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Theater Arts Faculty

  • Chair, Department of Performance, Play & Design
  • Professor, Theater Arts
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dramaturgy, Theater History, Monster Studies,Theory & Critical Studies and Dramatic Literature.
  • Professor, Theater Arts
  • Lighting design, projection design and scenic design; theatrical, fringe, industrial and themed entertainment design; computer aided drafting, electronics and automated fixtures
  • Professor, Theater Arts
  • Movement training for actors, circus and clown traditions, Indonesian dance and performance
  • (she/her/hers)
  • Assistant Professor, Theater Arts
  • Expertise: Voice, Speech, Accents, Dialects, Devising, Acting, Shakespeare, Archetypes, Text
  • Pronouns: She/They
  • Affiliated Faculty, Theater Arts
  • Professor of Literature
  • Director, Shakespeare Workshop
  • Director, Undergraduate Program in Literature
Cynthia Ling Lee
  • Associate Professor
South Asian and US postmodern dance, choreography, critical dance studies
  • Professor, Theater Arts
Marina Magalhães is a border-crosser, bridge-builder, and dance-maker from Brazil whose community-driven work has been rooted in Tongva land (aka Los Ángeles) since 2006. Known for her uniquely moving performances and radically inclusive workshops, Magalhães invites movers of all kinds to find the connection between movement-making in the body and movement-building in our communities.
  • Professor, Theater Arts
Transgender studies, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, Latina/o studies, media and cultural studies, ethnography of media, feminism, queer theory, multimedia production, Latin American studies - Colombia and Venezuela, citizenship and social participation, Social Documentation, colonial historiography.
Professor Pamela Rodríguez-Montero
  • Acting Assistant Professor of Costume Design
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Theatrical Design. Diversified and Intersectional Pedagogy in Theatrical Design. Latinx and Latin American Indigenous Theatre, and Performance. Theatre for social change. Theatre for Young Audiences and Theatre for the Very Young Audiences. Computer-aided design and digital media. Illustration, drawing, and rendering techniques.
  • Professor, Theater Arts
Playwriting, New Play Development, Dramaturgy, Directing. Black /African Diasporic Dramatic text & performance, Black / African Diasporic / WOC Feminist performance ideologies and practice.
  • Distinguished Professor of Theater Arts
  • Pronouns: she/her/hers
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Theater and Film Producing, Creative Entrepreneurship, Dramaturgy, Theater History and Dramatic Literature & Shakespeare
  • Professor, Theater Arts
  • Dance theory and technique, cognitive dance studies
Professional Experience: Boston Ballet, Boston, MA Houston Ballet, Houston, TX American Ballet Theater II, New York, NY 
  • Professor, Theater Arts
Rebecca Wear is a performance director who specializes in new play development. PhD Candidate in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UC Santa Barbara MA, Theater and Dance, UC Santa Barbara BA, Theater and Women's and Gender Studies, Middlebury College 
  • Professor, Theater Arts
Directing, crossmedia performance, post-dramatic theater theory and practice, documentary theater directing and dramaturgy.
  • Senior Teaching Professor
Donald G. Williams is a producer, director, educator, technical advisor, and lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College. Williams has presented plays, presentations, and workshops throughout California. He is a member of the California Educational Theater Association, Black Theater Network, National Black Theater Festival, United States Institute of Theater Technology and NAACP.