Our faculty comprises working professionals who bring their experience to the art, craft and business of the theater. As a Theatre major, you’ll learn from faculty members who have worked on all kinds of theatre, from Tony Award-winning plays to jaw-dropping black-box and devised theatrical events. Your teachers and mentors share a creative but pragmatic approach that prepares you to face the challenging realities of making a life in the performing arts.
Karen Berger-Nolte Adjunct
Stage Makeup, Multi-Media Makeup, Wig Dressing
Justin Brill Assistant Professor of Instruction
Acting, Musical Theatre Performance
Michael Brown Assistant Professor
Physical Theatre; Devised Theatre; Collaborative Creation; Clown and Comic Theatre; Movement; Mask Performance; Lecoq-based approaches to Actor Training
Heather Gilbert Associate Professor
Live Entertainment Lighting, focused in theatre and dance, additional interest in Concert. Collaboration for Theatre Designers and Directors, Period Styles, Intro to Design.
John Green Director Graduate Program
Guided Reading and Research in the MFA in European Devised Performance Practice.
Stage Directing in the BFA/BA undergraduate programs in Directing.
Jermaine Hill Assistant Professor
Acting for the Musical Theatre Stage, Musical Theatre Performance Practice, Music Direction for the Musical Stage, Vocal Pedagogy, Voice for the Actor
Anne Libera Assistant Professor
Comedy Writing and Performance, Improvisation
Khalid Long Assistant Professor
Dr. Long's teaches African American theatre, Traditions of World Theatre, Global Drama, American Drama, Feminist Theatre and Performance, Asian American theatre history, and Dramaturgy.
Cyndi Maxey Adjunct
I teach a presentation (speaking) and communicating course in the Theater Department called Speaking Out. I designed the course and it is the only area I am interested in teaching .
Timothy McCain Adjunct
Playwriting--Theater Arts--Physical Theater--Devised Theatre--Text Analysis--Dramaturgy--Acting
Brian Shaw Professor
Acting, Community Arts Practice, Theater Research
Carin Silkaitis Allen and Lynn Turner Chair
Carin has been teaching in Chicagoland for the past 22 years. Her favorite subjects include: Acting on Camera, Realism/Naturalism, and Acting Shakespeare.
Catherine Slade Associate Professor
Voice and Performance
Vocal Education Through Poetry
Sound Sense And Text
Memories and Breath
Kendra Thulin Associate Professor
Voice for the Actor, Voice and Language, Voice and Text, Shakespeare, Theatre Foundations, Shaw/Coward/Wilde, Accents and Dialects
Amy Uhl Associate Professor
Theatre, Music, Dance, Service Learning, New Works
Richard Walker Assistant Professor
Albert Williams Associate Professor of Instruction
Theatre history, text analysis, musical theatre history, Chicago theatre history, theatre in Chicago, musical theatre
David Woolley Professor of Instruction
Stage Combat, Shakespeare, History