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Theater Arts Faculty

  • Director of Graduate Studies, M.A. in Theater Arts
  • Affiliate Faculty, Art Department and Digital Arts and New Media MFA program
Professor Jim Bierman
  • Professor, Theater Arts
  • Playwriting, theater history and literature, classical and Renaissance drama, Chicano theater, digital media
  • Associate Professor, Theater Arts
  • Modern dance technique, somatics, choreography, improvisation, meditation and ideokinesis, neuromuscular re-patterning for the dancer
Michael Chemers
  • Associate Professor, Theater Arts
  • Dramaturgy, theater history, criticism and theory, monsters in drama, adaptation and translation, digital media, social robotics, disability and the arts
  • Professor, Theater Arts
  • Lighting design, projection design and scenic design; theatrical, fringe, industrial and themed entertainment design; computer aided drafting, electronics and automated fixtures
  • Chair, Theater Arts Department
  • Professor, Theater Arts
  • Set design for theater, dance, opera and film; drafting and drawing for the designer; model-making and color theory; Broadway musicals
Kathy Foley
  • Professor, Theater Arts
  • Asian theater, Southeast Asian studies, performance studies, maskwork, puppetry, multicultural theater
  • Professor, Theater Arts
  • Movement training for actors, circus and clown traditions, Indonesian dance and performance
  • Assistant Professor, Theater Arts
  • Voice, speech, acting, Shakespeare, archetypes, accents, dialects, text
Kimberly Jannarone
  • Professor, Theater Arts
  • Affiliate Faculty, Digital Arts and New Media MFA program
  • Affiliate Faculty, History of Consciousness PhD program
  • Directing, performance history, dramatic criticism, modernism
  • Affiliate Professor of Theater Arts
  • Professor of Literature, Humanities Division
  • Provost, Porter College
Cynthia Ling Lee
  • Assistant Professor
  • South Asian and US postmodern dance, choreography, critical dance studies
  • Professor, Theater Arts
  • Acting, directing, dramatic literature, theater history, Shakespeare, Wagner, gay studies
  • Professor, Theater Arts
  • Dance theory and technique, cognitive dance studies
  • Professor, Theater Arts
Directing, crossmedia performance, post-dramatic theater theory and practice, documentary theater directing and dramaturgy.