Our strength lies in our faculty.

A highly talented and energetic faculty is the greatest strength of the theatre program. All of our faculty are active professional artists and are recognized nationally within their respective specialties. They are intensely committed to your development as a young artist, and their attention to student needs is recognized by many of our students gaining entrance to the very best graduate programs in the land. Whether your interests lie in acting, directing, or design, you will find a collaborative environment that is essential to creating good theatre.

The theatre faculty consists of:

Full Time

Kashi Johnson - Chairperson and Professor
Erica Hoelscher - Professor
Costume Design
Pam Pepper - Professor
Acting, Directing
Augustine Ripa - Professor
Acting, Directing
Melpomene Katakalos - Associate Professor
Scenic Design
Will Lowry - Assistant Professor
Lighting Design

Adjunct & Staff

Pamela Richey - Adjunct Professor
Costume Coordinator
Phillip Ingle - Adjunct Professor
Audio Coordinator
Elizabeth Miller - Adjunct Professor
Assistant Production Manager
Matthew Faragasso - Assistant Technical Director
Paint & Prop Supervisor
Lynn Wiener - Adjunct Professor
Sammy Reyes - Adjunct Professor
Trevor Flocco - Adjunct Professor
Justin Burns - Adjunct Professor


Jeffrey Milet
Professor Emeritus (1975-2014)
Lighting Design