Faculty & staff


Allana Lindgren - Chair, BA Honours Victoria, MA York, PhD Toronto
Associate Professor, Theatre History

Conrad Alexandrowicz, BA York, MFA Alberta
Associate Professor, Movement Classes, Acting

Sarah Blackstone, BA Wyoming, MA Kansas State, PhD Northwestern,
, Theatre History

Warwick Dobson, MA Lancaster, MA (Education) & PhD Sussex
Associate Professor, Applied Theatre

 Patrick Du Wors, BFA University of Victoria, MFA University of Albert
Assistant Professor, Design

Fran Gebhard, MFA University of British Columbia
Assistant Teaching Professor, Acting

Linda Hardy, BA Brock, MA Toronto
Assistant Professor, Acting, Directing

Mary Kerr, BFA Manitoba, PhD (honoris causa) Manitoba
Professor, Design

Peter McGuire, MFA Victoria
Assistant Teaching Professor, Comprehensive
, Directing, Production and Management

 Brian Richmond, MA Drama Toronto
Professor, Acting, Directing
 Kirsten Sadeghi-Yekta, (on leave October 2016 to May 2017)
BA Utrecht, MA Utrecht, PhD Manchester
Assistant Professor, Applied Theatre
 Tony Vickery, MA, PhD Victoria
Assistant Teaching Professor, Production and Managment, Theatre History
 Jennifer Wise, MA, PhD Toronto
Associate Professor, Theatre History
 Jan Wood, BFA Alberta
Assistant Professor, Acting


Department Secretary

Connie te Kampe (on Leave)
BMus University of Calgary

Liz Wellmann (Acting Secretary)


Professional Staff

Bryn Finer (on leave 2016-17)
The National Theatre School of Canada
Properties Co ordinator
Properties Specialization
Laura Farn
BFA Victoria
Acting Proerties Co ordinator
Properties Specialization

Sandra Guerreiro
BFA Victoria
Audience Services Manager / Instructor
Box Office/Front of House Specialization

Adrienne Holierhoek
BA Honours (Visual Arts), University of Western Ontario,
Certificate in Public Relations, Victoria
Marketing and Communications Manager / Instructor
Marketing and Communications Specialization

Timothy O'Gorman
Diploma of Arts, Camosun College
Technical Director / Instructor
Technical Specialization

Charles Procure
BA Dalhousie
Head of Scenic Construction / Instructor
Scenic Specialization

Karla D. Stout
BA McGill, LLB Osgoode Law School, York
BAA Honours Ryerson
Head of Wardrobe / Instructor
Costume Specialization

Gysbertus (Bert) Timmermans
BFA, MFA Victoria
Acting Theatre Manager and Production Manager / Instructor
Technical and Production Specialization


2016-17 Sessional Instructors

Leslie D. Bland
BFA Alberta, MFA (Directing) Victoria, ARCT Toronto
Continuing Sessional
Public Speaking, Acting
Nancy Curry
MA Southern California
Sessional Instructor

Lauren Jerke
BFA Lethbridge, MA Victoria
PhD (Candidate)
Sessional Instructor
Applied Theatre

Clayton Jevne
BFA (Theatre), MFA (Directing) and PhD Victoria
Sessional Instructor
Public Speaking

Aisling Kennedy
BA (English and Film), Victoria,
MA (Theatre History: Specialization Applied Theatre), Victoria
PhD (Candidate)
Sessional Instructor
Applied Theatre

Laurin Kelsey
BFA (Design), Victoria
National Theatre School of Canada, Associated Designers of Canada
Sessional Instructor

Todd Lambeth
Ontario College of Art and Design
MFA in Studio Art from the University of Victoria
Sessional Instructor

Mark Leiren-Young
Sessional Instructor
Public Speaking


Professors Emeriti

Michael Booth, PhD (London)
19th-century theatre history, especially melodrama

 Giles Hogya, PhD (Northwestern)
Lighting design

Alan Hughes, PhD (Birmingham)
Theatre history, especially ancient Greek comedy

 John Krich, MFA (Yale)
Acting and directing
Juliana Saxton, BA (Toronto)
Applied theatre
 Allan Stichbury, BFA Alberta


Adjunct Professors

Michael Whitfield, MA (Villanova)
Lighting design for theatre, opera, and ballet
History of stage lighting, theatre architecture