Administration and Staff

Damian D. Lewis
Co-Head of BFA Acting
Voice and Speech Faculty
dlewis@calarts.edu
661-255-1050 x7908
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Damian Darnell Lewis ​is a 1998 graduate of The Juilliard School, and has been a working actor, director, and coach for over 15 years. He serves as the ​Associate Artistic-Director of Shakespeare Remixed, ​a ​TheatreWorkers Project ​production. Together, they have produced works for... Continue reading »

Ellen McCartney
Director of Experience Design and Production
emcartny@calarts.edu
661-291-3401
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Professional work in LA includes: Switzerland (Geffen Playhouse), PeP! (Machine Project),  Prometheus Bound (Getty Villa), King Lear (the Brewery) The Treatment (Boston Court), PeP! (Machine Project), Track 3 ( Bootleg) Bones (CTG/ Kirk Douglas Theatre), Café Oublie,  Dry Cleaning, Tug... Continue reading »

Travis Preston
Dean, Head of Directing
Artistic Director, CalArts Center for New Performance
tpreston@calarts.edu
661-222-2773
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Travis Preston is Artistic Director of the CalArts Center for New Performance and Dean of the CalArts School of Theater. He directs theater and opera throughout the world. Most recently, he completed the world premiere of CalArts Center for New Performance’s Fantômas: Revenge of the... Continue reading »

Victor Sandoval Torres
Costume Shop Director
vsandovaltorres@calarts.edu
661-253-7742
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Victor Sandoval Torres holds a BFA in Theater Management from California Institute of the Arts, and has been Associate Costume Shop Manager for the School of Theater since 2017. At CalArts, Victor enjoys guiding BFA and MFA students through the physical production process, including sourcing and... Continue reading »

Shannon Scrofano
Associate Director of Experience Design and Production
sscrofano@calarts.edu
661-291-3401
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Shannon Scrofano is a Los Angeles-based designer whose work includes interdisciplinary performance, public space, exhibition, curation and dialogue projects internationally and throughout the US.  She collaborates with communities, organizations and other artists to explore... Continue reading »

Amanda Shank
Faculty, School of Theater
Associate Dean
ashank@calarts.edu
661-291-3055
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Amanda Shank is a writer, artist, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. She is the Associate Artistic Director of CalArts Center for New Performance. With a multidisciplinary practice rooted in the interplay between text and image, Amanda has developed projects with CalArts Center... Continue reading »

Adam J. Smith
Faculty, Voice
Performance Program Coordinator
asmith@calarts.edu
661-253-7840
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Born and raised in Chicago, Adam J. Smith began acting and public speaking in high school, during which time he became a State Champion and National Semi-Finalist in Original Oratory. He then attended Duke University, where he graduated magna cum laude with degrees in theater and economics. He... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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