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 pubished 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.