Chair, Director of University Theater
M.F.A. University of California, San Diego
Selected Theater credits: New York; developed and appeared in C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E which became the Tony Award winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Chicago; Goodman, Court and Chicago Shakespeare, Regional; La Jolla Playhouse, International; Trinidad Theatre Workshop. Has worked with; Robert Falls, Les Waters, Michael Greif, Derek Walcott, Charles Newell, Barbara Gaines, Kyle Donnelly, Mark Wing-Davey, Jonathan Silverstein, Steve Cosson, Sarah Ruhl, Richard Nelson, Athol Fugard. Productions directed at UD; The Tragedy of King Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Ghosts, Machinal, (theatrejones.com "Best Amateur Production of 2010") and developed the original piece about memory i forget a lot of stuff...sometimes. Has served multiple times as a panelist for the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.
Founder and Artistic Director of Dallas Actor's Lab.
Stefan is a freelance director based in Los Angeles. Recent credits: A Little Night Music starring Stephanie Zimbalist, Mark Jacoby and Terri Ralston at South Coast Repertory; Nighthawks for Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, J.O.B. the Hip-Hopera in Los Angeles and at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (LA Weekly and LA Drama Critics Circle nominations for Best Direction and Best Musical), The Map Maker's Sorrow (Summer Play Festival, NYC); Wreckage by Caridad Svitch for New Dramatists, Medea for the Theatre @ Boston Court; Around The World in 80 Days adapted by Mark Brown at The Colony Theatre; Sideways Stories at South Coast Repertory; Skin of Our Teeth at the Evidence Room (LA Weekly Award, Best Revival 2003) and at the Open Fist Theatre Company: The Time of Your Life; Cosmonaut's Last Message... (LA Weekly Awards for Direction and Best Production 2003); As I Lay Dying (LA Times Critic's Pick) and Fen (Garland Award for Direction).
M.F.A. Southern Methodist University
Susan A. Cox has worked as a costume designer, a professor, a draper and a technical artist specializing in body puppets and costume crafts. She has worked with organizations as varied as Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, New York City Opera, The University of New Mexico, Jim Henson's Creature Shop (both in Los Angeles and New York), Irene Corey Design Associates, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd and theatre companies and costume shops from Broadway to the Napa Valley. Her work is represented in film, television and theater. She continues to work professionally and has recently completed work on Spike Jonz's production (Warner Bros.) of Where the Wild Things Are based on the illustrated book by Maurice Sendak. Ms. Cox is also a graphics designer and contributed to the documentary inserts featured in several DVD releases including Astaire And Rogers Ultimate Collector's Edition, Rebel Without a Cause and The Wizard of Oz Collector's Edition.
Resident Scenic and Lighting Designer
M.F.A. University of Alabama
Will Turbyne has worked in professional theatre for over two decades as a designer, builder, painter, and craftsman. His design credits include the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Birmingham Children’s Theater, the Papermill Theatre, Utah Music Theatre, and the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, where he served as Resident Scenic and Lighting Designer and Head of Production for seven seasons.
Dr. Danze teaches Theater History in the Drama department and various Latin and Greek courses in the Classics department. Her interests are in the language and performance of ancient Greek tragedy as well as modern adaptations of ancient drama and myth. She received her PhD in Classical Languages and Literature in 2012 from the University of Chicago.
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