Faculty

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

Assistant 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.

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 Crabb is the 2019 Wanlass Theater Artist

Perry Daniel

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Theater
Perry Daniel will teach acting in Spring 2019

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.
Professor Jenny Foldenauer

Jenny Foldenauer

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Theater
B.A., University of California, Davis; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Jenny Foldenauer designs costumes, teaches and manages the costume shop at Oxy Theater.
Brendan Hughes

Brendan Hughes

Andrew G. Mellon Professor of the Practice in Theater
B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.F.A., Yale University
Brendan teaches Acting for the Camera
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.
Professor 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.
Deena Selenow

Deena Selenow

Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Theater
B.F.A., New York University; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Deena Selenow is a director for live performance. 

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
John Zalewski

John Zalewski

Non-Tenure Track Instructor, Theater
B.F.A., California State University, Long Beach
John Zalewski is a sound designer and composer with a background in visual arts.