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.

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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