Faculty

Jason McManus
Faculty, Experience Design
jmcmanus@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
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Jason McManus works as both a Senior Creative and Art Director in the themed entertainment industry. He has spent over 15 years of combined experience working for companies such as Walt Disney Imagineering, The Hettema Group, Thinkwell, and others on projects that span the globe. In that time he... Continue reading »

Charles McNulty
Faculty
cmcnulty@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
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Charles McNulty is the theater critic of the Los Angeles Times. He received his doctorate in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from the Yale School of Drama. McNulty has taught at Yale, the New School, New York University, the City University of New York Graduate Center, UCLA and the... Continue reading »

Anne Militello
Head of Lighting Design
amilitello@calarts.edu
661-253-7749
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Anne Militello is a renowned theater and concert lighting designer, architectural and theme park designer, and fine artist. Her designs for the theater span Broadway, Off Broadway, and Regional Theater, including collaborations with Sam Shepard, Maria Irene Fornes, Richard Foreman, Tom... Continue reading »

Anthony Nikolchev
Faculty, Movement
anikolchev@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
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Anthony Nikolchev grew up in California’s Bay Area, cut his teeth in Central Europe, and holds a dual degree in theater and something like bioethics from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He's an actor, writer, director for theater, film and experiential movement performance,... Continue reading »

Daniel Passer
Faculty, Acting
Associate Director of Performance
dpasser@calarts.edu
661-253-2739
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Daniel Passer creates work as a performer, writer and director.  For the past 12 years, Daniel has been a lead Clown and Comedy Conceptor for Cirque du Soleil and Dragone Entertainment. He was the comedy and clown act designer for Cirque’s critically acclaimed “Zarkana”... Continue reading »

Elizabeth Pickens
Faculty
epickens@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
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Beth Pickens is a Los Angeles-based consultant for artists and arts organizations. She is the author of Your Art Will Save Your Life (Feminist Press, 2018).  Her pamphlets—Making Art During Fascism and On Artists and Hopelessness—were designed and distributed by the... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty
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