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    [Section_Value1] => <p>Zachary Alley is the interim Technical Director for the Department of Theatre &amp; Dance in Potter College of Arts &amp; Letters at Western Kentucky University. He graduated in May of 2009 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Western Kentucky University. He has worked for Royal Caribbean International, as part of a team of technical stage staff abroad for&nbsp;<em>Independence of the Seas</em>, during a six-month period. After returning home, Zach worked with various local theatre groups in the designing and construction scenery and props, and most notably and recently, as the technical director for 3 years for Public Theatre of Kentucky. He was asked to be part of the staff at WKU&rsquo;s Dept. of Theatre &amp; Dance in June 2014 and has taken every day as a great opportunity and unique challenge to help expand the knowledge and possibilities for incoming and current students in the department. In the future, Zach plans to attain his Master of the Fine Arts, pursuing his hopes of spreading knowledge of theatre and lauding encouragement of one of the greatest art forms for next generations to succeed and inspire.</p>
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    [Section_Value1] => <p>Julie Lyn Barber is Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Julie has also taught at Taylor University (Upland, IN) and Portland Community College&nbsp;(Portland, OR).</p>
<p>While in Portland, Julie worked with Oregon Children&rsquo;s Theatre, Northwest Children&rsquo;s Theatre, triangle productions, Northwest Classical Theatre, Sylvia&rsquo;s Dinner Theatre, Oregon Catholic Press, Portland Opera, and Portland Center Stage. She was also the Managing Director and resident Music Director /Choreographer of American Heritage Theater Project.</p>
<p>As an actor, Julie has played the role of &ldquo;Berenice&rdquo; in&nbsp;<em>Cabaret Poe</em>&nbsp;with Q Artistry in Indianapolis every October since 2009. Other favorite roles include &ldquo;Adelaide&rdquo; in&nbsp;<em>Guys and Dolls</em> (Canterbury Theatre, Michigan City, IN), &ldquo;Narrator&rdquo; in&nbsp;<em>Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat</em>&nbsp;(Round Barn Theatre, Nappanee, IN) and &ldquo;Julia&rdquo; in&nbsp;<em>Two Gentlemen of Verona&nbsp;</em>(Northwest Classical Theatre Company, Portland, OR). Opera roles include&nbsp;&ldquo;Sophie&rdquo; in Massenet&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Werther</em>, Queen of the Night&rdquo; in Mozart's&nbsp;<em>Magic Flute</em>, and &ldquo;Titania&rdquo; in Purcell&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Fairy Queen</em>.&nbsp;Julie is an Equity Membership Candidate and has had the privilege of working with Broadway legends, Stephen Schwartz, Joseph Stein, and Andy Blankenbuehler.</p>
<p>When not teaching, Julie keeps busy music directing, choreographing, and directing musicals, operas and plays, most recently with The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres (Nappanee, IN), Nettle Creek Players (Hagerstown, IN), and IndyFringe (Indianapolis, IN). WKU credits include choreographing <em>The 25<sup>th</sup> Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, </em>and stage directing <em>Guys and Dolls</em> and <em>9 to 5.</em></p>
<p>Julie is a produced playwright who has received two Individual Artist Grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. She is also a freelance writer for Classical Singer Magazine, and an Associate Editor of the MTEA Journal. Her recent scholarly presentations include &ldquo;The Stories We Tell: Challenging Gender Bias in Entertainment&rdquo; at the WKU Gender and Communication Conference, a master class at the Transgender Voice Training Conference in Richmond, IN, and a lightning talk, &ldquo;Practice Failure for Success&rdquo;, at the College Music Society Summit in Columbia, South Carolina.</p>
<p>Her degrees include a Doctor of Arts in Music from Ball State University, a Master of Music in Opera and Music Theatre from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She also earned a Grade VIII Piano Certificate through the Western Conservatory of Music, and an Elementary Executant Certificate in Ballet from the Royal Academy of Dancing. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Musical Theatre Educators Alliance (MTEA), The Dramatists Guild, and the American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP).</p>
