Guest Artists and Lecturers

Every year the School of Theatre hosts international and national guest artists from every spectrum of professional and educational theatre to work closely with theatre majors and minors. Guest artists work on productions, develop new work, offer weekend workshops, or serve as semester long guest artist(s) in-residence. Recent guest artists include:

2018 – 2019

Joseph Forbes

Joe Forbes

  • Broadway, Founder Scenic Art Studios, the premier scene painting studio for Broadway shows.

Erica Jensen

  • CSA, Calleri Casting, NYC
Michael Gennaro

Michael Gennaro

  • Executive Director, Goodspeed Musicals
Keith Martin

Keith Martin

  • John M. Blackburn Distinguished Professor of Theatre, Appalachian State University, Career includes producing and management in professional theatre, dance, opera, symphony, film and television. Emmy® award recipient in 2010. Producer and Managing Director of Charlotte Repertory Theatre (LORT, 1990-2001)
Lily Ling

Lily Ling

  • Associate Conductor, Hamilton Philip Tour New York: John & Jen (Off-Broadway revival), Carousel (Workshop at New York City Ballet dir. Michael Berresse), Atlantis (Reading dir. Chris Gattelli), Whiskeyland (Reading), The Lion King (Shanghai, Chinese language premiere), A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder(Shanghai, Asia and Chinese language premiere).
Amber Flores

Amber Flores

  • Director of Development – Foundation & Annual Giving, Gallo Center for the Arts, California

Stephanie Yankwitt, C.S.A.

    Suzan Zeder

    Suzan Zeder

    • Multiple award-winning, internationally produced playwright, Medallion Award for Lifetime Achievement, Children's Theatre Foundation of America; Wiley and the Hairy Man, When She Had Wings, Step on a Crack.

    Shawn Schepps

    • Award-winning writer of film and television. You and I, Drumline, That Darn Cat, Encino Man; supervising producer of Showtime's Weeds
    Sue Frost

    Sue Frost

    • Tony Award winning producer of Come From Away, and Memphis. Also produced The Rink, and La Cage Aux Folles
    Hackney portrait

    Calandra Hackney

    • Actors Equity Association, Agency Representative, NYC, Director
    Alan Alda

    Alan Alda

    • Award winning Actor, Director, and Screenwriter
    Ben Holbrook

    Ben Holbrook

    • Brooklyn-based playwright and filmmaker awarded the Edward Albee Foundation fellowship, and is the inaugural recipient of the Peter Shaffer Award for Excellence in Playwriting

    Brian Quijada

    • Actor, playwright, musician, Jeff Award winner, two-time Drama Desk Nominee.
    Ryan Moller

    Ryan J. Moller

    • New York based award winning Costume Designer. Credits include The Metropolitan Opera, Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS, Sante Fe Opera, Norwegian Cruise Lines. Member: USA 829, IATSE 764



    Jane Unger

    • Founding Artistic Director Profile Theatre, Portland Oregon

    Fred Abrahamse

    • Producer, Stage Director, Abrahamse and Meyer Productions

    Lauren Warhol Caldwell

    • Artistic Director of the Hippodrome Theatre

    Edurne Rankin García

    • Artistic Director, Actor, Designer, La Llave Maestra Visual Theatre, Santiago de Chile, Chile

    Moses Goldberg

    • Producing Director, STAGE ONE: The Louisville Children’s Theatre (Louisville, KY), 1978- 2003 (retired); Author

    Thomas Keith

    • Dramaturg, Advisor Tennessee Williams Festival, Pace University

    James McManus

    • Playwright, Member New Dramatists

    Alvaro Morales Lifschitz

    • Artistic Director, Producer, Actor, La Llave Maestra Visual Theatre, Santiago de Chile, Chile

    Marcel Meyer

    • Producer, Actor, Designer, Abrahamse and Meyer Productions, South Africa
    Winston Sims portrait

    Winston Sims

    • Theatre Arts Teacher, Actor, Director, Marvin Ridge High School, Union County Schools
    scott wojcik

    Scott Wojcik

    • Wojcik | Seay Casting LLC, New York
    Beth Leavel

    Beth Leavel

    • Stage and screen actress and singer. Recipient of the Tony Award for Drowsy Chaperone