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Theatre & Drama
School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Walgreen Drama Center
1226 Murfin Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 764-5350


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Theatre and Drama faculty listing +


Enoch Brater (English Language and Literature/Theatre & Drama) (Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature), Dramatic Literature 

Jessica Hahn, Costume Design; Head of Design & Production

Barbara Hodgdon (English Language and Literature/Theatre & Drama), Shakespeare

Holly Hughes (School of Art & Design/Theatre & Drama), Performance Art; Interarts Co-Head

Philip Kerr, Acting

Priscilla Lindsay, Acting

Annette Masson, Voice; Jr/Sr advisor

Vince Mountain, Set Design; BFA advisor

John Neville-Andrews, Acting and Directing; Head of Performance

OyamO, Playwriting; African American Theatre

Gregory Poggi, Arts Administration; Advisor to PAM minor

Leigh A. Woods, Graduate Theatre Studies; Head of Theatre Studies

Associate Professors

Petra Kuppers (English Language and Literature/Theatre & Drama/Art & Design), Performance Studies

Janet Maylie, Acting; Foundation advisor

Rob Murphy, Scenic and Lighting Design; BFA advisor

E.J. Westlake, Theatre Studies, BTA advisor

Malcolm Tulip (Art & Design/Theatre & Drama), Acting; Movement; Directing; Directing Department advisor, Interarts Co-Head

Assistant Professors

Gary Decker, Technical Theatre; BFA advisor

Christianne Myers, Costume Design; BFA advisor

Mbala Nkanga, Theatre Studies, African American Theatre; BA advisor

Henry Reynolds, Sound

Nancy Uffner, Stage Manager, University Productions



Toni Auletti, Scene Painting

George Bacon, Costume Crafts

Mark Berg, Sound and Lighting

Laura Brinker, Costume Construction

Rich Lindsay, Technical Production

Arthur Ridley, Properties

Kerianne Tupac, Arts Administration

Adjunct Assistant Professors

Jeffrey S. Kuras, Managing Director, University Productions



Theatre and Drama departmental information

The Department of Theatre and Drama participates in the Drama major offered through the Residential College. Threatre faculty contribute expertise in design, production and practicum work. (For students planning a professional career in theatre, the department's B.F.A. or B.T.A. programs may be more appropriate.)  The department offers minors in Global Theatre and Ethnic Studies, Design and Production, and Performing Arts Management.

Productions and Facilities. A number of fully executed productions are presented each year by the Theatre & Drama Department in three campus theatres — The Arthur Miller Theatre, Power Center for the Performing Arts, and the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Scenery, properties, and costumes for all departmental productions are prepared, with substantial student assistance, in studios and shops in the Arthur Miller Theatre and Power Center. In addition, students have the opportunity to direct, design, stage, and perform in their own low-budget and experimental productions through Basement Arts. This student-run production organization performs in the Walgreen Drama Center.

Theatre Shops. Our comprehensive production facilities include two scene shops, a paint shop, prop shop, electrics shop, sound studio, costume shop, dye room and costume lab.

Design Studios. Our design studios are equipped with Macintosh computer workstations, a color plotter, scanner, a variety of computer-assisted design software, and a large format photocopier.

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