Marissa Chibás
Faculty, Acting
Director of Duende CalArts

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 »

Mary Claire
Faculty, School of Theater

Monty Cole

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

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
School of Theater

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 »

Tyrone Davis
Faculty, School of Theater

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty