Faculty & Production Staff

Core Faculty

Stephen Nunns


410-704-4519
Professor
MFA program co-director

Biography

Stephen Nunns is the author of Getting Off: The Work and Life of Lee Breuer, published by Theatre Communications Group. His other book, Acting Up: Free speech, pragmatism, and American performance in the 20th century was published by LFB Publishers in 2010.

He is the cofounder of The Acme Corporation, a Baltimore-based theatre ensemble, where he has directed and co-directed a number of award-winning and critically acclaimed productions. He has also directed plays at Single Carrot Theatre and Iron Crow Theatre.

Before coming to Baltimore, Professor Nunns lived in New York City for fifteen years, directing, writing, and composing music for theatre pieces at a variety of off-off Broadway venues, including HERE, The 78th Street Theatre Lab, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, and Dance Theater Workshop.

 He was an associate artist at the seminal avant-garde theatre company Mabou Mines, where he created three theatre pieces, including the Obie Award-winning The Boys in the Basement.

He was an associate editor at American Theatre Magazine from 1995 to 2000.

Ph.D., Performance Studies, New York University
M.F.A., Dramaturgy, Brooklyn College
B.A., Bennington College

Tavia La Folette

tlafollette@towson.edu
410-704-3138
Assistant Professor
MFA program co-director

Biography

Tavia La Follette earned her undergraduate (BFA) and PhD from Antioch, working closely under Amy Trompetter (Bread and Puppet Theatre), Denny Partridge and Steve Friedman (San Francisco Mime Troupe). Their influence of image, movement, social practice and politics are clear in her work. She was also a guinea pig for the new Performance Pedagogy program, at the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned her MFA.

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Tavia is a director, curator, designer, deviser, performer and puppeteer. La Follette’s work has been seen in places like the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland, Arts at St. Ann’s, the Tenement Museum and the Mattress Factory Museum, always crossing over from the world of visual to performing to site-specific work. She is the founder/director of ArtUp, a non-profit which runs the Sites of Passage projects, global interchanges for the migration of ideas across political and cultural borders. She is the artist-in-residence at Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab and curator of the new COFAC Interdisciplinary Center at Towson University.

Other Faculty

NAME AND TITLE CONTACT INFORMATION
Daniel Ettinger
Professor, Set Design
 
410-704-3852
Jay Herzog
Professor, Lighting/Sound Design
 
410-704-2740
 Julie Potter
Assistant Professor, Coordinator: Design and Production 
 410-704-4923
 Steven Satta
 Professor, Voice, Performance and society

410-704-5993
David M. White
Associate Professor, Playwrighting, Script analysis

410-704-3141
Temple Crocker
Adjunct Faculty, Self-Empowerment
Juanita Rockwell
Adjunct Faculty, Playwright, Director
juanitarockwell@gmail.com
Yury Urnov
Adjunct Faculty, Director
Tom Cascella
Professor, Technical theatre

410-704-3410
Tom Casciero
Professor, Movement, Comedy

410-704-3503
Robyn Quick
Professor, Department Chairperson

410-704-2312
Center for the Arts, 3037A

Peter Wray
Professor, Acting, BFA coordinator


410-704-2785

Staff

Name and Position Contact Information

Elena Versenyi
Administrative Assistant

410-704-4335
Center for the Arts, 3037

Simmons-Barth, Katie E.
Administrative Assistant

ksimmonsbarth@towson.edu
(410) 704-5460
Center for the Arts, 3037
Anthony Rosas
Technical Director/Adjunct Faculty 
 
410-704-5466
Center for the Arts, 3045C
Brandon Ingle
Assistant Technical Direcor/Master Electrician/Adjunct Faculty
 
410-704-4517
Center for the Arts, 3045D
Alizon Santamaria
Costume Shop Manager

410-704-2789
Center for the Arts 3053A