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Acting

Department Chair

Faculty

Contributing Faculty

Faculty Emeriti

  • Leigh Dillon

    Leigh Dillon

    Associate Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts (Acting)
    • BFA, Purchase College, SUNY
  • Lawrence Kornfeld

    Lawrence Kornfeld

    Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts (Acting)
    • BA, Adelphi University
    • Graduate study, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • Eulalie Noble

    Associate Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts (Acting)
    • Neighborhood Playhouse, School of the Theatre, and American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York
    • studied with Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Elia Kazan, Robert Lewis, and Martha Graham

Theatre and Performance

Department Chair

Faculty

  • Michi Barall

    Michi Barall

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance

    MFA, Stanford University
    PhD, Columbia University

  • Lenka Pichlikova

    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
  • 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
  • Lavonda Elam

    LaVonda Elam

    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
    • BFA, DePaul Theater School
    lavonda.elam@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
  • Lora LaVon

    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
    • BFA, New York University
    • MFA, Yale University
    lora.lavon@purchase.edu
  • Andrew Saito

    Andrew Saito

    Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance
    • BA, UC Berkeley
    • MFA, University of Iowa
  • Steven Sapp

    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
  • 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

    Peter Sprague

    Technical Director, Theatre and Performance
    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance
    • BA, Pomona College
    • MFA, Southern Methodist University
    peter.sprague@purchase.edu
  • Arminda Thomas

    Lecturer of Theatre and Performance (Part-time)
  • Andrea Thome

    Andrea Thome

    Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance
    • BA, Harvard University
    • MFA, New York University
    andrea.thome@purchase.edu

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

    Julius Novick

    Professor Emeritus of Literature and Drama Studies
    • BA, Harvard University
    • DFA, Yale University
  • Gregorio Rosenblum

    Associate Professor Emeritus of Spanish and Drama Studies
    • BA, University of Chile
    • MFA, Karlova University of Prague
  • Philippa Wehle

    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

Theatre Design/Technology

Department Chair

Faculty

Contributing Faculty

Faculty Emeriti

  • Michael J. Cesario

    Michael J. Cesario

    Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre Design/Technology
    • BFA, University of Wisconsin
    • MFA, Ohio University
  • Lana Fritz

    Lana Fritz

    Assistant Professor Emerita of Theatre Design/Technology
    • BFA, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    • MFA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Elaine Galen

    Elaine Galen

    Associate Professor Emerita of Theatre Design/Technology
    • BA, University of Pennsylvania
    • MA, New York University
    • Graduate study, Philadelphia College of Art
    • Advanced studies, Art Students’ League of New York and Grande Chaumiere, Paris