Theater Arts Faculty

  • Eileen Blumenthal

    Eileen Blumenthal has a Ph.D. in history of the theater from Yale and M.A. and B.A....

  • William Carden

    William Carden was artistic director of the HB Playwrights Foundation for 11 years where he directed Mrs. Klein and Collected Stories ...

  • Christopher Cartmill

    Christopher Cartmill is an award-winning playwright, actor, and director. He taught for...

  • Elizabeth Clancy

    Elizabeth Clancy’s Broadway costume design credits include A Christmas Story, Passing Strange, Edward...

  • Allen Cutler

    Properties Supervisor

    Allen Cutler is a visual artist and designer.  He has been Prop Master and Prop Designer at The Berkshire...

  • F. Mitchell Dana

    F. MITCHELL DANA has lit over 600 professional productions in addition to working as a, technical director, head electrician on...

  • Richard Dresser

    Richard Dresser’s plays are widely produced in New York City, regional theater, and Europe. They include ROUNDING THIRD, BELOW THE BELT,...

  • David Esbjornson

    Chair, Department of Theater

    David Esbjornson’s work as a director includes the Broadway debut and London...

  • William Esper

    Faculty Emeritus

    William Esper has been the head of his own studio in New York City for more than 30 years as well as the director of the Professional Actor...

  • Vickie Esposito

    Associate Head Of Design Program

    Her first job after completing her MFA was as resident designer for Chimera Theater, St. Paul.  After 2½ years, she and her husband...

  • Helen Farmer

    Helen Farmer was born and raised in Calgary Alberta. She graduated from Mason Gross with an MFA in 2008. She has worked with various theaters...

  • Julie Foh

    Voice and Speech

    Julie Foh holds an M.F.A. in Voice and Speech from the American Repertory Theater’s...

  • David P. Gordon

    David Gordon has designed the scenery for more than 250 productions and has worked extensively on and Off-Broadway and for regional...

  • Louise Grafton

    Louise has been making props for more years than she cares to admit. She has worked for regional...

  • Karin Graybash

    Sound Supervisor

    Karin Graybash is a freelance sound designer and sound engineer. Her focus is design...

  • Christopher Halladay

    Off-Broadway: Most recent – In Masks Outrageous and Austere (the world premiere of Tennessee Williams...

  • Joseph Hart

    Joseph Hart is a master teacher of ensemble theater and creative dramatics as well as playwright, actor and director. His eight years of study...

  • Deborah Hedwall

    Head of M.F.A. Acting Program

    Deborah Hedwall received her professional acting training from Sanford...

  • Israel Hicks

    Israel Hicks passed away July 3, 2010.

    Mr. Hicks was an associate artist of the Denver Center Theatre Company where he made history by...

  • Catherine Homa-Rocchio

    Costume shop supervisor

    Catherine Homa-Rocchio has worked with costumes for 26 years.  Before joining...

  • Donald Jensen

    Emeritus

    Donald Jensen has designed and painted for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theaters, as well as for ballet, opera, television, and film. In...

  • Virginia Johnson

    Emeritus

    Virginia Johnson spent eight years at The Juilliard School, with three years as costume shop supervisor. She has assisted costume designers on...

  • Marshall Jones, III

    Jones has 20 years of theater and live entertainment management experience in a wide variety of key executive positions at some of New York city...

  • Jerilyn Jurinek

    Jerilyn is a painter of figurative art built on an architectural use of color. Eschewing...

  • Thomas A. Kelly

    Stage Management

    Thomas Kelly has stage managed for more than 45 years. His Broadway shows include Hair, The Wiz, Sugar Babies, Merchant of Venice and...

  • Kevin Kittle

    Kevin Kittle has worked as Joseph ...

  • Eric Krebs

    Emeritus

    Eric Krebs is the founder and artistic director of the Off-Broadway John Houseman and Douglas Fairbanks theaters. His New York producing credits...

  • David Letwin

    David Letwin teaches ...

  • Jan Leys

    Jan Leys (movement) is a native of Antwerp, Belgium. He arrived in New York in 1980 and danced for five years with The Muller/Works. There, he...

  • Danielle Liccardo-Massood

    Danielle Liccardo-Massood began her...

  • Joseph Mancuso

    Joseph A. Mancuso has more than twenty years of significant experience as an artist,...

  • Barbara Marchant

    Associate Chair/Head of Acting; Director, Rutgers Conservatory at Shakespeare's Globe

    Barbara Marchant (Head of B.F.A. Acting and Director of the Rutgers Conservatory at...

  • Patricia McCorkle

    McCorkle Casting, Ltd. (Pat Mccorkle...

  • Joseph Miklojcik, Jr.

    Emeritus

    Joseph Miklojcik, Jr. designed the sets for Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Member of the Communist Party? at the Promenade Theater...

  • Peter Miller

    Peter Miller has an undergraduate degree from Harvard and studied scene painting with Lester ...

  • R. Michael Miller

    Head of Design And Production/Set Design

    R. Michael Miller designed the Broadway, Off-Broadway, Los Angeles and 6 other regional  productions of  Stephen...

  • David Murin

    David Murin was recently represented with his designs for the...

  • Lenard Petit

    Lenard Petit is the director of the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York City and...

  • Tim Pickens

    Technical director

    Tim Pickens has been associated with the theater department for the past ten years. He spent his professional career in regional theater,...

  • Gerald Rabkin

    Emeritus

    Gerald Rabkin earned his undergraduate degree at Brooklyn College and his graduate degrees at Ohio State. After teaching at Indiana and Kansas,...

  • Heather Rasche

    Heather Rasche is an actress, a scholar, and an associate teacher of...

  • Katie Renn

    Katie Renn holds a BA in Theatre...

  • Sari Ruskin

    Sari Ruskin trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse and HB Studios. She studied dance with...

  • James Ryan

    James Ryan has written over fifteen plays and a dozen screenplays. His work has been produced at Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio...

  • Amy Saltz

    Head of Directing Program

    Amy Saltz has directed extensively throughout the United States and Russia. New York City affiliations have included Playwrights' Horizons,...

  • Susan Schuld

    Susan Schuld served on faculties with Circle and the Square, CAP...

  • Harold Scott

    Emeritus

    Harold Scott passed away at his home, July 16, 2006.

    Harold Scott was a member of the original company of the Repertory Theater of...

  • Greg Seel

    A graduate of Wilmington College, Ohio, before training at the Drama Studio, London. He first studied Alexander Technique with Walter Carrington...

  • William Serow

    Billy Serow has had a long and varied career in show business. He started acting at the...

  • Kathleen Tolan

    Kathleen Tolan (Playwriting)...

  • Samuel Brett Williams

    Samuel Brett Williams’ plays have been developed and/or produced at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights...