Theatre Faculty and Staff



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David Bisaha

Associate Professor, Curator of Theatre Collection


Research Interests

  • History of theatre and performance design
  • Immersive and participatory performance
  • Theatre historiography
  • Theatre labor studies

Teaching Interests

  • Theatre history
  • Performance studies
  • Dramaturgy
  • Modern and Contemporary Drama
  • Acting and Directing Theory
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Lakshmi D. Bulathsinghala

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Theatre; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Research Interests

  • Drama and Theatre in Asia
  • Theatre Studies in Sri Lanka
  • South Asian Culture and Society
  • Women, Gender, and, Sexuality in South Asia
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Tommy Iafrate

TRIP Courtesy Title; Associate Professor/Director of Musical Theatre

Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP); Theatre

Research Interests

  • Musical Theatre
  • Directing for Musical Theatre 
  • Music Direction
  • Auditioning
  • Vocal Coaching
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Elizabeth Mozer

Associate Professor, Director of Studio Season


Research Interests

  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Devising
  • Movement, Physical Theatre
  • Embodied and Somatic Practices
  • Physical Dramaturgy
  • Theater Pedagogy
  • Meisner Technique
  • On-Camera Technique

Teaching Interests

  • Acting Technique, Scene Study
  • Movement, Physical Theatre
  • Devising, Creating Original Theatre
  • Acting for the Camera
  • Embodied Acting
  • Meisner Technique
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Ania Nikulina

Research Assistant Professor, Charles E. Scheidt Faculty Fellow

German and Russian Studies; Theatre

Research Interests

  • State-sponsored dance
  • Artistic protest and censorship
  • Dance and Archives
  • Dance Ethnography
  • Cultural Diplomacy
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Samuel Elikem Kwame Nyamuame

Assistant Professor

Theatre; Africana Studies

Research Interests

  • Ethnomusicology
  • Musical Cultures of Africa
  • Dance Traditions of Ghana
  • African Dance
  • Drumming
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Andrew R. Walkling

Professor; Professor; Director of Graduate Studies

English, General Literature and Rhetoric; Art History; Theatre

Research Interests

  • Seventeenth-Century British History
  • Visual Culture
  • Literary Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Musicology

Teaching Interests

  • English Literature (Restoration)
  • Art History (British)
  • Theatre (Pre-Modern European)
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