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    [Section_Value1] => <p>A 1995 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in music with vocal emphasis, Carrie L. Barnette completed her Masters of Arts in Community Arts Management and Certification in Non-Profit Management at the University of Illinois-Springfield in 1999. An extensive career in non-profit including stints as the Executive Director of the Capitol Arts Alliance, Director of Development for WKU Libraries and Special Projects, and Special Project Coordinator for the Housing Authority of Bowling Green, Carrie currently serves as the Executive Director of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. Carrie spearheads the strategic and operational management of this nearly 50 year old national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the creative music and movement education approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman.</p>
<p>In addition to her work at the AOSA, Carrie teaches a performing arts management course and a grant writing course for WKU and does free-lance grant writing for select organizations.&nbsp; She serves as a guest speaker and grant reviewer for WKU&rsquo;s ALIVE Center. Carrie is a graduate of the 2003 class of Leadership Bowling Green.&nbsp; She has served as a board member for the Bowling Green Western Symphony Orchestra and the Shaker Museum at South Union as well as worked on committees at both the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Southern Kentucky.&nbsp;</p>
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    [Section_Value1] => <p class="Body">Jeffrey Beard is a part-time instructor who is teaching at Western for the second time:&nbsp; the first being 1988 to 1997; and then again since 2007.&nbsp; As a student at WKU, Jeffrey&rsquo;s original play&nbsp;<em>Eve of Winter Dreams</em>&nbsp;received a full-scale production and was WKU&rsquo;s entry in the American College Theater Festival in 1974.&nbsp; He graduated from WKU with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre in December of 1975.&nbsp; In the Fall of &rsquo;76, he began his Masters at The University of Iowa where he served as the Director of The Iowa Playwrights Ensemble for which he directed plays written by members of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and conducted a staged reading of a new play each week.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="Body">While there, he directed &ldquo;The Lesson&rdquo; and &ldquo;The Indian Wants the Bronx&rdquo; at the Directors Workshop, and an early version of Lee Blessing&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid</em>&nbsp;which went on to win the American College Theatre Festival under faculty direction.&nbsp; He also directed the world premiere of Don Nigro&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Doctor Faustus</em>&nbsp;and a touring version of Mozart&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Cosi fan tuti</em>.&nbsp; Plus, he stage managed several productions, including performing as the production manager for the Iowa Summer Theater Festival.</p>
<p class="Body">While at Iowa, Jeffrey began working with The Old Creamery Theatre Company as an actor and stage manager.&nbsp; Following graduation, he continued working at The Creamery where he managed to direct an original play by Don Nigro written especially for the Iowa School for the Blind, along with a workshop production of Nigro&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Landscape with Shark and Dancer</em>.</p>
<p class="Body">In 1981, Jeffrey left The Creamery and had his original one-act play, &ldquo;The Call of Duty,&rdquo; performed off-Broadway as part of the Emerging Playwrights Program at Lincoln Center in New York City.&nbsp; Since then, he has acted, stage managed, and directed a number of plays, as well as appearing in commercials and made-for-TV movies.</p>
<p class="Body">In 1994, Beard performed in repertory at the Kentucky Repertory Theater Company, then known as Horse Cave Theater, during that Summer and Fall as Hornbeck in&nbsp;<em>Inherit the Wind</em>&nbsp;and as The First Player and The Player King in&nbsp;<em>Hamlet</em>, in which he also appeared as the English Ambassador.&nbsp; He has performed in a number of productions for Fountain Square Players and Public Theater of Kentucky.&nbsp;</p>
<p class="Body">The list of productions he has directed include&nbsp;<em>Gypsy</em>,&nbsp;<em>Death of a Salesman</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Our Town</em>.</p>
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    [Section_Value1] => <p>James Brown has been teaching theatre at WKU for the past 53 years. He was hired at Western in 1966 as Scenic Designer, Technical Director, Lighting Designer, and Technical Coordinator of Van Meter Auditorium, after completing his Master&rsquo;s degree from Southern Illinois University.&nbsp; At that time, Theatre was a division of the English Department.&nbsp; He worked with Russell H. Miller, the founder of the Theatre Program at Western, until Dr. Miller&rsquo;s death in 1968.&nbsp; Theatre was separated from the English Department and became the Department of Speech and Theatre in 1968, then Communication and Theatre in 1973, and Department of Theatre and Dance in 1988. As the University added faculty and staff Brown&rsquo;s area of teaching concentration became Lighting and Sound, a position which he held until 2006. &nbsp;</p>
