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Faculty & Staff

The theatre faculty offers a rich diversity of theatrical knowledge, experiences and interests. Rigorously committed to art and exploration, the theatre faculty is active, caring, and dedicated to helping each and every student discover and develop their own artistic talents and interests. Our faculty possess a wide range of directing, acting, voice, movement and design techniques and have skills and experience in performance art and puppet theatre.

Full-time Faculty and Staff
Colette Searls
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Eric Abele
Associate Chair, Senior Lecturer, Costume Design
Nyalls Hartman
Associate Professor, Acting & Directing
Susan McCully
Assistant Professor
Joan Larkins Mather
Senior Lecturer, Costume Shop Supervisor
Eve Muson
Associate Professor
Adam Mendelson
Senior Lecturer, Lighting and Sound Design
Samantha Paradis
Assistant Production Manager/Stage Management Coordinator
Chelsea Pace
Assistant Professor, Movement Specialist 
Greggory Schraven
Production Manager/Technical Director, Senior Lecturer
Sally Rath
Assistant Costume Shop Manager
Lynn Watson
Nate Sinnott
Assistant Professor, Set Design 
Evan McDougall
Assistant Technical Director/Master Electrician
Adjunct Faculty


Susan Stroupe Gerrad Alex Taylor Tara Cariaso Fatima Quander Samuel Yates
Emeritus Faculty

Wendy Salkind
Emeritus Professor

Xerxes Mehta
Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professional Staff
Terry Cobb
Emeritus Professional Associate Staff
Office Staff
Laurie Newton
Program Management Specialist
Kabira Barlow
Administrative Assistant