Camille Benda
Head of Costume Design
cbenda@calarts.edu
661-291-2061
E103B1

With over 20 years experience working in film, theatre and commercials, Camille Benda has enjoyed the process of supporting directors, producers and actors in realizing their creative vision through costume. Camille’s research-led design approach started with a love of art history and... Continue reading »

Jose Luis Blondet
Faculty, School of Theater
Theater History
jblondet@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
E123-O

José Luis Blondet is Curator of Special Initiatives at LACMA, where he has organized the exhibitions Not I: Throwing Voices 1500 BCE – 2020; Merce Cunningham, Clouds and Screens (2018); Liz Glynn: The Myth of Singularity (2016); Various Small Fires (Working Documents) (2015); and Compass... Continue reading »

Marissa Chibás
Faculty, Acting
Director of Duende CalArts
mchibas@calarts.edu
661-291-3008
E108

Marissa Chibás is a writer, filmmaker, actor, recipient of a TCG Fox Fellowship in Distinguished Achievement, and a NewFilmakers LA filmmaker of the month award (September 2019). Marissa’s work was described by the New Yorker as “...impassioned and physically unstinting acting. We... Continue reading »

Monty Cole
Faculty
mcole@calarts.edu

Monty Cole has workshopped and directed new plays and re-imaginings of classic text across the country.  He has directed for Steppenwolf, Center Theatre Group, The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, CalArts Center for New Performance, Cape Cod Theatre Project, Alley Theatre All... Continue reading »

Ashley Cole Bruce
Faculty
abruce@calarts.edu
661-253-7853
E123-O

Ashley Cole Bruce is a Senior Production Designer for Walt Disney Imagineering. Ashley hails from Ohio where she received her undergraduate degree from Miami University. She moved out to SoCal to earn her MFA in Scenic Art / Scenic Design from CalArts. After working in film and television... Continue reading »

Michael Darling
Head of Technical Direction
mdarling@calarts.edu
661-291-3080
E308

Sometimes in life you need to remember people you hate and admit the fact that they have influenced you in some positive way; this is one of those times. Without naming names (because this person deserves no credit beyond a story) I want to discuss an idea that came from an intense and almost... Continue reading »

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