Glenn holds a degree in audio production, electronic music and computer music systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Glenn is owner and chief engineer of GB Audio, a full service recording, production and consulting facility. Production credits include: David Shire, Vocalis Chamber Choir, Babik, The Buffalo Philharmonic...
Director of Theatre
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Steve has directed Mother Hicks, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Afflicted: Daughters of Salem, Guys & Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Curtains, The Philadelphia Story, Urinetown, The Rimers of Eldritch, Little Women and Damn Yankees for NU Theatre. Before coming to NU, he served for eleven years as the Artistic...
Lecturer, Stage Management
Chris, a graduate of Niagara University’s theatre program, has been an Equity Stage Manager /Production Manager for over 25 years. Her career began at Studio Arena Theater as AEA Assistant Stage Manager. Coop continued at Artpark as AEA Production Stage Manager/Production Manager for 12 years where she oversaw both the...
Lecturer, Physical Theatre
Trevor is the founder and artistic director of Tottering Biped Theatre (TBT) of Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Trevor is a theatre devisor, actor, and director specializing in contemporary and highly physical pieces. He completed a BA in Theatre Studies at UWaterloo, a MA at GuelphU, and Mime at the Marcel Marceau School in Paris. Trevor has co-created original...
Assistant Professor, Costume Technology and Design
Marilyn holds an MFA in costume technology from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Currently, she teaches stagecraft, costume construction, pattern drafting, corsetry, dancewear, supervises the student workforce in the costume shop and is the Draper/Tailor for all of the theater department’s productions. Previously, she was a lecturer...
Josie returned in 2010 after a successful career in Los Angeles in theatre, TV and film. A veteran Buffalo actor with Shakespeare in Delaware Park, she recently played Mistress Page in their acclaimed The Merry Wives of Windsor. Often appearing locally, roles include one woman show, Dai: Enough! at the Jewish...
Assistant Professor, Design/Tech; Scenic Designer/Production Manager
David holds a Master of Fine Arts in production design from Michigan State University, a Bachelor's degree in theatre, and an Oral Communication Certificate with distinction from Marietta College. As a freelance scenic designer he has over one hundred designs to his credit throughout the Eastern United States. Some of his favorite...
Artist in Residence, Stage Combat and Recruitment
Adriano is Certified with Full Distinction by the Academy of Fight Directors Canada. His work as a Fight Director has been seen in over 100 productions, including productions at Geva Theatre Center, Arizona Theatre Company, and the Kavinoky Theatre, among others. For NU Theatre, Adriano has served as the Fight Director...
Adjunct Professor, Voice
Cristen is a soprano and has been a member of the faculty since 2000. Her career has taken her all over the world in leading operatic roles, oratorio, pops concerts, orchestral concerts, and recitals. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Voice Performance from the University of Toronto, Canada, and an MBA...
Gary began his formal training in the music department of SUNY at Albany, then went on to study dance with Melissa Hayden, Elizabeth Carroll, Edward Vilella, Kay Mazzo and Peter Martins at Skidmore College. He also studied jazz with Rhett Dennis at the Luigi School in New York as well as...
Assistant Professor, Voice; Music Director
Bridget is thrilled to be working with the talented students and faculty at Niagara University. Recent music direction credits include Spring Awakening, Cabaret, Hair, Bonnie and Clyde, Avenue Q, with The Covey Theatre Company and Syracuse Summer Theatre at The Oncenter, First Lady Suite at Syracuse University, The Wizard of...
Adjunct Professor, Physical Theatre
Robin graduated from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, the 2-year physical theatre program at Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, France, then toured with the Canadian Mime Theatre for 4 years. A co-founder of the international touring ensemble Theatre Beyond Words, Robin is presently Artistic Director of the company, specializing in devising...
Adjunct Professor, Speech; Guest Director
Amanda received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting with honors from the University of Florida, and her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She worked professionally with the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and the North Carolina Theatre for Youth. Amanda also attended the...
Natalie graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University with an Honors Diploma. On a full assistantship and in one year, she completed a Master of Arts degree in Theatre at Bowling Green State University graduating summa cum laude. Natalie has studied tap, jazz, and ballet with Beverly Fletcher, Bambi Bellegia-Feuz,...
Associate Professor, Design/Tech, and Costume Designer
Maureen received her B.S. from Buffalo State College in Apparel and Textile Technology and her M.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Costume Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Previous to joining the faculty at Niagara University, her career spanned many facets of...
Adjunct Professor, Acting
Paul graduated from Niagara University's theatre program in 1987 and moved to New York where he worked with the Independent Theatre Company at House of Candles Theatre on Manhattan's lower east side. Paul acted and directed the plays of Shakespeare, Beckett, Brecht, Pinter, Strindberg and, in 1992, became the Artistic Director...
Late Director Emeritus & Co-Founder of Niagara University Theatre
Brother Augustine (1937 - 2012) earned a Ph.D. in Theatre from New York University, a certificate in Shakespeare and Elizabethan Theatre from the University of Birmingham (Stratford-upon-Avon, England) and a Masters in Dramatic Literature from St. John's University (New York). Brother Augustine directed over 135 plays in the past 50...
Associate Professor, Dance, and Choreographer
Terri has choreographed over 30 musicals and 19 concert works at Niagara University. She graduated summa cum laude with an MFA in Dance from the Texas Woman’s University and cum laude with a BA from Hope College. Terri has worked as a freelance teacher, choreographer and theatre director for numerous schools,...
Professor & Chair of Theatre, Department Co-Founder
Dr. Watkinson earned her Ph.D. from New York University, and MA from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Here at NU, Dr. Watkinson has directed many productions including the Focus Award-winning J.B. and Good Woman of Setzuan. She has acted frequently in local and university theatre productions including Women...
Adjunct Professor, Dance
Stacy is the Owner/Director of the ZPAC Company and ZPAC-Stacy Zawadzki’s Performing Arts Center, LLC. She is also an independent Director/Choreographer for many local Production Companies, local and New York City Productions, a theatre and Dance Adjudicator, and a Fitness Assessor/ Instructor with BWI Health and Promotions. She received MFA-Magna...
Associate Professor, Acting/Directing, Associate Director of NU Theatre
Doug directed NU’s Company, The Threepenny Opera, She Stoops to Conquer, The Real Thing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Into the Woods, Bat Boy: The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone and this season’s She Loves Me. Besides teaching acting, directing and contemporary theatre history here, he’s tried his hand at adapting classic texts...