Faculty

Regular Faculty

Professor Sarah Kozinn

Sarah Kozinn, Chair

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.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Jamie Angell

Resident Professor of Theater and 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.

Brian Fitzmorris

Resident Professor, 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.
Khanisha Foster

Khanisha Foster

Wanless Visiting Theater Artist, Theater and Performance Studies
B.A., Columbia College; M.F.A., Stephens College
Khanisha Foster is a 2017 Fox Fellow.
Jill Gold

Jill Gold

Visiting Instructor, Theater & Performance Studies
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.
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Brendan Hughes

Visiting Assistant Professor, Theater & Performance Studies
B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.F.A., Yale School of Drama
Brendan Hughes is a director, writer, editor, podcast host and performer in Los Angeles.
Lee Li

Xinyuan Li

Visiting Assistant Professor, Theater and Performance Studies
BFA., Shanghai Theater Academy; MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Xinyuan Li is a scenic and lighting designer and visual artist based in California and Shanghai.
Professor Francisco Martinez

Francisco Martinez

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

Aed McMillian

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

Laural Meade

Resident 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.

Matt Trucano

Visiting Assistant Professor, Theater and Performance Studies
B.A., St Olaf College; M.F.A., Columbia University
Matt Trucano is a director and teacher based in Los Angeles.

Ezra Weisz

Visiting 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
Terryn Westbrook

Terryn Westbrook

Visiting Instructor, Theater and Performance Studies
B.A., University of South Florida
Terryn Westbrook is an actor and writer.