Profiles in "Theatre" Expertise Area

  • Ileana Orlich is President’s Professor of Romanian Studies and comparative literature in SILC, distinguished global futures scholar in Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, and affiliate in SCETL and Melikian Center.
  • Essig's research interests include value creation by and evaluation of arts incubators; the relationship between art, money, and entrepreneurial action; and factors affecting individual artist success.
  • Ryner studies and teaches classes on Shakespeare and early English drama, history of economic thought, drama as a genre, knowledge production, and questions of ontology and agency in early English texts and society.
  • Etheridge Woodson is the associate dean for students in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and director of Herberger Institute's Design and Arts Corps.
  • Joya Scott is a producer, dramaturg, director, and educator with expertise in devising, adaptation, new work, and multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Underiner is associate dean in the Graduate College, convener of Creative Health Collaborations (arts, humanities and design approaches to health research), and director of the PhD in Theatre & Performance of the Americas.
  • Kennedy teaches interdisciplinary arts and performance, with a focus on vocal performance, theatre history and music composition, and is a leading scholar on the Provincetown Players, Greenwich Village, and Eugene O'Neill.
  • As an acting teacher, Eckard emphasizes the body’s centrality to actor training, and she integrates contemplation and deep practice into her teaching pedagogy.
  • Gentry is a musical theatre historian and professional performer, focused on the restoration and preservation of historic masterpieces within the American musical theatre genre.
  • Professor Espinosa is an Arizona-based artist, cultural activist; specialist in identity and liberation practices; voice, text, and acting coach. She performed and taught throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.