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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.

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Faculty

Jennifer Rohn has appeared in theatre productions on and off Broadway, in the United States and Europe, and in films and television, collaborating extensively with the renowned director Robert Wilson.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Faculty member Maya Cantu's essay, "Beyond the Rue Pigalle: Recovering Ada 'Bricktop' Smith as 'Muse,' Mentor, and Maker of Transatlantic Musical Theatre," has been published in the Palgrave Macmillan collection, Reframing the Musical: Race, Culture and Identity.

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A dramaturg, theater historian, and author of American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Maya Cantu specializes in twentieth-century American theater.

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“If you have a passion for a field, use your time in college to pursue that, whether or not you think you’re going to get a job in it,” said Katie Marsh ’12.

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Kirk Jackson is an actor/director with four decades of experience on and off Broadway and regionally. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he has assisted Ivo van Hove on multiple productions in New York City and, recently, began to direct operas.

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Faculty

Oliver Wadsworth is an award winning actor and writer who has worked extensively throughout the U.S. His upcoming projects include plays at the Fulton Theatre, White Heron Theatre, and The Rep in Albany.

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Faculty

Charles Schoonmaker is an Emmy Award-winning costume designer for theatre, dance, opera, and television.

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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!'.

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Faculty member Sue Rees served as the technical director for the four-city tour of Karnatic Kattaikkuttu.

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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.

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With a focus on Scenic Design, Seancolin Hankins takes a comprehensive approach to scenic production, working concurrently in concept, design, construction, and scenic painting. His drive for compelling visuals is paralleled by his commitment to responsible and resourceful use of materials.

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While Lulu Mulalu ’18 was a student at Bennington College, her studies, which ranged from psychology, drama, voice, writing, and French, always circled back to the importance of language and storytelling.

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Collider Theater, a new company co-founded by Robert Murphy and Jean Randich, is dedicated to presenting work which explores the collisions of cultures. Collider has joined with HB Studio to present an EST/SLOAN Foundation commissioned play, Julie McKee's The Secret Life of Seaweed. 

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As a freelance producer with credits on dozens of films and television series such as Legion, Training Day, and Lucifer, Erik Holmberg '86 is an expert at navigating the many highs and lows that come with a career in the entertainment industry.

Mercedes Herrero

Faculty

Mercedes Herrero is an award-winning actress with over 30 years of professional experience in Theatre, Film and Television. She is an ensemble member of Moisés Kaufman’s Tectonic Theatre Project, and is currently in her third season as Vanessa Morrison on House of Cards.

Jiyoun Chang

Faculty

Jiyoun Chang is a scenic and lighting designer who has worked on many new plays and classics. She cares deeply how characters live in a space and evolve with lights and sound and other visual elements as a story moves on. 

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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.

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.

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Technical Instructor of Lighting and Dance Production Mark O’Maley is the instigator and designer for the art installation A Thing is Determined by its Nature, a collaboration with WCU Theater & Dance Associate Professor Liz Staruch in the Knauer Gallery at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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Celebrating the life of artistic trailblazer and electric stage personality Carol Channing '42.

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Alumni

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

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The most important qualities a film director can have, according to SJ Chiro ’87, are “an opinion, a point of view, and something urgent that you need to say.

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.

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Alumni

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

Photograph © Walter Kurtz