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Southern Oregon University

Faculty include nationally and internationally-known artists, including design and technical faculty from the SOU Department of Theatre Arts and professionals from the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Our students say:

  • "The level of talent among this faculty is second to none."
  • "The instructors are an incredibly strong element of this program. From their supportive feedback to their distinct and lively teaching styles, each instructor offered valuable and useful information."
  • "The faculty is incredibly supportive, well organized and caring."
  • "I love that the faculty is always available and will listen.  They have made appropriate adjustments to meet student needs."

Core faculty include: Deborah Rosenberg, SOU Costume Designer; Ezra Severin, SOU assistant professor and Technical Director; Eric Levin, SOU Director of theatre education; Jane Hickinbotham, SOU staff technician and Manager; Bill Bloodgood, freelance scenic designer; Kim Carbone, and Jonathan Spencer New York City freelance sound and lighting designers.

In addition, professionals from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and elsewhere join us as guest speakers on a wide variety of applied theatre. 2014 guest faculty include Michael Hume, director and OSF actor, Annette Julien, OSF props artisan; Gabriel Barrera, OSF Senic Charge Artist; and Susan Mcmillan, University of California, Santa Barbara instructor and free lance stage manager.

2014 elective course faculty include:  Master Program Core Faculty Deborah Rosenberg and Kimberly Carbone and Penny Metropulos, freelance director and actress.

Past elective course faculty has included: Sean O'Skea, OSF Scenic Designer; Lynn Jeffries, puppeteer and puppet, scenic and costume designer; Paul Zaloom, puppeteer, film maker, actor, and performance artist; Chris Duval, University of Idaho movement, voice and stage combat Assistant Professor; Maggie MacClellan, SOU acting and movement faculty, Chris Sackett, SOU lighting faculty; Michael Maag, OSF Lighting Dept Manager and Automated Lighting Programmer; and Stuart Cotts, OSF Theatre Technology Engineer; Don Weingust, SOU Shakespeare Studies Director; James Edmondson, OSF associate artist; G Val Thomas, Director and OSF actor; Kerri Robbins, Oregon Cabaret Theatre and freelance costume designer; Jim Giancarlo, Artistic Director of Oregon Cabaret Theatre and SOU musical theatre faculty; David Kelly, OSF actor and SOU adjunct faculty; Lue Douthit, OSF director of literary development and dramaturgy; and Dennis Smith, SOU acting faculty.

To find out more about our distinguished faculty, use the links on the right.