Peter Flaherty
Head of Interactive Media for Performance

Peter Flaherty is a director and interactive artist whose work has shown in over a hundred international venues, including theaters, galleries, and museums. He created and directed The Surrogate, a Virtual Reality narrative experience that melds 360 video with a computer-generated explorable... Continue reading »

Estela Garcia
Faculty, Movement

Estela Garcia is a multi-disciplinary artists that specializes in physical performance styles such as mask, movement and puppetry wether she is performing, writing, directing and/or producing. She received her B.A. from UCLA in Chicana/o Studies and her MFA in ensemble based physical theatre... Continue reading »

Janie Geiser
Faculty, Puppetry

Janie Geiser is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes performance, film, and installation. Geiser’s work is known for its recontextualization of abandoned images and objects, its embrace of artifice, its investigation of memory, and its sense of suspended time. Geiser’s... Continue reading »

Jon Gottlieb
Head of Sound Design

Jon’s recent design work includes Shout Sister Shout at the Pasadena Playhouse, for the Geffen Playhouse designs includes Big Sky, Country House, Equivocation and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (directed by Gil Cates). He most recently designed Twelve Angry Men and Kiss Me Kate for Pasadena... Continue reading »

Mary Heilman
Head of Applied Design for Performance: Scenic Art, Visual Communication and Art Direction, Recruitment Manager

Mary Heilman is the Head of the MFA Scene Painting Specialization in Scene Design, where she has created a unique program focused strongly on a professional viewpoint drawing from the close proximity of the Los Angeles entertainment industry. Mary was the Master Painter and Lead Scenic Artist... Continue reading »

* Faculty Emeritus
Part-time Faculty