Professor – Performance
BFA in Theatre – UC Santa Barbara; MFA in Acting – National Theatre Conservatory
Jackie is an accomplished actor, director, and producer. Formerly a Contributing Editor for Backstage and the Producing Director of Shakespeare Santa Barbara, she now serves as the Associate Artistic Director of Ashland New Plays Festival and Co-Head of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Acting Trainee program.
Director of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University
BME and Certificate in Flute – Florida State University, MME and Master’s in Educational Administration – Florida State University, PhD in Opera Production/Music Education – Florida State University
Dr. Humphrey has served in leadership and consulting roles at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Metropolitan Opera, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Opera, Corcoran Museum of Art, Museum of Performance & Design, California Center for the Arts in Escondido, and Washington Bach Consort.
Associate Professor – Costume Construction
MFA in Production Design & Technology – School of Theatre, Ohio University, Athens; BFA in Theatre Arts – Southern Oregon College
Laurie has worked professionally in theatre for over 30 years, specializing in period costumes and men’s tailoring at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Opera, and many other Tony Award-winning theatres. In addition to being published in national educational journals, she is regularly asked to present at national conferences and symposia on costume technology.
Director of Theatre Education
BA in Theatre Arts – UC Berkley; MAT in Language Arts – Western Oregon University; PhD in Theatre – University of Oregon
Eric has taught as a public school teacher at the middle school and high school levels for 15 years. He is a 2018 recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, which he is using to fund spending a term in Galway, Ireland as a visiting professor.
Professor – Shakespeare Studies
PhD in Scholar/Director program at Stanford University
David joined the faculty in Fall 2010. He earned his doctorate in the scholar-director program at Stanford University. David is the author of Gender and Performance in Shakespeare’s Problem Comedies, as well as several articles on Shakespeare and performance, and a play, Invisible Threads. He previously taught and directed plays at Carleton College and the University of California, Berkeley.
Professor – Scenic Design
MFA Scenic Design – University of Portland; Masters in Historic Preservation – Ball State University; BA Theatre – University of Portland
Sean is the author of “Painting for Performance” Focal Press; he is a frequent contributor to Dramatics and Teaching Theatre magazine. He is also a Freelance Designer with 3rd Rail Rep and Broadway Rose Musical Theatre Company.
Professor – Costume Design
BA in Anthropology – Trent University; MFA in Costume Design – North Carolina School of the Arts
Deborah has been a longtime member of the faculty. Currently, she is Co-Chair of the Creative Arts program. Deborah was a founding member of the MOTS (Master of Theatre Studies) Faculty and is the Chair of SOU Faculty Senate.
Assistant Professor – Lighting Design
MFA – Northwestern University; BFA – Southern Oregon University
Michael is an award-winning, union-affiliated Lighting, Projections and Media Designer with over 15 years of experience in the industry. As an educator, he has taught at Northwestern University, Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, and The Governor’s School of North Carolina.