Theatre Arts

Areas of Study

Program Features

  • Professional Resident Faculty
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival Participation
  • Yearly New York City Showcase, "WCSU Off-Broadway"
  • Children's Theatre and Community Outreach Programs
  • Workshops with N.Y. Stage, TV and Film Professionals
  • Internships possible with New York City and Connecticut Regional and Professional theatres.
SPOTLIGHT ON ...

New Visual and Performing Arts Center

The new facility, expected to be complete in 2014 will house a 350-seat theater, a 150-seat black box theater, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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Theatre Arts Faculty

Frank Herbert
Professor [Technical Theatre/Lighting/Playmaking with Children/Play Production]

Julio Agustin Matos, Jr.                       
Assistant Professor [Performance Techniques/Voice and Diction/Musical Theatre]

Pam McDaniel
Professor, Chair [Acting/Directing]

Elizabeth Popiel
Professor [Set Design/Costume Design/ Scenic Art/ Intro to Theatre/ Computer Graphics, Puppetry, Theatre Design Fundamentals]

Sal Trapani
Professor [Acting/Directing/Playmaking with Children/Devised Theatre Workshop/Theatre History]

Professor Emeritus

Rich Reimold

William Walton
24 years as professor, 16 years as associate chair, 4 years as Chair. He implemented the NY theatre showcase and the Edinburgh Festival trips. Produced and directed over 30 shows.

Adjuncts and Guest Artists:

Bartoli, Michael Acting, Audition Techniques
Cally, Scott Lighting Design
Chii, Maiko Set and Costume Designer
Cuffari, Thomas Musical Direction
Depoto, Anthony Acting, Playmaking with Children
Johns-Lerner, Joni Costume Technology
Kilik, Howard Music Director
Parkinson, Elizabeth Musical Theatre – Dance
Seixas, Paulo Scenic Artist & Designer
Sneshkoff, Kristina Costume Designer
Sosbe, Kevin  Technical Direction

University Assistant

Polak, Adelka

 

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