Theatre & Musical Theatre Faculty

Jason Arnold Designer in Residence CAS - Performing Arts

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.Afte

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Nathan Blustein Instructor CAS - Performing Arts

I am an Instructor and Music Director for the Theatre/Musical Theatre Program in the Department of Performing Arts at American University. I recently defended my Ph.D. Dissertation in the Department o

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Tara Giordano Professorial Lecturer CAS - Performing Arts

Tara Giordano is a New York and DC actor, producer, and director. A Helen Hayes Award nominee, her acting credits include roles at the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Folger Theatre,

Caleen Jennings Professor CAS - Performing Arts

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 educati

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Karl Kippola Associate Professor CAS - Performing Arts

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 d

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Gail Mardirosian Associate Prof 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 lec

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Carl Menninger Assistant Professor CAS - Performing Arts

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 S

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Aaron Posner Distinguished Theatre Artist

Aaron Posner is an award-winning director, playwright, teacher, and former Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre and New Jersey’s Two River Theatre. He has directed more than 150 productio

Meghan Raham Associate Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Meghan Raham is a Set and Costume Designer with a strong interest in the development of new work. Recent design work includes: ((astronomia nova)) (Smithsonian American Art Museum), JQA (Arena Stage),

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Sybil Williams Director of African American and African Diaspora Studies CAS - Performing Arts

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 Nati

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Robert Williams Fight Choreographer in Residence CAS - Performing Arts

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

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