<p>James Brown then took partial retirement and taught Theatre Appreciation and became Faculty Advisor for students working with props on the departmental productions. He was Scenic, Lighting and Sound Designer for the Hilltopper Dinner Theatre during the 1980&rsquo;s and 90&rsquo;s. He remains a longstanding member of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology, The Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the Kentucky Theatre Association. Brown goes to New York &nbsp;three or four times a year to assess current theatre trends, and has attended the New York International Fringe Festival every year for the past 20 tears. His other teaching passion is swimming, and he helps with the University Swim classes,&nbsp;and will teach anyone willing to learn.</p>
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    [Section_Value1] => <p>Rachel Cato is the Office Associate for Western Kentucky University's (WKU) Department of Theatre &amp; Dance. Ms. Cato supervises all promotional and marketing efforts for the department, manages the department's busy events calendar, and coordinates communications within the department. She also maintains&nbsp;the department's theatre and dance companies' budgets and administration's budget.&nbsp;Rachel was recently appointed as Communications Officer for the WKU Staff Council 2018-2020 term.&nbsp;Currently, Rachel is enrolled in the graduate program at WKU working towards a MA in Organizational Communication, and plans to present her current research papers to state and regional conferences.&nbsp;</p>
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    [Section_Value3] => <p>Amanda Clark is an Associate Professor and Dance Program Coordinator at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches all levels of jazz and tap dance technique, Dance Appreciation, Choreography, and Dance Pedagogy. She is the artistic director of the WKU Dance Company, and creates original work for bi-annual mainstage dance concerts as well as several WKU mainstage musicals. She earned her BFA in Dance Performance with an emphasis in jazz, tap, and musical theatre dance from Oklahoma City University. She was a Graduate Fellow at The University of Oklahoma where she received her MFA in Dance with an emphasis in ballet and modern dance. &nbsp;Amanda has completed the Nan Giordano Jazz Dance Basic Certification and the American Tap Dance Foundation Rhythm Tap Teacher level one training program.</p>
<p>Amanda performed extensively with the American Spirit Dance Company and Oklahoma Ballet Festival and has appeared in the Leo&rsquo;s Competitive Event of the Jazz Dance World Congress in Buffalo, New York and Monterrey, Mexico. Amanda&rsquo;s choreography encompasses a range of dance styles and genres and has been presented internationally in Civitiveccia, Italy and Monterrey, Mexico.&nbsp; She has created work for performance at the Jazz Dance World Congress Leo&rsquo;s Choreographic Competitive Event in Chicago and in Pittsburgh, the Big Apple Tap Festival, the St. Louis Tap Festival, Inaside Dance Chicago&rsquo;s Choreographic Competitive Event, Cultivate: A Choreographer&rsquo;s Showcase in Indianapolis, the Tennessee Dance Festival, St. Gregory&rsquo;s University, various regional American College Dance Festivals, the Baylor School, and Chattanooga Center for the Arts. Additionally, she&nbsp;choreographs and guest teaches&nbsp;annually for an Indiana based dance ensemble, and is an adjudicator for International Dance Challenge events held across the country.</p>
<p>Amanda has taught ballet, jazz and tap dance at The University of Oklahoma and within the private sector in Indiana, Illinois, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. Her primary research interests lie in dance history and pedagogy, with specific focus in the development of jazz and tap dance.</p>
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    [Section_Value1] => <p>Dr. Michelle Dvoskin received her B.A. in Theatre &amp; Dance and Women&rsquo;s &amp; Gender Studies from Amherst College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Performance as Public Practice (Theatre History &amp; Criticism) from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on musical theatre, and more specifically on how musicals based on historical content can encourage audiences to think critically about history while also engaging emotionally (and physically, as we sing and dance along) with the pasts represented in so many shows. Other research, teaching, and creative interests include U.S. popular culture, queer theory and performance, gender in performance, diva studies, solo performance, and playwriting. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, ATHE, and ASTR, and has been published in <em>The Journal of American Drama and Theatre, The Oxford Handbook of American Drama</em>, <em>The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical, </em>and <em>Broadway: An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture</em>.</p>
