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/Children’s Theatre/Play Production]

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

Pam McDaniel
Associate 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/Children’s Theatre/Production and Performance/Theatre History]

Rich Reimold: Professor Emeritus

William Walton: Professor Emeritus
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:

Baldwin, Phillip Design and Digital Media
Cally, Scott Lighting Design
Chii, Maiko Set and Costume Designer
Cuffari, Thomas Musical Direction
Dardenne, James Scenic Design
Anthony DePoto Acting, Playmaking with Children
Draghi, Jennifer Choreographer
Harris, Sean Directing
Johns-Lerner, Joni Costume Technology
Jones, Amy Director, Choreographer
Jordan, Lisa Renee Costume Design
Howard, Kilik Music Director
Lifton, Deborah Applied Voice
Machokas, Chip Sound Engineering
Maresca, Sydney Costume Design
Mason, Jan Acting, Play Production, Intro to Theatre
Parkinson, Elizabeth Musical Theatre – Dance
Polak, Adelka University Assistant
Seixas, Paulo Scenic Artist & Designer
Sneshkoff, Kristina Costume Designer
Sosbe, Kevin  Assistant Technical Director
Stanley Leonard, Abra Theatre Arts Management

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