Faculty & Staff

The Theatre Department consists of faculty and professional staff specializing in theatrical design, construction, history, text analysis, education, performance, direction, voice, and movement. Our faculty serve as working artists and scholars in their areas of specialization, contributing their talents to academic conferences, publications, performances and related activities on campus, in the community, and in professional theatre venues. Our faculty and staff members take pride in quality teaching and value collaboration with our students and colleagues.

Theatre Faculty

Andrew Kahl

Andrew Kahl

Department Chair
Associate Professor of Acting & Directing

  • MFA, Acting, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • BA, Dramatic Arts, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Advisor, Identity Play Reading Series
Certified Associate Teacher, Fitzmaurice Voicework

Specialties:
Directing, Acting, Voice and Diction, Auditioning

Affiliations: Actors' Equity AssociationScreen Actors GuildVoice and Speech Trainer's Association

Year of hire: 2005

Andrew.Kahl@oneonta.edu 
Ph. 607-436-3125 / 106 Fine Arts / Andrew Kahl's Website


John Bagby

John Bagby

Professor of Theatrical Design

  • MFA, Scenic & Lighting Design, University of Texas at Austin
  • BA, Design & Technology, University of Northern Iowa

Specialties:
Scene Design, Scene Painting, Scale Model Building, Prop Design, Lighting Design

Affiliations: USITT

Year of hire: 2001

John.Bagby@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3418 / 106 Fine Arts


Bethany Marx

Bethany Marx

Associate Professor of Theatrical Design

  • MFA, Costume Design, University of Massachusetts
  • BFA, Costume Design & Technology, University of Evansville

Specialties:
Costume Design, Costume Technology, Pattern Drafting, Costume History, Make-up Design

Affiliations: USITT

Year of hire: 2015

Bethany.Marx@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3780 / 106 Fine Arts / Bethany Marx's Website


John McCaslin-Doyle

John McCaslin-Doyle

Professor of Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, & Acting

  • PhD, Theatre, Bowling Green State University
  • MAT, Teaching, University of Puget Sound
  • BFA, Acting, University of Colorado-Boulder

Specialties:
Directing, Acting, Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Play Analysis

Affiliations: Popular Culture Association, ATHE

Year of hire: 2005

John.McCaslin-Doyle@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3516 / 106 Fine Arts


Kiara Pipino

Kiara Pipino

Assistant Professor of Acting, Directing, and Movement

  • MFA, Directing, University of Arkansas
  • PhD, Architecture for Performance, University of Genoa, Italy
  • BFA, Architecture, University of Genoa, Italy

Certified Teacher, Michael Chekhov Technique, GLMCC

Specialties:
Acting, Directing, Movement for Actors, Mask Work, Shakespeare, Greek Theatre

Affiliations: Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, ATHE, Dramatists Guild

Year of hire: 2018

Kiara.Pipino@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-2148 / 106 Fine Arts / Kiara Pipino's Website


Nancy Bondurant-Couch

Nancy Bondurant-Couch

Adjunct Theatre Faculty

  • MFA, Children’s Theatre, Virginia Tech
  • BA, Religion, Emory and Henry College

Specialties:
Directing, Acting, Children's Theatre

Nancy.Bondurant-Couch@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3456 / 106 Fine Arts


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Nathan Elsener

Adjunct Theatre Faculty, Theatrical Designer

  • MFA, Scenic/Lighting Design, Florida State University, 2002
  • BA, Theatre Arts, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1996

Specialties:
Lighting Design, Scene Design, Stagecraft

Nathan.Elsener@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3456 / 106 Fine Arts


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Danielle Henrici

Adjunct Theatre Faculty

  • MA, Educational Theatre, New York University, 2007
  • BFA, Cinema Studies, New York University, 2005

Director of Education, Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum
Founding Artistic Director, Glimmer Globe Theatre Co. & Acting Studio

Specialties:
Directing, Play Production, Arts Management, Children's Theatre, Acting

DanielleHenrici@gmail.com
Ph. 607-436-3456 / 106 Fine Arts


Carmela Marner

Carmela Marner

Adjunct Theatre Faculty

  • BA, Central School of Speech & Drama, UK
  • BA with Honors, Brown University

Specialties:
Directing, Acting, Improvisational Theatre

Affiliations: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, UK Equity

Carmela.Marner@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3456 / 106 Fine Arts


Professional Staff

Scott Segar

Scott Segar

Technical Director,
Production Manager, Theatrical Designer

  • MFA, Lighting & Design Technology, University of Texas, Austin
  • BA, Theatre, Allegheny College

Advisor, Mask & Hammer Theatre Club
Advisor, Terpsichorean Dance Club

Specialties:
Lighting Design, Scenery Construction, Rigging, Prop Design

Affiliations: USITT

Year of hire: 2003

Scott.Segar@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3414 / 151 Fine Arts


Matthew Grenier

Matthew Grenier

Assistant Technical Director, Theatrical Designer

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Binghamton University

Advisor, Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society
Certified, Toastmasters International, CC & ALB

Specialties:
Lighting Design, Scene Design, 3D Computer-Aided Design, Scenery Construction, Rigging, Sound, Prop Design

Affiliations: USITT

Year of hire: 2012

Matthew.Grenier@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3414 / 151 Fine Arts


Marjean McCaslin-Doyle

Marjean McCaslin-Doyle

Costume Shop Supervisor, Theatrical Designer

  • BA, Art/Textiles/Music, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Licensed Cosmetologist/Esthetician/Manicurist,
Clover Park Vocational Technical Institute
Certified, Theatre/Film/Special Effect Make-up,
Joe Blasco Technical Institute

Specialties:
Costume Design, Hair Design, Make-up Design, Masks, Wig Master

Affiliations: Costume Society of America

Year of hire: 2005

Marjean.McCaslin-Doyle@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3716 / B-3 Fine Arts


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Cheryl Schwarting

Department Secretary





Cheryl.Schwarting@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3456 / 106 Fine Arts


Dance Faculty

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Shannah Kane

Adjunct Dance Faculty

  • Co-owner/Operator, Elite Dance Academy

Specialties:
Modern, Jazz

Shannah.Kane@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3456 / 106 Fine Arts


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Jillian Skidmore

Adjunct Dance Faculty

  • Owner/Operator, Jillian's Dance Arts




Jillian.Skidmore@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3456 / 106 Fine Arts


Wendy Wade-Sullivan

Wendy Wade-Sullivan

Adjunct Dance Faculty

  • Owner/Operator, Wendy Wade Dance Studio
  • Teacher, Stanley-Wade School of Dance
  • Certified Teacher, Kripalu Yoga

Specialties:
Creative Movement, Jazz, Ballroom, Yoga, Pilates

Wendy.Wade@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3456 / 106 Fine Arts


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Patrick Welsh

Adjunct Dance Faculty

  • BFA, Dance Performance, SUNY Purchase

Specialties:
Modern Dance Performance, Dance Composition, Puppetry and Mask Work

Patrick.Welsh@oneonta.edu
Ph. 607-436-3456 / 106 Fine Arts


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