<p>Dr. Dvoskin serves as the dramaturgy advisor for the department, along with overseeing the Ten Minute Play Festival and the New Works Festival.&nbsp; She also directs regularly here at WKU, where her shows have included <em>Stop Kiss</em>, <em>Les Liaisons Dangereuses</em>, and <em>Crimes of the Heart</em>.</p>
<p>&nbsp;In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her (adorable) cats, watching television (ask her about <em>Buffy</em>), reading historical fiction, and &ndash; most importantly &ndash; making sure the M&amp;M dispenser in her office stays full for any students who drop by.</p>
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    [Section_Value1] => <p>Donna Freeburn came to WKU after working for nine seasons with Horse Cave Theatre/ Kentucky Repertory Theatre as part of its acting company - the last five of which she also served as its education director.&nbsp;&nbsp; Prior to coming to Kentucky, she spent many years working as a professional actor in Chicago performing at a variety of theatres there and earning many professional credits.&nbsp;&nbsp; While there she also was adjunct faculty at three different colleges in the Chicago area.&nbsp; Donna received her BA in Theatre from Southern Illinois University, and her MFA from Illinois State University. She is a member of Actors&rsquo; Equity Association.</p>
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<p>Haugejorden performed with Alternative Motion Dance Project and choreographed for Zenon&rsquo;s Zone Choreography series in Minneapolis of 2013 before moving to Austin, Texas. During her time in Texas, Haugejorden was the director for East View High School Color Guard and taught at several additional high schools.</p>
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<p>Professional choreography and performances include: <em>Drive, Inside These Walls, ID - </em>Moving Collective: Louisville, KY; Champaign Arts Salon: Champaign, IL; Zodiaque Dance Company: State University of New York at Buffalo; <em>From Dusk to Dawn - </em>Anderson University: Anderson, IN; collaborative choreography, <em>Locus of Control</em> with Kylene Stephens - &nbsp;Motus Dance Company: Indianapolis, IN; and collaborative skype choreography, <em>Wreckage - </em>with Teal Darkenwald at East Carolina University. She has performed with Germaul Barnes' Dance 4U Project/Black Bones at 92nd Street Y; NYC, Dance Martha Dance! Bernier Dance, DeXDance Contemporary Dance Company, The Hatch, Greenspace, Dancers Responding to Aids - St. Marks Church; NYC, and Orlando Fringe Festival.</p>
<p>She is co-director of Convergence Dance Theatre in Honolulu, HI where the company presents annual concerts in addition to performance work at the Honolulu Art Museum, First Fridays, MicroFest Honolulu, Honolulu Book Fest, Puja, and Oahu Fringe Festival. She also serves on the board for the non-profit organization, Collaborative Dance Foundation. CDF works to promote dancers and artists in the local community. &nbsp;Meghen has presented research and choreography at regional American College Dance Association; Baja Region, Central Region, and Southern Region, as well as at the Asian Pacific Dance Festival. &nbsp;</p>
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<p>Shura holds an MFA in costume design from New York University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. &nbsp;She is a member of United Scenic Artists. &nbsp;In addition to teaching, Shura designs and coordinates costumes, hair, and makeup for the departmental Mainstage productions, advises student designers, and helps supervise and execute the actual costumes. (Yes, she really does help sew!)</p>
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<p>An active researcher in vocal pedagogy, she has presented her research in such refereed venues as The Voice Foundation Symposium, The International Phenomenon of Singing Symposium, The Singing Network, The Pan-American Vocology Association Symposium, The Fall Voice Conference, and The Ohio State Voice Forum. Her primary research interests include musical theatre and contemporary commercial music (CCM) vocal pedagogy, group voice teaching, historical voice teacher certification and education, and the effects of shoe heel heights, head position, jaw opening and other aspects of body alignment on acoustic and perceptual measures of singing efficiency. Her most recent publication on the effects of high-heeled shoes can be found in the <em>Journal of Voice</em>, the world&rsquo;s premiere peer-reviewed voice medicine and research journal (<a href="http://www.jvoice.org/article/S0892-1997(17)30056-5/abstract">http://www.jvoice.org/article/S0892-1997(17)30056-5/abstract</a>).&nbsp;</p>
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Department of Theatre & Dance Staff


