Nov 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 

Theatre and Dance (THEA, TH-D)

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Admission to the B.F.A. emphases in acting and in design and technology is limited. See “Limited Admissions and Limited Retention Requirements” in this catalog.

The School of Theatre and Dance offers undergraduate programs leading to the B.A. and B.F.A. degrees. Students interested in a comprehensive understanding of the components of theatre may select the B.A. in theatre studies and those interested in a specific area of theatre should consider the B.F.A. in theatre arts. The school is a member of the University/Resident Theatre Association, and its programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.


Majors and Minors are required to attend all productions offered by the School of Theatre and Dance during any semester for which they are enrolled in a theatre and dance class.

Double Majors

Students are not permitted to pursue degrees concurrently in more than one degree program within the School of Theatre and Dance. With the exception of majors in dance performance, B.F.A. students are strongly discouraged from seeking a double major within a degree program outside theatre arts.

Theatre and Dance Faculty

Gibson A. Cima, Ph.D., University of Washington, assistant professor
Stanton Davis, M.F.A., University of Delaware, associate professor
David Doherty, B.F.A., Northern Illinois University, instructor
Frankie DiCiaccio, M.F.A. Harvard University, instructor
Jeremy Floyd, M.F.A., Northwestern University, associate professor
Paula Frasz, M.F.A., University of Illinois, professor
Alexander Gelman, M.F.A., Boston University, Distinguished Engagement professor
Rich Grund, B.F.A., Northern Illinois University, associate professor
Lori Hartenhoff, M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, professor
Chris Kurszewski, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, instructor
Marc Macaranas, M.F.A. University of Iowa, assistant professor
Bethany Mangum, M.F.A Northern Illinois University, instructor
Kay Martinovich, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, associate professor
Tracy Nunnally, M.F.A., Florida State University, professor
Clare Richey-Kaplan, B.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, instructor
Sahin Sahinoglu, M.F.A., Northern Illinois University, professor
Robert Schneider, D.F.A., Yale University, associate professor
Emily Vitrano, M.F.A Northern Illinois University, instructor
Brandon Wardell, M.F.A., Northwestern University, associate professor

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