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Jason Arnold

Jason Arnold

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Designer in Residence

Jason Arnold has been working as a professional lighting designer for more than a decade. He earned a BA from Vassar College in 1995, and an MFA in Theatre Design from Brandeis University in 1998.After graduation, he taught lighting and sound design ... [More]



Cara Gabriel

Cara Gabriel

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Assistant Professor

Cara Gabriel has worked as a theatre practitioner throughout Vermont, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and the Washington, DC, area. Directing credits at American University include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Machinal, The Hundred Dresses, Skin, The Cher... [More]

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Caleen Jennings

Caleen Jennings

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Professor

Caleen Sinnette Jennings is Professor of Theatre; since joining the faculty in 1989, she has directed for the main stage season and taught thirteen different courses in the theatre and general education programs. In 2003 she received American Univers... [More]

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Karl Kippola

Karl Kippola

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Assistant Professor

Karl Kippola holds a BA in Drama (University of Montana), an MFA in Acting (Wayne State University), and a PhD in Theatre (University of Maryland). As an actor, director, choreographer, adapter, and dialect coach, Kippola has been involved in well ov... [More]

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Gail Mardirosian

Gail Mardirosian

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Associate Professor Emerita

Gail Humphries Mardirosian focuses on the arts in the international arena and has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Prague, CZ and a Likhachev Fellow to St. Petersburg, Russia. She has also guest lectured in Sweden, Greece, and Slovakia. She was rec... [More]

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Carl Menninger

Carl Menninger

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Assistant Professor

Carl Menninger holds a master's degree from Emerson College and a bachelor's from Northwestern University. He is a writer, director and playwright and co-author of Minding the Edge: Strategies for a Successful, Fulfilling Career as an Actor. The Gany... [More]

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Meghan Raham

Meghan Raham

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Assistant Professor

Meghan Raham is a Set and Costume Designer with a strong interest in the development of new work. Recent design work includes: The Chosen (Barrington Stage Company), Death of a Salesman (Kansas City Repertory Theatre), The Aliens (Studio Theatre), Th... [More]

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Brent Stansell

Brent Stansell

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Brent Stansell is a theatre educator, dramaturg, actor, and solo performance artist. He currently teaches at American University, The George Washington University and The Catholic University of America, and as an affiliated teaching artist with the S... [More]



Andrew White

Andrew White

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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Andrew White (pictured here performing a pantomime in an ancient theatre in Turkey) is a theatre artist, dramaturg and historian who specializes in theatre and drama from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance. A veteran of the Fulbright program, White ha... [More]



Robert Williams

Robert Williams

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Fight Choreographer in Residence

Robb Hunter (Williams) holds an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from The Virginia Commonwealth University, a BA in Theatre from Radford University and is a Certified Teacher for the Society of American Fight Directors. He is a professional fight director and... [More]

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Sybil Williams

Sybil Williams

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Professorial Lecturer

Sybil R. Williams has spent the past twelve years cultivating her craft as a playwright and dramaturg. Her work has been professionally produced by Chicago’s ETA Creative Arts Theatre; New York’s National Black Theater; Pittsburgh’s Kuntu Theatre; Un... [More]

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