14