Mark Cryer, Chair, Associate Professor of Theatre

B.A., University of Minnesota; M.F.A., Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
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Areas of expertise: acting, Shakespeare, African-American theatre, Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen and August Wilson

Mark 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, which is 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. Cryer appeared in the feature films Mighty Ducks 2, It Could Happen to You and The Peace Maker. He earned a master of fine arts in acting from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, Glasgow, Scotland, and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Art, London.

Craig Latrell, Professor of Theatre

B.A., Reed College; M.F.A., Yale University School of Drama; D.F.A., Yale University School of Drama
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Areas of expertise: Asian and intercultural performance, performance studies and directing

Craig T. Latrell has published work 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 served on the advisory board of 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. A former Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Indonesia, Latrell holds a DFA from the Yale School of Drama. He taught at the National University of Singapore, University of Denver and Cornish College of the Arts.

Sara Walsh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

Sarah Walsh is an artist, painter and teacher who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. when she is not on the Hill. She creates spaces for film, theatre, dance and opera both in traditional venues and for site-specific immersive installations. Her goal is to bring a unique set of qualities to the classroom to help a new generation of designers enter the world of Theatrical Design. Sarah received her B.A. in Theatre from Loyola University in Chicago, and her M.F.A. in Design for Stage and Film from New York University.

Jeanne Willcoxon, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; M.A., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Jeanne Willcoxon is a scholar, actor and director who has published many reviews. Her current research focuses on the role of the nonactor in contemporary or postdramatic performance. Her other areas of interest include feminist performance and the performance of race and gender in early modern masques. She has published reviews in Theatre Journal, Theatre History Studies, Theatre Topics and Theatre Survey and has worked professionally as an actor in New York City and regionally. Before coming to Hamilton, Willcoxon taught at the University of Minnesota, Macalester College and St. Olaf College, where she also directed productions. Willcoxon received her bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College and her master's degree and doctorate in theatre historiography from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She graduated from the acting program at the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.