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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
Choreographer and scholar, Cynthia Ling Lee instigates postcolonial, queer, and feminist-of-color interventions in the field of transnational Asian diasporic performance. Trained in US postmodern dance and North Indian classical kathak, she is committed to intimate collaborative processes and foregrounding marginalized voices and aesthetics. Cynthia is a member of the Post Natyam Collective, a transnational web-based coalition of dance artists working at the intersection of art-making, activism, and theory, and a board member of the Network of Ensemble Theaters.
  • 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.