Zachary Alley

Zachary Alley
- Technical Director

Dr. Julie Lyn Barber

Dr. Julie Lyn Barber
- Assistant Professor

Carrie Barnette

Carrie Barnette
- Part-time Instructor

Wes Bartlett

Wes Bartlett
- Part-time Instructor

  • Email: wesley.bartlett@wku.edu
  • Office: GWH 300
  • Phone Number: 270-745-5845
  • Teaching Areas Stage Combat, Theatre Appreciation
Jeff Beard

Jeff Beard
- Part-time Instructor

  • Email: jeff.beard@wku.edu
  • Office: South Campus
  • Phone Number: 270-745-5845
  • Teaching Area Theatre Appreciation
Robert Brock

Robert Brock
- Part-time Instructor

James Brown

James Brown
- Professor Emeritus

  • Email: james.brown@wku.edu
  • Office: FAC 114
  • Phone Number: 270-745-5845
  • Current Teaching Area Theatre Appreciation
Rachel Cato

Rachel Cato
- Office Associate / Marketing Coordinator

Amanda Clark

Amanda Clark
- Associate Professor / Dance Program Coordinator

  • Email: amanda.clark@wku.edu
  • Office: GWH 212
  • Phone Number: 270-745-2956
  • Teaching Areas Dance Pedagogy, Jazz, Tap & Choreography
Dr. Michelle Dvoskin

Dr. Michelle Dvoskin
- Associate Professor/ Theatre Program Coordinator

  • Email: michelle.dvoskin@wku.edu
  • Office: GWH 301
  • Phone Number: 270-745-5845
  • Teaching Areas Dramatic History, Literature and Theory
Donna Freeburn

Donna Freeburn
- Part-time Instructor

  • Email: madonna.freeburn@wku.edu
  • Office: GWH 300
  • Phone Number: 270-745-5845
  • Teaching Areas Acting, Theatre Appreciation
Jessica Frohling

Jessica Frohling
- Part-time Instructor

Michael Frohling

Michael Frohling
- Professor

Ellen Glatman

Ellen Glatman
- Box Office Manager

Angie Haugejorden

Angie Haugejorden
- Part-time Instructor

Carol Jordan

Carol Jordan
- Instructor / Department Advisor

  • Email: carol.jordan@wku.edu
  • Office: GWH 302
  • Phone Number: 270-745-8942
  • Teaching Areas Youth Theatre, Theatre Appreciation, Dramatic Literature
Dr. Bill Leonard

Dr. Bill Leonard
- Professor Emeritus

  • Email: william.leonard@wku.edu
  • Office: GWH 300
  • Phone Number: 270-745-5845
  • Current Teaching Areas Acting and Directing
Meghen McKinley

Meghen McKinley
- Assistant Professor

Anna Patsfall

Anna Patsfall
- Assistant Professor

Shura Pollatsek

Shura Pollatsek
- Professor, PCAL Faculty Fellow

Julie Pride

Julie Pride
- Accompanist/ Publicist

Dr. Amelia Rollings

Dr. Amelia Rollings
- Assistant Professor

Roberto Sifontes

Roberto Sifontes
- Part-time Instructor

C. Kenneth Stein

C. Kenneth Stein
- Dance Class Accompanist

Kylene Stephens

Kylene Stephens
- Part-time Instructor

Scott Stroot

Scott Stroot
- Professor

  • Email: scott.stroot@wku.edu
  • Office: GWH 310
  • Phone Number: 270-745-5845
  • Teaching Areas Acting, Directing, Shakespeare, Taiji
Tom Tutino

Tom Tutino
- Professor

  • Email: tom.tutino@wku.edu
  • Office: FAC 112
  • Phone Number: 270-745-5845
  • Teaching Areas Theatre Design and Technology
Rebecca Wright

Rebecca Wright
- Visiting Instructor

  • Email: rebecca.wright@wku.edu
  • Office: GWH 102
  • Phone Number: 270-745-5845
  • Teaching Areas: Theatre Appreciation
Dr. David Young

Dr. David Young
- Department Head

  • Email: david.young@wku.edu
  • Office: GWH 300
  • Phone Number: (270) 745-5845
  • Teaching Areas Acting, Career Development

 

 


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