Regular Faculty

Professor Susan Gratch

Susan Gratch, Chair

Professor, Theater
B.A., M.F.A., University of Michigan
Susan Gratch designs scenery and lighting for many Occidental productions, and for theaters large and small throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond.
Professor Sarah Kozinn

Sarah Kozinn

Associate Professor in Theater
B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., New York University; Post-doctorate Fellow, Occidental College
Sarah Kozinn teaches acting, literature and directs various productions.
Will Power

Will Power

Assistant Professor, Theater
B.A., San Francisco State University
Will Power is an internationally renowned playwright, performer, lyricist and educator.

On Special Appointment

Jamie Angell

Non-Tenure Track Associate Professor of the Practice, Theater
B.A., Dartmouth College; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Professor Angell teaches Introduction to performance, Acting 1, Comedy and Social Change, Audition workshop and also directs productions for the department.
David Crabb

David Crabb

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Theater
B.F.A., Texas State University; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
David is an LA-based author, performer, storyteller & host of The Moth.
Paula Donnelly

Paula Donnelly

Non Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Theater
Paula Donnelly is a Cornerstone Theater Company staff and ensemble member. 

Brian Fitzmorris

Non-Tenure Track Professor of the Practice, Theater
B.F.A., Carnegie-Mellon University
Professor Fitzmorris teaches courses in technical theater, producing and manages the three theaters on campus: Keck Theater, Thorne Hall, and Hillside Amphitheater.
Jill Gold

Jill Gold

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Theater
A.B., Occidental College
Jill Gold, Occidental class of 1983, has been an Equity Stage Manager for over 35 years, and teaching at Oxy since 2001.
Peter Howard

Peter Howard

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Theater
B.A, Harvard University, M.F.A, University of Virginia
Peter Howard is a founding member of Cornerstone Theater Company. 
Professor Francisco Martinez

Francisco Martinez

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Theater
Francisco Martinez is Artistic Director of the Francisco Martinez Dancetheatre and a multi-award winning choreographer.
Laural Meade

Laural Meade

Non-Tenure Track Professor, Theater
A.B., Occidental College; M.F.A., UCLA
Laural Meade works as playwright, director, performer, and educator in her native Los Angeles.

Ezra Weisz

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Theater
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Ezra Weisz teaches the art of Tai Chi