Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Susan Gratch

Susan Gratch, Chair

Professor, Theater & Performance Studies
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, Theater & Performance Studies
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 & Performance Studies
B.A., San Francisco State University
Will Power is an internationally renowned playwright, performer, lyricist and educator. Read his Oxy Story.

On Special Appointment

Jamie Angell

Professor of the Practice, Theater & Performance Studies
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 & Performance Studies
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.

Brian Fitzmorris

Professor of the Practice, Theater & Performance Studies
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.
Professor Francisco Martinez

Francisco Martinez

Non-Tenure Track Senior Instructor, Theater & Performance Studies
Francisco Martinez is Artistic Director of the Francisco Martinez Dancetheatre and a multi-award winning choreographer.
Laura McMillian

Laura McMillian

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Theater & Performance Studies
B.F.A., University of Montevallo; M.F.A., Hunter College
Laura McMillian is a costume designer, drag performer, and visual artist.
Laural Meade

Laural Meade

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