Administration and Staff

Patrick Smith
Production Associate
School of Theater

Patrick Smith is the Prop Master for the CalArts School of Theater. He has over 20 years of experience working in theater, film, and television. Prior to joining CalArts, he worked at Center Theatre Group creating props for the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, and Kirk Douglas Theatre.... Continue reading »

Paul Turbiak
Communications Manager/Executive Assistant to the Dean
Director of Communications, CalArts Center for New Performance

Paul Turbiak is a communicator, arts administrator, actor, writer, and teaching artist. He has worked with the CalArts School of Theater and CalArts Center for New Performance since 2011, supporting its artists and administrative team, and helping facilitate communication across its many... Continue reading »

Hunter Wells
Faculty, School of Theater
Costume Design

Hunter Wells studied Biology as an undergraduate, and his interest in the natural world continues to inform his artistic practice. Hunter spent three years touring with Cirque du Soleil before pursuing an MFA in Design from CalArts. Since graduation, Hunter has designed for numerous LA-area... Continue reading »

Chi-wang Yang
Faculty, Acting
Assistant Dean

Chi-wang Yang is a Los Angeles-based theater director and interdisciplinary artist. Whether in the form of plays, operas, concerts or installation; his work is physical, experimental, and collaborative. He is committed to expanding notions of identity and theatrical form and to exploring the... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty