Bellini-Sharp has directed over 50 professional and college theatre productions, including Conduct of Life at the Hispanic Theatre Festival in Miami, Lady Day at the Emerson Bar and Grill in Syracuse and Soul Sisters, which toured colleges and universities in the U.S. Some of the more recent productions she has directed with students include John O’Keefe’s All Night Long, Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom, Marlane Mayer's Moe's Lucky Seven and contemporary stagings of Orestes, The Way of the World, and Love's Labors Lost.
In addition, Bellini-Sharp has worked for the past 10 years with members of The Roy Hart International Theatre Institute in Malerargues, France and in the U.S. on various projects including THE ORESTEIA PROJECT and is developing a new piece based on dreams. In April, she created a site-specific performance piece in New Zealand at the Performance Studies International Conference. Bellini-Sharp served as director of Hamilton's program in New York City in fall, 2002.
Cryer has appeared in the feature films Mighty Ducks 2, It Could Happen to You and The Peace Maker. Cryer wrote and performs a one-act play, 99 Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask an African American But Were Too Afraid to Ask, a look at what we think and what we know about African-Americans. The play has been performed at the annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C. and the Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Theatre Festival. In 2004 Cryer performed in The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufman at Swine Palace, the professional theatre at Louisiana State University.
A former Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Indonesia, Latrell holds a DFA from the Yale School of Drama. Publications have appeared in TDR, Asian Theatre Journal and Converging Interests: Traders, Travelers and Tourists in Southeast Asia, edited by J. Forshee (University of California, Berkeley, 1999). He also served on the Advisory Board and contributed entries to the Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre (Greenwood Press, 2007). Latrell has worked as a director in the Pacific Northwest and in Southeast Asia.
Hesla's dissertation examines how spectators understand humor in a performance genre termed “clown theatre” or “contemporary clown.” He is particularly interested in combining his knowledge and experience in contemporary clown with theories of humor emerging from the fields of experimental psychology and cognitive studies. Most recently, he was a Fulbright researcher in Bali, Indonesia, where he conducted participant-observer research on clowns in traditional masked dance performances in a sacred context.
Prior to that, he spent two years as an interim professor at Ithaca College in the Theatrical Production Arts concentration. Holland received his bachelor's degree from Indiana University and his M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.
In addition to teaching a wide range of design, technical and general courses, he continues his career as a freelance scenic designer. Recent highlights include "Louise" at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C. and "La Clemenza di Tito" for Chicago Opera Theater. He is teaching Visual Storytelling, a new course at Hamilton this fall.
Stoughton teaches courses in lighting design, sound design, theatre technology and production. He also serves as lighting designer and production manager for the department. Before coming to Hamilton, Stoughton taught and designed at the University of Texas El Paso and has also worked professionally as a freelance designer and technician. He has designed lighting and sound for a diverse array of productions in both academic and professional venues across the country. His recent design work includes lighting for The Good Person of Szechwan and Dark Play at Hamilton; A Christmas Carol and Tigers Be Still at Theatre Squared in Fayetteville, Ark.; Romeo and Juliet at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival; Mlle. Modiste at the Ohio Light Opera; and the Central and Near East Concert Series for the Cleveland Museum of Art.More about David Stoughton >>