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Theatre & Drama Faculty & Staff

Faculty members have an intense love of the theatre and a passion that is readily conveyed to students, who cannot but receive this gift and respond in kind.

They maintain active professional lives, enabling them to pass along up-to-date information concerning every aspect of the profession in broad-based training.

Students are given individual attention, getting to know faculty members in small, intimate settings.

Administration

Priscilla Lindsay, Associate Professor & Chair of Theatre & Drama Department
Jennifer Knapp, Department Administrator
Tim Abbott, Student Services Assistant
Lindsay Frischmuth, Administrative Assistant

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance / Interarts Performance

Daniel Cantor, Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama (Acting & Directing)
Gillian Eaton,
Assistant Professor of Theatre (Acting)
Holly Hughes
, Associate Professor, School of Art & Design (Performance Art); Lead Faculty (Interarts Perfomance)
Annette Masson, Associate Professor (Voice); Junior/Senior Advisor; Head of Performance
Janet Maylie, Associate Professor (Acting & Acting for the Camera); Foundation Advisor
Robert Najarian, Assistant Professor of Theatre
John Neville-Andrews,
Professor (Acting & Directing)
Jerald Schwiebert, Assistant Professor (Movement & Acting)
Malcolm Tulip, Associate Professor (Acting & Movement); Directing Concentration Advisor; Lead Faculty (Interarts Performance); Associate Professor of Art and Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Production

Toni Auletti, Lecturer (Scenic Painting); Charge Scenic Artist, University Productions
George Bacon, Lecturer (Costume Construction) Assoc. Costume Shop Mgr., University Productions
Mark Allen Berg, Lecturer (Electrics); Master Electrician, University Productions
Gary Decker, Assistant Professor (Scenic & Lighting Design)
Douglas Edwards, Lecturer (Technical Theatre); Technical Director (Power), University Productions
Jessica Hahn, Professor (Costume Design); Head of Design & Production
Richard Lindsay, Lecturer (Technical Theatre); Technical Director (Walgreen), University Productions
Vince Mountain, Professor (Scenic Design)
Rob Murphy, Associate Professor (Scenic & Lighting Design)
Christianne Myers, Assistant Professor (Costume Design)
Henry Reynolds, Assistant Professor (Sound Design); Information Systems Mgr., University Productions
Arthur Ridley, Lecturer (Properties); Properties Master, University Productions
Nancy Uffner, Assistant Professor (Stage Management); Production Stage Mgr., University Productions

Bachelor of Theatre Arts - Theatre Studies

Enoch Brater, Kenneth R. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature, College of Literature, Arts & Sciences (Dramatic Literature)
Anita Gonzalez, Professor of Theatre & Drama
Petra Kuppers, Associate Professor of English Language, College of Literature, Arts & Sciences (Performance Studies)
Ashley Lucas, Associate Professor of Theatre & Drama and LS&A Residential College
Mbala Nkanga
, Associate Professor (World Performance, Theatre Studies); BA  Advisor
OyamO, Professor (Playwriting)
E.J. Westlake, Associate Professor (Drama & Theatre History); BTA  Advisor
Leigh Woods, Professor and Head of Theatre Studies (Drama & Theatre History)

Arts Administration - Bachelor of Theatre Arts Concentration/SMTD Minor

Gregory Poggi, Professor; Advisor to Performing Arts Management Minor
Jeffrey Kuras, Adjunct Assistant Professor; Director of University Productions
Kerianne M. Tupac, Adjunct Lecturer; Marketing & Communications Dir., University Productions

Professors Emeriti

Jack E. Bender
Alan Billings
John Russell Brown
Peter W. Ferran
Erik Fredricksen
Zelma Weisfeld

Administrative Staff

jennifer knappJennifer Knapp
Department Administrator

734-764-5351
jenknapp@umich.edu

 

Tim Abbott
Student Services

734-764-5352
trabbott@umich.edu

Lindsay Frischmuth
Administrative Assistant

734-764-5350
lfrischm@umich.edu

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