Carole Bellini-Sharp, the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Theatre

A.B. and A.M., Pennsylvania State University; Ph.D., Carnegie-Mellon University
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Areas of expertise: directed 60 plus professional and college theatre productions, has worked for 10 years with members of The Roy Hart International Theatre Institute in Malerargues, France, and in the U.S. on various projects

Carole Bellini-Sharp has directed more than 60 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, and Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom. 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. She is developing a new piece based on dreams. Sharp earned a doctorate in drama from Carnegie-Mellon University.

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.

Andrew Holland, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

B.A., Indiana University; M.F.A., Yale School of Drama
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Areas of expertise: design and technical theatre

In addition to teaching a wide range of design, technical and general courses, Andrew Holland has a 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 comes to Hamilton from American University in Washington, D.C., where he was an assistant professor of design and technical theatre. Prior to that, he spent two years as an interim professor at Ithaca College in the theatrical production arts concentration. Holland received his M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.

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.

David Stoughton, Resident Designer/Production Manager

Areas of expertise: lighting design and technology, theatrical production

David Stoughton has worked professionally as a freelance designer and technician, designing 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. Before coming to Hamilton, Stoughton taught and designed at the University of Texas El Paso.