Fall 2020

Section 2096 of THAR11.2
Performance: Musical -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
Auditions for the online fall production of It's a Wonderful Life will be held on 8/21 & 8/22 and callbacks on 8/23. For more information go to theatrearts.santarosa.edu. Days and hours to be arranged during rehearsals and performances T-F evenings and weekends (TBA). Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam.

Section 2167 of THAR13.2A
Performance Workshop: Shakespeare I -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
The above course requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2AL. If the above section is closed and is requiring an add code, please contact Leslie McCauley at lmccauley@santarosa.edu to be placed on a wait list. Some class meetings will be asynchronous TBD. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam.

Section 2186 of THAR49
Independent Study in Theatre Arts -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
Information and applications for the above Special Studies courses are available from Angela Hunter Geiss, ahuntergeiss@santarosa.edu.

Section 2187 of THAR49
Independent Study in Theatre Arts -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
Information and applications for the above Special Studies courses are available from Angela Hunter Geiss, ahuntergeiss@santarosa.edu.

Section 2188 of THAR49
Independent Study in Theatre Arts -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
Information and applications for the above Special Studies courses are available from Angela Hunter Geiss, ahuntergeiss@santarosa.edu.

Section 2961 of THAR13.2B
Performance Workshop: Shakespeare II -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2020
The above course requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2BL. If the above section is closed and is requiring an add code, please contact Leslie McCauley at lmccauley@santarosa.edu to be placed on a wait list. Some class meetings will be asynchronous TBD. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam.

Section 2962 of THAR13.2BL
Performance Workshop Lab: Shakespeare II -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
The above course requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2B and results in two evening Showcase performances 12/11. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam.

Section 2963 of THAR13.2AL
Performance Workshop Lab: Shakespeare I -- : Aug 17 - Dec 11 2020
The above course requires concurrent enrollment in THAR 13.2A and results in two evening Showcase performances 12/11. Students should have reliable internet access and a functioning webcam.

Spring 2020

Section 6142 of THAR11.1
Performance: Non-Musical -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN. Auditions will be held on 1/17 & 1/18 at 5:30pm and callbacks on 1/19 at 12pm in Burbank 175. theatrearts.santarosa.edu.

Section 6144 of THAR11.1
Performance: Non-Musical -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN. Auditions will be held on 1/17 & 1/18 at 5:30pm and callbacks on 1/19 at 12pm in Burbank 175. theatrearts.santarosa.edu.

Section 6146 of THAR11.1
Performance: Non-Musical -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN. Auditions will be held on 1/17 & 1/18 at 5:30pm and callbacks on 1/19 at 12pm in Burbank 175. theatrearts.santarosa.edu.

Section 6171 of THAR49
Independent Study in Theatre Arts -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020

Section 6172 of THAR49
Independent Study in Theatre Arts -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020

Section 6173 of THAR49
Independent Study in Theatre Arts -- : Jan 13 - May 15 2020

MFA in Acting, University of California at Davis
BA in Dramatic Art, University of the Pacific
Institute of European Studies, London, England

Academic Experience

Napa Valley College
Las Positas College
Cal State East Bay

  • I love what I do and feel very lucky to have this job at Santa Rosa Junior College. I have worked as a professional actor, director, and teacher throughout the Bay Area and North Bay. Acting credits include The California Shakespeare Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, and Shakespeare at Stinson. Directing credits include Word for Word, Woman’s Will, SRT, and Actors’ Theatre Santa Rosa. Recent SRJC directing credits include Twelfth Night, Prelude to a Kiss, The Cherry Orchard, and Legally Blonde The Musical. In fall of 2004 I taught in London, England for SRJC’s Study Abroad Program. Spring 2012 I traveled to India for my sabbatical project on classical Indian dance theatre. I am the Theatre Arts Department Chair/Artistic Director.
  • After a solo adventure to Buenos Aires in 2008, I became addicted to Argentine Tango.

    ~Peace through tango.
Professional Involvement and Community Service

Actors' Equity Association
Theatre Communications Group
Theatre Bay Area
Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Welcome to spring semester 2017! I am the Department Chair/Artistic Director of the Theatre Arts Department and would be happy to meet with you to discuss all of the options for you in the Theatre Arts Department. We hope to see you at auditions January 20 and 21: https://theatrearts.santarosa.edu/auditions.

 

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Sabbatical Project Award 2013
Sabbatical in India: Study of Indian Classical Dance Theatre. Spring 2012
NISOD Award for Excellence in Education 2010
Elizabeth Carlson Award for significant contributions to SRJC 2009
Tauzer Lecturer for Santa Rosa Junior College 2008
SRJC Study Abroad Program, London, England Fall 2004
Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, Festival of Scenes, Prelude to a Kiss 2015
Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, Festival of Scenes, Les Liaisons Dangereuses 2006
Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, Festival of Scenes, Watermelon Nights 2000
Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, Region VII, Festival of Scenes, Roosters 1999