Professor, Head of Directing Concentration -
Bogart is the Co-Artistic Director of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992. She is the recipient of a Doris Duke Artist Grant, a USA Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Associate Professor -
James Calleri is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Acting concentration. He is a well-known casting director and is the owner and president of Calleri Casting, where he and partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen cast theater, film and television.
Steven Chaikelson began teaching at Columbia in 1998 and, since 2002, has been serving as the Director of the Theatre Management and Producing Concentration. In addition to his responsibilities in the School of the Arts, he is on the faculty and teaches both at Columbia Law School and in the Barnard/Columbia College Theatre Department. He also serves as an advisor to the T. Fellowship for Creative Producers, founded by Harold Prince.
A director, actress and voice teacher, Andrea Haring is the associate director of The Linklater Center for Voice and Language and the coordinator for Linklater Teacher Training. Haring is currently on faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts, Circle in the Square Theatre School, and Fordham University. She previously taught at Yale School of Drama, The New Actor's Workshop, New York University Tisch Undergraduate Drama, and Dartmouth College.
Associate Professor -
David Henry Hwang's work includes the plays M. Butterfly, Chinglish, Golden Child, Yellow Face, The Dance and the Railroad, and FOB, as well as the Broadway musicals Aida (co-author), Flower Drum Song (2002 revival) and Disney’s Tarzan. He is also America’s most-produced living opera librettist, who has worked with composers Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, Bright Sheng, Unsuk Chin, Huang Ruo, and Howard Shore.
Brian Kulick is in his tenth year as the Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company. Recent productions that he has directed include: Brecht's Galileo with F. Murray Abraham, Shakespeare's The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, Ostrovsky's The Forest with Dianne Wiest, and Shakespeare's Hamlet and Richard III with Michael Cumpsty. He commissioned and co-directed poet Anne Carson's award winning trilogy An Oresteia.
Charles Mee has written Big Love and True Love and First Love, bobrauschenbergamerica and Hotel Cassiopeia, Orestes 2.0 and Trojan Women A Love Story, and Summertime and Wintertime among other plays--all of them available on the internet at www.charlesmee.org.
Gregory Mosher has directed or produced nearly 200 stage productions at the Lincoln Center and Goodman Theatres (both of which he led), on and off Broadway, at the Royal National Theatre, and in London's West End.
Chair, Head of Dramaturgy Concentration -
Christian Parker recently stepped down as Associate Artistic Director of the Atlantic Theater Company, after nearly thirteen years, in order to pursue more of his own work as a director, dramaturg and consultant. At Atlantic he collaborated closely with Artistic Director Neil Pepe on programming and producing the season, and oversaw commissioning and new play development.
Professor, Director, Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theatre Studies -
Andrei Serban studied at the Theatre Institute in Romania. At La MaMa Experimental Theatre Center, he directed Fragments of a Greek Trilogy, which won several Obie and international awards and has been performed at more than 20 international festivals. He worked with Peter Brook at Brook's International Theatre Institute in both Paris and Persepolis. At New York's Lincoln Center he directed Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, the latter of which won a Tony Award for Best Revival.
Kelly Stuart is a playwright and video artist originally from Los Angeles. In LA, some of her productions include The Interpreter of Horror at the Padua Hills Playwrights Festival, The Square Root of Terrible (a children's musical) at the Mark Taper Forum, and Mayhem and Homewrecker at the Evidence Room. Her plays The Peacock Screams When the Lights Go Out and Furious Blood were produced in San Diego at Sledgehammer Theatre.
Associate Professor -
Niky Wolcz studied at the Theater Universitat in Bucharest. For decades, he has been in high demand as an actor, teacher, and director throughout Europe. He has been on the faculty at Columbia since 1996, where his productions have included Twelfth Night, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (directed with Andrei Serban), Ionesco's Bald Soprano and The Lesson, and Turandot (directed with Ursula Wolcz).
Lecturer, Acting Program Coordinator -
Ursula Wolcz attended the Theatre Academy in Bucharest. She has performed in Frankfurt, Essen, Berlin, Stuttgart, Bochum and Berna and at theatre festivals in Holland, Venice, Paris and Verbier. Her important roles include Rosalind, Lady Macbeth, Luisa, Anja and Nina from works as varied as those of Shakespeare, Chekhov, Brecht, Gozzi, Goldoni, Lorca, Buchner, Calderon and Gorki. She previously taught acting at the Musik-Hochschule Frankfurt.
Chair, Alice Brady Pels Professor in the Arts, Barnard College -
W. B. Worthen, Alice Brady Pels Professor in the Arts, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre, is the author of several books, including The Idea of the Actor (Princeton University Press, 1984), Modern Drama and the Rhetoric of Theater (Univ.