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Image of Sharon Ott

Alumni

Leading figure in American theatre, former artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and winner of a Tony award for outstanding regional theatre

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Image of Dina Janis

Faculty

As the artistic director of the Dorset Theatre Festival, a host of the LAByrinth Theatre Company’s workshops at Bennington, and a member of the famed Actor’s Studio, Dina Janis has studied, worked with, and supported some of the most talented actors, writers, and directors working in theatre today.

Image of Holland Taylor

Alumni

Emmy Award-winning actress known for playing strong characters in shows such as Two and a Half Men and in her one-woman play, Ann, based on Texas governor Ann Richards

Faculty

Brian Lambert is the Technical Instructor in Lighting & Dance Production whose work in sound, lighting, and audio has taken him from the Big Apple Circus to the Dorset Theatre Festival, among many other places.

Image of James Smith

Faculty

Who can turn the world on with their smile? Who can a take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? It's not James Smith III and you should know it.

Image of Alan Arkin

Alumni

Award-winning actor who has appeared in some of Hollywood’s most iconic films, including Catch-22, Glengarry Glen Ross, Grosse Pointe Blank, Argo, and Little Miss Sunshine (for which he won a Golden Globe and an Oscar)

Lily Houghton

Alumni

Playwright and member of award-winning Youngblood writers group. Resident writer at the Flea Theater. Recipient of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s emerging playwright commission.

Image of Richard MacPike

Faculty

Richard MacPike brings his experience working on Broadway shows such as The Lion King and companies like the Santa Fe Opera and Glimmerglass to his work as costume shop manager at Bennington.

Image of Janis Young

Faculty

Janis Young is an award winning actress and Fulbright Scholar who has performed in television, film and theatre. She has worked with several noted theatre companies, such as Circle in the Square, Lincoln Center and Williamstown Theatre Festival. She likes to mix and match sensible choices with serious play.

Image of Shira Piven

Alumni

Film director, producer, actor, acting teacher, and founder of New York’s Water Theatre Company who has overseen more than 20 stage and film productions

Image of Shawtane Bowen

Faculty

Shawtane Bowen is a founding member of Astronomy Club, the first all-Black house team at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in New York. Astronomy Club performs a monthly improv show at UCB East called 'Let's Talk About Race, Baby!'.

Image of Sherry Kramer

Faculty

Celebrated playwright Sherry Kramer believes every play is created in the audience, and her classes are a treasure hunt to discover how a play shapes our experience and how it makes things matter.

Image of Tim Daly

Alumni

Ubiquitous stage and screen star who has appeared in everything from the cult classic Diner to the critically acclaimed Sopranos and now stars in the popular CBS drama Madam Secretary

Image of Bruce Berman

Alumni

Chairman and CEO of Village Roadshow Pictures who produced The Matrix trilogy and other blockbusters

Photograph © Michael Lewis

Image of Michael Giannitti

Faculty

Michael Giannitti has extensive professional experience as a lighting designer and educator. He has designed lighting at many of the most prestigious venues around the country and has taught abroad as a two-time Fulbright Specialist Grant recipient.

Image of Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

Alumni

Curator, producer, poet, choreographer, and performance artist whose works #negrophobia (nominated for a 2016 Bessie Award) and Séancers have toured throughout Europe, appearing in major festivals. Recipient of a NYFA fellowship.

Photograph © Umi Akiyoshi

Image of Teya Sepinuck

Alumni

Founder and director of the Theatre of Witness, whose performance projects have given voice to prisoners and their families, survivors and perpetrators of abuse and violence, refugees, immigrants, elders, and those who have lived through war

Image of Jean Randich

Faculty

Jean Randich is an award-winning director, writer, and librettist specializing in new works, musical theatre, opera, and re-envisioned classics. She is cofounder and co-artistic director of Collider Theater in New York City.

Image of Carol Channing

Alumni

The original Broadway Dolly in Hello, Dolly! and matchless actress, singer, dancer, and comedian with a thousand-watt smile

Image of Betty Aberlin

Alumni

Actress, poet, and writer best known for her role as “Lady Aberlin” on the children’s television classic Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and more recently in movies including Dogma, Jersey Girl, and Red State

Image of Joel Marsh Garland

Alumni

Stage, film, and television actor and director who is best known for his role in the Emmy award-winning Netflix series Orange Is the New Black

Image of Michael Rancourt

Faculty

With his background in engineering, woodworking, and sawmilling, Michael Rancourt has created everything from a parasol that bursts into flames to a totally silent stage elevator for Bennington College productions.

Image of Suzanne Shepherd

Alumni

Founding member of the Compass Players along with Alan Alda and Alan Arkin ’55 in the 1960s, and actress best known for her roles in Goodfellas and The Sopranos

Image of Sue Rees

Faculty

Sue Rees has exhibited her set designs, animations, installations, and video works worldwide and has worked collaboratively with choreographers, directors, and musicians in the United States, Europe, and India.

Image of Burcu Seyben

Faculty

Burcu Seyben is a theatre theorist, playwright, actress, and author of Theatre and Multimedia (Habitus, 2016). She specializes in contemporary European and Turkish performances, and directors as well as theatre and politics.

Image of Peter Dinklage

Alumni

Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor known best for his role as Tyrion Lannister on the hit series Game of Thrones

Image of Savannah Dooley

Alumni

Screenwriter and television producer best known as the co-creator of the television series Huge

Image of Spencer Cox

Alumni

Artist, performer, and AIDS activist whose work helped create the first effective drug protocols to combat the syndrome

Photograph © Walter Kurtz