Department Chair

Faculty

  • Michi Barall

    Michi Barall

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance
    • MFA, Stanford University
    • PhD, Columbia University
  • Lenka Pichlíková

    Lenka Pichlíková Burke

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance

    • MA, University of Texas, Dallas
    • MFA, Academy of Dramatic Arts, Charles University (Prague)
    • Advanced Master Artist, Czech Republic
    • MLS, Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven)
    • PhD, Academy of Dramatic Arts in Prague (DAMU)

    • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching
    lenka.pichlikova@purchase.edu
  • Tania Chelnov

    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
  • Alex Correia

    Alex Correia

    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
    • BFA, Marymount Manhattan College
    • Directing program (three-year graduate-level fellowship), The Juilliard School
    alex.correia@purchase.edu
  • James Dunn

    Lecturer of Acting (Part-time)
    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part Time)
    • BA, Middlebury College
    • MFA, L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacque Lecoq
    james-o.dunn@purchase.edu
  • Linda Gelman

    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
    • BA, SUNY Buffalo
    • MA, Columbia University
  • Steve Gomer

    Steve Gomer

    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
    • BFA, Purchase College, SUNY
    steve.gomer@purchase.edu
  • Amber Hennes

    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
    Assistant Production Manager and CMFT Shops Supervisor
  • Ash Marinaccio

    Ash Marinaccio

    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
    • Ph.D. The Graduate Center, CUNY (Theatre and Performance)
    • M.Phil The Graduate Center, CUNY (Theatre and Performance)
    • MA New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (Performance Studies)
    • BA, Pace University (Theatre Directing and Anthropology)
  • Williambryantmiles

    William Bryant Miles

    Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance
    • BFA, Howard University
    • MA, Goldsmiths, University of London
    william.miles@purchase.edu
  • Andrew Saito

    Andrew Saito

    (on leave: Fall 2023)
    Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance
    • BA, UC Berkeley
    • MFA, University of Iowa
    andrew.saito@purchase.edu
  • Jordan Schildcrout

    Professor of Theatre and Performance
    • BA, Yale University
    • PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York
    • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
    jordan.schildcrout@purchase.edu
  • Jeana Scotti

    Jeana Scotti

    Lecturer, Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
    • MFA, Rutgers Mason Gross
    • BA Theatre and Performance, Purchase College
    jeana.scotti@purchase.edu
  • Peter Sprague

    Production Manager, Theater and Performance
    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance
    • BA, Pomona College
    • MFA, Southern Methodist University
    peter.sprague@purchase.edu
  • Andrea Thome

    Andrea Thome

    (on leave: Fall 2023-Spring 2024)
    Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance
    • BA, Harvard University
    • MFA, New York University
    andrea.thome@purchase.edu
  • Cezar Williams

    Cezar Williams

    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
    Director of New Plays Now

    BS, New York University 

Contributing Faculty

Faculty Emeriti

  • Lenora Champagne

    Lenora Champagne

    Professor Emerita of Theatre and Performance
    Lecturer in Playwriting
    • BA, Louisiana State University
    • MA, PhD, New York University
    • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
    lenora.champagne@purchase.edu
  • Julius Novick

    Professor Emeritus of Literature and Drama Studies
    • BA, Harvard University
    • DFA, Yale University
  • Philippa Wehle

    Professor Emerita of French, Drama Studies, and Literature
    • BA, Bucknell University
    • MA, Middlebury College
    • PhD, Columbia University
    • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching